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Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

Dear editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

People make the difference

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Letter: Cause for optimism

Dear Editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First county adopt-a-pet day a success

By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

October registration renewal notices delayed

The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia burning guidelines

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dillard Rowe

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 ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

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.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Lady Rams show up in the clutch

The Newton County Lady Rams were in for a battle all night and had to rally to win in the end.

October 02, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 1

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 ...

October 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Alice Gruenhut

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 ...

October 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Cameron Thomas Anglin

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.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Draft of TDR program near completion

After nearly a year of study, a draft ordinance for the adoption of a Transfer of Development Rights program is close to being completed.

January 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Tackling the issues

Though Carolyn Taylor resides outside of Newton County, her impact on the local community has been evident for years.

January 06, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Breaking bats to break a record

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.

January 06, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Clear and a million

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.

January 06, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

STDs an epidemic among teenagers

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.

January 06, 2008 | Peggy Nolen | Archives

Patriots QB Tom Brady rides records to MVP award

By Barry Wilner

January 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Get to know winter wildlife

Those interested in nature, even when temperatures hover around freezing outside, will be delighted with the winter events planned at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

January 06, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Adelaide Gaither Banks

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 ...

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Newton at M.L. King

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.

January 06, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives

Nena Louise Baswell

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.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Beverly H. DuVall

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.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

East Metro Baseball League now holding 2008 signups

The East Metro Baseball League (Men's Senior Baseball League) is currently seeking players for the 2008 season.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Tommy "Buck" Tinsley

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.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Mildred Elizabeth Walker

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.

January 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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