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Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

NCSO investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the two people responsible for robbing a Covington man Sunday afternoon.

May 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Pistol stolen from truck

COVINGTON, Ga. – Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person who stole a pistol out of a pick-up truck over the ...

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Pit Bulls reportedly attack pet in carport

OXFORD, Ga. – A 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was reportedly attacked and killed by two Pit Bulls at a house in Oxford Sunday morning.

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Piedmont Academy students present ‘The Shaggy Raggy’

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's K-3 class has been very busy. Teacher, Mrs. Mary Ramsdell and the students have been working together to design and ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Academy celebrates graduating kindergartners

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy held its Kindergarten commencement ceremony at the Cougar Gymnasium May 16.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Knight dispels rumors on her opinions

COVINGTON, Ga. - City Manager Leigh Anne Knight took a moment during the Covington City Council's May 15 meeting to dispel rumors about her opinion ...

May 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was ...

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed.

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011.

May 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

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Scharf: The good power of God

Last month, my congregation (Abiding Grace) celebrated our 10th anniversary. And there is plenty to celebrate. In 10 years, we've grown in people, in facilities, in opportunities to serve our community and spread the word around the world - in so many different ways. Things are rocking at Abiding Grace. So, looking at that, we must be doing something right, right?

April 11, 2013 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Religion

Company to build huge film studio

Covington's been a filming mecca for years, but plans to build a huge studio complex could have the town landing Hollywood blockbusters a year from now.

April 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of north Georgia including the metro Atlanta area.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

NCSS students take home awards from state science fair

Newton County students fared well at the recent Georgia Science and Engineer Fair as 11 middle and high school students brought home awards. Ten of the student won either third or fourth place honors while one student won a special award for his project.

April 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Mr. Linton Gotell

Mr. Linton Gotell passed away April 6, 2013. He was born January 21, 1935 in Jasper County, Georgia to the late Ms. Tessie Williams and Mr. Eddie L. Gotell. He was the first born of five siblings; one preceded him in death, Mr. Richard Williams, Jr., one son-in-law, Mr. Charles E. Bridges, Sr.

April 11, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | Obituaries

Leishman grabs Masters lead, Woods starts strong

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Marc Leishman is the surprising early leader at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. child care workers likely to face more checks

ATLANTA (AP) - A major change to rules governing child care centers across the state is likely to receive final approval soon as lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups hail the move as an improvement to children's safety.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

2 killed, dozens injured in bus crash near Dallas

IRVING, Texas (AP) - At least two people were killed and more than 40 were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a North Texas highway and flipped onto its side Thursday, drawing a large emergency response as rescue crews struggled to reach victims inside, authorities said.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia could expand pre-k plan under federal plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia and other states could get billions of dollars over the next decade to expand pre-kindergarten programs.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ricky Loyd, Sr.

Mr. Ricky Loyd, age 60, of Covington passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1952 in Porterdale, Georgia. Ricky was a man who enjoyed life, he enjoyed telling a good joke, loved playing golf, fishing, gambling, in fact he had a regular card game daily at 5pm and enjoyed visiting the Covington Pool Room when he could. He was preceded in death by his wife Lynn Hall Loyd, his father Ed Loyd and his sister Linda Loyd Durden.

April 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Growing opportunities for business women

The Rockdale-Newton chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is hosting the first of a three-part series of workshops to help business women grow on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. - noon, at 2375 Wall Street, Suite 140.

April 11, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Take a Taste of Conyers April 20

If you have an appetite for good food and good fun, come to Olde Town Conyers for the annual Taste of Conyers on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 11, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Covington City Council to meet Mon.

The Covington City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a work session, and at 6:30 p.m. for their regular council meeting.

April 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

EHS FBLA Team headed to nationals

Members of Eastside High School's FBLA team won big at the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, and are now headed to the national competition in Anaheim, CA. this summer. Team members Cason Cantrell, Alana Freeman and Conner Haler all won first place in their competitions and Dustin Gentis took home second place in his event. All first and second place winners are eligible for the national competition.

April 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say damaging winds will be the main threat as storms move into Georgia on Thursday, but some tornadoes will also be possible.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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