Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.
The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...
In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...
Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take ...
Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...
By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.
Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood ...
Dillard Rowe of Oxford, passed away October 2, 2015, at the age of 80. Mr. Rowe graduated from Newton County High School in 1955, and ...
It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.
The Newton County Lady Rams were in for a battle all night and had to rally to win in the end.
Jerrod Lanier Aikens, 30, Covington, Septmber 29, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence; burglary- 1st degree; Burglary-1st degree, Failure to yield when entering a highway; duty ...
Alice Gruenhut of Oxford, passed away September 30, 2015, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gruenhut enjoyed traveling, playing games and dearly loved animals. She ...
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anglin of Oxford announce the birth of their son Cameron Thomas on Dec. 13 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
After nearly a year of study, a draft ordinance for the adoption of a Transfer of Development Rights program is close to being completed.
Though Carolyn Taylor resides outside of Newton County, her impact on the local community has been evident for years.
In his classical essay, "Here Is New York," E.B. White, the great American stylist and humorist of the 1940s, paints in vivid imagery the finest narrative of New York ever to be written. White speaks of three New Yorks.
Well, doggone it, I wanted to start out with the phrase, "one of my good friends." And I will - in just a minute - but first I must digress to talk about that special bond of friendship which is most difficult to express in words, but which those of us who have been fortunate enough to experience will understand immediately regardless of how poorly I try to describe it.
When the subject of teens and sex comes up, the first thing to come to mind is usually unwanted pregnancy. However, today the issue is in fact much more complex. With the unprecedented surge in sexually transmitted diseases, sex among teens carries with it a much wider range of potentially life-altering consequences than pregnancy. Recent statistics indicate that 3-4 million teens annually become infected with some form of STD.
By Barry Wilner
Those interested in nature, even when temperatures hover around freezing outside, will be delighted with the winter events planned at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
Mrs. Adelaide Gaither Banks, 60, died Dec. 23 after a lengthy illness. She was born June 22, 1937 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Minnie) Gaither in Newton County. She was a graduate of Washington Street High School as salutatorian of her class. She went on to attend Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her LPN. Mrs. Banks worked at Newton General, Hercules and later retired from Emory University at Oxford. She was a life-long resident of Newton County and worked her until her health began to fail. She was devoted to her family and friends ...
LITHONIA - On Friday, the Newton boys and girls varsity basketball clubs each looked for their first victory of the New Year against host M.L. King.
Nena Louise Baswell of Covington, 83, died Jan. 4 at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Etowah County, Ala. to the late Zell and Irene Coates Thornton. Mrs. Baswell was an active member of First Baptist Church of Covington, enjoyed gardening and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Mary Beth Malcolm.
Beverly H. DuVall, 61, died Jan. 3 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers after a short illness. Born Oct. 14, 1946, in Columbus, she attended undergraduate school at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. and Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., where she graduated summa cum laude. She received additional degrees from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. Most of her professional life was in the field of education. She retired from the Newton County School System in 2006 and then taught an additional year at Young Americans Christian School in Conyers. She was an active member of Eastridge Community Church.
The East Metro Baseball League (Men's Senior Baseball League) is currently seeking players for the 2008 season.
Mr. Tommy "Buck" Tinsley, 51, of Covington died Jan. 4. He was born Feb. 11, 1956 in Shelby, Ala. to the late John Oliver and Lorene Abbott Tinsley. Mr. Tinsley enjoyed being at home, working on cars and drag racing.
Mildred Elizabeth Walker, 95, of Elizabethton, Tenn. went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 2. She was born on Jan. 26, 1912 in Rome to the late Thompson Lumpkin Smith Jr. and Carrie Evalena Terry Walker. Mrs. Walker retired from W.T. Grant where she worked for many years in sales. She enjoyed reading, gardening and crocheting. Mrs. Walker was a "people person." She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ira Taft Walker.