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Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 28

Justin Blake Barlow, 26, Covington, Sept. 24, deposit account fraud

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Letter: A landmark

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Thank you

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Annie Grace Saffo

Funeral services for Ms. Annie Grace Saffo of 6239 Green Acres Dr. Covington, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Letter: What can we do?

Dear Editor,

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Deal names Eastside one of state’s ‘greatest gains’ schools

Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) announced that Eastside High School has received a Gold Level Greatest Gains school award. Eastside was one of 187 Georgia schools recognized as either a Greatest Gains or Highest Performing school.

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts: Reflect this Father’s Day

The world is a hectic place. Emails follow us home on our phones, communications from others are just 240 characters and a Tweet away and a non-stop news cycle floods us with the day's troubles.

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Neal Harris

Neal Harris, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Harris retired from the Army National Guard after 35 years, where he worked as a maintenance technician. In addition, he retired from the Newton County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of service. Harris enjoyed breakfast for 36 years at McDonalds with his dear friends. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his great-grandson Neal, and his beloved dog "Rambo". He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Harris; grandson, Douglas Stevens "Trae" Cash, III; parents, Erastus Reager ...

June 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Louise Fraser Cook

Louise Fraser Cook, age 96, passed away on June 15, 2016. Louise was born in and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She attended North Avenue Presbyterian School and Brenau Academy. She is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Franklin Fraser, Jr. and Louise Taylor Fraser, brothers Benjamin Franklin Fraser III and Robert Morris Fraser, sister Josephine Fraser Ross; and her beloved husband of 63 years, William Sidney Cook, Jr. DDS, with whom she moved to his home town Covington, GA. In 2001 she moved to Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. She is survived by son William Sidney Cook ...

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: June 15

Austin Hunter Adams, 19, Covington, June 14, Willful obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor, giving false name, address, or birthdate to law enforcement officer

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Summer Concert Series: Sensational Sounds of Motown

Downtown Covington Summer Concert Series started Friday night with the Sensational Sounds of Motown. A lively crowd turned out to dance the night away.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Photos: 18th annual Creative Kids Camp

A fantastic week of creativity took place at the 18th annual Creative Kids Camp. Campers learned about orchestras, studied artist Vincent Van Gogh and created their own versions of his famous paintings, acted and sang a medley of songs. The Arts Association of Newton County commends their fantastic campers, counselors, teachers, and sponsors: Georgia Heart Specialists, Newton Federal Bank, Virgil Warren Foundation, and host, Oxford College of Emory University.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Kids participate in British soccer camp

Challenger Sports offers a range of soccer camps and clinics throughout the year, including the British Soccer Camp that took place this past week at the Covington YMCA. The program, which serves ages from 3 to 18 years old, features drills, scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament, all ran by coaches from the UK.

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


First Lady Deal visits STRIVE Clubhouse

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Frank Berry recently toured View Point Health's STRIVE Clubhouse. STRIVE Clubhouse is 1 of 12 Resiliency Support Clubhouses in Georgia.

June 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


Social hosting and how it affects Newton County’s future

Recently, we published an article entitled, "Social Hosting 101: Part 1." In the first article of this four-segment series, we gave an overview about what social hosting is and how it can affect our communities. Today, the focus will be on why there is a need for change regarding social hosting in our local communities.

June 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


Eastridge Community Church opens Jackson campus

Eastridge Community Church will break ground on a new building at 14200 Highway 36 for its Jackson Lake Campus on June 12 at 5 p.m. The campus currently meets at Alcovy High School on Sunday mornings at 10:45.

June 10, 2016 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Dr. Melvin Baker named to Oxford City Council

Dr. Melvin Baker was sworn in as a member of the Oxford City Council Monday night, replacing Terry Smith.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Oxford


Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She was an active member in both churches and faithfully taught Sunday school for several years. Her passion was working with youth and encouraging their relationship with the Lord and growing in faith. In her continued service for her Lord, Harris was also a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Feeding Team. She was a dedicated employee at The Bank of Covington for many years ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


City of Covington to host free legion field grand opening event

Drive Time and the Newton County Community Band will perform at the official grand opening of Legion Field, hosted by the city of Covington.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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