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Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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


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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


Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson

Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson of Cumming passed away May 5, 2016, at the age 96. Mrs. Wilson was a life-long resident of Newton County, and a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford. A wonderful cook she always had a meal prepared for her husband, Fred Allgood, and was well known for her cake baking. Her favorite pastime was going to Turner Lake Senior Center to paint and finish ceramics. In addition, she also enjoyed crocheting afghan's in her spare time.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton Federal Bank named 2016 NCSS partner of the year

Newton Federal Bank was named the 2016 Newton County School System Partner of the Year Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Newton County Jail Log: May 4

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, April 29, Probation violation

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Newton County Jail Log: May 4

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, April 29, Probation violation

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton Federal Bank named 2016 NCSS partner of the year

Newton Federal Bank was named the 2016 Newton County School System Partner of the Year Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for 40 years. Eddie was an avid hunter, and he especially enjoyed hunting deer, wild boar, turkey and duck. In addition, a favorite pastime was salt and fresh-water fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mary Ray Lackey.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High School Marine JROTC, the evening kicked off with the survivors walk. Members from each team that had booths around the track selling goods to raise money for the American Cancer Society took the second lap of the evening. Other themed laps throughout the night included the lap of silence and memorial laps.

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long line of local merchants, farmers and school teachers. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to a farm on Salem Road in Newton County. After completing high school, George worked at the Porterdale Mill for a year.

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large farming family of seven sisters and a brother. He attended school until the sixth grade but had to return to the family farm. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. When he returned from his military service he met his wife Rose Marie Manery at Grant Park and they were married for 54 years. He was a hard worker and retired from Emory University after 33 years ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through the Covington Square Monday kicked off the events. followed by opening ceremonies in the stadium.

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But, party membership may not be the best way to decide on candidates in our upcoming county primaries May 24, 2016.

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory, you've felt that, too.

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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