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MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton ...

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Ursula Annemarie Kaminski

Ursula Annemarie Kaminski, of Covington, passed away peacefully April 13, 2017, at 76 years of age. Mrs. Kaminski was a member of First Presbyterian Church ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Smith

David (Mike) Smith Sr., our Pop, left us to be with our God on April 13, 2017 after a long illness. Pop was born in ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Homer Durden, Jr.

Mr. Homer Durden, Jr. was born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Homer (Mattie Smith) Durden, Sr. in Covington, Georgia.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommie Lee Freeman

Mr. Tommie Lee Freeman was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Newton County to the late Willie Kate Hudson Freeman and Mr. Alvin Freeman.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dr. Daniel Dunkin

Dr. Daniel Dunkin, of Monticello, passed away April 13, 2017, at the age of 82. Dr. Dunkin had a passion for teaching and a love ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Georgia Congressman Jody Hice tours Newton County businesses

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton / Covington Office of Economic Development (NCOED) hosted Georgia Congressman Jody Hice this week on a tour of the area's biggest ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alcovy girls tennis team on its way to state

The Alcovy girls tennis team throttled Grovetown 4-1 Tuesday, allowing the Lady Tigers to advance to Wednesday's region semifinals against Greenbrier, but more importantly ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Alcovy


DNR announces t-shirt art winners for youth birding competition

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia's 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, the ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Carol Tamplin

Carol Tamplin, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 64. Mrs. Tamplin loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Trips ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County settles landfill dispute

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – Newton County has reached a settlement agreement with East Georgia Land and Development Company that prevents the construction of a regional landfill ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson

Mrs. Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson, age 71, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born Dec. 10, 1945 in Porterdale ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special elections in 56 counties. Secretary Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which also includes absentee voting by mail, in these upcoming March contests.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Newton girls, Alcovy boys kick off track season at East Metro Relays

The track and field season got began in earnest for most schools in the state, including two of Newton County's teams.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside's Matt Malcolm is 2017 Newton County Wrestler of the Year

When looking for top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia for the 2016-17 season, a Newton County resident wouldn't have to venture too far from his or her own backyard to find one.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Letter: Why I support SPLOST

To the editor:

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 7 years' active duty, and 16 years in the United States Naval Reserve. On Mr. Harrison's 68th birthday, he began his walk across the United States, starting on Tybee Island, GA, and ending in Santa Monica, CA - covering 2,431 miles and taking 7 months to complete. Mr. Harrison performed in community theater and loved music. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born in Atlanta to Thomas Childs Crenshaw and Mary Jane Rollins Crenshaw.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site detour. Local traffic will be allowed along SR 36 up to the bridge construction zone.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective March 1.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field for what proved to be an offensive showcase for the Eagle hitters as they combined for an impressive 15 hits.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation's first statewide freeway patrol service.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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