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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


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Magistrate Judge Henry Baker to retire

Judge Henry Baker, Probate Judge and Chief Magistrate of Newton County announced he will retire and not run for re-election in 2016 Friday.

January 24, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Optimism for Newton County

The annual Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce dinner would have been a great recruiting commercial for Newton County to show those looking for a location to open or expand their business.

January 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Piedmont Cattleman’s Association honorees

L to R: Phillip Britton –Commercial Cattlemen of the Year, Scott Shelton-Pure Bred Cattleman of the Year, Trey Gafnea –Member of the Year, Charles Woodward –Years of Dedicated Service, Glenn Hayes –Years of Dedicated Service, Frank Pool –Cool Season Hay Contest Winner, Fred Greer – Annual Grass Hay Contest Winner, Frank Malcolm –Warm Season Hay Contest Winner, and Jack Weesner –Junior Cattleman of the Year.

January 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Belton: Budget time in the legislative session

The second week of the Georgia legislative session always deals with developing a budget. This week was no different as the governor and the general assembly worked together to address the requests of the different departments. I'm very gratified that almost $15M in grants and investments were awarded to your district last year.

January 23, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL


Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle with Lymphoma. Guy was predeceased by his parents, Guy and Hazel Tucker, Mom Polly, his siblings, Rose, Walter and Margie, and his only son, Mike. Guy is survied by his wife of 44 years, Margaret and his daughter, Melanie and her husband, Johnny, children: Donna, Brian, Jonathan and Trey, Katie, and son, Landyn, and Lynn & Bobby Kirkland and their son David. He is also survived by his son's wife Melinda Pittman of College Station ...

January 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


After school activities cancelled due to weather

All Newton County School system after-school activities have been cancelled for Friday due to expected inclement weather.

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Wesley Freddie ‘WF’ Cole, Jr.

Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved gardening, camping, fishing and hunting. Wesley was a man of his word who valued honesty. He was caring and loving to all he knew and had a great sense of humor. Wesley proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was born in Trenton, Mississippi to the late Wesley F., Sr. and Lottie Mae Westbrook Cole. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leonard Carl Moore

Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Gainesville to the late Leonard Moore and Jeanette Stubbs Bradley.

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Malcolm and Alma Harrison. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles E. Smith; brother, Ronnie Moore; sisters, Clarice Plymale, Patricia Stinnet; sisters-in-law, Betty Elliott and Mary Ann Beauseau.

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn

Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie R., Sr. and Florance Kampa Baird. Arleene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Blood drive to be held in memory of Jeff Blount

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 2-7 p.m. in memory of Jeff Blount at Prospect United Methodist Church in Covington, where he was an active member.

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 20

Jaime Lopez-Gonzalez, 28, Conyers, January 19, Back for court

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Braving winter weather

Be prepared

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Martha Reynolds Cole

Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised in Covington to Everett and Lavada Reynolds, Martha graduated from Newton County High School. She later met her first husband Robert Charles Bayliss and put down roots in St. Petersburg, Florida. Martha was a devoted mother and loved her four boys - the "Bayliss Boys" - Rob (Jan), Matt (Christine), Joe (Johanna) and Mitch. She was also crazy about her grandkids, Ethan, Joe Jr., Grace and Gage.

January 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. William James "Bill" Fisher

William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William James, Sr. and Bertha Manning Fisher. Bill grew up in historic Darien, Ga. where he graduated from high school and excelled in both academics and athletics. Bill graduated Georgia Tech in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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