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PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

DULUTH vs. ALCOVY: 5 things we learned

COVINGTON, Ga. - Night two of the high school football gauntlet at Sharp Stadium saw the Alcovy Tigers welcome the Duluth Wildcats in their season opener ...

August 19, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy runs past Duluth in season opening victory | VIDEO

COVINGTON, Ga. - There were times Friday night when Alcovy looked like they were playing in another 7-on-7 tournament, except this one with pads.

August 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

NCSO seeking information about bus stop incident

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating an incident that occurred at a school bus stop yesterday.

August 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

UPDATE: Homeowner charged in Spring Road shooting

UPDATE (Aug. 18, 10 a.m.): Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have arrested the homeowner in Wednesday's altercation on Spring ...

August 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Five Things we learned from Drew at Newton

There is only one thing to say after the Newton Rams took on the Charles Drew Titans Thursday night at Sharp Stadium: Football is back!

August 18, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

PREP FOOTBALL: Newton Rams stave off pesky Drew Titans for season opening win

COVINGTON, Ga. - It wasn't always pretty, but the Newton Rams came away from its season and home opener, satisfied with a 39-24 victory Thursday ...

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Former deputy sentenced to serve 25 years

COVINGTON, Ga. – A former sheriff's deputy convicted of child molestation in Newton County Superior Court last week was sentenced to spend at least the ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Commissioners push for security enhancements under bridge

OXFORD, Ga. – Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marcello Banes, along with District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz and District 5 Commissioner Ronnie Cowan met with ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

GAME DAY: Drew Titans at Newton Rams previews and predictions

For the first time in five years, Homer Sharp Stadium will see football action on consecutive nights - three straight, to be exact.

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

CPD offers international training in the Republic of Georgia

REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA, COVINGTON, Ga. - Members of the Covington Police Department (CPD) utilized their vacation days to travel abroad. The international trip was more than ...

August 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Banes: This is not going to be Virginia

COVINGTON, Ga. – The controversy about what to do with Confederate monuments affecting the rest of the South came to Newton County Tuesday night during the ...

August 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

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Failure to maintain lane leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. - A traffic stop for failure to maintain lane and a tag light that wasn't working led to the arrest of a Monticello man on drug charges by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Sunday.

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

BOC votes to shrink SWMA for now

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to pare the number of voting members on the Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) from seven to five with the agreement that it will be raised back to seven in August.

June 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Wayne Haynie resigns from Solid Waste Management Authority

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wayne Haynie resigned from the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), effective Monday, June 5.

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Hoke Waddy Batson

Hoke Waddy Batson, of Covington, passed away June 2, 2017 at 80 years of age. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Batson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. For a time, he served as mayor in the town of West Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Batson then settled in Covington where he was owner/operator of Peachtree Lighting - starting in 1982. In addition to being a successful business owner, Mr. Batson was a faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He was also active in Lay-Witness Missions with the ...

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Oxford council approves Emory rezoning request

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted unanimously Monday night to rezone two parcels of land from Residential (R-20) to Institutional to accommodate an Oxford College of Emory University plan to construct a parking lot on Whatcoat Street where a house was recently demolished. The council also approved a tentative plan for the college to make changes to the Pierce Street corridor leading to its campus from Emory Street.

June 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Johnston sparks new term limits conversation

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston clarified during Monday night's Covington City Council meeting that he was, in fact, in favor of term limits for councilmembers, however, he was not in favor of how they were originally presented.

June 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Backyard Beekeeping offered at the Rock

Join the buzz this summer at Rock Eagle 4-H Center as we learn about all things bees and beekeeping.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

NCSS Students Participate in GMEA District IV Honor Band

Newton County School System students were out in full force recently representing the school district in the Georgia Music Educator Association's 2017 District IV Honor Band. This year 49 very talented NCSS middle and high school students were selected to participate in the prestigious bands.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

*originally published in 2012

June 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Peachtree Academy stresses importance of physical fitness

Just recently Peachtree Academy's baseball and tennis teams earned state championship titles.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

New summer day camp inspires young girls

Camp Girls Building Businesses (GBB) is a summer day camp for girls between the ages of 7 to 14. The camp focuses on educating, empowering and encouraging young girls to build their own, successful businesses.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

TVs, electronics taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington home and stealing nearly $2,000 worth of property over the weekend.

June 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Joan “Maw Maw” Stone

Joan "Maw Maw" Stone, of Oxford, passed away June 3, 2017, at 90 years of age. An active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Mrs. Stone served as Communion Steward, Membership Chair, and was a member of the Under Fifty-Five class for many years. A strong family woman, she adored spending time with her loved ones – the lake being a favorite spot to fellowship together. Those who knew Mrs. Stone will remember her as sincere, loving and classy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 45 years, Buddy Stone; and parents, Luther and Jessie Williams Gower.

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Deborah Ann Roberts Reid

Deborah Ann Roberts Reid, affectionately called "Sister". The oldest of five children was born on January 27, 1955, to the late Mr. Willie Clarence Roberts and Mrs. Helen Smith Roberts in Covington, Georgia. At an early age, she joined Macedonia Baptist Church and later joined Kingdom Connections Ministries under the leadership of Rev. Carlton Mathis, where she served on the Usher's Ministry. Deborah attended school in the Newton County School System, graduating from Newton County High School. Shortly after birth she was afflicted and later diagnosed with Lupus, which she suffered with all of her life, being on disability ...

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

McCart: Gregg Allman's memory lives on

On May the 27th, Gregory LeNoir Allman, of the seminal Southern Rock group The Allman Brothers Band, slipped his earthly bonds, went home to Glory and is now undoubtedly the newest member of the greatest "big house" band that ever was.

June 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

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