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Newton man dies after being struck by school bus

Charles Petersen, of Oxford, died Tuesday after being struck by a school bus on Hwy. 278, at the intersection of Alcovy Road, around 7:15 ...

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special Olympics cancelled Tuesday

A day after the Newton County Special Olympics opened with a parade on the Covington Square and opening ceremony at Sharp Stadium, Tuesday's and ...

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Watch: Newborn Horneyhead Festival

Newborn celebrated three decades of Horneyhead fishing Saturday in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

May 03, 2016 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fairy Houses show off the designs of the imagination

Spring in Georgia is known for a lot of things - flowers in bloom, deer running through wooded areas, bees flying from blossom to blossom and ...

May 03, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Simple Directions

In my elementary years, when it is was time for the rambunctious class to put together a notebook with correctly labeled dividers, or to create ...

May 01, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Columnists

I have Tom Thumb’s saber!

When I was about 11-years-old my mother and I were cleaning out a small outbuilding we all called The Pack House. This was a single-car ...

May 01, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING

4-H day camp collecting supplies

Toilet paper tubes, AA batteries and hot glue needed.

May 01, 2016 | Terri Kimble-Fullerton | LOCAL

The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

May 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Trump's triumph

Donald Trump's commanding win this week of all five of the Republican primaries provides him with enormous momentum for the final six weeks of ...

May 01, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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67-year-old Covington man dies in wreck

A Covington man died on the scene after his vehicle was struck by another on Butler Bridge Road early Thursday morning.

February 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Levie Maddox to run for BOC Chair

District 5 Commissioner Levie Maddox announced Friday that he will be running for Newton County Chair.

February 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Linda Hays seeks re-election as Clerk of Superior Court

Linda Hays, Newton County's Clerk of Superior Court, announced her re-election bid recently.

February 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 24

Terry Glenn Almand, 32, Porterdale, February 17, Probation violation; willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Doris Mote

Doris Hicks Mote, 92, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born in Newton County to the late Alfred Leonidas Hicks and Allie Lee Kinnett Hicks. Doris graduated as Valedictorian from Livingston High School, and graduated from Georgia State College for Women. She taught school in Muscogee, Newton, Houston, and Rockdale counties. Doris was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder, taught Sunday school, was organist and an officer of the Presbyterian Women.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Francis ‘Frank’ Husteck, Jr.

Francis "Frank" Hustek, Jr., 43 of Monticello, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank and Peggy Hustek. Frank was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He graduated from Crestwood High School. Frank was the owner and president of Amateur Poker League Southeast where he ran tournaments in the state of Georgia for the WPT League. He attended Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS SAIPAN during the Desert Storm War. Frank had a great sense of humor ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jimmie Lee Ervin

Jimmie Lee Ervin, Jr., 49 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore to Jimmie Lee Ervin, Sr. and the late Sandra Clegg Ervin. Jimmie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and a friend to everyone he met. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan with a great sense of humor. Jimmie was our Superman and a fighter for his family, friends and most of all God. His life was all about joy. He was the most loving and honest man we knew. Jimmie was a great provider and ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Tybee Island braces for 'Orange Crush' spring break party

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials say that after nearly a year of planning, they are ready for the expected spring beach party known as "Orange Crush."

February 25, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Ronnie Cowan to run for District 5 Commissioner

Covington Human Resource Director and long-time Newton County resident Ronnie Cowan announced his intent to qualify as a candidate for District 5 of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016

Marshall's Music Minute: Chris, Jon and Scott of Drive Time should not be missed

I'm going to do a two-fer in this week.

February 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that aims to adjust the amount of funds doled out to public school graduates for the state-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Barbara Dingler seeking a fifth term as Tax Commissioner

Barbara Dingler announced Wednesday she is seeking her fifth term as Newton County Tax Commissioner.

February 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

New application process for theme schools

The Newton County Theme School has modified its application process for the 2016 to 2017 school year.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dorothy Dial

Dorothy H. Dial, 88 of Covington, passed away February 23, 2016. A member of The Baptist Tabernacle for 42 years, Mrs. Dial always put others before herself. She enjoyed fishing but one of her greatest joys was going to the ballfield to watch her grandchildren play ball. Mrs. Dial was a wonderful cook and loved preparing meals for her family. She will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved her. Preceding her in death were her husband, Astor Dial; parents, Alexander Steven and Rosa Hall; sisters, Alice Hall, Daisy Garner; brothers, Andrew Hall, Billy Hall, Tommy Hall, Omer ...

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Stocks open lower as weak oil prices push energy sector down

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy companies and banks as commodity prices fall.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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