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Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

January 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 28

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, January 21, back for court

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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Patrick's new place

Patrick's, a general store and a Newton County institution in business for 60 years, celebrated the grand opening of its new store this week.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Oxford loses grant, hires new grant writer at council meeting

Oxford will have to wait at least another year to move forward on a state mandate to replace old water lines after being passed over for a state grant, the City Council announced at its Monday night meeting.

September 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


On the run

What a difference a year makes. After dropping a tough loss to Alcovy to open the 2008 season, Newton responded Saturday night as they picked up their first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over McIntosh at Sharp Stadium.

September 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Alcovy stuns Rockdale in final at-bat

The Alcovy softball team (9-3 overall, 3-0 Region-4-AAAA) displayed a gallant come from behind effort to defeat the Rockdale Lady Bulldogs 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Tiger Field Saturday.

September 10, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Eastside tops at play date

All three Newton County volleyball teams were in action Saturday at Alcovy for a seven-team play date. Eastside fared the best, winning three matches while Alcovy and Newton each picked up wins.

September 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Maedelle Martin Akin

Mrs. Maedelle Martin Akin of Covington died Sept. 5. The daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Smith, she was born in Fulton County. Mrs. Aiken was an active member of Red Oak United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lady bugs, Recycled Teenagers and the Pulliam Sunday School Class, where she was a proud member of 20 plus years of perfect attendance. Active in numerous civic clubs and organizations and enjoying her service in them, Mrs. Akin was Past Worthy Matron of Lakewood Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 162 and served as ...

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Clara Mae Armistead

Mrs. Clara Mae Armistead, 81, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Sept. 7. The daughter of the late Rufus Malon and Clifford Mae (Swords) Jackson, she was born in 1927. She worked for Covington Mills and later for Lithonia Lighting. Mrs. Armistead was preceded in death by husband Hubert Wayne Armistead Sr.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Nellie Sue Townley Butler

Mrs. Nellie Sue Townley butler, 84, of Oxford, died Sept. 8 at New London health Center, Snellville. Mrs. Butler was the founder and executive director of Rockdale House for men and women in Conyers. She was preceded in death by a sister and grandchild.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Robert "Bob" Phiel

Mr. Robert "Bob" Phiel, 81, of Newborn, died Sept. 8. The son of the late Arthur Louis and Hazel Marie Prentice Phiel, he was born in 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Les Roe

Les Roe, 72, of Porterdale, died Sept. 5 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Henry and Rosie Johnson Roe, he was born in Kentucky. Mr. Roe was employed by O'Reilly Auto parts. He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, wood working and loved all dogs. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald V. Roe.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Pinkie Gaither Shy

Mrs. Pinkie Gaither Shy died Sept. 3. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Odessa) Gaither, she was born in the Leguinn Community of Covington in 1914. In 1946 she married Mr. Arthur Shy and they reared five children. She joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Mother and Usher boards while healthy. Mother Pinkie, as she was affectionately known, was an entrepreneur and loved all things beautiful - flowers, hats and clothes. She always dressed to the nines and was a diplomat bridging the gap between races and all walks of live. She was ...

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Grandmother slices grandson

One Newton County grandmother will not be winning awards for grandparent of the year after she was arrested following an altercation that left her 15-year-old grandson slashed twice on the arm, while two other children (ages 2 and 12) watched.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives


Porterdale employees face hour, salary cuts

In an attempt to offset a shortfall of roughly $200,000, the Porterdale City Council voted to make some drastic reductions in several areas, including two layoffs and a cut in both hours and salaries of their workers.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives


Docked

The governor's call for more statewide budget cuts has the state's public parks system rushing to find areas to scale back, and Hard Labor Creek State Park is among them.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Downtown expansion explored

The Covington City Council will likely extend the city's central business district boundaries as part of a broader plan to encourage more economic development downtown.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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