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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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Local government squeezed

A state revenue shortfall of between $1 billion and $2 billion has left Gov. Sonny Perdue, state agencies and the legislature scrambling for ways to balance the budget.

August 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Wreck ends in injuries, a fatality

 A Newton County mother died Aug. 16 after a four-car accident sent her and at least two others to the hospital last week.

August 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Bear Creek public remark period over

 Seven months after receiving the county's application to build the Bear Creek Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still considering the project's merits as it waits for further information from the county.

August 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Thieves steal from local church

Members of Early Hope Baptist Church were shocked to find thieves had ransacked church offices between Friday night and Saturday morning and made off with newly purchased computer equipment.

August 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

All state agencies must cut budgets

Newton County's public safety, justice and health agencies could find themselves affected in a number of ways by the governor's call to cut state spending due to a looming budget deficit.

August 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Thunderous laughter

From the fake trailers and advertisements preceding the opening credits to the last hilarious scenes of a booty-dancing Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder" is spot on with its portrayal of the absurdity that is the big Hollywood machine.

August 20, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

One term John?

If an aging presidential candidate loses his car keys once in a while or absent-mindedly puts his shoes in the Frigidaire, it's OK by me. I know how it is. If you keep playing this game, you begin to slip.

August 20, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Exemplary ordinance

Last week we ran an editorial suggesting our local municipalities adopt an ordinance to protect homeowners from having to live next to an unkempt, empty house owned by someone not living there or owned by a bank through foreclosure.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

What a miracle

In 1998 the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association formed the Miracle League - a baseball league for disabled children in the area. The Miracle League complex in Conyers was the first of its kind in design with flat, cushioned rubberized surfaces and wheel-chair accessible dugouts. The league started with 35 players on one team and today has grown to 100 completed Miracle Fields, 100 under construction and includes 80,000 children and teenagers on its teams.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Guns in church

Dear Editor: It certainly seems those who propound guns in church definitely are "Ye of little faith." Either we believe in the prayers we pray or we don't. For those who don't, then maybe they should keep their guns and self at home.

August 20, 2008 | Gladstone Nicholson | Archives

Young voices

Soon the sounds of children singing will fill the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, as the Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Youth Singers begin another season of rehearsals.

August 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

High expectations

Eastside head football coach Rick Hurst knows 2008 can be a big year. Coming off of a solid 7-3 (5-3 Region 8-AAAA) season in 2007, the Eagles are poised to take the next step toward a berth at the state playoffs in December.

August 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Claudia Nunn Birdsong

Claudia Nunn Birdsong of Greenville, S.C., passed away Aug. 16. Born in 1909 in High Shoals, she lived in Covington from 1912 to 2004.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

James Brooking

James Brooking, 90, of Loganville, formerly of Covington, died Aug. 16 at Embracing Hospice, Snellville. A resident of Covington for 88 years, he was retired from Lithonia Lighting after 21 years and was the oldest living member of North Covington United Methodist Church. Mr. Brooking was a member of the Model A Club for 20 years and had received his 50-year pin from Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal ...

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Joseph Broughton Kimball

Mr. Joseph Broughton (Bro) Kimball died Aug. 12. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Olden) Kimball, he was born in 1947 in Covington. He was preceded in death by daughter Jermakelyn. Mr. Kimball joined Grace United Methodist Church at an early age. He attended R.L. Cousins High School and graduated in 1965. He graduated from Clark College, Atlanta, in 1969 with a degree in history. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma. He worked faithfully at AT&T for over 29 years before retiring. He is a lifelong member of the Communications Workers of America ...

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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