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PHOTO GALLERY: Eastside Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Eastside High School graduating class celebrated its graduation Saturday afternoon at Springfield Baptist Church.

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Newton Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Newton High School graduating class celebrated its graduation Saturday morning at Springfield Baptist Church.

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Alcovy Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Alcovy High School graduating class celebrated its graduation Friday night at Springfield Baptist Church.

May 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Newton County Jail Log: May 24

Gayla Dalyn Atkins, 47, Oxford, May 22, theft by receiving stolen property Kyneth Neil Atwater, 35, Covington, May 18, theft by taking Sophia Markita Bailey, 31, Covington, May 21, theft by shopl...

May 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions Club month in the county...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

NCSO investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the two people responsible for robbing a Covington man Sunday afternoon. According to a NCSO incident ...

May 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of local venues. June's artist...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late Euell Thomas Coker and the late Mary Frances Robison. He is survived by his wi...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Pistol stolen from truck

COVINGTON, Ga. – Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person who stole a pistol out of a pick-up truck over the weekend. According to a NCSO incident repor...

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Pit Bulls reportedly attack pet in carport

OXFORD, Ga. – A 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was reportedly attacked and killed by two Pit Bulls at a house in Oxford Sunday morning. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)...

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Piedmont Academy students present ‘The Shaggy Raggy’

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's K-3 class has been very busy. Teacher, Mrs. Mary Ramsdell and the students have been working together to design and form a quilt. They made the quilt for an o...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Academy celebrates graduating kindergartners

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy held its Kindergarten commencement ceremony at the Cougar Gymnasium May 16. The "Kinder Cougars" graduation opened with an invocation by Headmaster Mr. Tony Tann...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Knight dispels rumors on her opinions

COVINGTON, Ga. - City Manager Leigh Anne Knight took a moment during the Covington City Council's May 15 meeting to dispel rumors about her opinion on the city's alcohol ordinances. Knight started...

May 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was killed in a May 15 motor vehicle acciden...

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed. And this year's Eastside boys track team wasn't quite the same as last year's senior-laden bunch that literally ran ...

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

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