A fox has reportedly bitten two students at Rocky Plains Elementary School while the students were outside, according to Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen and Newton County School System officials.
Mrs. Sara Deason, age 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. She was born August 6, 1933 to the late Ermine and Josephine Cartledge Johnson. Mrs. Deason was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle and served the Lord her entire life. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a past president of the WMU. Mrs. Deason was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and ...
NEWTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
Mr. Lloyd Madison Lyda Jr., "Butch," 68, of Oxford, passed away May 19.
Mrs. Barbara Mull Norman, 61, of Covington, passed away May 20. Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by her father Hoyt Mull.
Data released by the Georgia Department of Education Tuesday show that cohort graduation rates have increased across the board for Newton County Schools.
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The lowest price for regular gas is $3.45 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will talk next year's budget again at 7 p.m., tonight at the Historic Courthouse, and they could resume discussions about whether to increase the property tax rate and cut or enhance any specific services.
Ollie Mae Grant Sams, age 86, passed Sunday, May 19, 2013. A visitation will be Thursday May, 23rd at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington,Ga. from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. Graveside service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in the Newborn Memorial Cemetery in Newborn, Ga.
The West Side precinct of the Newton County Sheriff's Office will host its grand opening Tuesday at 10 a.m. The precinct is located at 3665 Salem Road, Suite C2. Although there is limited space, the grand opening is open to the public.
Grace Allen was born and passed away Aug. 16. Surviving are parents Britt and Sandra Allen of Athens; sister Lexie; brother Jake; grandparents Harold and Shirley Awtry of Bishop, Charlie and Cathy Allen of Covington; great-grandparents Betty Z. Edwards, Brice Allen, both of Covington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mrs. Lois Coady Maddox, 86, of Social Circle, died Aug. 20 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. The daughter of the late Vance and Mamie Parish Curtis, she was born in 1921 in Newton County. Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by husband Mr. Lindsey A. Maddox. She lived in Henry County for a number of years and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, Kitchen Kuties and the Henry County Hospital Board and a ...
Helen Bonner Spears, 97, of the Brick Store Community, died Aug. 20 at Morgan Memorial Hospital from complications from a fall. The daughter of the late Howard Francis and Ora Upshaw Bonner, she was born in 1909 in Rutledge. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, great-granddaughter Mary Gail Summers, husband of 58 years Mr. Oscar Hermis Spears, son Mr. Oscar Howard Spears and son-in-law Moody C. Summers. Mrs. Spears was ...
Joyce "Myra" Nell Daniel Wofford, 77, of Covington, died Aug. 20. Mrs. Wofford, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, was a faithful member of Evangel Community Church. She was employed by Sears Roebuck Co. for 21 years. Mrs. Wofford was an active member of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, initially a member of Chapter No. GA12 in Decatur and moving to Chapter No. GA375 in Covington. She was preceded in death by parents Starks ...
Linda Christian Waters passed away recently in Cedar Hill, Texas. Surviving are husband Brian Waters of Cedar Hill; mother Jessie Nell Christian; sister Carol Daniel; and brother Mark Christian, all of Porterdale.
It's been a long 14 years without a field house, but now athletes and coaches at Eastside High School have a brand new athletic facility with state-of-the-art weight lifting equipment, plenty of office space, locker rooms and large storage areas.
The Arts Association in Newton County has once again put together a varied and rich cultural program for the 2007-2008 Arts Series, featuring not only local but regional and international acts.
Administrators at Oxford College of Emory University want to construct a state-of-the-art science center on the campus to enhance existing programs and house new ones with expanded capabilities.
Usually Newton County residents see Alan Fowler, band director at Eastside High School, in his classroom, bleachers or on the football field - but Monday morning the greater Atlanta metro area can see him on the small screen.
This thing in Iraq, and the one in Afghanistan as well, has about gotten to the point where every last one of us is going to have to think it through again. Each of us needs to start from scratch and think these matters through completely. Next, then, we're going to have to do something, individually and corporately, that maybe all of us are a little uncomfortable considering: we're going to have to make ...
With the heat wave still in full effect, the Covington Police Department is already getting loose in anticipation for their 24th annual Fuzz Run.
If you're up for some good old fashion country music and a few do-sa-dos, the Newton County Hayriders might have something just for you.
Newton High School's FFA Chapter will be acknowledged as a Two-Star National Chapter at the 80th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 25 - 27.
George L. Harrington, 37, of Topeka, Kansas, died Aug. 16 at Midland Hospice. The son of George and Frances (Mayo) Harrington, he was born in 1970 in LaGrange. He lived in LaGrange and Pine Mountain and later moved to Lanett, Ala., where he graduated from high school. Mr. Harrington moved to Topeka at age 19. He worked at the Shawnee County Department of Revenue and later WalMart. Mr. Harrington was a member ...
As head of Children Services at the Newton County Library, Carol Durusau, is in her element and loving it.