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Hometown Hero

For the last six years we have had the honor to recognize people in our community who through their actions and deeds have gone the extra mile to help their neighbors or their family.

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


We need help on McGibboney Road

Dear editor,

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Rams clinch No. 3 seed

There isn't a better way to finish off the baseball season and prepare for the playoffs than a series against your rival. The third and fourth seed from Region 2-AAAAAA, Newton and Rockdale, started a three-game series on Tuesday, and finished up on Thursday. Though Newton lost the series after losses in the first two games, the Rams took the final regular season game of the season and sealed the three-seed with a 4-0 win over Rockdale, Thursday evening.

April 26, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Nearly $900,000 owed in county taxes

As the county approaches the budgetary event horizon, the Board of Commissioners will face tough decisions as department heads compete for resources and county employees grow increasingly impatient for raises.

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Thank you

Dear editor,

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Covington Regional Ballet Artistic Director Selected as Governor’s Honors Program Teacher

Covington Regional Ballet is proud to announce that Peter Swan has been offered a teaching position in the Governor's Honors Program.

April 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man arrested for missing jury duty

Brandon Lee Cooper failed to appear for jury duty and a hearing to explain why last week, and thus was sentenced to two days in jail.

April 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man arrested for drug store robberies

Christopher Westmoreland was arrested in connection with several robberies in Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Willie Mae Barr Greenwood

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chamber golf tournament

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday with a beautiful day of golf at Ashton Hills Golf Course.

April 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Airport Road remains closed

The rainy and windy conditions from this past weekend are still causing problems for Newton County residents.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Haler leaving Porterdale for Conyers

Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Michael Eugene Luna

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


$9.5 million coming to FFA/FCCLA Center

The Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County will receive an infusion of funds, with $9.5 million in additional grand funds in the fiscal year 2016 state budget to construct new buildings.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Apr. 15

Quintarus Antonio Aikens, Covington, Apr 11, Probation Violation

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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Forgery arrests

Two men were arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to cash a forged money order at the Quick Trip located at 3214 US Highway 278.

August 26, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Fun and Fitness

General Mills makes children smile not only with sweet, colorful cereal, but also with monkey bars and climbing walls.

August 26, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


One mother's view from the sick bed

This week's installment comes to you from my sick bed. Oh, how the mighty mom has fallen. I can't blame my kids this time - they're healthy as horses. I have a fever, sore throat and my stomach is riding a roller coaster even though I'm sitting perfectly still.

August 26, 2007 | Kari Apted | Archives


Lord of the lake

Calvin Miller knows all about getting up in the air, even without the use of a trampoline.

August 26, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Are you ready for some rival football?

Can you believe that high school football will once again be upon us in less than one week?

August 26, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eastside, Newton football will not address media

There will be no press conference between the Eastside and Newton football programs Thursday evening at The Oaks Course.

August 26, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Harrington in spotlight as Vick's replacement

By Charles Odum

August 26, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Robert Harrison

Robert (Rob) Harrison, 83, died Aug. 24 at Rockdale Medical Center. Born in Morgan County, Mr. Harrison was the son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Elizabeth Harper Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a US Navy veteran and retired carpenter. Mr. Harrison was a member of Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge. He enjoyed gardening, chewing tobacco, building, hunting, telling stories and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

August 26, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Louise Rush

Louise Rush, 86, died Aug. 24. The daughter of the late Mr. William Ross Vaughn and Laura Purcell Vaughn, Mrs. Rush was a strong family woman who loved her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Rush enjoyed collecting hummel figurines and in her earlier years, she enjoyed square dancing.

August 26, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Covington hosts state police workshop

Members of the Georgia State Intelligence Network meet in Covington Thursday where they were treated to barbecue, live music and a copper theft workshop by Covington Police Department Detective DJ Seals.

August 26, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Planning for the future

More than any other factor, the healthy growth of Newton County will be determined by how well its transportation infrastructure is developed over the next five to 20 years.

August 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Planning for the future

More than any other factor, the healthy growth of Newton County will be determined by how well its transportation infrastructure is developed over the next five to 20 years.

August 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


More violent dog attacks reported

Days before an Oxford woman was mauled by a pit bull- boxer mix, a Covington man was cornered by a pack of aggressive pit bulls in his yard.

August 26, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


County buys land for new airport facilities

The Newton County Industrial Development Authority has purchased 13 acres of land adjacent to the Covington Municipal Airport for the future development of airport facilities.

August 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Roseberry to run for Oxford mayor's seat

Oxford council member Jerry Roseberry has announced he will be run for mayor of Oxford in November.

August 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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