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Covington man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Have you ever thought…

Are you looking for a place to meet with a friend, hold a community meeting or pause for a great cup of coffee? There is ...

July 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

4-H’ers discover the magic of no cell phones

Wahsega has long been my favorite 4-H camp, because even today, it's nearly impossible to check e-mail or make a phone call.

July 25, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Stigma of mental health issues

Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss. As a society we are more willing to talk about goals to eat healthier, exercise more, and ...

July 25, 2016 | Viewpoint Health | LIVING

Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

A look back at Covington’s role in the 1996 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are a few weeks away from taking place. However, this summer also marks the 20 ...

July 25, 2016 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL

BOC adopts reduced hours for convenience centers

A resolution reducing the number of hours that the 11 convenience centers will be opened barely squeaked by when Chair Keith Ellis cast his vote ...

July 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

City OKs permit for private school

The Covington City Council approved a Special Use Permit for Alpha Omega Preparatory Academy, a private school for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

July 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local cricket club looks to future of the sport

The Covington Conyers Cricket Club (CC) has had its roots in Newton County for the last 16 years. Though the team has a rich history ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

City Pond Park, NCRC host Dixie Boys state tournament

Dixie Boys baseball has been around for several generations. This upcoming August, the organization, which was established in 1957 in Alexandria, Louisiana, will be celebrating ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Former Newton wrestler continues to fight on

At 16 years old, Tyler Head's life changed forever.

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

The biscuits are hand-rolled and patted down before going into the over. Fresh chicken pieces or large pork chops are soaked in buttermilk, hand breaded ...

July 24, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief said Wednesday. Government officials are working with the campaigns to tighten security as the race for the White House intensifies.

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

A candlelight vigil is being held at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 for a postal carrier killed this weekend.

May 18, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSO to host job fair next week

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will host its first job fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27 at the law enforcement facility at 15151 Alcovy Road in Covington.

May 18, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

Eagles fall in final four

BUFORD – The Eastside High School baseball team battled hard throughout two games, but couldn't overcome the Buford Wolves in the Class AAAA semifinals Monday.

May 17, 2016 | Colin Ochs cochs@gainesvilletimes.com | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites are being set up in downtown Porterdale, at Covington Mill United Methodist Church and Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford. A mobile unit will serve at least one mobile trailer park on Highway 36, and Action Ministries is partnering with the summer feeding program at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

A postal carrier was killed Saturday on Highway 81 near Booger Hill Road in Oxford.

May 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

A postal carrier was killed Saturday on Highway 81 near Booger Hill Road in Oxford.

May 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites are being set up in downtown Porterdale, at Covington Mill United Methodist Church and Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford. A mobile unite will serve at least one mobile trailer park on Highway 36, and Action Ministries is partnering with the summer feeding program at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

May 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved to Covington in 1943, where she attended elementary school and Newton County High School. Charlene married Richard Bell in 1954. Richard was a graduate of Emory at Oxford College. During the time they lived in Cartersville she attended Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. They lived for 11 years in North Canton, Ohio, where Richard was an executive with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Charlene was a faithful member of Covington First ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to the mountains and on vacations. He enjoyed reading, studying history and going fishing. In addition, he loved to be outside exploring nature. Johnny had a heart for children and God's creation, and he contributed to numerous charities. A hard worker, with an incredible work ethic, he would often work holidays so others could be off with their families. A loving father, brother and uncle, he will surely be missed by all who knew and ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eagles fall in final four

BUFORD – The Eastside High School baseball team battled hard throughout two games, but couldn't overcome the Buford Wolves in the Class AAAA semifinals Monday.

May 17, 2016 | Colin Ochs cochs@gainesvilletimes.com | Eastside

AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Eight hands are better than two

Forty fingers will come together to make a joyful noise at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington Sunday, May 22, courtesy of Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, of Covington and Sylvia Looney and Dan Ingram of South Carolina. While this keyboard concert, an event featuring pianos as well as an impressive pipe organ, is amazing in its own right, one of the most impressive things is the amount of planning that went into it.

May 16, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Proffit and Yu named Eastside’s top students

Brantley Proffitt and Lili Yu will be front and center during Eastside High School's graduation as the school's Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

May 16, 2016 | | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Eastside plays in final four Monday

Cole Green didn't just refuse to strike out, he didn't just get a run-of-the-mill hit and he didn't just drive in two runs Tuesday.

May 15, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

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