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Eastside football dominates All-Region 4-AAAA squad

The Eastside Eagles dominated the All-Region 4-AAAA football team, as 23 members of coach Troy Hoff's squad were selected to the All-Region roster.

December 09, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

More musical treats for your ears

Greetings Covington and welcome back to another installment of The Minute. And just right quick, I wanted to take a moment to thank so many ...

December 08, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Social Circle officer appeals termination after aggressive actions

A former Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) officer is asking for his job back after being terminated following a traffic stop that crossed the line ...

December 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Eastside wrestling team wins Newton Cup for first time in five years

When the Eastside wrestling team got together before the season began to list its goals, winning the 2016 Newton Cup was toward the top of ...

December 07, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

BOC Summary: 162 proposed to honor Deputy Justin White

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored Deputy Justin White Tuesday evening by requesting the local legislative delegation to have a portion of Georgia ...

December 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar prepared to show off his acting chops this weekend

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Recreation Commission finds ‘no illegal or dishonest behavior’

The Newton County Recreation Commission's board of directors did not make any personnel changes stemming from a recent forensic audit released by Frazier and ...

December 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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A New Connexion

The Rev. Andrew Covington and his team at the new Connexion Church are looking to shake up the concept of church.

December 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

UPDATE: Incident on I-20 cleared

UPDATE: Traffic is flowing again on Interstate 20-westbound.

December 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Is more security tech needed in schools?

Several classrooms in Newton County are participating in a pilot program for student and teacher safety, and with the recent school shootings in Newtown, the local system is getting a lot of attention for the program.

December 20, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Should we arm teachers and admins?

It's been a week since the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., struck the nation to its core. Since then, at least four states have proposed arming teachers, and it seems a popular choice among Newton County residents as well based on Facebook comments.

December 20, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Dan Bauer donates time, trees to Y soccer

As Dan Bauer drives through Covington in his red truck with the Arbor Equity Inc. logo on the side, children sometimes yell at their parents as the vehicle passes, exclaiming, "There goes coach Dan."

December 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA

Four area standouts dubbed All-Stars

The Newton, Alcovy and Eastside football teams all reached the playoffs in the 2012 season, and the efforts of the players who helped to get them there will be rewarded Saturday.

December 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Plant Vogtle sees delay, cost overruns

Southern Co. has had a simple message for the past few years: The effort to build the country's first new nuclear power plant in a generation was on time and on budget. Now, that message is changing.

December 20, 2012 | Staff Reports/AP | Business

SKC begins on phase two of expansion

Local industry SKC recently began construction on the second phase of a previously announced $100 million expansion at its Covington facility.

The company is constructing a new building and adding a new polyester film manufacturing line, which will boost the company's core business.

December 20, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Rush to fix

Gun control talk is all the rage these days in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., but we feel much of the angst is misplaced.

December 20, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

BOE picks firm for superintendent search

Newton County School Board members voted Tuesday to use the Georgia School Board Association in their search for a new superintendent, with all members voting in favor except District 1 representative Jeff Meadors.

December 20, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Will we be transformed?

It is a fledgling tradition, but traditions start somewhere. It is becoming a ritual for us to settle in on successive nights and work our way through a library of Christmas movies. There's "White Christmas" with mellifluous Bing Crosby, antic Danny Kay and sumptuous but stiff Rosemary Clooney who transform a failing New England inn and the fortunes of its owner, a retired general under whom characters played by Crosby and Kay served in World War II.

December 20, 2012 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Understanding American liberty

Authoritarian governments - whether religious or secular - have long sought to curb or even to extinguish religious liberty. On the other hand, the limited American government established by our Constitution respects the institutions of our civil society - including, especially, religious institutions. The American Founding Fathers believed that strong religious congregations and vibrant faith communities were essential to ordered liberty. As a result, Americans have long enjoyed the fullest religious liberty in the world and we have reaped the benefits of a flourishing civil society rooted in that religious freedom.

December 20, 2012 | William Peruguino | Columnists

Bonnie Dean Walker Nutt

Mrs. Bonnie W. Nutt, 88, passed into glory on Nov. 23, from the Covington Manor Nursing Home in Covington. Mrs. Nutt was preceded in death by her husband and caregiver John Warren Nutt, husband of 62 years.

December 20, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Linda Hammond

Ms. Linda Hammond, 65, of Covington, passed away Dec. 20. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and taking care of animals. Ms. Hammond loved the Lord Jesus Christ and because she had a heart of gold, she enjoyed helping those less fortunate, especially during the holiday season. Most important, Ms. Hammond was a devoted mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Von and Nannie Elizabeth (Berrong) Arrowood.

December 20, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

What should Christians do with Santa?

I am always asked this time of year, "What should Christians do with Santa?" In America, Christmas has become a time of incredible materialism that is driven by companies doing whatever they can to take advantage of holiday shopping, and Santa Claus has become the symbol of this consumerism. Therefore, some Christian families feel that Santa takes the focus of Christmas away from Jesus. So what should Christians do?

December 20, 2012 | Jason Dees | Religion

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