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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 38, Covington, February 16, Battery - family violence

February 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


William ‘Bill’ McCord

William "Bill" McCord, 70 of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. He was born in Atlanta and was the son of the late Bill and Alma McCord. Bill was retired from Auto Train and Phoenix Crane.

February 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Berthalene LaFevers

Mrs. Berthalene M. LaFevers, age 81, of Conyers passed away February 14, 2016. She was born September 2, 1934 in Loganville to the late Claude and Azzilee Cox Mann. Mrs. LaFevers grew up in Covington and worked for Duck Head Apparel. She enjoyed playing games on her tablet, feeding birds, shopping, traveling and going gambling in Cherokee. Mrs. LaFevers was preceded in death by her sisters; Essie Edwards, Shirley Treadwell and Elsie Knight along with her brother; Larry Mann. She is survived by her daughter; JoAnn Ramey of Conyers, her son; Eddie Bowen (Dawn) of Mansfield, her brothers; Sammy Mann ...

February 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eula Harmon

Eula Harmon, 89 of Covington passed away February 13, 2016. Mrs. Harmon retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Mrs. Harmon was a Newton Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer for 20 years, and she enjoyed volunteering at the Cinderella Shop. She loved being around people, playing bridge, and she cherished the time spent with family. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Harmon; as ...

February 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Ann Cheek

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Cheek, age 81, of McDonough passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. She was born October 23, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to the late William Absalom and Helen Bish Coffield. Mrs. Cheek was Methodist by faith and member of Union Methodist Church. She served her country in the United States Air Force and spent her career working as a project manager for the Veteran's Administration. Mrs. Cheek lived in various places around the country and no matter where that was, she had her favorite restaurants. She always enjoyed going out to eat with family and friends no ...

February 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Stand up and run

It is February and the election season is officially upon us.

February 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 10

Ali Kareem Adams, 30, Covington, February 8, probation violation

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Jack ‘Lee’ Walden

Mrs. Jack "Lee" Walden, 85 of Covington passed away February 12, 2016. Mrs. Walden loved to sing and play the organ. Additionally, she enjoyed reading, her flowers, gardening and her pets. A talented seamstress, she often made her own clothing. Mrs. Walden was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was a reserved person with a very sharp wit. Mrs. Walden was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a wonderful homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew "Jack" Walden; parents, Warren and Pearl Harden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Luther Pitts Duncan, W.H. and Mildred ...

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin was of the Baptist faith and proudly served his country in the US NAVY. He retired from Bell South where he was a service technician. Calvin loved his family above all else. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Jerry Collier.

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James and Bessie Ariail Poole. She worked at CR Bard for 26 ½ years. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church and loved to crochet, work in her rose garden and loved hummingbirds. Doris was an avid Braves fan. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren beyond measure. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Jack Burroughs ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce Grigsby Murphy. David was a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. His life revolved around his wife and children. David was a proud soccer dad, enjoyed grilling out, but his passion was his children. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jill Christman Murphy; daughter Meagan Caroline Murphy; son, Jonathon David (JD) Murphy; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Tommy Teague; brother, Chuck Murphy; and many loving extended family members including many in-laws ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela Card. Damon graduated from Jackson High School in 2012 where he played football, baseball, basketball, wrestling and track. He enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting drawing and was a member of the band Half Life. Damon especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Denton and Sybil Card.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and Clara Belle Stokes. Mrs. Cody was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of LAVFW 5290 of Conyers, Georgia, and she volunteered for seven years at Rockdale Medical Center.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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