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I-85 bridge demolition, replacement underway; traffic management plans for coming week are finalized

ATLANTA - Following Thursday's catastrophic fire and collapse of a portion of I-85 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia DOT is following an aggressive schedule for replacement ...

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Jerry Oliver Capes

Jerry Oliver Capes, of Covington, passed away March 30, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Capes was son of the late Oliver Jefferson Capes ...

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Pictures of Progress: Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

April 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Everybody Walk Newton events to begin this April

COVINGTON, Ga. - With spring just around the corner, there's no better time to set a goal of getting active and walking in the beautiful ...

April 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Newton County Health Inspection Scores: March

Albys Pizza, 8105 Washington St., Covington, March 2, 95/A

April 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Rhonda Faith Satterfield

Mrs. Rhonda Faith Satterfield, 63, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday morning, March 27, 2017.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


700 ft. of I-85 to be removed and replaced: $10 Million in Federal Funds approved from US DOT

ATLANTA - Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, along with state and local officials briefed the public on developments in the ongoing efforts to repair and ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Lois Kathryn (Moffett) Brown

Lois Kathryn (Moffett) Brown, 88, of Oxford, passed away March 30, 2017. Mrs. Brown moved to Oxford in 1968. One of her careers was operating ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Waffle Houses support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia is partnering up with the Waffle House stores in Newton County to support the opening of the Newton ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


After I-85 collapse, Kemp extends annual registration deadline for businesses to April 4

Following Governor Deal's declaration of a state of emergency for Fulton County due to the collapse of a portion of I-85, Secretary of State ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Newton County Jail Log: March 28

Jason Nicholas Agoo, 38, Eatonton, March 25, child support default, giving false name/address/ birthdate to law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Toddler's mother located

The mother of a missing toddler has been located, according to an early morning email from Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Public Information Officer ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross responding to interstate fire, collapse

Red Cross in Atlanta is working closely with local and county officials responding to the fire and collapse of Interstate-85 Northbound in Atlanta. The event ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Robert Alexander Wynn (Robin)

Robert Alexander Wynn (Robin), 77, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at Candler Hospital, surrounded by his family.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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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


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of the week of February 20 to 24. Their appearance is sponsored by Oxford's Pierce Program in Religion and part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour to promote the monastery and the artistic activities of Tibet.

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letter: Can We Trust the Board of Commissioners with a New SPLOST?

To the editor:

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb. 16.

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents; Peter and Sue Pastorok of Albany New York. She leaves behind her daughters; Tre'Shell and Micayla, her mother; June (Thomas) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Florida her father; Robert (Kathleen) Cleary of Saratoga Springs, New York her brothers; Judson (Catherine) Cross of Waxhaw, North Carolina Peterson (Maria) Cross of Ballston Spa, New York miles Cleary of Burlington, Vermont her step-brother Michael (Mara) Johnson of Astoria, New York her nieces and nephews; Morgan, Judson, Clayton and ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor and increase student success.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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