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Jury selection begins Monday on 2012 murder case

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday for the trial of Brawny Jarvis McCollough charged with two counts of malice murder and two counts of ...

January 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Hodges scores 1000th point in Alcovy win

It was a wonderful senior night for the Lady Tigers, not only did they get the win, but senior Tierra Hodges scored her 1,000th ...

January 30, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

4th quarter collapse

Not one, but two fourth quarter collapses for Newton basketball (girls and boys) against rival Rockdale highlighted what was supposed to be a joyous senior ...

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton’s unemployment rate down from a year ago

Newton County's unemployment rate was down significantly in December, 2015 from December, 2014.

January 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Rams beat Tucker, get the monkey off their back

The stakes were as high as regular season basketball stakes come. With a win, Newton would own the tiebreaker over Tucker and would need to ...

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Lady Tiger’s transition game too much for Newton

The Lady Tigers just seem to have the Lady Rams' number, as Tucker led the entire way from beginning to end in a 76-59 victory ...

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

NHS's Hezekiah Rodgers chosen top alto sax player in the state

Newton High School's Hezekiah Rodgers is in prestigious company.

January 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 28

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, January 21, back for court

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

James Marvin Manry

James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Edison he was the son ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Hwy. 278 CID to host event on Feb. 4

The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District (CID) is getting closer to becoming a reality.

January 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

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A Celebration of Life and Homegoing

December 13, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Observations on the coaching changes at UGA

As my sweet mama would say, "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic department at UGA.

December 13, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

It's the Holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties, and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 13, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

4-H’er builds prosthetic hands

If you're looking for 11-year-old home school seventh grader Croswell "CJ" Harris, you can often find him in the basement.

December 13, 2015 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

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

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