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CPD recognized for community relations program

The Conyers Police Department and Covington Police Department were recognized for their work in building community relations with runner-up status of the Dr. Curtis E. McClung/Motorola Award for Excellence by the Ga. Association of the Chiefs of Police, awarded July 28.

August 01, 2014 | | LOCAL

The ugliness of recruiting

If you've ever seen the film "Friday Night Lights" then you know just how much high school football can mean to a town. You should also know how much it means to a person who is a talented football player and wants to get paid (hi, Boobie Miles).

July 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Back in session

Teachers and administration welcomed parents and students to an open house at Porterdale Elementary School Wednesday, July 30 from 5-7 p.m., meeting youngsters for the first time and welcoming returning students moving to the next grade. Faces full of smiles filled the halls, from pre-K classmates playing with toys to parents and principals introducing themselves and beaming about the new school year, which began this morning across the Newton County School System. "We're all aboard the train of excellence, and we have a committed staff to do that," said Lizzella Dodson, who has been Porterdale's principal for ...

July 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Construction will continue during sales tax holiday

Parts of Newton County's stretch of Interstate 20 will close to traffic this weekend, one of just a handful of road construction projects underway statewide to not be shut down for the tax free weekend.

July 31, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Free Stephen A. Smith

Free Stephen A. Smith and your mind while you're at it.

July 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

State releases school-level EOCT scores

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2014 school-level scores for End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing where each of the three high schools in Newton County improved, declined, passed the state or fell below Georgia average pass rates.

July 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Out and about

The small rain showers that covered Covington Thursday afternoon didn't stop friends Hannah Bohanan, Morgan Conner and Lindsay Coker from getting out and enjoying an afternoon walk on the Square. When the rain came in they took the opportunity to take an ice cream break at Scoops on the Square.

July 31, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Briefs: man shot at taking out trash

Man shot at while taking out the trash

July 31, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New format, familiar concerns

Elected officials were able to hear directly from their constituents thanks to a new format tried Tuesday at the fourth of five public hearings on the 2050 Plan. What they heard wasn't necessarily new, but the small-group discussions were well worth it, county commissioners agreed Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

NCSS transportation department awarded for school bus emissions reductions

As the big yellow buses get ready to go round and round the county packed with students, they will be touting bragging rights for helping the environment.

July 31, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Cell tower back on council agenda

A rejected cell phone tower on Monticello Street is on the Covington City Council's agenda again Monday, but Mayor Ronnie Johnston says it's essentially to complete paperwork. He doesn't expect anything to change.

July 31, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Mansfield resident to be parent representative in House committee

A Mansfield resident was appointed to a Georgia House study committee as one of three teacher representatives across the state.

July 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

More exhausting: a soccer player or soccer grandmother?

My younger Macon granddaughter spent the week with me. It was exhausting for both of us. She had to be across the road from Parkview High School at 8 a.m. each morning. My alarm went off at 6 a.m. and I woke my granddaughter 15 minutes later. The 15 minutes gave me time to get the paper, drink a cup of tea and read the headlines.

July 31, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE

Massie: Be very afraid, especially for your children

On July 1, 2014, I wrote a syndicated column titled "What If Terrorists Used Infectious Diseases." I postulated that America is being placed in mortal danger as illegal aliens, to which I specifically add the tens of thousands of illegal alien children, are flooding our borders.

July 31, 2014 | | Columnists

Our thoughts: Citizens' panel

During a Rotary Club of Covington meeting Tuesday, Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis announced that the commissioners are planning to start a citizens' panel consisting of an appointed member by each commissioner and appointees from each city in the county and entities such as the chamber, water and sewage authority and school board.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Lest we forget Loserville

For the past two weekends, the Falcons, Flames, Hawks, Techs and Georgias have all been winners, and Loserville is surely dead they say. What miracles next? Wyman C. Lowe winning an election? MARTA making a friend?

