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Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Former employees work at Henderson’s for old time’s sake

Since news of the Newton County restaurant's closing broke, Henderson's has been busy, according to Cassandra Henderson. But not just with customers clamoring ...

September 28, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball sends Luella home after four-inning game

The Eastside High School softball team continued its region dominance with a shutout four-inning win against Luella Tuesday. Due to the high school mercy rule ...

September 28, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm's 100th birthday. She was joined by her ...

September 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SPLOST projects, revenues discussed

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) started its course for a 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Monday.

September 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Irwin: Thoughts of a poet

After the events of the past weeks, I was moved to write the following poem.

July 17, 2016 | Andy Irwin | LIVING

Faith in turbulent times

One of the largest aspects of faith and religion is not our assurance of salvation or whether we will experience paradise in the afterlife, but our ethic of empathy and compassion here on earth. As we turn our attentions to current events and form our various viewpoints, we have to examine our lens and fit it to our ethic. As we form our thoughts and opinions on the issues of today, where is our empathy in the process?

July 17, 2016 | Chip Owens | Religion

The Capacity for Doing What’s Good

Last week I went to a good-bye party for a work colleague and just as I was about to put the delectable bite of cheesecake into my mouth another colleague sat down and asked, "Do you think there's more or less violence today than ever before?" I ate the bite of cheesecake as I took in his comment.

July 17, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Porterdale bike rodeo teaches bicycle skills and safety

It's not that kind of rodeo. There are no bulls, horses or lassos.

July 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | County

Dallas tragedy shows it is time to lower the rhetoric and start the healing

Have we gone totally, completely insane? It is not bad enough that the specter of Islamic terrorism hangs over us like a toxic cloud, now we have a sniper in Dallas killing five police officers and wounding seven others because, according to Dallas police chief David Brown, he reportedly wanted to kill white people in retaliation for the death of two black people in Minnesota and Louisiana by white police officers.

July 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, part 4

I don't know about you, but, I'll be glad when summer is over.

July 17, 2016 | | LIVING

Traffic light may be installed at dangerous intersection

There may be a traffic light coming to the intersection of Highway 212 and Bethany/Butler Bridge Road in the near future.

July 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Blood donors needed

The truth is blood cannot be manufactured.

July 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Community center seeks afterschool instructors

The Washington Street Community Center is looking for instructors to teach afterschool homework instruction beginning Aug. 15.

July 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state released Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for school districts. According to the GaDOE, the ratings are based on data from the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

NAN hands out school supplies

The National Action Network (NAN) gave out dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies Thursday evening. Cathlete Perry, NAN Youth Director, oversaw the backpack drive, under the leadership of NAN President Archie Shepherd.

July 16, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Community comes together to support giveaway

A box of crayons. A package of number two pencils. Blank notebook paper. A new backpack.

July 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

New women’s fashion boutique coming to the Square

Blair on the Square Boutique, an upscale women's apparel boutique, will open on the Covington Square, 1115 Church Street, in September.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business

Boutique to take root on the Square

A new boutique featuring apparel for both men and women will open its doors on the Covington Square in late August.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business

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