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Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis ...

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 18

Antwuan Deangelo Banks, 30, Conyers, November 15, Probation violation; theft by shoplifting; probation violation

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crop production rises

It's been a good year for soybean and corn production, while cotton is down almost 20 percent from a year ago.

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent were married in a twilight ceremony September 26, 2015, on the patio at The Lake House in historic ...

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Weddings

Veteran's Day specials around Covington

Amici: Veterans and active duty military get 40 percent off one entrée.

November 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Second man arrested in murder case of Adrian Brooks

Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014 ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Charlie Standard

Charlie Standard, 88, of Covington died Aug. 22. Daughter of the late George and Hattie Dial, she was a member of Sewell United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her flower garden. Mrs. Standard will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Alcovy notches fourth win

Alcovy softball coach Casey Bates said it coming in to the season. If the Lady Tigers were to be successful in 2008, it would come down to pitching and defense. So far, so good.

August 22, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Broadcast news down the tube

What the heck has happened to television news? And along the way, what has happened to the "news consumer"?

August 22, 2008 | Bob Furnad | Archives

Golden Dome Circus

The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Pork, the other white meat

 This week we have written about how state budget cuts would affect local agencies in Newton County. Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked all state agencies to shave 6 percent out of their FY 2009 budgets. This could result in a number of unnecessary and detrimental consequences for our public safety and health departments, local governments and judicial systems and our schools.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Not of little faith

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Gladstone's writing that those who propound guns in church are "Ye of little faith," I would like to offer that God also provides us all with a means of self defense.

August 22, 2008 | Chris Smith | Archives

Praise on the airwaves

 The Rev. William Davenport, pastor of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Social Circle, extends an invitation to the community to join them Aug. 26 as part of the live audience for the International Praise the Lord service at the Trinity Broadcasting Network studio in Atlanta. Doors open at 4 p.m. and guests are asked to arrive before taping begins at 7 p.m. The service will be viewed by millions of people at home and in eight countries worldwide.

August 22, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Argumentum ad Hominem

A common attack leveled against any Christian witness is the old Argumentum ad Hominem attack. The argument ad Hominem is an attack leveled at the man. In logic the argument is a part of what Dr. Irving Copi of the University of Hawaii classifies as an informal fallacy. In this argument's most common form, rather than trying to disprove the truth of what has been stated, it instead turns its attack upon the person making the claim.

August 22, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Bodybuilding 101

If you took just one look at Olympic events this past week, you probably saw some pretty healthy looking athletes. Most likely, this was the result of many factors: youth, dedication, state of the art training and loads of encouragement.

August 22, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Better tell granny

I savor compliments from my grandchildren. I love it when they run into the kitchen, grab me around my waist and say, "You're the best granny!"

August 22, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

The Danger of Drifting

While it may be fun to go white-water rafting down rapids, it is no fun to drift into dangerous waters spiritually. Drifting can be dangerous, because it always takes us away from God and never toward him.

August 22, 2008 | Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives

The power of a pop-tab

The aluminum tab atop a single can of Coke is worth .035 cents.

August 22, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives

Nutcracker auditions scheduled for Saturday

The Covington Regional Ballet will be holding Nutcracker auditions this Saturday. Auditions are open to children 5 years and older. No dance experience is necessary. The Nutcracker will be performed on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 as part of the Arts Association in Newton County's annual arts series.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Mattie Belle Collins

Mrs. Mattie Belle Collins died Aug. 16 in Cobb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus (Josephine Davis) English, she was born in 1920 in Newton County. Mrs. Collins moved to Savannah after the death of her mother. She graduated from Savannah State College and was employed as an elementary school teacher. Because special education was important to her, she earned a master's degree in special education from Atlanta University and taught special education in the Chatham County Public School System. She was a recipient of several awards such as Teacher of the Year. After 28 ...

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

William Marvin "Bill" Taunton

Mr. William Marvin "Bill" Taunton, 95, of Covington, died Aug. 20. The son of the late Lee Taunton and Mattie (Darden) Taunton, he was born in Wetumpka, Ala., in 1912. Mr. Taunton moved to Covington 50 years ago from South Carolina. He was retired from the Bibb Manufacturing Company and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by parents, wife Frances Taunton and daughter Billie Smollen.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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