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David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fatality in I-20 crash identified

52-year-old Joel William Simpson, a Newton County resident, has been confirmed dead after he drove his vehicle against traffice on I-20 Tuesday night, crashing into another vehicle around the 89 mile mark between Almon and Salem roads.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington- Two dead in apparent murder suicide

The Covington Police Department responded to a shooting Thursday, discovering a man and woman shot when arriving on scene.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New section of Social Circle Bypass to open

The new section of the Social Circle Bypass from State road 11 to East Hightower Trail will open Tuesday, June 2, according to Superintendent of traffic, safety and utilities J. Robert Manning of ER Snell Contractor.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Harry Owens likely interim county manager

Newton County revealed the name of the candidate under consideration for the position of interim county manager Friday following the departure of former County Manager Tom Garrett last week.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Appreciation

Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stacey Cotton appointed to medical marijuana study group

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal's new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Thank you partners

Dear Editor,

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Preparing for graduation

The Newton County School System's high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jester-Taylor

Marilyn Jester, of Covington, announces the engagement of her daughter LaTara Shamika Jester, also the daughter of the late Ronnie Scofield, to John Dee Taylor III of Covington.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Engagements


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Lee reflects on record-breaking freshman season

By Grady Steele

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tigers hosting second trail run

The second annual "Run with the Tigers" trail race will be held Saturday, July 26 on the Alcovy High cross country course.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Oaks Course rolls out green carpet for junior golfers

By Jason Coffin

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Red, white and musical

Every year the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country's independence. Throughout Newton County, officials have two days packed with activities for the entire family.

July 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Robot Love

In the grand tradition of making movies with cute, anthropomorphic robots - a la "Short Circuit" and "Star Wars" (if you can call a handful of movies a tradition) - "WALL-E," Pixar's latest creation under its contract to Disney, is a definite crowd pleaser, with plenty of Pixar's trademark wit and storytelling heart.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Precautions can prevent holiday accidents

The Fourth of July is a highpoint of summer, with parades, picnics, cookouts with friends and family and, of course, lots of fireworks.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Cheers and tutus

For mothers who are at their wits end when it comes to finding both attractive and affordable ballet apparel and cheer wear for their daughters, your prayers have been answered.

July 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Form-based ordinance approved

After two years of study and revising, the Covington City Council approved a new form-based ordinance, which officials hope will guide more smart growth and mixed-use developments to the city in the future.

July 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Taking aim

Yesterday marked the first day Newton County residents could carry concealed weapons into restaurants. House Bill 257, which the Georgia General Assembly passed in April and Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law in May, took affected July 1.

July 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


New public safety laws

More than 400 bills passed during the 2008 General Assembly session went into effect July 1. Among the legislation were new laws regulating everything from buying wine from wineries off the internet to changes in where sex offenders can live and work to being able to carry concealed guns into restaurants and public transportation. Here is a brief review of a few of the new laws affecting public safety.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Rams moving ahead as season approaches

The Newton High football program is already hard at work trying to return to a respectable place in the annals of Newton County athletic tradition.

June 30, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Loganville Greenjackets win state title

MONROE - The Loganville Greenjackets won the USSSA baseball boys 9 and under AA state championship June 22 at Criswell Park.

June 30, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Georgia Wrath, Newton Knights place in AAA state tournament

Two Covington USSSA travel baseball teams - the Georgia Wrath and the Newton Knights - each placed in state tournament action last weekend.

June 30, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Taming the Tigers

"Keep it up ladies!"

June 30, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Driving differently

With gasoline close to $4 a gallon, many commuters are now more open to exploring alternative modes of transportation, which raises the question 'Is Newton County finally ready for public transportation?'

June 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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