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Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Eastside baseball coach Bruce Evans wants 'maturity' from team ahead of playoffs

Last Thursday evening the Eastside baseball team finished the regular season in style after traveling to Salem High and defeating the Seminoles in a doubleheader ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get "wild" at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Thank you Covington PD

Dear Editor: I just want to write to say thank you to our Covington Police Department. I know they don't get the praise they deserve. One particular officer is Mike Taylor. He has been vigilant in overseeing a location in which the people are gone. It makes me feel safer to know that with an officer like Mike Taylor around I'm OK. He not only flashes his light but gets out and checks the entire location which I know the owner will appreciate on his return. Thank you again for our protection. This letter is also being sent ...

February 22, 2008 | Leigh Jay | Archives


Alcovy Judicial Circuit facing possible split

Officials close to the debate as to whether to split the Alcovy Judicial Circuit or to add a fifth judge say a decision one way or the other is close at hand.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Transformations on 278

Formerly home to a liquor store and title pawn shop, The Exchange on U.S. Highway 278 is in the process of a transformation into an upscale shopping center which will house among other businesses an Italian restaurant.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Transformations on 278

Formerly home to a liquor store and title pawn shop, The Exchange on U.S. Highway 278 is in the process of a transformation into an upscale shopping center which will house among other businesses an Italian restaurant.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Teen pleads guilty in girlfriend's death

The Social Circle teen charged with accidentally killing his 16-year-old girlfriend when the front loader he was operating fell and crushed her pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Three injured in auto accident

 A two-car collision on Dixie Road and County Road 213 on Monday afternoon left one vehicle overturned, three people with minor injuries and one person requiring an airlift transport for medical treatment.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County hires firm to renovate, restore R.L. Cousins gym

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an architectural agreement with Richard Wittschiebe Hand for the rehabilitation and renovation of the old R.L. Cousins High School gymnasium at their Tuesday night meeting.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Teacher accused of assault resigns

A Middle Ridge Elementary school teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting a student has tendered his resignation, according to the Newton County School System.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


FUMC hosting organ concert

Bill Callaway, a Covington native, will perform at the final concert of the First United Methodist Church Organ Inaugural Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Frankie James Bridges

Frankie James Bridges, 37, of Covington, died Feb. 18. The son of the late Jesse James and Cora Lee Pinson Bridges, he worked as a framer in the construction business. Mr. Bridges attended gospel Mission Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing and wrestling.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jessie Edwards Thomas

Mrs. Jessie Edwards Thomas, 90, of Covington, died Feb. 20 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Clarence Edwards and Annie Sue Wheelis Edwards, she was born in 1917 in Union Point. She worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper for H.M. Patterson & Son at Spring Street and Oglethrope Hill. She was the secretary-treasurer for Thomas Brothers Hydro Inc. for 13 years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church, Decatur. She is preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. Hoke Smith Thomas Sr.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia Perimeter rallies to beat Pirates, 12-10

COVINGTON - After getting off to a slow start Tuesday, the Georgia Perimeter Jaguars rallied to beat the Pirates of Chattahoche Valley Community College, 12-10.

February 22, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Wrestling: Best of the best

The wrestling season concludes this weekend as 27 of the area's best wrestlers compete at the 2008 GHSA State Traditional/Individual Wrestling Championships in Duluth.

February 22, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Like home:Jurrjens gets chance with favorite team

By Paul Newberry

February 22, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Get a taste of West Indian culture

Seeing a need for a general store to cater to Newton County's growing West Indian population, Gary and Kenya Cliff decided to open the Old Harbour Bay Fish Market.

February 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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