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Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays


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Keeping his word, working with others

Sen. John Douglas promised last year that he would have legislation passed that would help protect school children from sexual predators.

He sponsored Senate Bill No. 14, which would prohibit anyone who is on a national or state sex offender registry from serving on local school boards.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Unemployment still rising

Sadly Newton County's unemployment rate has jumped to 11.7 percent, up from 10.4 percent in December.

In January, the last report from the Georgia Department of Labor showed that 1,195 people had applied for unemployment benefits in the county.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Jim Nusser

Mr. Jim Nusser, 67 of Conyers died March 28, 2009 at his home. Mr. Nusser was born July 25, 1941 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Harley Ray and Florence Sheridan Nusser. Mr. Nusser enjoyed drag racing, fishing and wood working, he also loved to argue about politics and won every argument. His daughter, Tassie Sirmans and a brother, Keith W. Nusser, preceded Mr. Nusser in death. His wife Judith Nusser and four children; Alise Nusser, Covington Carrie and Jim Stalvey, Covington Aaron and Chezy Nusser, Conyers Jonathan S. Nusser survive him. He is also survived by his three sisters ...

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


George T. Barnes

George T. (Tommy) "Toot" Barnes, born September 25, 1939, died March 28, 2009. He was a brick and block mason by trade for most of his life, but also was a police officer in Porterdale, and served briefly as a security guard. Music consumed the better part of his life, it was his legacy. He will be sadly missed by family and friends alike, but we have the comfort that he is at peace now. He has fought the good fight, and won the victory that is in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by ...

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Barbara Watson

Watson

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


John Frank Chriswell

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


McCart-Cox

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Todd McCart announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lynn McCart of Covington to Joshua Richard Cox of Cornelia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Cox.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Elijah Wilson

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays


New theme school involves all stakeholders

For the past two years I was part of a group assigned the task of studying magnet and theme schools for the Newton County School System. This past fall, the Newton County Board of Education approved the creation of a parental involvement theme elementary and middle school. However, I now realize that the committee appointed to study theme schools was not finished with its mission and purpose and that there is still work to be done. The committee failed to adequately communicate the process and the vision of the proposed schools to the community at large.

March 28, 2009 | Kendra Mayfield Guest Columnist | News Columnists


EYESORE of the week

Past its prime: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located just east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Elm Street/Alcovy Road.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


Ellen Pressley

Ellen Pressley, 68, of Covington, died March 27. She was born in Fulton County, Ga. on August 21, 1940 to the late Neal and Carolyn Evelyn Duckett McKenney. Mrs. Pressley was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Glenn Pressley and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Neal and Jean Pressley of Conyers, Greg and Connie Pressley of Covington; grandchildren: Chris Pressley, Melissa Parker, Casey Pressley, Scott Pressley; great grandchildren: Annalie Parker, Ashton Baker.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


River of words

The winners are: Local River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 17. Sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful and judged and funded by the Covington Service Guild, students were invited to create art and write poetry about water. First place winners received $100 savings bonds, second place winners received $75 savings bonds and third place winners received $50 savings bonds. Winners were entered in the national and state River of Words contests.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Akeem Antwon Prewitt, 19, 6A Hazel St., Porterdale, March 9. Probation violation.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Parking fees at state parks to be raised

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed raising parking fees at state parks. State park visitors currently pay $3 per vehicle and can buy an annual park pass for $30. If approved by the DNR board, the daily parking fee will increase to $5 and the annual pass will increase to $50, effective May 20. New military and group discounts would be introduced as well.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Etheleen Maloy Dodson

Etheleen Maloy Dodson, 81, of Covington, died March 26 at Riverside Health Care Center. The daughter of the late Luby Jackson Maloy and Lena Ricks Maloy, she was a member of Voice of Pentecost. Mrs. Dodson loved her church and loved being around children. She will be dearly remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. Mrs. Dodson is preceded in death by her husband James Harold Dodson and her son Steven Dodson.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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