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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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Stuart Rounds Taber

Stuart (Stu) Rounds Taber died peacefully July 16 at his home on the creek in Monroe, following a courageous two-and-one-half year battle with cancer. He was born in Pawtucket, R.I. A 1958 graduate of South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., he was a talented football and baseball player and pitcher. He played summer league baseball in New England during his high school years. At Florida State University, he played football and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, graduating in 1962. He was a member and former elder in the Presbyterian Church.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Gail Lorraine Williams

Ms. Gail Lorraine Williams was called to her heavenly home July 13. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Annie) Williams, she was born in 1954 in Social Circle. Ms. Williams was a free-spirited child who joined Graves Chapel AME Church at an early age. She graduated from R.L. Cousins High School and attended Kentucky State University, Frankfurt, Ky. where she majored in business management. She was a dedicated member of the concert and marching band where she played clarinet. Returning to Georgia, she held various business management positions at Spelman College, The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent ...

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Freda Catherine Snellgrove

Freda Catherine Snellgrove, 87, of Conyers died July 11 at Riverside Health Care. Born on Jan. 14, 1921 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Ornan J. Stokes and Catherine Mize Stokes. She was a resident of Conyers for 41 years and was the owner of Snellgrove Auto Electric. She was a member of Conyers Church of God where she was involved in the youth programs. Mrs. Snellgrove loved her nine children and spending time with them and she also loved to read, watch Braves games and NASCAR. She was preceded in death by her husband Brady ...

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lake-side food and fun

 While residents living on Jackson Lake have been familiar with the Bear Creek Marina for many years now, owners Shane and Sheryl Spencer are ready to reintroduce their newly renovated marina to the whole county.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


South Salem holds sneak preview

As the summer winds down, families return from vacations with anticipation of getting their children ready for the upcoming school year.

July 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Blue Willow Village nears completion

More than a year after its groundbreaking, the Blue Willow Village, Social Circle's much anticipated tourist attraction, is nearing completion, with main construction complete and an opening date anticipated for September.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Swim team wins district; 21 qualify for state meet

Twenty-one Covington YMCA swimmers qualified for the state meet last weekend during the District 6 Championships in Macon.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Message not received for slumping Francoeur

Do you ever have trouble with your cable television? Have you ever lost a signal while talking to someone on the phone? Ever had problems logging onto the Internet?

July 16, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Newton American All Stars sweep tournaments

The Newton American Training League All Stars (ages 5-6) rolled to a perfect 10-0 record last week as they won the Dixie Youth Baseball Sub-District Title in Grayson, as well as the South Gwinnett Invitational in Snellville.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


CEWC hosts fishing event

The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is hosting a free summer event before children go back to school.

July 16, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Masons' lodge vandalized

The meeting space of the historically-black Masons in Covington was recently vandalized with spray painted religious statements and a racial slur, according to the lodge's leader.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


One killed at home on Kirkland

 Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a Kirkland Road home Tuesday afternoon.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Primary colors

 Newton County Chairman Aaron Varner managed to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican primary by collecting nearly 54 percent of the vote.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald, Josh Briggs, Michelle Kim | Archives


Runoff for Republican sheriff race

 Sheriff's candidate Ezell Brown won the Democratic nomination by a landslide, while Republican candidates Stacey Cotton and Bill Watterson face a runoff round in August for the Republican nomination.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Incumbent Douglas wins party nom.

 With 84 percent of precincts reporting their results, incumbent John Douglas was the clear leader over Mike Crotts in the Republican primary for Georgia's District 17 senate seat.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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