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Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Tigers playoff dreams denied

The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win ...

February 10, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

February 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Notae, Simms & Hagans named All-Region

Three Newton Rams made the All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team and Rockdale's Jalen Jordan beat out Tucker's Kenton Eskridge and Newton's JD Notae ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION

Early voting begins today

It's a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

Eagles strike revenge against Rams

It's been an eventful week for Eastside boys basketball. Isaiah Miller scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter against Locust Grove on ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't.

December 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

What is the Grinch all about?

This coming week sees the last of the special Christmas events brought to us by Main Street Covington under the leadership of Velinda Wheeles and her staff for 2015. Both Thursday and Friday nights have been special. The joy and magic of the Christmas season began to arrive with the lighting of the Square with fireworks and this was all before Thanksgiving. And what a season is has been!

December 12, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

A righteous ride

The Newton County Sheriff's Office sponsored Toy Ride took to the streets of Covington and Newton County Saturday for a good cause.

December 12, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Q&A: The Eagles’ resurgence

Eastside boys' basketball got off to a slow start that included a lopsided blowout loss to county-rival Newton by 30 points, but since then the Eagles are 5-1 and looking like a top-tier team in Region 4-AAAA. We talked with head coach Brent Wren about the Eagles resurgence, his big three and improving on defense.

December 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 10

Brandon Dale Moxley, 37, Vidalia, August 17, Theft by shoplifting- misdemeanor

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Nutcracker returns

The annual Holiday tradition returns to Newton County with the Covington Regional Ballet performing the classic Nutcracker Suite this weekend.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Emory considers ban on Yik Yak app after student complaints

ATLANTA (AP) - In response to students' concerns, Emory University says it will set up a task force to look at the feasibility of blocking a popular social media app called Yik Yak.

December 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Piedmont Healthcare and Athens Regional enter discussions

Last night, the Athens Regional Health System's Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Doby E. White

Doby E. White, 86 of Covington, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at home. He was born in Decatur to the late Oscar and Annie Lou Doby White. Doby graduated from SW DeKalb High School in 1946 where he was selected the "Most Quiet" of his class. He was a standout baseball player. Doby was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Doby was a self-employed dairy farmer for most of his life with his brother George. In his later years, he was employed as a guard at Hercules and an avid vegetable gardener.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Wilbur ‘Bo’ Fisher

Coach Wilbur "Bo" Fisher, 79 of Oxford, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Porterdale to the late JC and Willie Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his four brothers and four sisters.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Rep. Johnson announces bid for 6th term

Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Addie Joe Shepherd Williams

Homegoing Celebration

December 10, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Battle to be Middle Ridge principal

The Newton County Board of Education approved the promotion of Rhonda Battle from assistant principal to principal at Middle Ridge Elementary School Tuesday night.

December 10, 2015 | Joy Bratcher | Covington

Obama to sign education law rewrite; power shift to states

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his signature Thursday, President Barack Obama is setting the nation's public schools on a sweeping new course of accountability that will change the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks edge higher in early trade; energy sector recovers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading following a three-day losing streak.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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