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Woman arrested for meth at local hotel

A woman was arrested at Homewood Suites in Covington for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Woman has gun pointed at her by driver

A woman reported that a driver pointed a gun at her while she was stopped in her car, according to the Newton County Sheriff's ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Wade and Kerry Hood of Loganville, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Hood to Taylor Robertson, son of Rodney and ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Engagements

Social Circle police investigate local shooting

A man was shot inside of Sycamore Grill in Social Circle early Sunday morning, according to the Social Circle Police Department.

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Letter: A Muslim in Newton County

My family moved to Newton County in 1994. In the ensuing 22 years, I have been blessed to live that time in my county, as ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Jack Lazenby

Jack Lazenby, 75, of Covington, passed away August 26, 2016. Lazenby attended Harvest Baptist Church. He retired from Air Conditioning Specialists after 37 years of ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

George Robert Burpee

George Robert Burpee, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2016 ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Certification awarded to Social Circle’s fire chief

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the ...

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Newton High soccer sweeps M.L. King in region action

By. Eric R. Wallace

March 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Tommy Lee Brown Sr.

Mr. Johnny Lee "Sugar Bear" Brown Sr. died March 14. The son of the late Mr. Jack H. Brown and Annie Lou Floyd Brown, he was born in 1950 in Newton County. He joined Peek's Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. He married Mrs. Nannette Brown Stanford. Later in life, he rededicated his life to Christ and worked faithfully toward his life long goal of serving on the Deacon Board until his health began to fail.

March 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Elizabeth Sanders Kemp

Elizabeth Sanders Kemp, 89, was called home, peacefully in her sleep, to be with our Lord and Savior March 9. She was born in 1918 in Coweta County, Newnan, graduated from Wesleyan College and was an accomplished pianist and soprano soloist. Mrs. Kemp was a devoted Christian and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her energy and personality lit up every room. She never met a stranger, and her kind heart and strong personal will be greatly missed by the many people she touched in her life. She and her husband adopted a newborn son, Brantley, and loved him ...

March 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Taxing Times

Identity theft happens year round, but tax return filing season can be a prime time for scammers to obtain sensitive personal information that allows them to set up accounts, run up debts, apply for jobs, and even file tax returns under someone else's name.

March 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Opponents of Bear Creek project seek use of alternate plan

Despite Newton County's determination to construct the Bear Creek Reservoir, some opponents of the plan question why the county doesn't consider pumping water from the South River instead, though that project is not without its own shortfalls.

March 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

James Ralph Williams

Mr. James Ralph Williams died March 12. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Lucy Mae) Williams, he was born in 1958 in Rockdale County. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shady Grove Baptist Church in 1965. He later joined True Fellowship Baptist Church where he served faithfully on the Deacon Ministry. He was preceded in death by parents and siblings Darlene and Marcus.

March 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Eaton makes first trip to Covington, meets with city officials

 Chuck Eaton, commissioner of the Georgia Public Service Commission, made his first visit to Covington on Friday to meet with city officials and take a tour of the city's municipal gas system.

March 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

World traveler comes home to Georgia

When Willie Hawk left Covington in 1976 at the age of 17 after signing up with the Navy, he hadn't intended to make it his career.

March 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

What do you believe?

Easter Sunday has been a special day in my life for literally as long as I can remember. A few years back we converted our family's grainy, old, Kodak movie films from the 1950s and 1960s into a more modern format; those early films showed us all dressed up in our finery, either getting ready to go to church or just after getting home. And there were the Easter baskets and egg hunts and the family get-togethers that attended the day.

March 23, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Fun and interesting Easter facts, figures and memories

The most difficult search this Easter has nothing to do with hidden eggs. As a Christian mom, I struggle to teach my children the meaning behind our Easter traditions. I get so wrapped up in the shopping, meal planning and decorating that I often fail to focus beyond the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts.

March 23, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Robbery occurs in residential area

A Newton County woman was robbed at gunpoint in a residential subdivision while on her way to church Friday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Sunday sales should get vote

One of the big issues in the state legislature during the next few days will be whether or not voters in cities and counties should be allowed to vote on whether or not they will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in their communities.

March 21, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives

Mansion dreams

If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the Gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of Heaven.

March 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Newton County Tigers crowned King of the Diamond

CONYERS - The Newton County Tigers a 12 and under AAA travel baseball team won their first tournament of the 2008 season during the King of the Diamond USSSA World Series Qualifier on Sunday at Johnson Park.

March 21, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Newton High tennis sweeps Redan in region play

STONE MOUNTAIN - On Tuesday afternoon, the Newton High boys and girls varsity tennis teams made the trek to Redan High School to do battle with their Region 2-AAAAA rival.

March 21, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

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