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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


Faith in turbulent times

One of the largest aspects of faith and religion is not our assurance of salvation or whether we will experience paradise in the afterlife, but ...

July 17, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state ...

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Sybil Tomlin Davis

Sybil Tomlin Davis, 78, of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Brightmoor Nursing Center in Griffin. She was born on July 18, 1937 ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Bush pardons 14 individuals

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others, The Associated Press learned Monday.

December 05, 2008 | Deb Riechmann Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Lighting the way

We knew he was a great man when we featuring him as one of our 10 Men of Newton for 2008. Apparently many others know what a selfless, jovial person Flemmie Pitts is. Congratulations Mr. Pitts on being the honoree to light the Historic Courthouse in a special holiday tradition for Covington.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Byron H. Dunn

Byron H. Dunn, M.D., died Nov. 15. He graduated from Gordon Military School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. After an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., he served a three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced in Dekalb County for 20 years before moving his office and practice to Conyers for 15 more years. He was a member of the Dekalb Medical Society and the Newton-Rockdale Medical Society. He was on staff ...

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Howard L. Gibbs

Howard L. Gibbs ("Buttermilk," "Shotgun," "Mouth"), 78, loving father, grandpa and friend to many, died Nov. 20 at Emory Eastside Medical Center. The son of the late John C. and Nellie Pace Gibbs, he was born and spent his youth and early adult years in Decatur on Rainbow Drive, moving later with his family and raising his children in Lithonia. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Decatur after 30 years of service and had also been a milkman for Mathis Dairy, an auctioneer and a farmer. Mr. Gibbs loved talking to people and never met a stranger ...

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Supporting tomorrow's leaders today

Seventh graders are self-conscious, like to work in groups, and are beginning to have a greater appreciation and understanding of literature, according to a report by the Georgia Department of Education.

December 03, 2008 | By Terri Kimble | News Columnists


Kathryn Corley Mills

Mrs. Kathryn Corley Mills, 93, of Marietta, formerly of Augusta and Covington, died Nov. 8. Mrs. Mills lived in Augusta for over 40 years and was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church. The daughter of the late William Herbert Corley and Leila Wright Corley, she was born in Starrsville. She was preceded in death by husband William Carlos Mills and brother Herbert Corley Jr.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts... Hoop dreams

If you have some extra time on your hands, may we suggest that you consider working with some of the children in our community?

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A dream is a wish your heart makes

Years ago Billie and Louis Van Dyke had a dream and they opened the Blue Willow Inn, and with a little help from the late Lewis Grizzard and the best home-style cooking you will find anywhere the restaurant became a success. The inn had more than 200,000 visitors last year alone. Many who also spent money in Social Circle and Newton County.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log 11/23

o William Nicholas Brown, W, 18, Lineville, Ala., Nov. 16. Furnishing to, purchase or possession of alcohol by minor.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sigman Bottle Package Store

For over 19 years Sigman Bottle Package Store has been serving the citizens of Newton and Rockdale counties for all their liquor, wine and beer needs.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Vince Dooley visits Covington

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free market security blanket

Now that Democrats are asking for benefits for the rest of us, the tired canard about "free markets" is

December 01, 2008 | Patrick Durusau Columnist | OPINION


Newton County Jail Log 11/21

o Randy Steve Bassett, W, 45, McDonough, Nov. 17. Court sentenced to work release.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sara Frances (Doodie) Cook

Sara Frances (Doodie) Cook, 81, of Covington, passed away Nov. 19. Mrs. Cook would have celebrated her 66th wedding anniversary Nov. 21. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents Hyatt and Nanny Mae Bowen of Covington.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Harry Hugh English Jr.

Mr. Harry Hugh English Jr., died Nov. 14 in Decatur.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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