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Oxford student arrested for threat to shoot up campus

OXFORD - An Oxford College sophomore was arrested after threatening on social media to "shoot up" campus Saturday night.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Coming Home

"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, the citizen who cares for his brother in the ...

October 12, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

An ace up the sleeve

Britney Ellis' right knee popped in the third inning of a blowout against Tucker on September 24, senior night. Grimacing in pain on the brink ...

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

The Hoffman coaching tree

When Thomas Hoffman was still in his mother's stomach, his mother would walk around the track while her husband, Kirk Hoffman, coached high school ...

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Newton County shows cancer awareness

It's well known that cancer is a disease that is more and more common, and it's also known that October is National Breast ...

October 10, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

Our thoughts: Freedom of speech and transparency

A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Regulations aren’t necessarily a bad idea

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany.

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Matter of trust

If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

10 years later: remembering a special group of Georgians in Iraq

What a difference a decade makes.

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Lady Eagles sweep Hampton

Wednesday afternoon, the Hampton High School Lady Hornets visited the Eastside Lady Eagles to battle for the No. 3 seed in Region 4-AAAA before the ...

October 10, 2015 | Keeland Caldwell | Eastside

Rams rout Tigers in lights out fashion

The Newton County High School Rams (6-1, 2-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) dominated the Alcovy Tigers (1-6 , 1-1 Region 2 AAAAAA) in this year's rivalry game ...

October 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Bear Creek Reservoir application reinstatement denied by Army Corps

COVINGTON - Citing the county's failure to provide the information requested in August – information that was also requested in February – the Army Corps of Engineers ...

October 10, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Eagle miscues lead to Wildcat win

Turnovers and penalties plagued Eastside on the road at Locust Grove as the Eagles dropped their second region game of the season in a 42-13 ...

October 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Film tax breaks could lead to big movie/TV breaks

Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...

October 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Porterdale to hold council forum Oct. 25

Porterdale has a full slate of council races in 2011, and residents will have a chance to hear candidates address the issues at a forum from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

October 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Local infant recovering from dog bite

A Covington infant is recovering after the family dog attacked him Monday afternoon.

October 12, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Gary W. Laxson

Staff Sergeant Gary W Laxson, 44, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center Oct. 9 after a sudden Illness. He was a native of Wurzburg, Germany, and had lived in Huntsville, Ala., for five years before enlisting in the US Army. He was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville. He moved to Covington, then joined the Georgia National Guard Service in Monroe and was later assigned to Ft. Stewart. He did two tours in Iraq and received the following awards: four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, three Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, Joint ...

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Supporter Spotlight: Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest is back - and just in time for a frightfully fun Halloween.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Hazelbrand south at U.S. 278 to close

The intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Hazelbrand Road, on the southern side of U.S. 278, will close for 30 days as Pittman Construction continues its work on the $15 million widening of the U.S. 278, Ga. Highway 142 North intersection.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Apted: Fall's Jekyll and Hyde

It's no secret that autumn is my favorite season, but there are five things about it that stir up a "Jekyll-and-Hyde" love-and-hate style response in me.

October 11, 2011 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Oxford students will present CultureFest 2011 on the square

CultureFest, a celebration of the world's diverse cultural expressions, will be presented on the square in Covington on Saturday.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Fun-filled Public Safety Night Thurs.

The Covington Fire Department is pulling out all the stops for Thursday's Public Safety Family Fun Night and will have several safety demonstrations - including a smoke house and sprinkler house - along with inflatables, a carnival game, dunking booth and lots of pizza.

October 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Get free, drive-thru flu shots Friday

Covington residents will be able to get free flu shots without a wait this Friday at the Covington Wal-Mart, by visiting a drive-thru flu clinic sponsored by the East Metro Health District.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Candidate's Facebook post draws fire

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman and some city residents take exception to the local Chevron convenience store selling adult DVDs, adult magazines, pipes and hookahs, but when Chapman called the manager a "foreign thug" on Facebook at least some disapproval was turned on her.

October 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Yarborough: Native American inventor proud of past

David Petite has a very simple view on the immigration issue raging in the United States.

October 11, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Travis: The different kinds of cards

I went to buy my sister a birthday card and ended up spending more than 30 minutes and reading nearly half of the cards before finally choosing one I was really not satisfied with.

October 11, 2011 | Paula Travis | Columnists

School surplus

Not too long ago, we praised the school board for their fiscally responsible actions in the previous year.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

First Reading

There is nothing that makes a community look more unkempt and trashy than abandoned houses and junk cars littering a driveway or street. All our communities have this problem, but the Covington City Council is taking steps to combat this blight.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Local travel team takes second at South Carolina tournament

The 10-under Mayhem Bad Boys baseball team made a statement this past weekend at South Carolina USSSA Super National Invitational Tournament with second place finish. A strong field of 19 teams from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina all competed for a guaranteed bid to next year's Elite 32 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in July. A tournament win would do the trick.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation

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