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Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Logan Elane Davis

Logan Elane Davis, 18, of Newborn passed away June 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy (Cofield) Breedlove.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County Arts Association will waive $25 registration fee.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Greg Hickman

Raymond Gregory "Greg" Hickman, 66 of Monroe, died on June 18, 2016. Greg was born in Tifton on June 30, 1949, to the late Marguerite Chambliss Hickman and the late Raymond Dexter Hickman, Jr.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Man’s body found on side of road in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible homicide after finding a man's body on Lower River Road Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Michael Cunningham.

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter: What can we do?

Dear Editor,

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Deal names Eastside one of state’s ‘greatest gains’ schools

Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) announced that Eastside High School has received a Gold Level Greatest Gains school award. Eastside was one of 187 Georgia schools recognized as either a Greatest Gains or Highest Performing school.

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts: Reflect this Father’s Day

The world is a hectic place. Emails follow us home on our phones, communications from others are just 240 characters and a Tweet away and a non-stop news cycle floods us with the day's troubles.

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Neal Harris

Neal Harris, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Harris retired from the Army National Guard after 35 years, where he worked as a maintenance technician. In addition, he retired from the Newton County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of service. Harris enjoyed breakfast for 36 years at McDonalds with his dear friends. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his great-grandson Neal, and his beloved dog "Rambo". He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Harris; grandson, Douglas Stevens "Trae" Cash, III; parents, Erastus Reager ...

June 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Louise Fraser Cook

Louise Fraser Cook, age 96, passed away on June 15, 2016. Louise was born in and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She attended North Avenue Presbyterian School and Brenau Academy. She is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Franklin Fraser, Jr. and Louise Taylor Fraser, brothers Benjamin Franklin Fraser III and Robert Morris Fraser, sister Josephine Fraser Ross; and her beloved husband of 63 years, William Sidney Cook, Jr. DDS, with whom she moved to his home town Covington, GA. In 2001 she moved to Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. She is survived by son William Sidney Cook ...

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: June 15

Austin Hunter Adams, 19, Covington, June 14, Willful obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor, giving false name, address, or birthdate to law enforcement officer

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Summer Concert Series: Sensational Sounds of Motown

Downtown Covington Summer Concert Series started Friday night with the Sensational Sounds of Motown. A lively crowd turned out to dance the night away.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Photos: 18th annual Creative Kids Camp

A fantastic week of creativity took place at the 18th annual Creative Kids Camp. Campers learned about orchestras, studied artist Vincent Van Gogh and created their own versions of his famous paintings, acted and sang a medley of songs. The Arts Association of Newton County commends their fantastic campers, counselors, teachers, and sponsors: Georgia Heart Specialists, Newton Federal Bank, Virgil Warren Foundation, and host, Oxford College of Emory University.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Kids participate in British soccer camp

Challenger Sports offers a range of soccer camps and clinics throughout the year, including the British Soccer Camp that took place this past week at the Covington YMCA. The program, which serves ages from 3 to 18 years old, features drills, scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament, all ran by coaches from the UK.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


First Lady Deal visits STRIVE Clubhouse

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Frank Berry recently toured View Point Health's STRIVE Clubhouse. STRIVE Clubhouse is 1 of 12 Resiliency Support Clubhouses in Georgia.

June 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


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