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Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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


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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 back ribs, a 20-ounce beverage and special edition Rib Giveaway T-shirt to kick off summer BBQ season.

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 retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church where he devoted his time as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a kind and generous man, had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party! Mr. Whitney loved his family dearly, enjoyed traveling and spending time with them and will surely be missed by all who knew and adored him. He was preceded ...

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


James Livingtston Hicks

James (Jim, Jimmy) Livingston Hicks, 90 ¾, of Covington, passed away April 20, 2016. Jim was a well-respected veteran of WWII, proudly serving as a first-class gunner's mate on Navy sub chasers. Through the years Jim's family was always his top priority. He provided for them for 50 years by representing sporting goods manufacturers in the Southeast and later from the family cabin on Jackson Lake. Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mitchell Hicks; son, David Anderson Hicks; grandson, Daniel Lee Hicks; and numerous immediate family members.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Fishing for Hornyheads in Newborn

Newborn celebrates three decades of Horneyhead fishing April 30 in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Nevada Moss and Lucas Cronan to serve as honorary chairs for Relay For Life of Newton County

The American Cancer Society has selected Nevada Moss and Lucas Cronan as honorary chairs for this year's Relay For Life of Newton County event, which will take place at The Church At Covington on April 29-30.

April 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Everybody Walk Newton series continues in Porterdale

The third of a series of four walks in Newton County Trails' Everybody Walk Newton campaign will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Porterdale.

April 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: A new era begins

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority will officially begin its task this week.

April 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSS Students Participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System was well represented in the recent Georgia Music Educators Association's Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from Fairview, Heard-Mixon, Mansfield and Newton County Theme School were selected to participate in the prestigious event held at the Classic Center in Athens.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Miracle League begins play

The Miracle League of Newton County's 2016 spring season is officially underway after a weekend full of games at City Pond Park.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


Taking the Cheerios Challenge

Runners take to the streets of Covington Saturday for the annual Cheerios Challenge race, benefiting the Covingotn Family YMCA.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | YMCA


Mr. William ‘Bill’ Boyd

William "Bill" Boyd, 74 of Covington, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born in Atlanta to the late Clifford and Kathryn Park Boyd. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conyers. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Joy Boyd in 2011 and his brother Ronald Boyd in 1998.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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