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Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 19

Jerrod Lanier Aikens, 31, Oxford, Oct. 14, battery, kidnapping, probation violation

October 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

A chat with Eastside football coach Troy Hoff

Troy Hoff has spent 12 years with the Eastside High football program. During that time he's served as an assistant coach, and is now ...

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Newton having fun before matchup with Grayson

When Jaquan Henderson leaped to snag a pass from his quarterback Myron Middlebrooks, he could've easily been satisfied just by having the football.

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Shane Clark is a little Country, a little Rock and Roll

As I write this column, I'm still feeling how great the Sweet Harmony show was at the Mystic Grill last week. We had a ...

October 20, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Eastside's softball season ends with two defeats from Oconee County

A rough start for Eastside's ace pitcher Laura Beshears didn't get much easier, as the Eagles saw their season come to an end ...

October 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Concert under the stars this Saturday

Music fans have the opportunity to come down to the Covington Square Park to enjoy a live band, try some of the downtown restaurants and ...

October 19, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | LOCAL

NCSO sponsors sex-offender shut-in

Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Community Supervision will sponsor its Tenth Annual Halloween Shut-In on Oct. 31, 2016 from 6 p ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tomb of Unknown Soldier guard speaks during DAR program

Herb Smith, a member of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Solider Society, spoke during a program hosted by the Sergeant Newton Chapter, of ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Piedmont Healthcare introduces new grant program

After recent community health assessments, officials at Piedmont Healthcare created a grant program and put forth a plan aimed at improving the health and well-being ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cities negotiate for bigger SPLOST cut

The mayors of Newton County's five municipalities negotiated for a bigger cut of potential 2017 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST) money during ...

October 18, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

BOC summary: Newton County Judicial Center to expand

The Newton County Judicial Center will be expanded soon after a unanimous decision by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) to utilize excess funds from the ...

October 18, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Eastside softball looking to 'keep it 20' in Wednesday's state tournament game against Oconee County

Ask Eastside High School senior softball player Taylor Baggert what makes this Sweet 16 Eastside softball squad different from last year's Sweet 16 bunch ...

October 18, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Covington wrapup: Design students return with drafts of logo

University of Georgia (UGA) Design Studio students submitted logo designs for the City of Covington, and its utility company, to the city council on Monday ...

October 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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$40 million in investment, Chili’s announced

One hundred thirty five jobs and around $42,750,000 in investment were announced by Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins to the Covington City Council and the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) this week.

August 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Making cents of property tax dollars

Millage rates. Real and personal property. Taxes and rollback rates.

August 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

A walk among the tombstones

There is a tombstone lying on the bed of Ashley Shares' pick-up truck.

August 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Gabrielsen Cup features two local junior golfers

The First Tee Chapter of Atlanta conducted its annual Gabrielsen Cup Junior Golf Tournament at John A. White Golf Course July 28 and 29. The tournament honors its founders, James and Bopsy Gabrielsen who created First Tee of Atlanta in May of 2000 and features youth in the First Tee program.

August 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation

Covington team named Georgia American Legion champs

Covington's American Legion Post 32 baseball team is the 2016 Georgia American Legion Champions. The Post 32 team won the Georgia State American Legion tournament in Albany, Georgia. The team will be representing Georgia at the Southeast Regional American Legion Tournament.

August 08, 2016 | Alan Howard | Recreation

FCA unites local athletes

The six football teams in Newton and Rockdale counties may be rivals on the field, but the teams recently bonded together under one roof at a Rise Unity Dinner hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Covington baseball player shines on big stage

One of Covington's very own got a chance to make a big play on one of the largest stages this past week.

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Rotary Club to provide benches for park

The Rotary Club of Covington will help build out a park behind the Newton County Administrative Building.

August 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Information is key

This feels like a huge week for local government in our community, as well as our citizenry.

August 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

What color will your state be?

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting into high gear.

August 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Putin swears it wasn’t his special, hand-picked covert operatives that hacked DNC

Ring! Ring! Ring!

August 07, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Have you ever thought …

One of the keys to economic development is to have good transportation. It is said that transportation ranks right up there with a good labor force and good educational resources. Of course there are other factors but we are blessed in all three of those areas as a community. Think with me for a few moments about our good position when it comes to transportation.

August 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

One Size Fits All?

"One size fits all" would be wonderful for me. All of my Dockers slacks would be a 36-inch waist forever instead of my keeping multiple sizes based on the number of buffets visited!

August 07, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Blaze Your Trail

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." –Confucius

August 07, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Fun with fall veggies

The fall is the best time to grow food in Georgia. You get to ride out the late season heat and you're rewarded with delicious veggies, while dealing with fewer pests and disease. As the weather cools, root veggies and greens get sweeter many summer favorites stick around. The best eats are planted now for October and November harvests.

August 07, 2016 | Corey Mosser | LOCAL

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