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Photos: NCRC honors the late Jimmy Wright with annual basketball camp

For the sixth year in a row, the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) hosted the Jimmy Wright Memorial Basketball Camp this week at the Turner ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Finding alternatives to gangs

It may just look like someone got creative with a spray can of paint, but law enforcement sees graffiti as a possible sign of gang ...

June 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Neighbor voices concerns on Agriculture Center

Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about ...

June 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton Recreation baseball team off to USSSA World Series

Many professional baseball players never get to play in a World Series, but this group of recreation players will get the chance to say they ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

New coach brings new spark to Oxford’s soccer program

For native Icelander Tinna Gallagher, culture, family and experiences mean everything.

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Oxford College

Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of ...

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Learning the signs of gang interest

Newton County Sheriff's Office Captain Keith Crum suggested that if parents start seeing gang symbols on their child's school, the need to pay ...

June 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Historic Georgia state park gets a makeover

The historic Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia will reopen to the public on July 1, boasting several new renovations.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Tax-free exchanges

One of the provisions of the Revenue Code that is very attractive to life and annuity policyholders is Section 1035. This provision of the Code ...

June 26, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Christian youth softball league boasts 25 years of safe sports

From June 27 to July 2, several kids across Newton County will participate in the Newton Christian Youth Softball League (NCYSL) summer softball tournament.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Memorial honors former El Charro manager in wake of tragedy

Since the death of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, the El Charro family has banded together to support the Trejo family and one another.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

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Your elected officials want to keep you in the dark

Whenever you hear an elected official say they support the concept of "transparency" in government, you really shouldn't take them seriously. They usually don't mean what they're saying.

April 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Happy April; time to get growing

It's time to break some ground and get growing. Maybe it's time to break out of that rut of growing four tomato plants a year, and grow a diverse garden full of strange vegetables. Or maybe this is the year to that you need to grow enough to be prepared for a zombie apocalypse or the crash of the supermarket industry.

April 17, 2016 | Cory Mosser | LIVING

Have you ever thought …

The family and home should be at the very core of any young life. When these turn against the child or youth, where does one turn? The need to make sure the child in need is heard is a growing problem in our nation and our community.

April 17, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Government 101: Unneeded legislation

Prior to 2016, Georgia law prohibited anyone except law enforcement from having weapons of any kind on school property. The current legislature passed a bill that will have an impact on student safety at Georgia's public colleges and universities. The bill will allow students to possess electroshock weapons (stun guns) on campus.

April 17, 2016 | Jerry Roseberry | LOCAL

Letter: Farewell, Old Newton

Dear Editor,

April 16, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

NCSS Students Participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System was well represented in the recent Georgia Music Educators Association's Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from Fairview, Heard-Mixon, Mansfield and Newton County Theme School were selected to participate in the prestigious event held at the Classic Center in Athens.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Miracle League begins play

The Miracle League of Newton County's 2016 spring season is officially underway after a weekend full of games at City Pond Park.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation

Local musician Drew Parker releases new single

Former Alcovy High School student and candidate of TVs The Voice released his new single "Slow Down Small Town" Friday, and the local country musician highlights his hometown.

April 16, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Taking the Cheerios Challenge

Runners take to the streets of Covington Saturday for the annual Cheerios Challenge race, benefiting the Covingotn Family YMCA.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | YMCA

Alcovy rallies back to defeat Tucker 3-2

The Alcovy Tigers completed a late 3-2 comeback victory against Tucker Friday night with help from a Chandler White homerun in the seventh inning.

April 15, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Mr. William ‘Bill’ Boyd

William "Bill" Boyd, 74 of Covington, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born in Atlanta to the late Clifford and Kathryn Park Boyd. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conyers. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Joy Boyd in 2011 and his brother Ronald Boyd in 1998.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Ann Huber Jones

Ann Huber Jones, 77 of Oxford, passed away peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Moultrie to the late George and Ruby Trammell Huber. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Methodist church all her life. Ann enjoyed her flower garden, cooking, art, loved her cats and Saint George Island. Most of all she loved her family and her grandchildren.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mr. Gene Hardy

Gene N. Hardy, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born in Porterdale to the late Perry Lonnie and Florine Hardy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his brother Tommy Hardy, sister Hazel McGiboney and daughter Tammy Lynn Hardy.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: April 13

Donald Myron Abercrombie, 30, Cumming, April 12, Back for court

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

Eastside Lady Eagles fall to Social Circle 2-1 in thriller

An epic match between the Eastside Lady Eagles (9-5, 5-4 4AAAA) and the Social Circle Lady Redskins (9-3-1, 3-1 8AA) came down to three three-minute periods at Sharp Stadium Wednesday night.

April 14, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

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