October 28, 2009 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Letters to the Editor - Let it shine

Dear Editor: I had the opportunity to attend a performance of the Social Circle Theater "Stories from the Well - Let it Shine" this past weekend. What a hidden treasure we have in our area! The Theater itself is a gem of a venue. The many cast members, including very young chidren, had obviously rehearsed their lines and choreography endlessly. The play had an uplifting message and every member of the cast was enthusiastic and talented. According to the program notes, the script was written, directed and performed by local talent. They did, indeed, "Let It Shine" on Friday evening.

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 28

  • Romeo Anthony Brown, 20, 5178 Hartsook Dr., Covington, Oct. 14. Criminal trespass.
  • Sandra Denise Brown, 40, 710 Pebble Blvd., Covington, Oct. 17. Possession and use of drug related objects, suspended, revoked or canceled license, registration and license required.
  • Jack David Calatayud, 32, 40 Brookside Circle, Covington, Oct. 17. DUI, driving while license suspended, improper lane usage.
  • Diahanna Carol Carlton, 39, 205 Johnson St., Newborn, Oct. 14. Criminal trespass, Family Violence Act simple battery, interfering with a 911 call.
  • Antonio Casiano, 28, 8303 Lakeview Dr., Covington, Oct. 17. Disorderly conduct.
  • Timothy Jerome Clayton, 46, 150 Spring Branch Dr., Oxford, Oct. 19 ...

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

NCSS Superintendent announces retirement

Tonight at the Board of Education's monthly meeting, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

GWA Marching Band wins championship

This past weekend, George Walton Academy's Marching Bulldog Band won first place in the 6 Open Division at the United States Scholastic Band Association Championship held in Chattanooga, Tenn. and finished 1st out of 25 bands from around the Southeast to become the overall Southern States Champion. George Walton Academy is the first private school to win the championship.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington attorney assists state bar YLD service project for domestic violence victims

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia recently joined with the Savannah Bar Association YLD and the Macon Bar Association YLD to assist the Savannah Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Shelter during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Puppet power

The Covington Elks and Elkadettes applied to Snapping Shoals REA for a grant for $5000 three years ago. Using the funds, they prepared a puppet show for elementary school age children on drug awareness. The first school that saw the productions was East Newton Elementary in the Spring of 2007.

This year they will touch the lives of over 6000 elementary children in grades kindergarden through second with their drug awareness puppet show. At the end of the show the kids may ask the puppets a few questions.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington man killed in early-morning motorcycle accident

A Covington man was killed in an early-morning motorcycle and vehicle accident Tuesday in Conyers on the Sigman Road entrance way to Interstate 20.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

John Eric Bone

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Waiting in the wake: Newton's leaders hope they'll be ready when housing growth comes back

Ronda Wilkerson doesn't live on the street, but she is homeless. She's lived in five houses over the past couple of months, wandering from friend to family member and back. She never stays anywhere more than a couple of weeks for fear of being a burden.

October 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Flights of fancy

It's important, I think, for us mortals to share our most memorable experiences with one another. When others tell of things they've done, places they've gone and people they've met, it enriches us. As only a rarified few among us have the time and unlimited means to experience everything life offers, tales of disparate adventures allow us to live vicariously, broaden our horizons, enrich our intellectual experience, and keep alive the hope that one day we too will actualize whatever dream keeps us wishing upon our proverbial star.

October 25, 2009 | Nat Harwell | OPINION

The day Jonah Cade Apted was born

Jonah Cade Apted entered the world early on a Tuesday evening, all 9 pounds of him lifted from my belly via cesarean section at 5:19 pm on Sept. 29, 2009

October 25, 2009 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Fairview Estates brings in NAACP

The local NAACP and Newton County Minister's Union have become involved in the Fairview Estates Neighborhood Stabilization Program park debate, but after the latest meeting this Saturday, some of the staunchest opponents of the park say they are optimistic that compromises can be reached.

October 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 25

• Phillip Todd Robinson, 42, Loganville, Oct. 14. Probation violation.

October 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Annual reunion celebrates Porterdale history

Leila Hebert started working at the Porterdale mill as a spooler when she was 16, but her mother was the true early starter, starting with Bibb Manufacturing at the age of nine.

October 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

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