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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

Eastside Trail benches to be enhanced by local Scout

When Covington resident Jake McCarthy was 8-years-old, he told his parents what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Holloman to play on high school football’s biggest stage

It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no ...

September 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Auction will benefit county’s hungry

Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal held auctions at the church before, but this is the first time the Covington church is ...

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

The best way I know to help choose what direction our community, state or nation moves toward is by voting for people who best reflect ...

September 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's ...

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture

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It's Pence: Trump announces his VP choice on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice.

July 15, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

France reels as Bastille Day truck attack kills 84 in Nice

NICE, France (AP) - A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

July 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Country music abounds in Covington this week

The music scene around Covington has been fun and eclectic this summer, and as the heat really pours on throughout the middle of July, it seems time to settle in and listen to a little Country Music. There are plenty of chances to hear the sounds of Country throughout the area this week.

July 14, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

County settles storm water issue for $150,000

Newton County settled a lawsuit with owners of 54.5 acres on Gum Creek road for damages due to the county's storm water infrastructure for $150,000 on June 29.

July 13, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Smith pleads guilty in Walmart murder

Brandon Shawn Smith entered a guilty plea in front of Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. on Wednesday in the Newton County Judicial Court.

July 13, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

BOC comes to a consensus on closing convenience centers in January

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) came to a consensus on balancing the 2017 fiscal year budget Thursday night.

July 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Pokemon Go invades Covington

Locals are familiar with creatures calling Newton County home. We do, after all, play hosts to Vampires and Zombies. But this week new creatures moved into town and hundreds have been hunting them.

July 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Mrs. Sybil Tomlin Davis

Sybil Tomlin Davis, 78, of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Brightmoor Nursing Center in Griffin. She was born on July 18, 1937, in Covington to the late Julius and Florrie Jenkins Mobley. Davis is preceded in death by her husbands, Ray G. Tomlin and Turner S. Davis, and her brother, Howard Mobley. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Wayne Liles of Concord; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Wylene Tomlin of Jackson, Steve and Amy Tomlin of Senoia; stepchildren, Allen Davis (Kay), Douglas Davis (Pam), Denise Krajeski (Bobby); sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ronald Martin of ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO thanks citizens for support

In wake of the recent tragedies of the past week, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received an outpouring of support from local Newton County residents.

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange

Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange, age 94, of Covington passed away July 10. 2016. She was born June 2, 1922 in Jersey, Georgia to her parents Ponder and Sarah McIntosh Lawhorn who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Strange worked for and retired from Pacific Uniform Company in Conyers. She was Methodist by faith and enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. Mrs. Strange also enjoyed traveling and traveled often with her friends on AARP trips. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; J. W. H ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Fishing club has first female member

In its 20 year history, the metro Atlanta fishing club The HAWG Hunters have had one woman join, and her name is Michelle Quarles.

July 11, 2016 | Darrell Anders | Recreation

NCRC opens registration for fall sports

With temperatures rising, it's hard to believe that summer is half over. With school soon ready to start, that means fall recreation sports will also soon get going.

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

YMCA enjoying inaugural summer soccer league

In an effort to keep kids active and introduce some to the game of soccer, the Covington Family YMCA started its first summer soccer league this year, which is held at their outdoor facility on Stone Road.

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | YMCA

Former Alcovy Tiger named to watch list for top defensive award

One of Covington's very own is making a name for himself in the college football world.

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

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