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What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION

Election dates you need to know

It's a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

Eagles strike revenge against Rams

It's been an eventful week for Eastside boys basketball. Isaiah Miller scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter against Locust Grove on ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Rams drop Lady Eagles on senior night

It was a mismatch coming in with Eastside sitting on a 5-18 record including a 1-10 mark in region play and the Lady Rams boasting ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Oxford win puts them in the driver seat

To control their own destiny for the No. 1 seed, Coach Roderick Stubbs and the Eagles needed a win over Southern Crescent Tech and with ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Oxford College

Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - A Georgia man accused of beating a deer with an accounting textbook after it had been hit along an Arkansas highway has ...

February 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim attorneys for the next 90 days.

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont Abbey.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year. Junior defensive back Robert Black was the lone member of the All-Region team for Alcovy.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band, Fowler has been selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a member of the Macy's Great American Marching Band.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had had many kids sign and go to college to play football on an athletic scholarship. Current Eagle head coach Troy Hoff compiled a list of some of Eastside's current college football players.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on Tuesday to honor some of their own and the award winners were: Molly Moon (Coach's Award), Brittany Medlin (Offensive Player of the Year), Bailey Stewart (Golden Glove), McKenzie Powell (Eagle Award), Caitlin Ray (MVP). Ray also made the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star team. Only seniors can make the list and only 80 players in the state were selected.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with an interim legal team.

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two suspects in the Walmart murder arrested in Tennessee

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the Covington Walmart murder yesterday in Manchester, Tn., after a citizen tipped off the local media.

November 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Learn from history

A day after our president called ISIS "contained" the Islamic State launched a well-coordinated attack on the City of Light. ISIS just took down an airliner and conducted a suicide attack in Beirut. More than 900 citizens of our allies have been murdered by ISIS in a little more than a week.

November 22, 2015 | Dave Belton | LOCAL

The value of you

Just a Thought: How much are you worth?

November 22, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

Pastor announces candidacy for District 113

As a pastor, Sharon Henderson has been serving the community since 1989. Now she wants to take that service to a broader level, and has announced her candidacy for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 113.

November 22, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Leadership — a Study in Contrast

When terrible events happen, leaders address the safety concerns of their communities, and then reach out to various factions to ensure a solution is reached. They bring people together and work with them to be successful. Events of this past week underscored the stack contrast in leadership between President Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

November 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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