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Creative Movement classes offer children exercise, social skills

Children 18 months through 3 years can learn dance and social skills through a Creative Movement dance class, offered by Rythmn Elements, 2124 Main St ...

September 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

Charles Leon Slaton

Ret. TSgt. Charles Leon Slaton, Sr., age 77 of Griffin, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Spalding Regional Hospital.

September 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Law enforcement: Social media threats not credible

In response to questions from residents, local law enforcement is letting the public know that the threats on social media towards schools and officers on ...

September 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: September 9

Robert Eugene Anthony, 36, Newnan, September 8, Probation violation

September 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

NCSO responds on the scene at Silos

UPDATE: West Newton Elementary School buses resumed taking students home after Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies declared the area all-clear.

September 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSS students to get released early Friday

All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.

September 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Edna Knapp

Edna Knapp, of Newborn, passed away September 6, 2015, at the age of 88. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing bingo and her Atlanta Braves. However ...

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Our Thoughts: Reaping the benefits of filming in Newton County

"A Coat of Many Colors" has transformed several downtown Covington businesses, taken over Gaither Plantation and brought some detours to the Covington Square; "The Vampire ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Nutcracker auditions announced

The Newton County Arts Association is holding auditions for "The Nutcracker," Saturday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Driver safety signs placed at high schools

The Child Fatality Panel has been helping to get the word out at Newton County High Schools about the dangers of texting and driving.

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local Pastor honored by Leading Ladies of Atlanta

On Friday. Sept. 18, Pastor Clara Lett along with other prominent female Pastors, Ministers and First Ladies will be honored and inducted into the Hall ...

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Malcolm-Walden wedding

Kimberly Blair Malcom and James Timothy Walden, Jr. were married on June 6, 2015 at the chapel on the campus of Oxford College of Emory ...

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Weddings

Timothy James Bice

Timothy James Bice (Tim), of Covington, passed away September 3, 2015 at the age of 68, due to complications of Alzheimers Disease. He was born ...

September 05, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS

Mrs. Ruby Rae Sharp

Mrs. Ruby Rae Sharp, age 78, of Covington passed away September 4, 2015. She was born February 13, 1937 in Newborn, Georgia to the late ...

September 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Annie Lee (wawa) Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as WaWa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ronald Collins


August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Crash on I-20 eastbound near exit 80

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near Exit 80 in Rockdale County Sunday afternoon left a car on the median and traffic backed up. First responders are on the scene. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. Check back later for more information.

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time of new beginnings, continued education, excitement and/or dread.

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sharon Degonia: Give John Douglas a second chance

Dear editor,

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Covington fire fighter leaving for higher calling

If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were called to it.

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Q&A with Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey

What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a check of $700.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was also very admired and loved at Napa Auto Parts, in Covington. He was a devoted Southern Baptist Christian and member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. An ordained minister, he dedicated his life to serving The Lord, and also took part as an angel of Kairos Prison Ministry, which led countless broken men to Jesus. He was a selfless southern gentlemen, who left his mark on the world with his Christian views. William's love for ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Newnan, on July 2, 1943, to Merrell and Pat Lowery.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

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