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Eagle miscues lead to Wildcat win

Turnovers and penalties plagued Eastside on the road at Locust Grove as the Eagles dropped their second region game of the season in a 42-13 ...

October 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Film tax breaks could lead to big movie/TV breaks

Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...

October 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Bagwell named NCSS Teacher of the Year

Tears welled up as Kristen Bagwell accepted the award as Newton County School Systems 2016 Teacher of the Year Award, saying, "I've always wanted ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Macon consultants to continue managing county forests

A letter of understanding outlining the services provided by Barber Forest Consultants, Inc., for forest management services was approved by the Newton County Board of ...

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

BOC approves new position at landfill, truck leases

The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the creation of a CDL driver position and the leasing of two "roll-off" trucks.

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First candidates forum Oct. 8 for District 43 Special Election

The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lady Rams score 18 runs to top Rockdale

Just a week ago when Newton and Rockdale met on the softball field at Newton it took the all the Lady Rams had and then ...

October 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

County’s toughest topics discussed at retreat

The Newton County Board of Commissioners held a retreat at the Fire Services Administration Building Wednesday, discussing some of the most important topics facing the ...

October 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Citizens turn out to protest resolution limiting commentary

Benches at the Newton County Historic Courthouse were filled with people Tuesday night, many there to protest a controversial resolution placing restrictions on public participation ...

October 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Hay’s lawyer files motion for dismissal of county countersuit

Lawsuits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Newnan, on July 2, 1943, to Merrell and Pat Lowery.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Extradition sought for American lion killer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community of Newton County. Mrs. Hamlin worked for the Federal Government with the Department of Agriculture. She was Baptist by faith and a member of County Line Baptist Church and also attended the First Baptist Church of Covington with her husband Mr. James Melvin Allen, Jr. After Mr. Allen's death she married Mr. Ray Hamlin until his passing some years later. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; she loved country and gospel music ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

East Newton PTO unveils new playground

COVINGTON - After six years of fundraising, the East Newton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) finally was able to gift the school with a new playground area for the students.

July 31, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

UPDATE: Boil Water advisory lifted for Porterdale

UPDATE: The boil water advisory for Porterdale has been lifted as of Friday evening. "Lab test results found there were no water quality issues. Water is safe for consumption," said a statement from the City of Porterdale.

July 30, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John and Joyce Fincher Cook. Mr. Cook worked for Harold's Propane and started his career with Cawthon Brother's Propane some 40 years ago. He loved to ride his motorcycle and play his guitar. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cook; his children, Chris and Hope Cook of Monticello, and Noelle & Anthony Johnson of Covington; his grandchildren, Bailey, Ashlyn, Catelaine, Heaven, Zac, Jaisiah and Lia along with his sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA (AP) - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Form of Government panel finalizes report

The Form of Government citizen panel presented its final report to the Board of Commissioners last week with the intention of clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the chairman, board and county manager.

July 30, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate and William Samuel Shields. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Nick McLendon.

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS

UPDATE: Kidnapped 12-year-old found

UPDATE: Twelve-year-old William Dorian Moxley has been located. According to a statement from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle on Interstate 24 (just inside Tennessee) and initiated a traffic stop at exit 155. Troopers were able to safely stop the suspect vehicle and recover the child. Dorian is reported to be in good condition. Detectives enroute to continue the investigation.

July 30, 2015 | | LOCAL

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Missing southwest Florida dog turns up in Atlanta

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 miles away.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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