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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.

February 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Early SPLOST voting begins Monday

Early voting for the March 21 SPLOST vote begins Monday.

February 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

The venue for Newton's Elite Eight game with Tift County is set

The venue for the Class AAAAAAA Elite Eight matchup between the Newton Rams (28-1) and the Tift County Blue Devils (26-2) has been set.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It's an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game's biggest shots when he sunk four straight ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There's still so much to unpack in Newton's 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we're going ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out ...

February 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

BOC will have to mandate service

If citizens in unincorporated parts of Newton County are going to be mandated to purchase curbside trash pick-up, it will have to come from the ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

Members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) were advised of a potential budget shortfall at Tuesday's meeting after the sale of recycling ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back ...

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 14

Emmanuel Nairobi Asu, 45, Conyers, Dec. 13, driving while license suspended or revoked, marijuana-possession less than 1 ounce, no proof of insurance, suspended, revoked or canceled registration

December 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

19 Newton County athletes will compete in first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game

Nineteen Newton County area athletes will compete in the first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game Saturday morning at McEachern High School in Powder Springs.

December 15, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Eastside pitcher Molly Moon's signing at Andrew College makes up for injury setbacks

Molly Moon admits that interviews aren't really her thing.

December 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

City approves first reading of updated fire ordinance

Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire Department if the Covington City Council approves a change in the current ordinance next month.

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Bobby Smith, Jr.

Bobby Smith, Jr., 65, of Covington, passed away December 13, 2016. In 1967, at the age of 17, Smith began his working career with Mobil. He went on to work at Valspar, starting as a lab technician and working his way up to plant manager - serving in that capacity for more than 20 years. Smith attended church at the Church of Covington and Christ Cornerstone Church. During his time at the Church of Covington, he sang in the choir, served as a care pastor, and was also an elder for several years. He was a devoted family man and loved ...

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Laura Bordenkecher

Laura Bordenkecher, 63, of Covington, passed away December 13, 2016. Bordenkecher cherished spending time at home with her family, and her dog, Maris. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Denard; father, Robert Lennett.

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Waffle House brawl leads to arrests

After reports of an early morning brawl at the Waffle House at 6137 Highway 278 in Covington on Sunday, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Matt Holbrook arrived to find several people scattered about and covered in blood.

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

NCSS Book Bus ready to hit the road

The Newton County School System (NCSS) Book Bus has been restocked and will hit the road Saturday, December 17 to deliver free books for children in the local community to read during the holiday break. The NCSS Book Bus will visit the following locations:

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

No. 10 Eastside knocks off No. 6 Henry County, No. 2 Newton stays unbeaten

The Eastside Eagles checked into the high school boys basketball rankings this week at No. 10, and they looked every bit the part of a top 10 program while pulling of a mild 78-71 upset over No. 6 Henry County Tuesday night at Eastside.

December 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Mayor, council to work on committee appointments

The Covington City Council agreed to set up a special work session to discuss the city's various committees and meet with prospective volunteers for each board.

December 13, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Robert ‘Bob’ Samples

Robert E. "Bob" Samples of Covington, passed away December 12, 2016, at 84-years of age. Mr. Samples served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC, during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Georgia State University as well as attending banking school as LSU. Samples retired from Rockbridge Memorial Branch of Sun Trust Bank after 38 years of service. A member of First Baptist Church in Covington since 1973, he enjoyed golfing with the Georgia Seniors Golfing Association and was an avid deer hunter for more than ...

December 13, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang

After a unanimous decision by the Covington City Council in its final meeting of the year, New Year's Eve in downtown Covington will go off with a bang.

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

GHSA looking for umpires for 2017 baseball, softball seasons

A representative from the Georgia High School Association said the state of Georgia is need of umpires and officials for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen lauds his 'big three'

Newton High School has never been short on basketball talent or tradition.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

STOVALL: Alcovy wrestling coach William Wells wins on and off the mat

When William Wells started talking about his Alcovy wrestling team after the Newton Cup last Tuesday, his lip began to quiver. Then his voice followed suit.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

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