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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

Pilot Club donates $700 for Project LifeSaver

The Pilot Club of Covington presented Sheriff Ezell Brown with a generous donation check in the amount of $700 for Project LifeSaver Friday. Pilot members ...

July 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Mr. and Mrs. John M. DeBona of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle DeBona to Grant Quinn Deal, son of Craig G. Deal of Statesboro and Mrs. Karen M. Jackson of Woodstock.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Zayden and Jayden Stone

Shanketa Hammonds and Russell Stone announce the birth of twin sons Zayden Omar Stone (Zach) and Jayden Bernard Stone (Cody) May 28. Zach weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces and was 17 inches long. Cody weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce and was 16 inches long.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Buggy buddies

"What is that?" "Do you want to sell it?" "Where can I buy one?" These are all questions Clay Ivey and Ted Trammell have heard time and time again.

July 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Grandson of Oxford resident named to Olympic Team

Oxford resident Helen Hancock is literally beside herself. In fact, she is overwhelmed with excitement, bursting with pride.

July 13, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Eastside's Anglin battles back from life-threatening injury

At age 12, Keaton Anglin suffered an injury so severe that it almost cost him his life, including his burgeoning young baseball career.

July 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Newton County Lugnuts continue to dominate

Make no mistake - this summer the Newton County Lugnuts (15 and under) have been red hot.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Development firm could build a Family Dollar in Porterdale

Porterdale residents will soon get a new place to shop for bargain-priced items after the city council approved the preliminary plans for a Family Dollar on Crowell Road.

July 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Deputy receives pay cut for crash

A deputy who lost control of his patrol vehicle and crashed into a home on Salem Road May 25 was found to have violated Newton County Sheriff's Office procedures, according to documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request.

July 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Tar spills from truck near Ga. Highway 81

A tanker full of liquid tar leaked nearly 800 gallons of the gooey stuff near Ga. Highway 81 Thursday before a deputy spotted the spill, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

July 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Marie "Ree" Smith

Ms. Marie "Ree" Smith died July 8. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Josie) Smith, she was born in 1943. She was educated in the Jasper County School System. The first member of the Smith family to be awarded a college degree, Ms. Smith earend a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Albany State College. After graduation, she taught business educations classes in Cairo and in the Jasper County School System, Beloved by her students, Ms. Smith was a dedicated teacher, striving each day to reach her goal of individual pupil achievement. She was preceded in ...

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Artis Mae Nolley Thomas

Sister Artis Mae Nolley Thomas died July 3. The daughter of the late Deacon Irvin Nolley and Mrs. Clara Mae Benton Nolley, she was born in Jasper County in 1921. She was educated in the Newton County School system. Mrs. Nolley joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church and served as the church secretary for 34 years. She was a member of the Mother Board and served for several years as president of Sims Chapel Missionary and secretary of the Nolley Family Reunion Club. She was Past Worthy Matron of Golden Line No. 204 OES. Mrs. Thomas was a member of many ...

July 13, 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 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Janet Elizabeth Yancey Wheeler

Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Yancey Wheeler, 72, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died July 10. The daughter of the late Bryant and Lola Yancey she was born May 14, 1936 in Covington. She was retired from the Newton County Sheriff's office where she worked in security. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of County Line Baptist Church.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

More than 1,700 participate in early primary voting

With the close of early voting on Friday, one of the busiest, most competitive local primary seasons in years draws to an end - though for some races, the campaigning will likely continue for several more weeks as runoffs are anticipated.

July 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Republican Party primary candidates

The following is a list of candidates that will appear on the ballot for the upcoming Republican Party primary on Tuesday. This is a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the candidates.

July 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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