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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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Oxford loses grant, approves hiring grant writer

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 Monday.

September 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington man wins $1 million in lotto

Newton County found itself with a new millionaire when a Covington man won a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Aug. 25.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lady Tigers move to 3-0 in region

The Alcovy softball team had one of their more solid performances Thursday in a five-inning 9-0 run-ruled victory over Region 4-AAAA foe Dutchtown at Tiger Field.

September 07, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Burke-Chambers

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Fuller announce the engagement of their daughter Alanna Marie Burke of Covington to Kenneth Daniel Chambers, son of Mr. Gary Chambers and Mrs. Vicky Savage of Covington.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Justin Levi Adams

Justin and Tiffany Adams of Covington announce the birth of their son Justin Levi Adams July 31 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Andrew Levi Harris

Jennifer Brown and Travis Harris of Covington announce the birth of their son Andrew Levi Harris at Newton Medical Center July 26. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Metal scavangers caught with stolen storm grates

A Porterdale man was arrested and charged with theft by receiving after he was found with a truck full of storm grates taken from the Porterdale Mill Lofts and other items, according to a Porterdale Police Department report.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Johnny "Smoke" Andrew Johnson

Mr. Johnny "Smoke" Andrew Johnson, 51, died Sept. 2. Son of the late Charlie Maw Johnson Cosby and Rufus Allen, he was born April 25, 1957. He was raised by his loving step-father the late Mr. Willie Scott Cosby. His spiritual guidance was received at the New Hope Baptist Church from a very young age. He attended Newton County Public Schools. In 1977, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1980. A very hard worker, Johnny was employed by Golden State Foods and the Jet Corp until his health declined. In the late 1980's ...

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Local wins $1 million in lottery

 Newton County found itself with a new millionaire after a Covington man won a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen shot in foot, no memory of shooter

Shots rang out in two separate incidents where Newton County residents were suspiciously injured by bullet wounds, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office reports.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


New senior planner busy with city work

Michelle Larsen, the city of Covington's new senior planner, has some ambitious goals for the city. Among her goals is finding a way to maintain the city's Southern charm amidst a wave of economic development.

September 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Here be dragons

When I first moved to the area two years ago, one of the first things I did was to attend Dragon*Con, one of the country's largest science fiction and fantasy conventions. This year was my third attending 'the con' and it was the best one yet.

September 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Here be Dragons

When I first moved to the area two years ago, one of the first things I did was to attend Dragon*Con, one of the country's largest science fiction and fantasy conventions. This year was my third attending 'the con' and it was the best one yet.

September 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Matter of time

Newton joined the party Saturday night as they picked up their first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over McIntosh at Sharp Stadium.

September 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Two up, two down

Eastside came into Friday night's game against Alcovy looking to pick up its first win against a county opponent while improving to 2-0 on the season. Mission accomplished.

September 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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