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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.

February 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Early SPLOST voting begins Monday

Early voting for the March 21 SPLOST vote begins Monday.

February 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

The venue for Newton's Elite Eight game with Tift County is set

The venue for the Class AAAAAAA Elite Eight matchup between the Newton Rams (28-1) and the Tift County Blue Devils (26-2) has been set.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It's an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game's biggest shots when he sunk four straight ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There's still so much to unpack in Newton's 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we're going ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out ...

February 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

BOC will have to mandate service

If citizens in unincorporated parts of Newton County are going to be mandated to purchase curbside trash pick-up, it will have to come from the ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

Members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) were advised of a potential budget shortfall at Tuesday's meeting after the sale of recycling ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back ...

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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Josephine Canup Savage

Mrs. Josephine Canup Savage, 85, of Covington, passed away Feb. 28. She worked for the Oxford shirt plant for 38 years and enjoyed vegetable gardening.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Robert W. Prince Jr.

Mr. Robert W. (Sonny) Prince Jr., 80, of Monticello, passed away March 1. Mr. Prince was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was employed by General Motors – Lakewood Plant, and retired after 35 years of dedicated service.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Local youth take to skies with Civil Air Patrol

Six area teens experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with the Civil Air Patrol at Covington Municipal Airport last Thursday. The cadets flew a combined total of 6 hours in CAP's Cessna aircraft.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The Y kicks off annual campaign

The Covington Y has launched its 2013 Annual Giving Campaign themed "Why it Matters," to raise funds for financial assistance for families looking to participate in The Y's countless programs.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

BOE reviews GSBA Legislative positions

The Newton County Board of Education voted to approve proposed legislative positions and appointed two delegates to represent the school system for the upcoming Georgia School Boards Association's summer conference.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

St. Patrick’s coming to Porterdale

Porterdale's March 16 Saint Patrick's Day parade will start at Porterdale Baptist Church and end downtown in a Hemlock Street party with battling pro wrestlers, country music, food, inflatable bouncy houses - and a colorful transformation of the Yellow River.

March 02, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Porterdale

Young artists work showcased at library

Want to see the next Pollock, Ansel Adams or Damien Hirst? You might spot an artist as a young child or teenager at the True Colours Youth Art Exhibit between March 1–28 at the Newton County Library.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

EHS students attend All-State chorus event

Six Eastside High School students recently attended the final All-State Chorus held in Savannah. The students went through a rigorous two-step audition process and competed against 8,000 students across Georgia to earn the honor of attending where 1,750 students were selected.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Enjoying green eggs and ham

South Salem Elementary students in Ms. Kimberly Malcom's class celebrated the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday morning. The students read the book, "Green Eggs and Ham" and used pictures and words to follow a recipe to create the special treat. Students cracked eggs and added ingredients to make their eggs green and then enjoyed them for a tasty breakfast.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Durden’s Lawn Maintenance owner speaks out

William Durden keeps photos of the flower beds his small company tended for Newton County scrapbooked alongside recognition his landscaping company has received since 2001.

March 02, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

NCSS STAR students named

Newton County's top students shined on Thursday as the Newton County School System named its 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's meeting on Thursday.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Head Start accepting applications

McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council Inc. is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-K programs for the 2013-2014 school year.

March 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log - March 3

Masiska Milner Robinson, 29, 5113 Nixon Circle, Covington, Feb. 8. Contempt of court.

March 02, 2013 | | Crime

Man spits at officers, defiles car

A Covington man was arrested early Sunday morning, after reportedly hitting a parked car with his car, then physically fighting with officers when they approached him at The Depot.

March 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Dropping food for a cause

Students at Oxford College of Emory University are seeking volunteers, sponsors and food distribution centers for a community-wide project that will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food to the communities of Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Oxford

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