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Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Science Fair winners

Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Post 77 drops doubleheader to Loganville

CONYERS - The Conyers Post 77 American Legion baseball team could not overcome a tirade of hits administered by Loganville Post 233 in doubleheader play Monday, losing both games, 15-6 and 12-3.

June 20, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Carter transfers to Memphis

One's loss is another's gain.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hensley named new Rams coach

The search is over for the next Newton High baseball head coach.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Outlook not so good for the disabled Braves

After a decade of ruling the National League East, the Braves have spent what seems like an eternity watching the postseason from home.

June 20, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Operation Falcon nets more than 100 local arrests

Approximately 100 people were arrested in Newton County last week as part of the fifth annual state-wide sweep, led by the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies, for people wanted for felonies and outstanding warrants.

June 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen found guilty in Ricks murder

After four hours of deliberation on Wednesday evening, a jury unanimously declared a Newton County teen guilty of murder for the 2007 shooting death of Kawasikis Ricks during a botched armed robbery.

June 19, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A great-grand pair looks ahead

Emily Grace came sweeping into our house in her little pink basket Sunday to inspect her great-grandparents for the first time. She must have given Reny and me high marks. She giggled and smiled during most of the visit. She only made a face and cried when bottle time ticked around.

June 18, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Making a new home

Moving has always been pretty easy for me.

June 18, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Chimney park moving along

Dear Editor: Just home from a trip to beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, I feel a renewed belief in the need for and value of parks and green space in four community and an enthusiastic commitment to seeing Chimney Park funded and built in a timely manner.

June 18, 2008 | Barbara Morgan | Archives


Bear Creek essential for future

Formulating smart plans for the future is an essential duty of local governments.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Anticipation builds for Dixie Boys World Series

The 2008 Little League regular season ended last week at City Pond, with postseason slated for July.

June 18, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Please spare me the agony of the NBA finals

I can't take it anymore.

June 18, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Johnny Gordon (John) Davenport

Mr. Johnny Gordon (John) Davenport, 61, of Covington, died June 15. The son of Mr. Hobert T. L. Davenport and the late Margie Louise Davis Davenport, he was born in Newton County. He graduated from Newton County High School and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. Mr. Davenport was a faithful member of Christ Cornerstone Church where he served as usher. He loved God, his pastor and his church family. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in the yard and building anything.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Frances Allen Fannin

Frances Allen Fannin, 76, of McDonough, passed away peacefully June 13 after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Lollie Avery Allen and Will (W.J.) Allen, she was born in Covington, one of three children. She was preceded in death in 2002 by husband of 46 years Rogers Fannin. Also preceding her in death were brother Willie Clifford Allen in 1992 and seven half-brothers and -sisters Bessie Cawthon, Essie Watts, Nina Moore, Gertrude Rosser, Emmett, Linzy and Herman Allen. Mrs. Fannin retired from Southern Bell (BellSouth) after a 30-year carrer. She reentered the workforce, working for a number ...

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Louise Wall Steward

Louise Wall Steward, of Covington, died June 14 at Westberry Health Center, Conyers. The daughter of the late Julius Pierce and Ardella Johnston Wall, she was born in 1920. She was the widow of Edgar H. "Bid" Steward. Mrs. Stewart was a long-time member of Zion Baptist Church where she worked as a secretary for many years. She also worked for Bibb Manufacturing in the spool room for several years before she began work at Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by sisters Ruth Plunkett King and Beatrice Wall and Brother Horace P. Wall.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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