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Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Faith in turbulent times

One of the largest aspects of faith and religion is not our assurance of salvation or whether we will experience paradise in the afterlife, but ...

July 17, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state ...

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Sybil Tomlin Davis

Sybil Tomlin Davis, 78, of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Brightmoor Nursing Center in Griffin. She was born on July 18, 1937 ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO thanks citizens for support

In wake of the recent tragedies of the past week, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received an outpouring of support from local ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange

Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange, age 94, of Covington passed away July 10. 2016. She was born June 2, 1922 in Jersey, Georgia to her parents ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Healing together

This week's editorial was one of the most difficult we have written.

July 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letters from Camp: The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center

The month of July marks a change of pace for the staff at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center. After the bittersweet conclusion of Summer Leadership Camp ...

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter:

Dear Editor,

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Anna ‘Ruth’ Harp Crowe

Anna "Ruth" Harp Crowe, 77, of Monroe, died on July 7, 2016. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on July 5, 1939, to the late ...

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will serve as president through April 30.

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter: Congratulations to Judge Johnson on election to statewide post

To the Editor:

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 11

Cecil Freeman Allen, 27, Lithonia, May 9, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Birth announcement

Kayden Jewell Walden was born to Kimberly and James T. Walden, Jr., of Oxford, April 17, 2016. Kayden was born in Piedmont Newton hospital at a weight of 7 pounds, 8 ounces and a length of 19 ½ inches.

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Oxford Lions to hold yard sale to benefit those needing eye exams

The Oxford Lions will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Oxford.

May 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Oxford Lions to hold yard sale to benefit those needing eye exams

The Oxford Lions will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Oxford.

May 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr.

Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr., 79, of Covington, passed away (peacefully/in his sleep) on May 11, 2016, in Social Circle. He was born September 16, 1936, to William Albert Shorter and Lula Sollars Shorter, in Lyford, Indiana. On August 12, 1955, he married Flora Caroline Beard, in Clinton, Indiana. He was a member of Higher Praise Tabernacle church in Covington. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clay Shorter of Brazil, Indiana, William Richard Shorter, of Rockville, Indiana; and his sister, Barbara Belle Minton, of St. Bernice, Indiana. Floyd enjoyed hunting, woodworking, hobbies of arts and crafts ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Imagination has no limits

Friends of Newton County Parks hosted its annual fundraiser for Chimney Park Saturday, bringing imaginations to life with the yearly Fairy Festival. The festival is one of two fundraisers for the park, which is a universally accesible recreational woodland off the Eastside Trail near the Newton County Public Library's Covington Branch.

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Birth Announcements

Asher Josiah Colquitt, March 28, Sarah Colquitt, Joshua Colquitt, Sr., Covington, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 inches

May 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rep. Dave Belton named chair of base realignment student

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed State Representative Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) as the Chairman of the House Study Committee on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

May 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCCA holds fourth student film festival

The Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) held its fourth student Film Festival in the evening of May 5 on campus. It was a small casual event with friends and family.

May 09, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr.

The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.

May 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mario Louis

Mario Louis, 59 of New Port Richey, Florida., passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. He was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti to the late Jacques Louis and Paulette St. Felix.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gerald “Jerry” Roy Hawes

Gerald "Jerry" Roy Hawes, 72 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. He was a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. Jerry enjoyed working outside with his flowers and bonsai trees. He loved camping, fishing and woodworking, and could crochet and knit. Jerry would go out of his way to help other people and he was "just Jerry". He was born in Fremont, Michigan, to the late Andrew Jewell, Sr. and Effie Leona Powell Hawes. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Pat Dawes and brother, Andy "Junior ...

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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