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NCSO Deputy Jack Simpson turns 91

Deputy Jack Simpson celebrated his 91sth birthday this Fourth of July, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office joined in the cheer Monday.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


RCSO siezes more than 2,000 lbs of marijuana seized in investigation

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office seized more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana after a multi-month investigation and traffic stop - the largest drug seizure in RCSO history.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rev. Cecil W. Dudley

The Rev. Cecil W. Dudley, 89, of Covington, passed away July 7, 2015. Rev. Dudley was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He served the Methodist church, for more than 40 years, locally at Red Oak United Methodist Church, Alcovy United Methodist Church, both in Covington, and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, in Porterdale. Rev. Dudley devoted his life to the ministry of the Lord, always exemplifying the Christian spirit to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Dudley; first wife, Grace (Teasley ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes

Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2015, at the age of 77. Mrs. Hughes delivered newspapers for The Journal for nearly 20 years. She liked antiques and enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her daughters, Pamela Smith, Leanne Rhine; parents, Dale and Hazel Lantis; and brother, Dale Lantis.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Hall

Mrs. Frances Marie Lantz Hall, age 84, passed away on July 7, 2015. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 AM in Mt. Ararat United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Gardner officiating.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Anglin; parents, Chester Piper and Elsie Piper Ridling; brother, Tony Piper.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Salem camp meeting hosts 5K race Saturday

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Salem Camp meeting starts this weekend

The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Tax increase proves need for better county government

Dear editor,

July 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Pratt's 100th birthday

Francis Malone Pratt celebrated her 100th birthday June 28.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Birthdays


Tour of Homes coming this December

For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


It’s official: Baxalta launches

Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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A whole lot of revving going on...

 Newton County, it's time to roll out those vintage hot rods and dust off those blue suede shoes. The King of Rock and Roll himself, or at least his local incarnations, will be in town Saturday night for a benefit concert along with a Classic Car Cruise-in to raise funds for a kidney-transplant hopeful.

August 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


'Traveling Pants' take off again

 While not quite as good as the first film, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" still has its merits, especially if you enjoy high-drama, pregnancy scares and nude male models.

August 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Pizza Plus

Boasting the claim of the best pie crust in town, Billy Oakes and his brother, Ray, have opened the newest pizza parlor in town - Pizza Plus.

August 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Morrison-Wingfield

Ms. Ella Avery and Mr. Lamar Baynes announce the engagement of their daughter Kenyatta Morrison of Newton County to Marcus Wingfield, son of John and Melanie Biggs and Frank Wingfield.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Malcom-Rebholz

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haralson of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom of Shady Dale announce the engagement of their daughter Kelli Danielle Malcom of Oxford to George Russell Rebholz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William "Red" Rebholz of Griffin.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Haileigh Brooke Alt

Candace Alt of Jasper County announces the birth of her daughter Haileigh Brooke Alt July 15 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Baylee Elizabeth Farrow

Brittany Evans and Ken Farrow of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Baylee Elizabeth Farrow at Rockdale Medical Center June 20. She weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


David Samuel Peters May

Rachel and Nicholas Peters of Social Circle announce the birth of their son David Samuel Peters May 15 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dedicated to excellence

 World-renowned author, Elizabeth Sherrill taught a writers workshop at the Newton Center of DeKalb Technical College on Saturday. Writers from Florida, Oklahoma and Georgia gathered to welcome her at a reception on Friday hosted by the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers.

August 10, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Our thoughts...

A free press for years has been one of the cornerstones of the American way of life.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


A-bombs, Olympics, space

The first week in August always, always brings with it a time to remember the fifth of the month, in 1945, when America introduced Japan to atomic energy. There's a Peace Memorial located in that nation's city of Hiroshima, below the spot which was designated as Ground Zero, as the "Little Boy" bomb was actually detonated overhead. Last week thousands gathered there for silent prayer, and to hear the Mayor of Hiroshima once more dutifully call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

August 10, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Is Martin tough enough for Saxby?

Tuesday, Georgia Democrats did what many thought not possible. They rejected the Senate candidacy of controversial DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, and chose instead to nominate Jim Martin to take on Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss this fall. Martin, a Vietnam veteran and former state Department of Human Resources commissioner under Gov. Sonny Perdue and former Gov. Roy Barnes, also represented part of Atlanta in the General Assembly for 18 years.

August 10, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


Heavy loaders beware

Oxford might soon be able to ticket those carrying a little extra weight - more than 10,000 pounds, that is.

August 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Nunchucks left behind

Deputies looking for squatters came across an interesting set of property instead, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

August 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Roy G. Satterfield

Roy G. Satterfield, 88, of Covington, died peacefully at home Aug. 6. The son of the late William and Martha Boggs Satterfield, he was born in Walton County. He had been a resident of Newton County for 80 years. Mr. Satterfield was a member of County Line Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in central Europe during World War II. He was a former employee of C & D Batteries and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting rabbit and squirrel. Mr. Satterfield was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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