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Eastside boys whip Warhawks

Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/13/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/11/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/9/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/4/2014

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American character

"Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought." - Abraham Lincoln

July 06, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


New laws could close group homes

While the recent surge in group homes in Newton County - which have caused many a headache for local law enforcement officers and affected neighbors - doesn't appear to be abating, new state regulations could soon result in some group homes closing up shop for good in the county.

July 06, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


July Fourth holiday a relatively safe one

According to Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols, residents enjoyed a safe and relatively uneventful Fourth of July.

July 06, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Fairway to heaven

Ready to play like Tiger?

July 06, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton County All-Stars are continuing to shine

By Eric Witcher

July 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Hot dog eating contest celebrates a new 'wiener'

If there was any indication as to how fat America is getting, it would have been on the Fourth of July.

July 06, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


A return to the tabernacle

For at least one week this year, the palm pilots will be put away, video games will gather dust and e-mails will go unanswered. Life will return to a simpler, slower rhythm as families gather once again at the woodchip-covered Tabernacle for a week of spiritual replenishment during the 179th annual Salem Campmeeting, July 13 to July 20, on the historic Salem campgrounds in Newton County.

July 06, 2007 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Stella Kate Barker Moss

Stella Kate Barker Moss, 96, a resident of Covington for 90 years, died June 30 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. The daughter of the late John and Sallie Blackwell Barker, she was the widow of Thomas M. Moss. Mrs. Moss was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Senior Citizens Group and the Mary Sue Smith Sunday School class. She was an avid Braves fan and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mrs. Harriet Joan "Jo" Redick

Mrs. Harriet Joan "Jo" Redick, 79, of Covington, died July 2 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Ora G. Leis and Mildred Stelzer Leis, she was born in 1928 in Lima, Ohio. She was preceded in death by husband George Eugene Redick. Mrs. Redick was an avid gardener and enjoyed yard work, loved animals and had a heart for strays. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Conyers, and loved her church family.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Annette Sikes Scott

Mrs. Annette Sikes Scott, 70, of Covington, died June 29 after a long illness. Mrs. Scott was a devoted mother and will be missed by all.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Nellie Grace Jenkins White

Mother Nellie Grace Jenkins White died June 27. The daughter of the late Mr. Randolph Jenkins and Ms. Maggie Mae Bradley, she was born in 1921 and was reared by stepfather Mr. Buddy Richardson. Mrs. White was educated in the Newton County School system and joined Pleasant View Baptist Church at an early age. She served on the Mother Board until her health failed. A homemaker, she tended her children and grandchildren. Mrs. White loved her family. If you were hungry, she fed you. If you needed a place to stay, she took you in. She prayed for you. She ...

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Luther Wise

Mr. Luther "Socket" Wise died June 21. The son of the late Mr. William H. Peacock and Mrs. Elzora Peacock, he was born in 1935 in Jasper County. He was employed by William Brothers Lumber Company for many years. Mr. Wise joined Concord Baptist Church at an early age and later joined Pleasant View Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board overseeing the R.L. Curtis Young Adult Choir, driving members in his own van to and from church. Mr. Wise was in charge of ground maintenance at the church. Mr. Wise was preceded in death by sister ...

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton celebrates freedom

Take time out from floating in the pool or flipping burgers to check out some public Independence Day celebrations happening in the area.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lakemper blames drugs and breakup

New details about the past of accused murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper were revealed in motion hearings on Monday and Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


School-specific CRCT scores out

The State Department of Education released scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests by school, Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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