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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 ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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 ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

January 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 2

Shane Alan Adair, 40, Loganville, November 29, Probation violation for fingerprintable offense

December 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sarah Oglesby

Mrs. Sarah Oglesby, age 86, of Covington passed away December 2, 2015. She was born in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late John Thomas and Mary Ellis Mims Hawke. Mrs. Oglesby retired from Stanley-Proto. She loved people and enjoyed cooking. Following her retirement she worked for several restaurants in the area including; Betty's Country Kitchen and McDonald's. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

December 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


NCSS graduation dates announced

The Newton County School System announced graduation dates for the Class of 2016 Thursday.

December 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO looking for help in armed robbery case

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for help from the public to identify three suspects involved in an armed robbery on Salem Cove Trail Nov. 24.

December 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Christmas events this week in Covington

Thursday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Thankful musings

After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.

November 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington News canned food drop-off location

Throughout this holiday season you can help feed local families simply by coming by The Covington News.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and Frances Davis Ginn at a very young age, he was raised by his Uncle and Aunt, S.A. and Lois Spears Ginn. A 1943 graduate of Covington High School, he then attended Oxford College. Mr. Ginn proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII, as a radio operator and rear seat gunner on the Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Following the war he attended and graduated from Emory University, with a degree in business. After ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with an interim legal team.

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a lifelong resident of the Stewart Community. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. Mr. Edwards also attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was currently attending Stewart Community Church. He retired from Essex Wire and Cable and also worked from Hooten Motors, Allen Auto Parts and B & H Wrecker.

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 18

Antwuan Deangelo Banks, 30, Conyers, November 15, Probation violation; theft by shoplifting; probation violation

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Crop production rises

It's been a good year for soybean and corn production, while cotton is down almost 20 percent from a year ago.

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 77 in Conyers. He was employed by Mobil Chemical Company. Mr. Dunevant was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Ray) Dunevant; his father, Harold W. Dunevant; and his mother and step-father, Verdie and Clifford Morrison.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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