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Alcovy’s offense stays hot

The Alcovy varsity baseball team's offense continued to light up opponents Tuesday night, downing Morrow 11-1 a night after putting up 11 runs on region foe Lovejoy.

April 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy

Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside

Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Search on for missing Newton man

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Newton’s late goal spoils Seminoles’ Senior Night

A late goal helped the Newton Rams boys varsity soccer team spoil the Salem Seminoles Senior Night Tuesday on the road.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton

Lady Seminoles top Newton

It was a Senior Night to remember for the Lady Seminoles varsity soccer team Tuesday, as Salem routed rival Newton County 8-1 in its final regular season contest.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton

Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside

Tigers' offense keeps playoff hopes alive

The Alcovy Tigers varsity baseball team batted its way to an 11-1 region victory Monday night over the Lovejoy Wildcats, plating six runs over the first two innings while tallying nine hits.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy

Brick by brick

Social Circle City School system announced Tuesday that it would begin a brick sponsorship campaign Tuesday to help supplement its $7.8 million athletic complex.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Social Circle

Property tax rate likely to drop in FY15

Commissioners got some good news Tuesday night at their budget work session, including learning their health insurance bill will be at least $339,660 lower and seeing rising property values that would allow the board to make good on its promise to lower the millage rate.

April 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

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Officer saves baby girl from choking

A Newton County Sheriff's Deputy's fast-thinking saved the life of a Newton County infant Thursday night.

October 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

New circulation director joins The News

Bill Herbert joined the staff of The Covington News as its new circulation director this week.

"Morris Multimedia is a fine company to work for and I will work to expand our delivery coverage in both counties," Herbert said.

October 06, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Keeping the faith

"I never lost my faith," said Andre Kessler to a large group of Newton High School freshman. "I am still an observant and very proud Jew."

And although his faith is still strong, it certainly has been tested in the past. Kessler, who was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1940, is a survivor of the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of approximately six million Jews.

October 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education

Equalla Blue Clark

Sister Equalla Blue Clark died Sept. 25. The only child of the late Lucille and Monte Blue, she was born in 1943. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her grandmother Julia Clements, affectionately known as "Rye." She attended Newton County schools and graduated from Claflin College, S.C., with a degree in education. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She began her teaching career in the Newton County School System and later gave birth to her only child Julia Peytrienne James, whom she dearly loved. She joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and in 1994 ...

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

September Students of Month

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for September.

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County schools announce fall schedule for students

All Newton County public schools will be closed on Friday, October 9 for a studentholiday/teacher furlough day. The following week, October 12-16, schools will be closed for fall Break. The Newton County School System central office located on Newton Drive will be open during the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Covington considers taking over airport

The Covington City Council is considering terminating its contract with Atlanta East Aviation, the airport's fixed-based operator, not because of any breach of contract, but because it wants to pursue a more modern operation.

October 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington to hire grant writer

Covington will be adding a new employee, as the city council approved adding a grant writer/finance position to this year's budget.

October 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Hoke T. (Bob) Bennett

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Curtis L. Parker

Curtis L. Parker of Newborn, died October 4, 2009, at the age of 46. Mr. Parker enjoyed fishing, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren, who called him "Papa Sassyfrass."

Survivors include his wife, Angela Parker; daughters, Ashley Marie Parker of Monroe, Amberly Ogles of Mansfield, Cecily Parker of Newborn; son, Curtis Lee Parker, Jr., "C.J.", who currently resides in Oceanside, CA, while serving in the United States Marine Corps; grandchildren, Cameron Ogles, Lilian Ogles, Chase Echols, Layla Echols; parents, Joseph A. Parker, Jr., Marian Elizabeth Harden; brothers, Alan W. Parker of Newborn, Eddie Parker of ...

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lillie Mae H. Dodd

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ruth J. Treadwell

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Carl Jones, Jr.

Jones

Mr. Carl Jones Jr., age 77 a longtime resident of Monticello, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2009. He was born in Emmanuel County Georgia on November 11, 1931 to the late Carl and Emma Samples Jones. Mr. Jones was a member and former Deacon at Union Hill Baptist Church; he served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Mae Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law; Laura and Charles McMichael, of Covington and Beth and Marlin Biggar, of Monticello two sisters ...

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

George Walton Academy Homecoming Court

Beautiful Bulldogs: George Walton Academy Senior Eleanor "Ellie" Ginn of Covington was crowned the 2009-2010 Homecoming Queen on Sept. 25 during the Bulldogs' game against John Milledge Academy. Ginn was escorted by her father, Marshall Ginn, and presented flowers by Headmaster William Nicholson. In celebration of George Walton Academy's 40th Anniversary, the Academy's very first Homecoming Queen Pam Briscoe Peters assisted with the festivities. Ginn was crowned by University of Georgia freshman and 2008 Homecoming Queen Haley Hodges of Conyers. The court (left) includes Lindsey White, left, (9th grade, Monroe), Alexi Adams (10th grade, Monroe), Lucy Jordan (11th ...

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our thoughts... Pretty in pink

In October, pink is a predominant color in shop windows, clothing and in our newspaper. Pink is the adopted color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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