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Our thoughts: Freedom of speech and transparency

A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Regulations aren’t necessarily a bad idea

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany.

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Matter of trust

If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

10 years later: remembering a special group of Georgians in Iraq

What a difference a decade makes.

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Lady Eagles sweep Hampton

Wednesday afternoon, the Hampton High School Lady Hornets visited the Eastside Lady Eagles to battle for the No. 3 seed in Region 4-AAAA before the ...

October 10, 2015 | Keeland Caldwell | Eastside

Rams rout Tigers in lights out fashion

The Newton County High School Rams (6-1, 2-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) dominated the Alcovy Tigers (1-6 , 1-1 Region 2 AAAAAA) in this year's rivalry game ...

October 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Bear Creek Reservoir application reinstatement denied by Army Corps

COVINGTON - Citing the county's failure to provide the information requested in August – information that was also requested in February – the Army Corps of Engineers ...

October 10, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Eagle miscues lead to Wildcat win

Turnovers and penalties plagued Eastside on the road at Locust Grove as the Eagles dropped their second region game of the season in a 42-13 ...

October 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Film tax breaks could lead to big movie/TV breaks

Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...

October 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Bagwell named NCSS Teacher of the Year

Tears welled up as Kristen Bagwell accepted the award as Newton County School Systems 2016 Teacher of the Year Award, saying, "I've always wanted ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Macon consultants to continue managing county forests

A letter of understanding outlining the services provided by Barber Forest Consultants, Inc., for forest management services was approved by the Newton County Board of ...

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

BOC approves new position at landfill, truck leases

The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the creation of a CDL driver position and the leasing of two "roll-off" trucks.

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

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Newton All-Stars begin quest for World Series title

It's said history repeats itself. For the sake of 14 local youths and their coaches, that happens next week.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation

Friday news round up


July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE

Debt delay cound affect social security

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is predicting a long weekend for Congress as the debt debate deadlock hangs over Washington.

July 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Tourism increases in 2011

Newton County has been particularly popular in 2011 as more than 9,000 visitors have graced the chamber's welcome center through June.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

The blessing of the backpacks

On Sunday, Covington First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Blessing of the Backpacks Service. Students of all ages, teachers, administrators and all school employees are invited to bring their Backpacks to worship on Sunday morning to a special service to pray for a great school year. Each person will receive a tag to attach to their backpack that says, "The church family of FUMC loves them and are praying for them."

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Sisters reunited at Covington Manor in their old age

Sisters Mildred Lemonds, Kathryine Garner and Hazel Dalton were always close.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Covington

Community outreach donation

The Rev. Clara Lett, founder of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, is shown receiving a check for $500 from Mark Hodges, chairman of the Outreach Committee at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. The donation comes from concerts and other special activities the church sponsors to raise funds throughout the year for community outreach.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

McCoy: The power of prayer

Psalm 17:6-7 (New Living Translation): I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies.

July 29, 2011 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Scharf: You are workers for Christ

Last week, we saw Jesus tell us to pray for workers to go tell people about their salvation, to go help those who were headed for hell. And we saw why. It's because God loves us…and them. But then something strange happened, we realized that when we prayed the prayer Jesus asked us to pray, to send workers into the harvest field, God answered it. You, the one reading this, you are that worker you just prayed for.

July 29, 2011 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Pets of the Week - July 29


July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

Benefit ride

Five'0 Clock Somewhere recently sponsored a benefit motorcycle ride for Ellis Lunsford, who has a heart condition. Stops included Hwy 142 Bar & Grill in Newborn, Fuzions in Monroe, and "The Depot" in Covington before riders returned to Five'0 Clock for an auction. The event attracted 48 riders, and raised, $5,600.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Business Licenses - July 29

T Stroud Towing, 75 Aiken Court, Covington, Mr. Kelsie Stroud, (770) 365-6968

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Look out for robots

Think about it: Do you ever go through your days or weeks responding to situations or to the people in your life as if you were a robot? My answer, regrettably, would be "yes." I'm definitely not a pilot, but you could call me an "autopilot." My responses, decisions and actions often derive from instinct or intuition, habit, cues from the people with whom I come in contact or commonly perceived expectations in certain situations.

July 29, 2011 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Argument over man ends in fight with tween

An argument between two women over a man ended with 18-year-old Shameka Shawanna-Nicole Stanley behind bars for fighting with a tween.

July 29, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Loud music leads to arrest

A Covington man was arrested Sunday evening for underage drinking after an officer stopped his vehicle for loud music.

July 29, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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