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Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father's Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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Elizabeth "Leah" Stephens

Ms. Elizabeth "Leah" Stephens died March 6. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry (Marie Jordan) Stephens, she was born in Jasper County in 1947. Ms. Stephens was one of 12 children and was raised in Newton County. During her childhood she joined Murray C.M.E. Church and later joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. After receiving her certification as a Certified Nurses Assistant, she worked at Starcrest Nursing Facility, Lithonia. She enjoyed fishing and playing card games and bingo. An excellent homemaker, Ms. Stephens was the proud mother of two sons. She was kind with an ...

March 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Weighing in on Sunday alcohol sales

Should alcohol be sold on Sundays? This question has been on the radio, on TV, and in conversations around town. Let's think about it.

March 14, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Jamie "Rita" Williams

Jamie "Rita" Williams, 44, daughter of Laura Johnson and the late James Johnson of Covington, died March 9 in New Jersey. She worked at Schaevitz Engineering firm in Pennsauken, N.J., for several years and at Commerce Bank as a data entry clerk until his health began to fail.

March 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Scripture reveals Gods truth to us

As I prepare this article, it's Monday. The sun is shining, the temperature is hovering around 63 degrees; all in all it is a beautiful day.

March 14, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Covington teenager seriously injured in Monday wreck

A Covington girl was life-flighted with serious injuries after a pickup truck ploughed into her passenger car at the intersection of Dixie Road and Elks Club Road on Monday, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

March 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Eastside High boys golf tops Heritage, 155-204

On Tuesday, the Eastside High boys golf team ran its record to 6-1 overall after defeating Heritage, 155-204, at Indian Creek Golf Club.

March 14, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton cuts down Eagles, 22-5

COVINGTON - On Wednesday night, crosstown foes Newton and Eastside High laced up their cleats for yet another highly contested matchup, their first of the year.

March 14, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Art appreciation

The Newton County Library, the Arts Association in Newton County and Newton County Schools collaborated to organize the True Colours Art Exhibit.

March 14, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Billy Crystal strikes out in new career

By Ben Walker

March 14, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Amendment gets day in court

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller (known as Parker v. District of Columbia in the lower court), the most important case concerning the Second Amendment to come before the court in nearly 70 years.

March 14, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Life sentences issued in local murder case

Xavier "Pretty Boy" Dyer, 20, and Christopher "Big Boy" Rozier, 20, convicted for the shooting death of Tony Richardson, 55, whom they allegedly suspected of snitching to police, were sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 25 years in Newton County Superior Court.

March 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


No sympathy

I don't feel sorry for Eliot Spitzer. The soon-to-be former governor of New York made his own bed and now he can lie in it.

March 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Kaiser stripped of medical license after second sentencing

Alan B. Kaiser II, a formerly prominent Covington doctor who pleaded guilty in 2004 to manufacturing methamphetamines in a storage shed off of Access Road and then withdrew his guilty plea, was re-sentenced on Wednesday in Newton County Superior Court.

March 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


May A Young

Mrs. May A. Young, 92, of Covington, died March 7. The daughter of the late Jobe and Mattie Lawhorn Allgood, she was born in 1915 in Jersey;. Mrs. Young worked for 35 years as a hairstylist and was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church and the VFW, Post 5290. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by daughter Martha Nelson; brother and sister-in-law Walter and Betty Allgood and grandson Dana Still.

March 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jaguars split with Cleveland State

By Rocky Merritt

March 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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