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Pratt's 100th birthday

Francis Malone Pratt celebrated her 100th birthday June 28.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Tour of Homes coming this December

For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

It’s official: Baxalta launches

Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: July 1

Rod Clark Coleman, 22, Covington, June 26, burglary – 1st degree, criminal trespass

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Sheriff's Office issues fireworks caution

COVINGTON- The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fireworks, hotel fee, gas tax changes hit July 1 with new laws

July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Landfill Meeting Tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Davis named Rotary Club president

COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia State Patrol steps up enforcement this weekend

The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

AKA Chi Tau Omega chapter awards $20,000 in scholarships

COVINGTON- The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Covington, Ga., serving Newton and Rockdale counties, awarded $20, 000 in scholarships on June 21, 2015 at Antioch AME Church in Conyers to high school students heading to various colleges and universities including HBCUs in the state of Georgia and nationwide.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Road construction restricted this weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Dynamic duo

I'm not sure if it's part of the aging process, or what, but over the past decade I've fallen into a routine of requesting a press pass during the course of any season to witness college and professional sporting events. I do it to keep myself aware of how intense and proficient the level of competition is on those elevated stages. It's been my experience that, just as muscles atrophy when a person fails to exercise, the senses and memories tend to fade a bit if one stays away too long. That makes it hard to ...

September 19, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

At last, a way to bring some closure to the Bonds mess

By Tim Dahlberg

September 19, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament

The 2007 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Oaks Golf Course.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

For the love of learning

Tracey McCartney, fourth grade teacher at Fairview Elementary, has many different types of learners in her class.

September 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

The adventure continues

We've all got our coffee and cigars and are sitting down except for President Clinton who's looking around the Oval Office.

September 19, 2007 | Ellis Millsaps | Archives

Fool on his back

It was the five words every father wants to hear from his son.

September 19, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives

Equipping Newton County's athletes

 In business since 1982, Ludie's Sports Shop is a well-known frequent for Newton County athletes and sports fan.

September 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Electric violinist to jazz up the square

Citizens of Newton County will soon be able to groove to the music when electric violinist Ken Ford plays on the Covington Square Friday, Sept. 28.

September 19, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Brewster's Place

Once again the Alliance Theater has scored a massive hit with "The Women of Brewster Place" which had its world premiere last Wednesday. Based on Gloria Naylor's novel, the musical's pulsating energy and sheer passion ensure it will have a successful run wherever it goes.

September 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Artis Lamar Bailey

Mr. Artis Lamar Bailey died Sept. 5. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dean (Dorothy Mae) Bailey, he was born in 1960. He graduated from Newton County School in 1978 and served in the U.S. Navy, receiving a medical discharge. He loved cars, motorcycles and basketball. Mr. Bailey was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, attending when his health allowed. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathy Marie Bailey.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Belichick gets his, but it won't stop the next guy

By Tim Dahlberg

September 16, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Covington YMCA flag football signups ends today

The 2007 Covington YMCA flag football season has almost arrived, as the deadline for signups ends today.

September 16, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

A passing of the torch

The Kiwanis Club of Covington celebrated its 80th birthday Thursday afternoon with a ceremonial passing of the torch to the club's new president David Larimer.

September 16, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Tigers drop heartbreaker to Bulldoggs, 23-7

By Eric L. McDonald

September 16, 2007 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Eastside tops Winder-Barrow, 24-9


September 16, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

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