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OUr Thoughts: Take positive action

Of the 17,850 people the article (or at least the headline) reached on Facebook, 111 voiced their opinions - some very strongly.

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Influence of music

Music - a constant variable of human culture - directly effects our youth, and more so than you might realize.

March 27, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Columnists


Covington man wins free ribs for a year

Chip Moore of Covington won free Shane's Rib Shack for a year after entering the company's Holiday Wait and Win promotion.

March 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Alcovy High students dismissed early

The students of Alcovy High School have been dismissed after a county water main break Friday.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside soccer defeats Henry County

The Eastside Lady Eagles (7-3, 3-3 4AAAA) dominated possession and play in their 3-1 win against the Henry County Lady War Hawks (1-7, 1-5 4AAAA) in soccer action Wednesday night. The victory, however, did not come easy.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside's academic team wins state championship

For the second consecutive year, and the fourth in the last six years (2016, 2015, 2012 and 2011), the Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 State Championship.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Easter Sunday Church services

Churches with services on Palm Sunday

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Federal Bank brings financial literacy to Newton County schools

Newton Federal Bank presented a check to Newton County Schools in the amount of $54,000 Friday.

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tim Smith announces campaign for board of education

Tim Smith, a lifelong resident of Newton County, announced Friday his campaign for Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Tim ‘Tee’ Brown announces run for BOC

Tim 'Tee' Brown is running for District 3 County Commissioner of Newton County. He qualified on Friday, March 11.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Focus on communication this spring

Today is the first day of spring, marking a period of rebirth and renewal.

March 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Oxford’s community classroom series to begin this spring

Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.

March 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: March 16

James Ray Adams, 53, Covington, March 10, Probation violation; theft by taking

March 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


J.D. Parks

Mr. J.D. Parks, age 80, of Covington passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1936 in Ellijay, Georgia to the late Horace and Stella Davenport Parks. Mr. Parks was a carpenter and describe by his family as a "jack of all trades". He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby "Booties" Parks, his brother Jack, and his sisters; Katherine, Joann, Bennielee and Glenda. Mr. Parks is survived by his children; Doris Stowe (Gary), Billy ...

March 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Barbara Estep

Mrs. Barbara Estep, age 79, passed away March 11, 2016. She was born April 7, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Lewis Everett and Althea Cooper Van Akin. Mrs. Estep served in the United States Army and retired achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After her service to her country she worked for 30 years at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Estep was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club and enjoyed going to the beach and loved cruising. She also enjoyed shopping, antiquing and collected twisted butter knives. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by her ...

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: March 9

James Scott Baldwin, 40, Covington, March 8, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

March 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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