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Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Snapping Shoals members gather

Snapping Shoals EMC held its annual Round Up and members' meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

July 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rotary Club to host golf tournament

The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Sara Elizabeth King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs ...

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Area school supply drives

Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Back to School tax holiday approaches

School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia's tax-free holiday.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Runoff set for GOP sheriff hopefuls

 Voters will have another crack at picking a Republican candidate for sheriff in the upcoming August 5 runoff between the top two contenders - Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton and Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson.

July 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County does not request state ease current watering restrictions

While a number of north Georgia counties have successfully petitioned the state for a relaxation of their water restrictions, Newton County has no plans to do so at this point.

July 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Well connected

In a couple weeks, Newton County's public safety communications will join the digital age as the long-awaited, multi-million dollar radio conversion project comes to fruition July 29.

July 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Big toy fascination, fantasy

I'm not quite ready to go and change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.

July 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Food Pantry thankful

Dear Editor: The Community Food Pantry has completed its move to its new facility at 7125 Turner Lake Circle SW, next to FaithWorks. For 20 years, the Community Food Pantry was housed by the First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Because of the deterioration of the old facility, the move became necessary.

July 18, 2008 | Billy Wade | Archives


Gun law is positive for residents

Dear Editor: After reading your article of "Ready, Aim, Fire" and more specifically, your comment of "What was Sonny Perdue thinking when he signed this into law?", I felt that I had to respond. I understand that there are two sides to this question, but I feel that your article didn't fairly represent the side of those in favor of the bill. Please keep in mind that the new change affects law-abiding citizens. Yes, weapons will now be allowed on MARTA and other forms of public transportation. Yes, weapons will now be allowed in state parks. Yes, weapons will ...

July 18, 2008 | Elizabeth Allen | Archives


Voter turnout dismal for primary

Voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election was less than impressive. With only 21 percent of the register voters of Newton County casting ballots, the voice of many went unheard.

July 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


The rod and the staff

We are continuing our study of Psalm 23. Our focus today is to complete our thought from verse 4 - "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

July 18, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Imogene McDonald Hays

Mrs. Imogene McDonald Hays, 85, of Mansfield, died July 13 at Emory Hospital. The daughter of the late R.W. and Exie Kitchens McDonald, she was born in Newton County. She was preceded in death by husband of 47 years Mr. Fred Banks Hays. Mrs. Hays attended the University of Georgia and was a lifelong member of Mansfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking and was famous for her chocolate pound cakes and pecan pies. She worked for many years at Hays Truck and Tractor Company in Mansfield as secretary and bookkeeper. She was a loving wife ...

July 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bonnie Fay Wolaver

Mrs. Bonnie Fay Wolaver, 76, of Covington, died July 17 at her residence. The daughter of the late Grady and Sarah Light, she was born in Arab, Ala. She was preceded in death by Mr. Richard Lee Wolaver, her husband of 42 years. Mrs. Wolaver was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her life. She loved picture puzzles, reading and watching children's movies with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wolaver was of the Methodist faith and a member of Starrsville United Methodist Church.

July 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Faithful family

Pleasant View Baptist Church welcomed their new senior pastor, the Rev. Jermaine A. Smith, on July 6. Located at 302 Fincher Road in Covington, the historic church has served the community for the past 156 years.

July 18, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Kirkland Road shooter named

 Authorities released the name of the Riverdale man charged with murdering one man and injuring two others at a Newton County residence Tuesday afternoon.

July 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


3 write-in candidates emerge

Frustrated with what they see as a "corrupt" political establishment, three neighborhood activists have announced their candidacy as Independent candidates for tax commissioner, chairman and state senate.

July 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Families must submit school choice forms today

The deadline to submit Public School Choice applications is today for parents seeking to move their children out of Porterdale and Middle Ridge elementary and Clements Middle schools for the 2008-09 school year.

July 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Ruby Todd Collier

Ruby Todd Collier fulfilled God's plan for her journey through this life July 15. She has joined the faithful gathered by the river that flows by his throne. Mrs. Collier was born in 1914 in Meriweather County. She was preceded in death by beloved husband Gomer W. Collier. She leaves a legacy of life lived without regret. As formidable as Georgia clay, Ruby loved her God, her family and her friends. Never afraid to speak her mind, she often advised on the essence of life. From faithful worship and honest work to unfettered advice ranging from practicing forgiveness to ...

July 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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