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Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Eastside boys soccer wins thriller in state playoffs

FORSYTH, Ga. - It's on to round two for Eastside boys soccer.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Search is on for Banks County Deputy Shooter

COMMERCE, Ga. – The suspect in the shooting of a Banks County Deputy Sheriff may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Eastside boys golf team punches ticket to state tournament

Eastside's boys golf team ensured Monday night that they'll keep the clubs out through the end of may.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Eastside baseball coach Bruce Evans wants 'maturity' from team ahead of playoffs

Last Thursday evening the Eastside baseball team finished the regular season in style after traveling to Salem High and defeating the Seminoles in a doubleheader ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get "wild" at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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Demolition bid awarded for abandoned home

The first razing of an abandoned home in more than six years is set to move forward, with the Monday night approval by the Covington City Council of a demolition bid.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


MEAG seeks Oxford money for power plant

 During a presentation at the Oxford City Council work session Monday, representatives from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia recommended Oxford buy into a portion of a nuclear power plant expansion, but sell those rights for the first 20 years.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Meet Newton High School's top 2008 seniors

 The three Newton County high schools bid farewell to their graduating seniors Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Ensuring safety during the Memorial Day weekend

 This Memorial Day weekend, as Newton County residents celebrate and kick off the summer season, public safety officials will be working around the clock to make sure they do it safely.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Grand man of the grand slam

I wish I could have been in New York City on that day in 1930 when Bobby Jones was given a hero's welcome. It was a reception of infinite magnitude.

May 21, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


Memories of my mentor

One of the bad things about getting older is having what is commonly called a senior moment.

May 21, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Bring back the telephone operator

Last year, Exxon reported profits of more than $40 billion.

May 21, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Our thoughts...

Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities" said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton High competes in first spring action

High school football spring scrimmages serve several purposes. Yet the most important is to evaluate performances in game-type situations.

May 21, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Wild kingdom

The second movie installment in C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series is both grittier and wilder than the first film and all-around more morally complex.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bullet, bird-filled weekend

 Gun wielding cowboys, shootouts and tons of excitement - it can only mean one thing...Shootout at Mule Camp.

May 21, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Triple threat

By Miles Steele

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Explosive exercise

The humid peace of a Tuesday morning was broken by a chest-thumping boom as an explosive device shredded the interior of a Covington apartment, spraying glass and metal across a parking lot and setting off a string of anxious car alarms.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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