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Keno thieves strike two Covington stores

Two men lost from Keno last week without checking their numbers.

November 26, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Mildred Beier

Mrs. Mildred Beier, age 86, of Social Circle passed away November 24, 2014 in Newberry, South Carolina. She was born November 3, 1928 in Newborn, Georgia to the late Clarence Brooks and Annie May Fouts Brooks Adams. Mrs. Beier was a homemaker and was of the Lutheran faith. She was a member of the Newton Hay Riders and enjoyed square dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Beier, her brother Randall Brooks and her son-in-law Paul Draeger.

November 26, 2014 | | OBITS

Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

NEW YORK (AP) - Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Crews repair damage after Atlanta protests

ATLANTA (AP) - Crews were repairing damage to some businesses in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after protesters filled the streets in mostly peaceful opposition to the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Rams: Letting them off the leash

All year long Newton football made its money on offense where Rams' head coach Terrance Banks had nine returning starters from last year's team. As the Black Knights know, the Rams live and die (mostly living) on the arms and legs of Romario Johnson. However, it's been the Rams' defense that has propelled the team to new heights in this year's playoffs.

November 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga Tech-Georgia brings national chops this season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Robert "Bob" Phiel

Mr. Robert "Bob" Phiel, 81, of Newborn, died Sept. 8. The son of the late Arthur Louis and Hazel Marie Prentice Phiel, he was born in 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Les Roe

Les Roe, 72, of Porterdale, died Sept. 5 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Henry and Rosie Johnson Roe, he was born in Kentucky. Mr. Roe was employed by O'Reilly Auto parts. He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, wood working and loved all dogs. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald V. Roe.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Pinkie Gaither Shy

Mrs. Pinkie Gaither Shy died Sept. 3. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Odessa) Gaither, she was born in the Leguinn Community of Covington in 1914. In 1946 she married Mr. Arthur Shy and they reared five children. She joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Mother and Usher boards while healthy. Mother Pinkie, as she was affectionately known, was an entrepreneur and loved all things beautiful - flowers, hats and clothes. She always dressed to the nines and was a diplomat bridging the gap between races and all walks of live. She was ...

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Grandmother slices grandson

One Newton County grandmother will not be winning awards for grandparent of the year after she was arrested following an altercation that left her 15-year-old grandson slashed twice on the arm, while two other children (ages 2 and 12) watched.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Porterdale employees face hour, salary cuts

In an attempt to offset a shortfall of roughly $200,000, the Porterdale City Council voted to make some drastic reductions in several areas, including two layoffs and a cut in both hours and salaries of their workers.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives


The governor's call for more statewide budget cuts has the state's public parks system rushing to find areas to scale back, and Hard Labor Creek State Park is among them.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Downtown expansion explored

The Covington City Council will likely extend the city's central business district boundaries as part of a broader plan to encourage more economic development downtown.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Colonel Cob corn maze rises again

With the fall season come many annual delights - cooling weather, football season, pumpkins and now, corn mazes.

September 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Eagles pound Jackson County 13-1

Eastside extended its season-long winning streak to eight Tuesday with a 13-1 thumping of Jackson County in four innings.

September 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Literacy Festival returns to the square

The Learning Center and Main Street Covington will co-sponsor the fifth annual Literacy Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 13 on the square.

September 08, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Oxford loses grant, approves hiring grant writer

Oxford will have to wait at least another year to move forward on a state mandate to replace old water lines after being passed over for a state grant, the city council announced Monday.

September 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Covington man wins $1 million in lotto

Newton County found itself with a new millionaire when a Covington man won a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Aug. 25.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Lady Tigers move to 3-0 in region

The Alcovy softball team had one of their more solid performances Thursday in a five-inning 9-0 run-ruled victory over Region 4-AAAA foe Dutchtown at Tiger Field.

September 07, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Fuller announce the engagement of their daughter Alanna Marie Burke of Covington to Kenneth Daniel Chambers, son of Mr. Gary Chambers and Mrs. Vicky Savage of Covington.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Justin Levi Adams

Justin and Tiffany Adams of Covington announce the birth of their son Justin Levi Adams July 31 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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