Jean Paige Danner, 56, and Eddy E. Pugh, 57, of Covington, died from injuries received in a tragic automobile accident on April 21.
Mr. James Stanley Moore Sr., 59, of Covington, passed away April 24. Moore was a dedicated employee, for 40 years, at SRG Global. He loved his family, and enjoyed running, playing drums, fishing, going to the beach, woodworking and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Inez (Harcrow) Moore, sister Audrey Barela and brother Dwight Rutledge.
Dr. Betty June Cottrell Hull, 83, of Covington passed away on April 6.
With great sorrow, the family of Barry Lynn Dunn, announces his passing on April 23. He was the son of Samuel Smith and Lessie (Yelverton) Dunn, born Oct. 15, 1927, in Jackson, Tenn., and moved to Atlanta soon after his birth. He grew up in West End, attended Tech High School, and was baptized and spent his youth at Gordon Street Baptist Church. He was a member of what is now called the "Greatest Generation," ...
A 9-6 loss is disappointing enough, but for the Eastside baseball team that feeling was multiplied in its defeat at Lumpkin County Wednesday.
The Newton girls' soccer team may have missed out on the playoffs, but the Lady Rams left 2013 on a bright note winning three of their last seven.
The New Depot Players are officially streaking – with well-written, acted and directed performances. Following up the notable, but unfortunately under-attended "Rabbit Hole," their spring production is none other than "Driving Miss Daisy."
Newton clinched a spot in the Class AAAAAA playoffs Tuesday, knocking off Morrow 12-2 on senior night.
While the camouflage jerseys the Eastside baseball team wore during "Duck Dynasty Night" Monday were new, the result wasn't as the Eagles picked up their 19th win.
General Jackson "Jack" Carnes, 87, of Covington, passed away April 22.
Mr. Jack Porter Atkinson Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at University Hospital, Augusta, April 22 following an illness of several weeks.
Lutgher Clark Smith Jr., 26, 508 Moore St., Oxford, April 16. Contempt of court, child support.
Unfortunately, in today's society, more attention is paid to the bad that our young people do than the good.
The folks who live in Mansfield received a real shock Friday as an unexpected smack from Mother Nature rolled through a portion of their small town. For more details, you can go to CovNews.com to see pictures and a video of the storm.
A shooting in the Country Walk subdivision off Salem Road Sunday evening that sent one man to the hospital and another man to jail appears to be in retaliation for another shooting involving the same two people six years ago in the same neighborhood.
We are closing in on the end of the session, and a lot of the most important work is coming to a close. One major task for the year remains, however. Since the U.S. Census has just distributed the data necessary for legislative redistricting, that work has only just begun. It looks like a special session in August or September will be necessary to complete that constitutional obligation.
Newton County Commissioners are at work on a budget for the next fiscal year. They face some hard decision. A continued slide in the tax base and cutbacks in state funding means commissioners will be hard pressed to find funds to pay for even the most basic of governmental services. There are two things we know for sure that the voters of this county want: No more taxes and no more cuts in services. Unfortunately, ...
Have you ever felt strong? I mean truly strong, as in invincible? Have you ever felt weak? I mean worthless, like the world would really be a better place without you? Isn't it funny how we can feel so mighty, and then, in just a moment, so defeated. What happens? How does it happen so fast? It is good to feel strong; to be encouraged; we need those times in life. We need to be ...
Newton County's unemployment rate declined slightly, from 12.4 percent in January to 12.1 percent for February, according to information released Thursday from the Georgia Department of Labor.
If you're tired of clouds and rain, hang in there: Bountiful sun and warmth should arrive for the weekend.
One of the first things Melissa Rutledge noticed about Buddy Christian 18 years ago was his eyes.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Prevent Child Abuse Newton encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Newton County a better place for families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities.
Crystal Organic Farm has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
The entrance to Settler's Grove Road at Ga. Highway 142 will close for two months beginning Monday, April 4, for roadwork.
If you're burned out, or stressed out, or your spirit is low; What you need the most is to get up and go - Get some exercise! That's what we do here in Social Circle. Well, not everybody; but a lot of us do. In fact, we're becoming a city of workout-a-holics. The health benefits of exercise for most people are well documented. Exercise helps us to feel better, look better and increases our energy ...
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch effective until 4 a.m. Sunday for Newton County and much of metro Atlanta.
Thank you to the voters of Newton County for entrusting us with your tax dollars to fund capital improvements much needed for the services provided by the county. It is important now more than ever that we be good stewards of your money and that we continually work to earn your trust.
Dear Sirs: I read with interest the editorial on Sunday, March 20, stating that my health care has never been in better hands than it now is in Newton County.
The House hit the first of two crescendos last week that we see every session. Reaching crossover day, we had considered 63 bills and resolutions. Here are some of the more interesting among them.
Rain should hold off this morning, but there's a good chance of thunderstorms, some possibly severe, after noon across Newton County.