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Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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Mary Jackson Dollar

Mary Jackson Dollar, 88 of Roswell, GA was promoted to Church Triumphant Monday, April 4, 2016, at The Sonshine Manor in Dahlonega, where she had been a resident for the past 21 months.

April 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport

Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport, of Fayetteville, passed away April 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Talmadge Davenport and is survived by her sons, Steve Davenport of Covington, Brett (Bo) Davenport and his wife Peggy of Tyrone; sisters, Marjorie Gaston, Diane Williamson, Cheryl Hudson; brother, Ronnie Vaughn; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

April 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Don’t make Newton County worthless

Boy, has garbage been in the air a lot here in Newton County recently.

April 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Grant to develop Newton as a ‘zero suicide’ county

View Point Health has received a Garrett Lee Smith grant in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The grant furthers the agency vision of building healthy lives and healthy families through high quality comprehensive care.

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


Newton’s Mental Health Court is getting the lost on the right path

On April 6, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-Fourth Congressional District) visited Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn's mental health court.

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jase Colton Knight

Jase Colton Knight was born on February 9, 2016, to Trent and Candice (Ballard) Knight at Rockdale Medical Center at 7:05 a.m.

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

Lakeeta Patrice Anderson, 32, Stone Mountain, April 1, court sentenced

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Linda Diane Parker Pickens

Linda Diane Parker Pickens, 63 of Conyers, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Washington County. She was born in Atlanta to the late Homer and Geneva Farmer Parker. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a precious spirit, was fun-loving, loved flowers and lover her family. But most of all she loved the Lord. Linda was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Stanley Pickens, both parents and her brother Buddy Parker.

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas Richard Lagano

Thomas Richard Lagano, 52 of Jackson, passed away on April 5, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on December 18, 1963, in Queens, N.Y. and grew up in Ulster County, New York and Palm Beach County, Florida. Tom had an entrepreneurial spirit, tremendous sense of humor and had us laughing until we cried. He loved to cook, but most of all he cherished time spent with his family. Tom was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, uncle and cousin. He will be dearly missed, but he will live forever in our hearts. He was predeceased ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roger Darryl Holloway

Roger Darryl Holloway, 52 of Social Circle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 1, 2016. He was born in Athens, to the late Jessie Dean and Susie Holloway; in addition, he is preceded by his little brother Ricky and step mother Judy Holloway. Darryl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to everyone. He never met a stranger and would give you his last dollar. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, working on cars and building motors. He was a Shriner and a Mason. Darryl loved his wife, children and his grandbabies, but most of all he ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Walton Eugene Harris, Jr.

Mr. Walton Eugene Harris, Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Benton House. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to the late Walton Eugene Harris, Sr. and Beulah Riley Harris. He is preceded by his late wife, Julia Jeanette Hitchcock Harris, and his four sisters.

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Linda Glover

Mrs. Linda B. Glover, 65 of Conyers, passed away April 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center. Glover was born in Porterdale to the late Herschel and Alma Lee Traylor Blalock. She was retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company where she worked in customer service. She loved to crochet, cook for family and friends, and collecting elephants. She loved being surrounded by her friends and talking about the Lord and reading her Bible. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand

Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand, age 91, of Covington, passed away on April 7, 2016, at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. The daughter of the late Warner Pittard and Mamie King Pittard, Mamie was born on December 22, 1924. She was raised and graduated from high school in Stone Mountain. She married Warren Candler Almand Jr. on July 4, 1946. Her life centered on being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband worked together in their janitorial business after his retirement. In their later years they enjoyed their friendships from their neighborhood, their church, and their camping ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leland "Judge" Ellis

Mr. Leland "Judge" Ellis, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016. He was born December 12, 1924 to the late Clifford and Inez Jones Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Oxford; he was "Citizen of the Year" in 2000, chosen by the Mayor and City Council and was the grand marshal of the Oxford Fourth of July Parade. He was one of the founding members of the Oxford Fire Department which was originated in 1954. Mr. Ellis was of the Methodist faith and a longtime member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. He served his ...

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Andy’ Cagle

Robert A. ("Andy") Cagle, 67, of Covington, passed away April 3, 2016, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Waycross in 1949 to Lillian and Ernest P. Cagle. Robert was a retired accountant. He also loved music and played in bands around south Georgia most of his life.

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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