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Covington’s Fourth of July celebration to be bigger, brighter this year

As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the ...

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

‘Go-to site for entertainment’ coming to Covington

A "one of a kind, massive, film, TV, music and video gaming production site" is close to coming to Covington.

June 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Henry Heard

A Celebration of Life

June 27, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Photos: NCRC honors the late Jimmy Wright with annual basketball camp

For the sixth year in a row, the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) hosted the Jimmy Wright Memorial Basketball Camp this week at the Turner ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Finding alternatives to gangs

It may just look like someone got creative with a spray can of paint, but law enforcement sees graffiti as a possible sign of gang ...

June 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Neighbor voices concerns on Agriculture Center

Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about ...

June 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton Recreation baseball team off to USSSA World Series

Many professional baseball players never get to play in a World Series, but this group of recreation players will get the chance to say they ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

New coach brings new spark to Oxford’s soccer program

For native Icelander Tinna Gallagher, culture, family and experiences mean everything.

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Oxford College

Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Mrs. Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand

Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand, age 91, of Covington, passed away on April 7, 2016, at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. The daughter of the late Warner Pittard and Mamie King Pittard, Mamie was born on December 22, 1924. She was raised and graduated from high school in Stone Mountain. She married Warren Candler Almand Jr. on July 4, 1946. Her life centered on being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband worked together in their janitorial business after his retirement. In their later years they enjoyed their friendships from their neighborhood, their church, and their camping ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

From The Masters: The Spieth Show Remake

This feels like a movie we've seen before.

April 08, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

Pack again chasing Jordan Spieth at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A pack of lesser-known players is pursuing Jordan Spieth at the Masters, and some other big names are lurking not too far behind.

April 08, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016

Jordan Spieth picks up where he off at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth picked up where he left off at the Masters.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016

Historic Conyers Street Gym temporarily closes

UPDATE

April 07, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Leland "Judge" Ellis

Mr. Leland "Judge" Ellis, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016. He was born December 12, 1924 to the late Clifford and Inez Jones Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Oxford; he was "Citizen of the Year" in 2000, chosen by the Mayor and City Council and was the grand marshal of the Oxford Fourth of July Parade. He was one of the founding members of the Oxford Fire Department which was originated in 1954. Mr. Ellis was of the Methodist faith and a longtime member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. He served his ...

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Masters begins with ceremonial tee shots by Nicklaus, Player

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters is underway after a pair of ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016

Nicklaus talks the 6 toughest shots at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National has a mystique as the only major championship played on the same golf course every year.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | MASTERS 2016

New president named for Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A new president has been named to take the helm of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Robert ‘Andy’ Cagle

Robert A. ("Andy") Cagle, 67, of Covington, passed away April 3, 2016, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Waycross in 1949 to Lillian and Ernest P. Cagle. Robert was a retired accountant. He also loved music and played in bands around south Georgia most of his life.

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Masters Life Top 5: picks to win

5. Bubba Watson – He won in 2012 and 2014, could 2016 be in the cards?

April 06, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

Masters Life Top 5: quotes from Masters week

They said what? (Quotes from 2016 Masters week)

April 06, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

Masters Life Top 5: best places for celebrations

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

Masters Life Top 5: new to The Masters

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

Masters Life Top 5: talk of the tourney

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2016

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