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Social Circle officer appeals termination after aggressive actions

A former Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) officer is asking for his job back after being terminated following a traffic stop that crossed the line ...

December 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Eastside wrestling team wins Newton Cup for first time in five years

When the Eastside wrestling team got together before the season began to list its goals, winning the 2016 Newton Cup was toward the top of ...

December 07, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

BOC Summary: 162 proposed to honor Deputy Justin White

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored Deputy Justin White Tuesday evening by requesting the local legislative delegation to have a portion of Georgia ...

December 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar prepared to show off his acting chops this weekend

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Recreation Commission finds ‘no illegal or dishonest behavior’

The Newton County Recreation Commission's board of directors did not make any personnel changes stemming from a recent forensic audit released by Frazier and ...

December 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Football coach turning heads in … The Nutcracker

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 05, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | LOCAL

Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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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 for their last chance at the fried catfish, hush puppies and slaw but also with former employees coming back to lend a hand.

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, the Eagles grabbed the win after going up 12-0 early.

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 reading and math and a six-point improvement in writing.

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

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 daughters, Margaret Dimsdale of Covington and Gail Mobley of Conyers

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. to 8 p.m. at Eternal Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016, in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Eastlawn Memory Park in McDonough. Please join us in celebrating Roy's life by visiting eternalhillsfuneralhome.com.

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 Kimelman, her loving sister Alisa Brown and brother-in-law, Steve Brown and nephew, Drew Brown. A visitation and memorial service shall be held at First Baptist Monroe located at 202 Mc Daniel St, Monroe, GA 30655 on September 28, 2026, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Immediate family shall observe the interment of her ashes thereafter at High Point Baptist Church located at 12025 GA-36, Covington, GA 30014. Memorial donations may be made in ...

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 secret that he has been the subject of major recruiting news, with college football powerhouses like Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and many more currently knocking at his doorstep.

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 hosting a live and silent auction for the general public.

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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