Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
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The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.
One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.
Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.
After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.
Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.
Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.
Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...
Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.
Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...
This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.
A Newton County man was arrested last week for intending to distribute prescription pills, according to a Newton County Sheriff's report.
Jake Hewell, 14, of Covington, died May 25. Jake loved baseball and played football for Cousins Middle School in 2007-2008, where he was an honor student. He played guitar, loved the beach, and never met a stranger. Jake enjoyed spending time with his brother, Conner, was a loving son, brother, friend and was loved by all.
Hilda McCullough, 93, owner and operator of McCullough Florist, Conyers, for over 25 years, died May 25. The daughter of the late James Edward and Maggie Chapman Reagan and the widow of Joe Quinton McCullough, Mrs. McCullough was a member of Almon Baptist Church. In later years, after retiring from the florist business, she dealt in antiques and collectables.
Volunteers were recognized Thursday during Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful's Windows over Covington at the Newton County Administration Building.
Mr. William A. "Bill" Moore, 90, of Covington, formerly of Conyers, died May 25. The son of the late John Hamilton and Bess Hambrick Moore. He was born in 1917 in DeKalb County. Mr. Moore served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of Zion Baptist Church and loved to read. He was an avid gardener, formerly owning Moore's Greenhouses in Conyers.
Mrs. Jimmie Frances Savage Shields, 72, of Covington, died at her home May 26 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late James Robert and Elizabeth Wiley Savage, she was born in Newton County in 1935. Mrs. Shields was a dmember of Calvary Baptist church, Covington, and a volunteer at the Solid Rock Baptist Church Food Banks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved gardening and reading.
Mr. John Paul Todd, 80, of Covington, died May 26. The son of the late John Paul and Pearl Pittard Todd Sr., he was born in Eastland County, Texas, in 1928. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during World War II on a submarine. Mr. Todd was a retired electrician and a member of Lovejoy Methodist Church, Golden Fleece No. 6 Masonic Lodge where he was a Past Master, Eastside Scottish Rite, Arab Shrine Temple, Alcovy Shrine Club, American Legion Post 77 in Conyers and Elks Lodge No. 1806 in Covington.
Mrs. Nellie Steele Johnson, 100, died May 24. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Johnny James and Ada Kitchens Steele and was the widow of Curtis Lee Johnson. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church, enjoyed cooking, gardening and loved her church and family. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her daughter, June Rowland and grandson, Clarence Henderson Jr.
Every graduating senior in the Newton County School System has reason to celebrate Saturday as the three high schools held their commencement ceremonies and waved goodbye to another group of young adults.
Scattered throughout Newton County one finds partially completed sub-divisions, paved roads leading to nowhere and "For Sale" sign after "For Sale" sign. They are the survivors of a housing blitz that swept the county off its feet.
Riders, take your mark, get set, ride for days. The 29th annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (B.R.A.G.) kicks off a week of riding throughout the state on June 8 at Oxford Baptist Church.
On Memorial Day - in the midst of travels, barbecues and time with friends and loved ones - residents in Newton County looking for a way to pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country can stop by the Covington square at 10 a.m. Monday.
This Memorial Day weekend, a Newton County man is celebrating his escape from serious injury after his car flipped over into a ravine in a single-car accident Friday morning.
Newton County Sheriff's Deputies arrested an escaped inmate from the Newton County Detention Center in Jasper County Friday morning, shortly after she got away from investigators, according to the NCSO.
During the summer of 1945, U.S. forces occupied Guam and used the small island as a jumping point to carry out bombing missions against the Japanese during World War II.