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Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father's Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. The Reverend Doctor William B. Wade, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will follow the service in the Church fellowship hall. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of the arrangements.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton series, has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:45 PM as the last walk in the four-walk series.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Registration now open for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Programs

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Ladies, you don't want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Ursula Annemarie Kaminski

Ursula Annemarie Kaminski, of Covington, passed away peacefully April 13, 2017, at 76 years of age. Mrs. Kaminski was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington. She was very spiritual, loved classical music, books, and poetry. Her hobbies included gardening, painting, and playing tennis. Mrs. Kaminski was the matriarch of her family, and will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Heinz and Annemarie Meierhof; and sister, Heidi Lyons.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Smith

David (Mike) Smith Sr., our Pop, left us to be with our God on April 13, 2017 after a long illness. Pop was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on December 27, 1938. He was a long time resident of Covington, Georgia. He served in the United States Army Reserves and worked many years in sales. He loved being with his large family, keeping his four acre yard looking good, and playing the lottery. Pop was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Flora Smith, his brother Dennis Ray Smith, his sister Mary Ella Bruce, two grandchildren, and one great ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Homer Durden, Jr.

Mr. Homer Durden, Jr. was born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Homer (Mattie Smith) Durden, Sr. in Covington, Georgia.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommie Lee Freeman

Mr. Tommie Lee Freeman was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Newton County to the late Willie Kate Hudson Freeman and Mr. Alvin Freeman.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dr. Daniel Dunkin

Dr. Daniel Dunkin, of Monticello, passed away April 13, 2017, at the age of 82. Dr. Dunkin had a passion for teaching and a love for history which he shared with the students in the Butts County School System. A lifelong patriot, Dr. Dunkin started as a Marine and then served 30 years before retiring from the Air Force Reserves. When not spending time with his family, he could be found fishing or gardening. Dr. Dunkin was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Dunkin; and parents, Thomas Shelton and Lena (Cole) Dunkin.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Georgia Congressman Jody Hice tours Newton County businesses

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton / Covington Office of Economic Development (NCOED) hosted Georgia Congressman Jody Hice this week on a tour of the area's biggest business residents. The OED sought to give Hice, who represents Georgia's 10th district, a picture of the economic opportunities presented by the current businesses located in the Newton / Covington / Walton area, as well as by some of the newer businesses just now breaking ground there.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alcovy girls tennis team on its way to state

The Alcovy girls tennis team throttled Grovetown 4-1 Tuesday, allowing the Lady Tigers to advance to Wednesday's region semifinals against Greenbrier, but more importantly giving them a state tournament berth for the first time in at least three years.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Alcovy


DNR announces t-shirt art winners for youth birding competition

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia's 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Carol Tamplin

Carol Tamplin, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 64. Mrs. Tamplin loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Trips to the beach and the mountains were among her favorite ways to spend time with family. Compassionate and kind by nature, Mrs. Tamlin took pleasure in caring for others. Her joy in giving was especially evident during Christmas – her favorite holiday. Mrs. Tamlin took great pleasure in buying for those she loved, or those in need. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Elizabeth (Canup) Savage.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County settles landfill dispute

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – Newton County has reached a settlement agreement with East Georgia Land and Development Company that prevents the construction of a regional landfill near Lower River Road.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | County


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