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Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman passed away in his Covington home, September 30, 2014, at the age of 90. Mr. Hoffman was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he also served as past chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Intermediate Department.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: Thanks

Covington has a history of having some outstanding fire chiefs run its fire departments.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Honor

Dr. William Dobbs was not only a good man and a great, caring doctor, but he was also an honorable politician. It was the right thing for the City of Covington to honor the memory of this respected man, just four months after his death.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Speech meet winners announced

Providence Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the second annual speech meet for the Upper School, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 25. The finalists and winners are listed as follows:

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General." She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Outdoor burn ban lifted

The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NMC to host Billy Taylor Classic Golf Tournament

Registration is open for Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.

September 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Manners

It's become common for Newton County residents to see roads blocked off with filming equipment and tents set up hosting production company personnel, or to turn on their televisions and see the Covington Historic Courthouse or other familiar homegrown sights.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


GPC named Military Friendly School

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI Jobs.com. The label reflects the college's efforts to provide educational opportunities to U.S. veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list was released Sept. 23 and can be found at militaryfriendlyschools.com.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Cars of the Past come to Covington

Hot Rods will line the streets of the Covington Square once again, all in an effort to help Newton County children in need this Christmas.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington student completes internship

Olivia Martzell of Covington, a Northwestern State University student studying mass communications, was nominated for two awards for a multimedia package she produced during an internship in Italy last summer. Martzell wrote, shot, edited and produced a package that was nominated for best story in the multimedia category and best overall photography, which she won.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New arrivals

Evelyn Claire Thelen, Sept. 3, Sara Thelen, Mark Thelen, Covington, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21.5 inches.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Births


Mrs. Annelle Townsend

Annelle Townsend, of Oxford, passed away Sept. 26, 2014 at the age of 82. Married to Grady Townsend for 59 years, the couple honeymooned in Daytona, and visited there every year around their anniversary. Mrs. Townsend enjoyed shopping, but most of all she loved being with her family. She was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers and will be remembered as a great cook – always preparing more than enough. Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sally Mae Davis; brothers, Buford Davis, R.H. Davis; and sister, Willene Royal.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Katie lee Jones to Dr. Jack L. Edward

On April 25, Katie Lee Jones and Dr. Jack L. Edwards, having renewed their high school (Newton County High, Class of 1961) relationship of 47 years ago, were married at the Historic Court House in Covington.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kari payne to lance knight

Tim and Jeanne Payne of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Payne to Lance Knight of Covington, son of Kenneth and Donna Knight of Covington.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Terren Bree Sinyard

Chip and Tammy Sinyard announce the birth of their daughter Terren Bree Sinyard March 26 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Aubrey lynn mcmullen

 Tammy and William McMullen of Oxford announce the birth of their daughter Aubrey Lynn McMullen Jan. 2 at DeKalb Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Anslie nicole andre

 Keri Andre and Michael Andre of Conyers announce the birth of their daughter Anslie Nicole Andre at Rockdale Medical Center March 5. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hawkins earns 2007-2008 All-State honors

Newton High's Jamon Hawkins was selected to the 2007-2008 Class AAAAA Boys Basketball All-State Team (first team).

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Sky high: Clanton signs with LBWCC

Eastside High, especially recently, is notorious for producing gifted athletes.

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Finger accidentally amputated

 A juvenile received an accidental finger amputation last Friday at a school on Ga. Highway 36 according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Piedmont headmaster charged with DUI

 A Monticello man who heads the Piedmont Academy, a preschool through 12th grade private school which has 12 seniors from Covington graduating this year, was arrested for driving under the influence April 26, according to a Georgia State Patrol incident report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Gresham's qualification challenged

 Board of Education candidate Horace Don Gresham's qualification for the District 2 seat has been challenged and a hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Monday.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Hannah Grace Wyatt

Little Hannah Grace Wyatt died May 6 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her parents and family.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


County ends year in black

 Newton County ended fiscal year 2007 with a budget fund balance of 25 percent or $14.5 million and was issued an unqualified "clean" opinion for its financial statements by certified public accountants.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Emotions run high in sentencing

 During an emotion-filled hearing, the Social Circle teen charged with the accidental death of his girlfriend apologized to her family before receiving his sentence in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


democratic stance

 A banker, a developer and a retired marine will all vie this July for the Democratic Party nomination for Newton County Chairman.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Atlanta Gas Light woos Covington

 At the request of the Atlanta Gas Light Company, the Covington City Council agreed on Monday to release information on the city's gas system to the company for a potential purchase offer.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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