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Library, janitorial contract funding approved

The Newton County Library was granted $27,000 by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday night after library officials said the system could lose its ...

December 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Eastside football dominates All-Region 4-AAAA squad

The Eastside Eagles dominated the All-Region 4-AAAA football team, as 23 members of coach Troy Hoff's squad were selected to the All-Region roster.

December 09, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

More musical treats for your ears

Greetings Covington and welcome back to another installment of The Minute. And just right quick, I wanted to take a moment to thank so many ...

December 08, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Social Circle officer appeals termination after aggressive actions

A former Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) officer is asking for his job back after being terminated following a traffic stop that crossed the line ...

December 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Eastside wrestling team wins Newton Cup for first time in five years

When the Eastside wrestling team got together before the season began to list its goals, winning the 2016 Newton Cup was toward the top of ...

December 07, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

BOC Summary: 162 proposed to honor Deputy Justin White

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored Deputy Justin White Tuesday evening by requesting the local legislative delegation to have a portion of Georgia ...

December 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar prepared to show off his acting chops this weekend

If you happen to take a trip to the Porter Auditorium this coming weekend and you see a familiar local football coach donning a wig ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Eastside Trail benches to be enhanced by local Scout

When Covington resident Jake McCarthy was 8-years-old, he told his parents what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Holloman to play on high school football’s biggest stage

It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no secret that he has been the subject of major recruiting news, with college football powerhouses like Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and many more currently knocking at his doorstep.

September 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Auction will benefit county’s hungry

Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal held auctions at the church before, but this is the first time the Covington church is hosting a live and silent auction for the general public.

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Farm Bureau receives district awards

Newton County Farm Bureau (NCFB) was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District annual meeting, held Sept. 6 in Douglasville.

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Agriculture

Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's discuss some of the lessons we've learned during the past six months. Consider this the highlight reel of the past six months of articles I've written, just in case you missed one or two (I'm sure you haven't):

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture

Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week we call passion or Holy Week, and when Jesus enters the temple. As he enters what is supposed to be a place of liberty and justice for all, he encounters people who have been hired by the government working in the temple. Their job is to serve and be a convenience for pilgrims, but they are now committing crimes. They pick and choose who they will sell short and cheat. And the hardest thing to ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the "less thans".

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

The best way I know to help choose what direction our community, state or nation moves toward is by voting for people who best reflect our own beliefs. Voting is a sacred right that we have been given by those who came before us. Some have given their life defending this freedom; some have worked hard to see that right is not for a few but for all, and it would be a great shame if we don't vote and instead allow that right to be wasted.

September 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton County School System's 2017 Teacher of the Year Friday.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eagles grab big overtime win against Oconee County

The Eastside High School football team dug deep to come out with a 32-31 overtime win against the Oconee County Warriors Friday night.

September 24, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Eastside

Shorthanded Tigers fight hard for fourth win

Despite missing several key players to injuries and illness, the Alcovy High School football team survived a close one against Forest Park, beating the Panthers 7-6.

September 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Newton overcomes turnovers to beat Heritage

The Newton Rams showed that old habits die hard as Friday's football game against Heritage was filled with turnovers and penalties, much like their previous games this season.

September 23, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

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