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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 ...

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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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


Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was a student at Heritage High School in Conyers and a resident at Elks Aidmore.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving discounts to former and current military members, and a variety of thank yous.

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, American Legion Post No. 32 and a trustee of the Elks Aidmore Children's Center, where he was the Chairman of Golf for Kids. In addition, he was a member of the Covington Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1806, where he was as a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge and a past State President of the Georgia Elks ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care to give them a suitable way to transport personal items.

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent were married in a twilight ceremony September 26, 2015, on the patio at The Lake House in historic Avondale Estates. The Reverend Dr. William B. Wade officiated at the double ring ceremony.

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Weddings


Veteran's Day specials around Covington

Amici: Veterans and active duty military get 40 percent off one entrée.

November 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Second man arrested in murder case of Adrian Brooks

Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014, Horace Coates was arrested Friday.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield in December 1940, when he was just 6 weeks old. He lived his entire life in this location, with only a short time away while serving in the military. He worked as a trim carpenter, while raising cows and farming. He spent much of his time caring for his pets. He loved music, and earned the nickname "Spooney" from his time playing the spoons with various bands.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Percentage of Newton County students graduating surpasses state's average

Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two of the schools, while one has graduated the same percentage as last year.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Region Champs!

With the County-Line Championship and the Region 2-AAAAAA Championship at stake, the Newton Rams (8-2,4-1 region 2-AAAAAA) took on region rival Rockdale County (2-8,1-4 region 2-AAAAAA) in the final regular season game. Newton dominated from the opening kickoff and pummeled Rockdale 42-0 to win the County-Line trophy and the region championship.

November 09, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton


Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig of Covington passed away November 8, 2015, at the age of 56. Linda's valiant fight with Lymphoma Cancer started in 2013 and resumed in September of 2015. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and many supporters carried her through months of grueling chemotherapy.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart and put it back together. An excellent carpenter, Troy used his skills in the construction of the new Access Road location of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. In addition, he liked to fish and was an animal lover.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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