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Task Force formed to target DUI drivers

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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NCSO kicks off school supply drive

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Washington Street Community Center, the Salvation Army and the A.K.A. Sorority Inc. for its Annual Back to School Supply Drive.

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kathryn W. Bryant

Mrs. Kathryn W. Bryant, age 87, of St. Petersburg Florida passed away October 13, 2013. She was born January 19, 1926 in Oxford, Georgia to the late Ira and Verna Williams. Memorial services for Mrs. Bryant will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Oxford Historical Cemetery. The family will receive friends one prior to the service at the funeral home. J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 2157 East Street S.E., Covington, GA ...

July 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Misty Hicks

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

July 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts on outside vendors

We are never happy to see groups come into our community, especially on holidays, to set up shop for a week or two and sell products that rob profits from our local merchants who pay taxes on a regular basis.

July 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ted Wynn appreciated at luncheon

A surprise appreciation lunch was held for the local county extension agent, Ted Wynne, on Sunday, June 7.

July 05, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Oxford celebrates 4th, 175th

An Independence Day full of activity in Newton County began with Oxford's annual Fourth of July Parade Friday.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Oxford


Our thoughts: Fourth of July

"Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government."

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


OUr thoguhts: Celebrate your independence

Our community is planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in a grand way today.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Order of Easter Stars installs officers

The Order of the Eastern Star is a non-profit, benevolent order and housed in Covington at Golden Fleece Lodge.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Newton County jail log

Kiana Nichelle Mullins, 19, 35 River Walk Farm Parkway, Covington, June 3, cruelty to children, second degree, criminal damage to property in the second degree.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Our thoughts on the runoff

During the recent primary election, many of Newton County's voters didn't show up. They paid no concern to who would represent them and a minority of the county's voters bothered to head toward the polls.

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A life-changing experience

The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Robbie Graham

Robbie Graham of Oxford, passed away June 28, 2014, at the age of 51. Robbie was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was "tech savvy" and liked working with computers. In addition, he enjoyed history, genealogy, spending time outdoors fishing and attending his church, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. Most of all, he loved his children dearly. Robbie was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice (Brown) Harris and his father, Joe Graham.

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John W. Dunevent

John W. (Johnny) Dunevent of Porterdale, passed away June 30, 2014, at the age of 87. Seaman Second Class Dunevent proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where he faithfully attended Sunday School weekly. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion Post #32, in Covington. Mr. Dunevent owned and operated Dunevent's TV Service for more than 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his wife, and he was always willing to help anyone he could. He was loved, and will be missed by ...

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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