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Oxford city council member steps down after moving to Covington

Long-time Oxford city council member Terry Smith resigned from the council, Mayor Jerry Roseberry announced today.

May 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Evans, Eagles ready to build off storybook season

The Eastside Eagles baseball team's storybook season came to an end on May 16, when it was defeated by No.1 ranked Buford Wolves ...

May 31, 2016 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside

Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Oxford men's tennis team earns emotional victory

The Oxford College men's tennis team has won a national championship for the second year in a row, but the road back to victory ...

May 31, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Oxford College

Field athletes help lead Newton to first state title

A year after finishing fourth in the state, the Newton Rams took home the Class AAAAAA title in the 2016 GHSA Boy's Track and ...

May 31, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

May 29, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Water treatment upgrades suggested to county leaders

It has been undeniable that a community needs water to survive and thrive.

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

‘Drastic’ cost-cutting options being looked at by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from constitutional officers from the horseshoe at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday on why their respective ...

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

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SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of controversy over keeping them in captivity.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses on Tuesday. But the Republican's call for fixes to the bill awaiting his signature prompted pushback from the National Rifle Association and Georgia lawmakers still supportive of the original proposal.

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time jurist and former prosecutor known he called "one of America's sharpest legal minds."

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County hires fire chief

Newton County hired its Chief of Fire Services with a unanimous vote by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

March 16, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Johnston: Let’s kick poverty out of town

Just last week, I was asked to read a Dr. Seuss book to a local elementary school class. I get asked to do those types of things often, but I jumped at the chance because I thoroughly enjoying interacting with the future decision makers of our town. I didn't realize that day, in particular, would be an eye-opening experience for me.

March 15, 2016 | Ronnie Johnston | Columnists

Dress codes and the expense of female dignity

How many among us recognize the name of Yolande Betbeze Fox, the Alabama beauty who died recently at the age of 87?

March 15, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Barbara Estep

Mrs. Barbara Estep, age 79, passed away March 11, 2016. She was born April 7, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Lewis Everett and Althea Cooper Van Akin. Mrs. Estep served in the United States Army and retired achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After her service to her country she worked for 30 years at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Estep was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club and enjoyed going to the beach and loved cruising. She also enjoyed shopping, antiquing and collected twisted butter knives. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by her ...

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Montessori School hosts annual chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington hosted their annual Chili Luncheon Monday. Firefighters, EMT personel, Sheriff's deputies, police officers and other local community servants were treated to a meal by the students at the Montessori School. The 3-to-6-year-old students made and served vegetarian, firehouse, meat and white varieties of chili, along with grape salad, banana pudding and dirt cake.

March 14, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

James Edward Butler

James Edward Butler, Sr., 92 of Covington, passed away on March, 13 2016, -five months after the passing of his beloved wife of 68 years, Patti Jo Forlines Butler.

March 14, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen | OBITUARIES

Covington moving forward on downtown parking study

Complaints have been heard about the parking - or lack of parking - available on the Square in downtown Covington.

March 13, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Federal Emergency money granted to Newton County

Newton County could receive $3.1 million dollars from the federal government after receiving a presidential disaster declaration following heavy rains.

March 13, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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