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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Wonderful wetlands

We are more than pleased that the city of Covington, with the help of a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, has set aside 1.2 acres of land close to city hall for the development of a wetlands area.

Wetlands create an ecosystem where water and land meet; this delicate ecosystem will help improve water quality by filtering toxins and will also provide a habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife and endangered species.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Go Eagles

All good things come to an end, we are told.

The student athletes who bleed green and silver playing for the Eastside Eagles football team are proving that axiom wrong.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSS has 100 percent participation in Relay for Life

At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program.

Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Blog - 11/28

o Willie James Hardeman, 42, 10173 Pickett St., Covington, Nov. 13. Two counts child support default.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


It's official: U.S. in a recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.

The NBER - a private, nonprofit research organization - said its group of academic economists who determine business cycles met and decided that the U.S. recession began last December.

December 12, 2008 | Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | LOCAL


Eastside head coach charged with theft

Eastside High School head football coach and biology teacher (Joseph) Rick Hurst turned himself in to DeKalb County authorities Nov. 25 on felony charges of theft by taking in apparent mortgage fraud, according to information available on DeKalb County's Online Judicial System.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


OCTOBER Students of the Month

FICQUETT

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Alexander Shane Johnston

 Heather and Shane Johnston of Conyers announce the birth of their son Alexander Shane Johnston Sept. 5 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 2 pounds and 15 ounces and was 14 inches long.

Grandparents are J.C. and Yvonne Cheshire, Gene Lawson, Tommy and Debra Johnston and the late Linda Johnston of Covington.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Verdie “Ella” Elizabeth Taylor

Brandy and Chuck Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Watkinsville, announce the birth of their daughter Verdie "Ella" Elizabeth Taylor July 10 at Athens Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and Dacus Aaron of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Annette and Barry Cason, also of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Dan Aaron. Paternal great-grandmother is Verdie Taylor of Danville, Va. Late maternal great-grandparents are Grace and Paul Fedder of Inverness, Fla., Clay Taylor, Clara Johnson and Helen Barnett.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Feverish, yet thankful

It wasn't the best week to be out of commission.

December 10, 2008 | Kari Apted | News Columnists


Fowler-Barrett

Chad and Terri Fowler of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Christine Fowler to Richard Edward Barrett of Breman, son of Richard and Rosemary Barrett of Breman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gallman of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fowler of Braselton. She is a student at the University of West Georgia.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Engagements


Martin looks to oust Chambliss

MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.

December 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | Election 2008


Chambliss battles for political survival

GAINESVILLE - A parade of political heavyweights came to Gainesville Wednesday to stump for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

December 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood The Gainesville Times | Election 2008


Salvation Army

This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Murray-Morris

Jennifer Lynn Murray and Jason Allan Morris of Washington, D.C. were married Aug. 9 in Montevallo, Ala. with the Rev. Mickey Park officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Murray of Vestavia Hills, Ala. and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scott Vinson of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Orvell Elmer Murray and the late Mr. Murray of Oklahoma City, Okla.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Weddings


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