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NCSO responds to vehicle break-ins

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to reports of vehicle break-ins Feb. 27. A gun was stolen in one of the thefts.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton welcomes home Purple Heart recipient Friday

Newton County will welcome home one of its heroes Friday morning.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSS students to participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System will be well represented in the Georgia Music Educators Association's 2017 Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from East ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Liberty Middle Media Specialist Ryan Cannon named 2017 NCSS Media Specialist of the Year

Liberty Middle School media specialist Ryan Cannon is Newton County School System's (NCSS) 2017 Media Specialist of the Year. The Library Media Specialist of ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Georgia Piedmont Technical College announces its 2017 EAGLE winner

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has selected Habtamu Wilson as its adult education Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) award winner. This honor recognizes ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Camp Kesem at Emory University hosts annual make the magic fundraiser

Camp Kesem at Emory University, an organization dedicated to supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer, announces its annual Make the Magic event ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

JDA welcomes new Newton delegation

The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties welcomed its newest members at its Feb. 28 meeting.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton baseball grinds out non-region win against Tucker

It was a grinder that started over an hour late, but the Newton Rams generated enough at the plate early, and got a solid performance ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Newton

Eastside girls soccer gets win over Newton in final pre-region tune-up

The Eastside Eagles girls soccer team used solid defense and timely, if not overwhelming, offense to shutout cross-town rival Newton 3-0 on Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Daffodil Festival at GSU Newton Campus, March 7-8

Warm weather has prompted the sprouting of an abundance of daffodils on Georgia State University's Newton Campus, just in time for Perimeter College's ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

New programs, investment, dean coming to GPTC Newton

Last week, Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), reported that the new dean for GPTC's Newton Campus will be announced "within ...

March 01, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newton's Rick Rasmussen tabbed as GACA all-star game head coach

No matter how much longer the Newton boys basketball team's season lasts through the state tournament, Rams head coach Rick Rasmussen won't be ...

February 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NCSO arrests 1 in early morning murder

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in an early morning shooting that left one man dead.

February 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: An early look at Wednesday's Tift County-Newton matchup

So as exciting as last Thursday's triple overtime win against Westlake was, we can't talk about it forever, simply because Newton still has ...

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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Newton Lady Rams dominate Whitefield Academy

The Newton Lady Rams jumped out of the gates early, then flexed their defensive muscles midway through the third quarter while coasting to a 74-41 home win over the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Crawford: Some good news for the holiday season

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: Dedicated to the believers this Christmas

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Belton: Bidding adieu to a good year for Georgia

As we say goodbye to another year and think about our many blessings, I'd like to write a positive article about where we stand today. While I agree our federal politics are a mess, Georgia is in a very good place, especially compared to our sister states.

December 23, 2016 | Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: Tommy Craig is not the Newton County Attorney!

While serving on the Newton County (NC) Grand Jury (GJ) some 12 or so years ago, along with 22 other members of the summer session of the GJ, we all witnessed this extraordinary declaration from the NC District Attorney (DA) at the time, Mr. Ken Wynn.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Thank you for taking action

Dear Editor,

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Irwin: Secret Santa

When I was around 12 years old, it occurred to me that the season we call Christmas has, within it, several glitter-coated mini-seasons. Because of the length of the season, and how it tries the forbearance of even the most long-suffering of folks, it is easy for kids to discern the two categories of grown-ups.

December 23, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Driver, passenger arrested after seen urinating in public

After relieving himself outside a downtown business, a local man led officers with the Covington Police Department (CPD) on a chase throughout town before being taken to jail.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Local student succeeding at Georgia Cyber Academy

Jovie Hardin loved her elementary school.

December 23, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newly elected officials to take oaths

Recently elected Newton County officials will officially take their oaths of office this week in two scheduled ceremonies.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

Porterdale property rezoned for Waffle House

A piece of property off Covington Bypass Road in Porterdale, across from the Burger King, was rezoned Thursday night in preparation to become a Waffle House.

December 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson

Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson of Oxford, passed away December 21, 2016, at the age of 96. Mrs. Henderson loved to sing, whether in church or with her family. For many years she and her family shared their vocal talents every Sunday on WGFS. Being the eldest of nine, she helped raise her younger siblings. Mrs. Henderson was known for cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed working with her flowers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Dimsdale; second husband, C.F. Henderson; daughter, Elaine Hinton Heatherly; grandson, Bobby Speight; granddaughter, Cynde Hinton; parents ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

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