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Oxford student arrested for threat to shoot up campus

OXFORD - An Oxford College sophomore was arrested after threatening on social media to "shoot up" campus Saturday night.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Coming Home

"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, the citizen who cares for his brother in the ...

October 12, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

An ace up the sleeve

Britney Ellis' right knee popped in the third inning of a blowout against Tucker on September 24, senior night. Grimacing in pain on the brink ...

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

The Hoffman coaching tree

When Thomas Hoffman was still in his mother's stomach, his mother would walk around the track while her husband, Kirk Hoffman, coached high school ...

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Newton County shows cancer awareness

It's well known that cancer is a disease that is more and more common, and it's also known that October is National Breast ...

October 10, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

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

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Director of free clinic wins Pat Patrick Big Heart Award

The second annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award was given to Ed Jenkins Tuesday at The Center for his work as director of the free Willing Helpers Medical Clinic.

November 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Think of Dwayne Sanders

On Sept. 9, 1978 - a sweltering, late summer Saturday - Duke and Georgia Tech played a game of college football in a tattered, half-empty stadium named after an old coach.

November 11, 2009 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 11

• Carlos Lopez Fuentes, 25, Norcross, Nov. 2. Simple battery on police officer.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Volunteers, donations needed for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Newton County Minister's Union is in need of monetary and food donations and volunteers for its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

November 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Santa Claus is coming to town

The Covington Lion's Club and Main Street Covington is calling all groups who want to participate in the 2009 Covington/Newton Hometown Christmas Parade.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The lighting of the Courthouse

The annual Lighting of the Historic Courthouse will begin at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 19, with the lighting taking place at 6 p.m. Cast members of the Covington Regional Ballet's 2009 production of "The Nutcracker" will escort esteemed guests.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington

Pine Valley Mission

Helping those who need it: Children from the Pine Valley Mission enjoyed hot dogs, refreshments, a hayride and other fun activities on Nov. 1 at Knox Farms. This annual event was made possible by the farm and volunteer helpers from Eastridge Community Church. The Pine Valley Mission has assisted needy children for 20 years. Winter coats, wind breakers, hoodies and sweatshirts were given to the children recently. School supplies, uniforms and shoes are furnished year round. The mission is run solely by volunteers and is located a 12185 Ga. Highway 36.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Red ribbon friends

Fighting against drugs with puppet power: A second grade class at Rocky Plains Elementary School got treated to a puppet show sponsored by the Elks Club during Red Ribbon Week. They watched the puppeteers put on the drug awareness puppet show and wore their red ribbons in support of being drug free. The Elks present (L-R) were State Elks President Larry Capes, Ann Graham, Jack Wheeler, Penny Blakeney, Linda Chadwick, Mary Frances Royster. and T.A. and Eleanor Haney, and they helped to set up the show and played the part of the various puppets.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Buy Local: N2 Paintball

Caleb Goodman has been playing paintball for the last five years and he wants more people to join him. He and his father, Darrell Goodman, opened N2 Paintball in September, giving Covington its first paintball store in more than two years.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Tell us why

Dear Editor: I was in Newton County during the week of Oct. 13-17, and I experienced something that I thought no longer existed.

A jury trial, where a jury convicted an innocent man. The trial was that of Franklin Benson. Mr. Benson was charged with murder in Newton County. All during the trial I listened to testimony and waited for something that would convince me of Mr. Benson's guilt.

November 11, 2009 | Sheri Akin Westland, Mich. | Letters

Once a Marine...

Gerald "Bud" Hipps joined the Marines at age 17. The year was 1942.

"When they bombed Pearl Harbor, all my buddies was going into the war and I wanted to go too," Hipps said.

November 11, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Thoughts on Ford Hood

In the United States the rule of law prevails. That means Nidal Malik Hasan will have his day in court. We can only hope that his trial won't become a media circus such as the O.J. Simpson trial of the 1990s.

If convicted, this beast needs swift justice.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Some explaining to do

Late in the evening of Nov. 7, the United States House of Representatives voted for the federal government to take over health care in this country by a 220-215 vote. Included in that bill that will cost significantly more than one trillion dollars are sections to raise taxes on most Americans, gut Medicare, force taxpayers to pay for health care of illegal aliens and as many new regulations as can be dreamed of in 2000 pages of left wing Congressional gobbledygook.

Our own 8th District Congressman Jim Marshall voted against the bill as he said he would. But you can ...

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | OPINION

2 shot, 1 killed Sunday night in Porterdale

Ricky Lewis Smith, age 44, has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of a woman in Porterdale Sunday evening.

According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, deputies were called to a home on Bell Street off Ga. Highway 162 in south Porterdale at 7:49 p.m. When they arrived they found 36-year-old Tajuana Lashawn Stroud dead from an apparent gunshot wound. They also located 42-year-old Steven Cadet Smith - the brother of the alleged shooter - who had been seriously wounded by a gunshot as well. He was transported to an Atlanta ...

November 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

2 Gubernatorial candidates speak at local Dem. event

Speeches by gubernatorial candidates Dubose Porter and David Poythress highlighted the Newton County Democratic Party's first ever banquet on Saturday.

November 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

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