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Crash on I-20 eastbound near exit 80

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near Exit 80 in Rockdale County Sunday afternoon left a car on the median and traffic backed up. First ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington fire fighter leaving for higher calling

If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Sharon Degonia: Give John Douglas a second chance

Dear editor,

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Q&A with Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey

What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Undefeated Eastside outlasts Lovejoy, 23-16

Eastside gained its fourth victory of the season against Lovejoy Wildcats on Friday evening, but the game did not come as easy as the first three.

September 23, 2007 | Evan Jones | Archives


Hold or fold? Mets, BoSox try to avoid big collapses

By Ben Walker

September 23, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Golfing for a good cause

The 2007 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament was held Friday morning at the beautiful Oaks Golf Course, and turned out to be quite a success.

September 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Morrow tops Newton, 14-7

Despite playing their best game to date and scoring their first touchdown of the year, the Newton Rams (0-3) were outdone by the Morrow Mustangs (1-2) Friday evening at Homer Sharp Stadium, 14-7.

September 23, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


4-H Forestry Field Day

Four Newton County 4-H'ers competed in tree identification, saw timber estimation, insect and disease identification and pacing at the district Forestry Field Day competition September 10 in Conyers.

September 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Porterdale Build-a-Book party

Porterdale Elementary School hosted its first Scholastic Klutz Build-a-Book party Sept. 17 in the school's library.

September 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Anthony Wendell

Heather Dyal Wendell and Paul Wendell of Covington announce the birth of their son Anthony Rider Wendell July 21 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 11 inches long.

September 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Grad requirements changing

The Georgia Department of Education passed a new set of graduation requirements on Sept. 13 eliminating the current "tiered" diploma standards and creating a common set of requirements for all students beginning ninth grade in 2008.

September 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


County trees to be dead in 10-15 years?

With all of the new subdivisions and shopping centers going up around Newton County, it's hardly a shock that the county doesn't have the large forests it formerly did. What is surprising, however, is many of the new trees planted in the forests' wake will be dead in 10 to 15 years.

September 23, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


County trees to be dead in 10-15 years?

With all of the new subdivisions and shopping centers going up around Newton County, it's hardly a shock that the county doesn't have the large forests it formerly did. What is surprising, however, is many of the new trees planted in the forests' wake will be dead in 10 to 15 years.

September 23, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Taking the next step together

September is National Recovery Month, meaning Saturday's third annual Next Step Organization Walk-a-thon at the Georgia Wildlife Federation Alcovy Conservation Center was scheduled appropriately.

September 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


City criticized over lack of appraisal for recent land purchase

Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey has voiced concern over criticism received due to the lack of a written appraisal for land and buildings purchased on Turner Lake Circle , which will eventually house the Rainbow Covenant Ministries' homeless shelter.

September 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


City criticized over lack of appraisal for recent land purchase

Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey has voiced concern over criticism received due to the lack of a written appraisal for land and buildings purchased on Turner Lake Circle , which will eventually house the Rainbow Covenant Ministries' homeless shelter.

September 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Jack Lamar Atkins

Mr. Jack Lamar Atkins Sr., 74, of Covington, died Sept. 20. The son of the late Luther Atkins and Florence Brock Atkins, he was born in 1932 in Griffin. Mr. Atkins proudly served our country in the United States Army. She was a self-employed carpet installer and a member of Zion Baptist Church and the Emanuel Sunday school class. Mr. Atkins was preceded in death by wife Dorothy Atkins.

September 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Scout fulfills promise to father

When Russell Laib died in September 2005, his son Michael Laib almost decided to quit Boy Scouts of America, his favorite past time. During the incredibly difficult time, only a promise kept Laib in Scouts.

September 23, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


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