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Redman: To the Class Of 2017: The ‘to-do’s’

To the students who have stuck with it all the way through…Congraduations!

June 11, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Rowe: Telling It Like It Is . . . Yearning for the good old days, part 2

Many of you enjoyed my first column about the good old days so much and wanted to hear more so im going to take a ...

June 11, 2017 | Beth Rowe | Columnists

PHOTO GALLERY Kickin' their way through camp

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its summer arts camp on the campus of Oxford College last week. Campers were able to spend the ...

June 11, 2017 | Tory Bouchillon | Living

Ending a career of public service

OXFORD, Ga. –City Manager Bob Schwartz presented the city's FY 2018 budget to the Oxford City Council at its June 5 meeting. The document ...

June 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Hawkins celebrates Cancer Survivors Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Sunday, June 4 was National Cancer Survivors Day, which highlights the challenges and strengths of all cancer survivors. Covington resident Mickala Hawkins was ...

June 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

CARE scholarship awarded to Porterdale resident

PORTERDALE Ga. - Porterdale resident William Thompson is furthering his education and insuring a bright future for his family, courtesy of a CARE scholarship. City Council ...

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Brady Marbut to go to Washington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Brady Marbut, a seventh-grade student at Cousins Middle School, is going to Washington, DC this weekend. There he will participate in a five-day ...

June 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

BOC hears budget plan

COVINGTON, Ga. – A consensus of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave County Manager Lloyd Kerr and Finance Director Nicole Cross the go-ahead to ...

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Congressman Johnson honors service to our country at ‘Extending the Legacy’ ceremony

Congressman Hank Johnson honored both veterans who have served our country, and the young people who have committed to joining our armed services at his ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Bob Mackey named CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc, (BGCNCG) announced that its corporate board has chosen Bob Mackey as the organization's next chief executive ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Inmate, fiancee plead guilty to running inmate taxi service

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal inmate and his fiancee have pleaded guilty to running a taxi service, ferrying inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes, and returning ...

June 08, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Ex-Georgia county commissioner pleads guilty to molestation

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - A former Henry County commissioner has pleaded guilty to charges of child molestation.

June 08, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Failure to maintain lane leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. - A traffic stop for failure to maintain lane and a tag light that wasn't working led to the arrest of a Monticello ...

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

BOC votes to shrink SWMA for now

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to pare the number of voting members on the Solid Waste ...

June 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Wayne Haynie resigns from Solid Waste Management Authority

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wayne Haynie resigned from the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), effective Monday, June 5.

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County

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Rep. Jody Hice visits Rotary

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Covington during its April 25 meeting to update the club on activity from Washington D.C. Hice represents Georgia's 10th District, which includes part of Newton County along with Baldwin, Clarke, Morgan, Greene, Walton and Oconee Counties among others.

April 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located in Macon. Bradley and Hunt faced the No. 1 seed from Grace Christian in Bainbridge in a best two-of-three series. They lost 6-0 and 6-3, but said they were excited to make it as far as they did and feel as if the experience will help them achieve a deeper state run next year.

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Tag check and chase leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were arrested by Covington Police Department (CPD) Monday evening after fleeing a traffic stop and later being found.

April 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Why? It is because of easy access to "food."

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Harrop: Will Trump's Order Help US Tech Workers or Not?

Let's describe the problem with an example. A few years ago, Southern California Edison employed 300 foreign tech workers through the H-1B visa program. They took the jobs of American IT specialists who suffered the added indignity of having to train their replacements.

April 25, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Eastside baseball coach Bruce Evans wants 'maturity' from team ahead of playoffs

Last Thursday evening the Eastside baseball team finished the regular season in style after traveling to Salem High and defeating the Seminoles in a doubleheader, 7-0 and 15-0.

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan Deal. Gwinnett County resident Jennifer Britt Fleck (Britt) will assume her new role at the Agency's May Board Meeting. The DDS Board is the general policy-making body for DDS, approving all rules and regulations endorsed by the Commissioner.

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State

TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his property stolen.

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines not only help protect our children but can also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 22 – April 29, 2017, and the Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments (GNR Health Departments) urges Georgians to speak with a health care provider or doctor to make sure their infants are up-to-date on vaccinations.

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals will qualify for sectionals and a chance to advance to the state meet.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton's Jaquan Henderson, Josh Tukes get glimpse of Georgia Tech future

ATLANTA, Ga. - Josh Tukes and Jaquan Henderson got a glimpse of their future Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Alcovy football ready for freshman focus this week

By the time the Alcovy football team's freshman-to-be get through with coach Chris Edgar this week, he'll be expecting the current eighth graders to execute a wardrobe change.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball players in the annual Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) All star games. Hosted by Peachtree Academy, selected by the GICAA, the Georgia State Newton Campus field came alive with players and families from all over Georgia. With Georgia State serving as the Peachtree AcademyPanthers' home fields, this was quite an honor for the school to host the event.

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

JJ Holloman finds comfort on big stage at UGA's G-Day

ATHENS, Ga. - According to second year Georgia football coach Kirby Smart, the reason why 66,000-plus fans came out on a Saturday to watch a glorified spring practice is to be entertained by a high octane passing game.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring football game to approximately 8,000 fans in Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

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