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Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 ...

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder ...

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State

BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to ...

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County ...

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Johnson denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing Michael Williams and setting his body on fire last month was denied bond by Superior Court Judge ...

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the ...

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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Nelson Heights changes management

The Nelson Heights Community Center is set to get another change in management after an up-and-down existence during which it has consistently faced questions about its purpose, operation and funding.

April 06, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local

Our Thoughts: Cheating Scandal

This past week, the architect of the great Atlanta school cheating scandal and her gang of fellow alleged cheaters showed up at the Fulton County Jail to post bonds so they could remain free until a jury of their peers decides their fate.

April 06, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Crime: Neighbor complains of pantless man

Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are exploring a complaint made by a woman who said her male neighbor frequently walks around outside naked and touches himself in an inappropriate manner.

April 06, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local

Teen work program needs local employers

Alcovy High School senior DeMichael Reid wants to one day own and manage his own auto repair shop, and he's getting a jump start on his dream by interning at a local business, a trend that's becoming ever more popular for high school students.

April 06, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local

Political correctness

With all of the pressures of living in today's world - like not having a job, a possible war with Korea again, having the fear of not having proper medical insurance because of government rules and regulations - the one thing we shouldn't have to worry about is the abusive political correctness that is heaped upon us every day, mostly by a single-minded minority of unhappy people.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Newspapers

Recently, we were asked if newspapers were going the way of the Pony Express.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Carter: Bike for your health

I enjoy my bicycle. There's nothing like the freedom of rolling through the countryside propelled only by the power of my own legs, feeling the warm sun on my skin and the cool wind moving over my body, engaging the world with all five of my senses.

April 06, 2013 | Maurice Carter | Columnists

Williams: Teaching diversity

Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.

April 06, 2013 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Water, sewer tap fees to increase

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is raising its fees May 1 on the most common residential water and sewer taps, a move executive director Mike Hopkins said accurately reflects real costs in today's market.

April 06, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local

4-H'ers qualify for state BB gun tournament

I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.

April 06, 2013 | Terri Kimble | Local

Rep. Johnson holds meet and greet

Local officials and citizens in the area had the opportunity to listen to an update on congress and ask Representative Hank Johnson, congressman of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, questions on Saturday at a meet and greet held at the historic courthouse.

April 06, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local

Joseph McCord III

Mr. Joseph Pervines McCord III, 74, of Covington, passed away April 6. He loved his family and grandchildren, dearly, and enjoyed going on family vacations. He also loved his Harley and enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Pervines McCord II and Pansye Wilson McCord; stepdaughter Cindy Lynn Bunn; stepson Daniel George Wishner; sister Barbara Gibbs.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

David Henry Coberth

Mr. David Henry Coberth, 68, of Covington, died April 4, at Newton Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 14, 1944 in Fall River, Mass., to George Horace and Elizabeth Himelspagh Coberth, both of whom preceded him in death.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Ann Spencer

Ms. Ann Elizabeth Irick Spencer of Snellville, died peacefully in her sleep April 5, at The Mews of Social Circle retirement home. She was born on Dec. 23, 1924 on Toler Creek, Ky., to Albert Sidney and Loutisha Keathley Irick.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Rebecca Reagin

Mrs. Rebecca A. Reagin, 66, of Monticello, passed away April 4. She enjoyed crafts, photography, painting and going to yard sales.

April 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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