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Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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


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Buy local...Rhoades Printing

Since 1970, Rhoades Printing has been a fixture in downtown Covington business.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Our thoughts...Seamless interaction

On Wednesday, Newton County's new OpenSky Radio Network officially opened. The who's who of Newton County law enforcement and public safety officials were in attendance.

State Homeland Security Director Charlie English praised the county's state-of-the-art-operation, which allows every law enforcement and safety organization in the county seamlessly and instantly to communicate with each other instantly.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter to the editor...Healthcare reform

Dear Editor: I cannot believe that no one understands the basic foundation of this country - the American worker. I would not expect a soldier with the flu to fight a better fight, nor would I expect a ditch digger to dig deeper when his son is at home with a toothache. We need a health and dental plan across the board for this county.

Imagine the play-ball pit at McDonald's. Every individual ball in that pit represents an American occupation. Now, if the census bureau and an independent research firm merged to give an accurate accounting of the number ...

December 01, 2008 | Wayne Pickens Covington | Letters


Our thoughts...Enter the FanZone

If you've already stumbled across our new sports Web site, you might have initially thought you accidentally clicked on a site for professional sports. You didn't.

For the past couple of months our Web and sports staff have worked diligently to prepare a comprehensive and interactive resource for athletes and fans of Newton County's prep sports.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...OOPs

In our editorial saying thanks and hello to our local politicians we left out two outstanding officials.

Bob Wheeler chose not to run after serving 20 plus years as the coroner of Newton County. He performed his duties with professionalism. He will be missed.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Not fiscally fit

It has been a while since I had a column appear here in The Covington News. I spent the spent the last five months working for Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee and former United States Representative. It was a great experience and I will miss it.

A lot has happened over the last several months. The biggest news, of course, is that Sen. Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain in the presidential election.

December 01, 2008 | Jason Pye Columnist | OPINION


New juvenile court judge appointed

The judges of the Superior Court of Newton County announce the appointment of Sheri Capes Roberts as the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Newton County to succeed Judge Billy J. Waters, beginning Jan. 1.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Newton Board of Education named one of nation’s top 10 digitally advanced school boards

The Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and "Converge Online" magazine recently announced that the Newton County Board of Education is one of the top 10 digitally?advanced school boards in the United States.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System teachers awarded over $17,000 in grants from Snapping Shoals EMC

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that 12 teachers have earned $17,494.96 in Bright Ideas Grants from Snapping Shoals EMC to provide innovating educational activities and opportunities in the classroom. According to Terry Clark, Vice?President of Energy Services for Snapping Shoals, the funds were "left over from capital credits that went unclaimed for the last five years."

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


YMCA Volunteer of the year named

Sam B. Hay III was named the Covington YMCA's 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Sara Jane Bryant

Sara Jane Bryant, 63, of Covington, died Nov. 14 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late William Moon Sr., and Evie L. Brownlee Moon, she was a 30-yar member of Stewart Baptist Church. Mrs. Bryant loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband Clayton O. Bryant.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Patricia G. and David Smith, Nancy A. and Rodney Christian, all of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Tony L. and Tiffany Rutledge of Newborn; grandchildren Cindy, Kristy ...

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Alezander Moseley DeJesus

Little Aleznder Moseley DeJesus died Nov. 13.

Surviving are parents Lauren Hilliard and Stephen DeJesus of Covington; brother Emory DeJesus of Covington; maternal grandparents John and Katherine Hilliard of Covington; paternal grandparents Efrain (DJ) and Linda DeJesus of Hinesville; great-grandparents Christina Mosley of Midway, Venancio DeJesus of Orlando, Fla.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mildred Crowe Fuller

Mildred Crowe Fuller, 72, of Conyers, died Nov. 15. The daughter of the late Lewis R. and Johnnie C. Crowe, she was born in Newton County. Mrs. Fuller was a member of The church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Milstead for over 50 years. Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by siblings James E. Crowe, Bobby G. Crowe, J. Aslee Corley and Alice P. Chambers.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Monty W. and Laurie D. Duller of Covington; granddaughter and husband Jessica F. and J. Kyle Stewart of Dacula; great-granddaughter Alyssa Hope Stewart of Dacula; brother Mack J. Crowe ...

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Whitaker Builders Supply

Since opening its doors for business in 1988, Whitaker Builders Supply, located on Stark Road in Jackson, has strived to provide its customers with superior service and competitive prices.

The Whitaker family has been building homes since 1959. The business is now run by Allen Whitaker and his siblings David Whitaker, Lanae Martin and Lisa Whitaker.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Roll into the holidays with Bunco

With a toss of the pink dice and a cry of "Bunco," holiday stress rolls away and another child goes to school ready to read and succeed. The Learning Center is hosting an evening of Ladies' Big Bunco at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at The Center on Washington Street. Players don't need experience or skill to play: roll three dice, add your points to your partner's, and move to the next table. No gambling, just lots of laughter and conversation with friends and new acquaintances.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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