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NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm's 100th birthday. She was joined by her ...

September 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SPLOST projects, revenues discussed

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) started its course for a 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Monday.

September 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Eastside Trail benches to be enhanced by local Scout

When Covington resident Jake McCarthy was 8-years-old, he told his parents what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Holloman to play on high school football’s biggest stage

It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no ...

September 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Auction will benefit county’s hungry

Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal held auctions at the church before, but this is the first time the Covington church is ...

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

The best way I know to help choose what direction our community, state or nation moves toward is by voting for people who best reflect ...

September 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's ...

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture

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Dukes of Hazzard reunion could be big draw

BYRON, Ga. (AP) - The upcoming "Dukes of Hazzard" reunion in Byron is beginning to have the makings of a countrified Woodstock.

March 06, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE

Storm damages homes, whips up wind across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of high winds with gusts of up to 40 mph across Georgia, part of a winter storm system that damaged several homes northwest of Atlanta and brought snow and ice to parts of the north Georgia mountains.

March 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lowest gas price - March 6

The lowest price for regular fuel in Conyers is $3.60 at the Valero station, located at 3500 Ga. Highway 20 S and Honey Creek Road.

March 06, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 6

The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.55 at the Shell station, located at 10724 Bypass Road and Monticello Street.

March 06, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Veteran's Story: Breaking into the Boys’ Club

Raised in the traditions and customs of the Tsalagi Native American Indians (more familiar as the Cherokees of North Carolina), Peter Elizabeth Wolfe was destined to shatter stereotypes and bring down the walls of the most exclusive boys' club in America - the United States military.

March 05, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Allgood-Vaughan engagement

Brad and Lisa Allgood of Jersey are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Alexandria Cristen Allgood to Eric Robert Vaughan, son of William and Debbie Vaughan of Madison.

March 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Engagements

Bell-Wilson wedding

Kenyatta Bell and Jerrold Wilson, both of Covington, will be married March 16 at Early Hope Baptist Church with Minister Willie Jackson and Pastor Kenneth Williams officiating.

March 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Weddings

NCSS kindergarten round-up dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 18-21.

March 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Student choir to sing Willy Wonka

More than 100 Indian Creek Middle School choral students packed into the Eastside High School Auditorium Tuesday evening for a dress rehearsal for the production of "Willy Wonka Junior."

March 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

City officials to reach out to community

Got a neighbor with a dog that barks all night, or want to know what new employers have jobs in Covington? On Saturday, March 23, Covington officials from a wide array of city agencies will be ready to help residents find solutions to problems and answers for questions.

March 05, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

Restaurant Health Scores - Fall 2012

Butcher Block Deli, 6171 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Sept. 19, 90.

March 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Restaurant scores

Newton could be hub for medical biz

Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis has a vision for Newton County and it comes in the form of a big map fastened to a 3x4-foot board. Thin purple lines form a huge diamond encompassing Newton, Jasper, Walton and Morgan counties. Ellis dreams that one day those counties will be what he calls a "Research Diamond," a hub for medical research, hospitals, medical device makers and bioscience giants like Baxter.

March 05, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

EHS literary finishes third at Region 8-AAAA meet

Eastside High competed in the Region 8-AAAA Literary Meet on Saturday, at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.

March 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Comet offers rare opportunity at Varner

Although Halley's Comet won't be visible again until 2061, local residents will be able to see a newer comet later this month.

March 05, 2013 | Crystal Cole | LOCAL

Student: Afghanistan is 'Full of life'

Today, in the U.S., Afghanistan is often portrayed as a poor country that has been a central place of war and conflict for the past decade. However, to Oxford College sophomore Anika Cooper, it is the complete opposite. "It's so beautiful." Cooper said. "Afghanistan is like no other place in the world. It is so full of life."

March 05, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Education

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