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NCSO Deputy Jack Simpson turns 91

Deputy Jack Simpson celebrated his 91sth birthday this Fourth of July, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office joined in the cheer Monday.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


RCSO siezes more than 2,000 lbs of marijuana seized in investigation

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office seized more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana after a multi-month investigation and traffic stop - the largest drug seizure in RCSO history.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rev. Cecil W. Dudley

The Rev. Cecil W. Dudley, 89, of Covington, passed away July 7, 2015. Rev. Dudley was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He served the Methodist church, for more than 40 years, locally at Red Oak United Methodist Church, Alcovy United Methodist Church, both in Covington, and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, in Porterdale. Rev. Dudley devoted his life to the ministry of the Lord, always exemplifying the Christian spirit to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Dudley; first wife, Grace (Teasley ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes

Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2015, at the age of 77. Mrs. Hughes delivered newspapers for The Journal for nearly 20 years. She liked antiques and enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her daughters, Pamela Smith, Leanne Rhine; parents, Dale and Hazel Lantis; and brother, Dale Lantis.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Hall

Mrs. Frances Marie Lantz Hall, age 84, passed away on July 7, 2015. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 AM in Mt. Ararat United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Gardner officiating.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Anglin; parents, Chester Piper and Elsie Piper Ridling; brother, Tony Piper.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Salem camp meeting hosts 5K race Saturday

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Salem Camp meeting starts this weekend

The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Tax increase proves need for better county government

Dear editor,

July 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Pratt's 100th birthday

Francis Malone Pratt celebrated her 100th birthday June 28.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Birthdays


Tour of Homes coming this December

For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


It’s official: Baxalta launches

Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Little Phillies, big taste

In business since 1976, Little Phillies has been a Covington cultural staple for many years now and has gained a reputation among customers for their hand-battered chicken wings and old-fashioned hoagies.

July 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Volunteers still needed for Century Bike Ride

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton High drill camp begins Monday

The Newton High Marine Corps Junior ROTC program is currently conducting its annual drill camp beginning Monday through July 18 at the school.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Federer, Nadal serve more to sports besides aces

By Ben Gunby

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


State of the city six months in

Six months into 2008, I am pleased to report your city council and mayor have accomplished much. We continually strive to improve the efficiency of service delivery to you, the shareholders of Covington, and to better position our government for the challenges of the future. This is the first of many planned guest columns to keep the citizens of Covington informed. I, and your council, are proud to be your public servants and welcome every opportunity to involve you in moving our city forward.

July 09, 2008 | Kim Carter | Archives


Ready, fire, aim!

Before the booing and counter-booing begin, let's remember what the gun symbolizes in American culture: More than the bald eagle or the don't-tread-on-me serpent, the firearm to the American male and increasing numbers of females has come to stand for our ideals of independence.

July 09, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Our thoughts...

Giving back to the community through volunteerism can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Porterdale council chooses architect for gym reconstruction

The Porterdale City Council selected an architect at Monday's monthly meeting to begin preliminary stages for the first phase of the reconstruction of the Porterdale Gym, which burned in 2005. But the decision to choose the architect didn't come easily.

July 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Oxford family hit twice by recent storms

Oxford resident Pamela Wheeler ran the Peachtree Road Race on Friday before her family traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala. to visit her in-laws. On Saturday, the family returned from vacation prematurely to find a large sweet gum tree inside their master bedroom.

July 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Land owners request city annexation

On Monday night, a petition requesting the annexation of 214 acres was brought before the Covington City Council.

July 09, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


DeKalb Technical College to train law enforcement

DeKalb Technical College announced Tuesday it was chosen to participate in a pilot program to train law enforcement while granting college credit, set to begin January 2009, that would turn the Covington campus into a regional law enforcement training center for the metro-Atlanta area.

July 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Ernest Reba Ozburn

Mr. Ernest Reba Ozburn, 77, of Porterdale, died July 5. The son of the late Thomas and Lottie Aaron Hamby Ozburn, he was born in 1931 in Newborn County. Mr. Ozburn was a lifelong resident of Newton County and member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, Porterdale. He worked for Guardian Automotive and Covington Molding and worked as a milkman delivering milk throughout Newton County.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bomb placed in mailbox

Fireworks weren't the only things exploding over the holiday weekend. Early Sunday morning, a bomb blew up in a Newton County mailbox in the third such incident this year, according to the victim.

July 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Doris Rozier

Mrs. Doris Rozier, 86, of Newborn, died July 6. The daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Mary Kelly Pritchard, she was born in 1922 in Jasper County. She was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church where she was a longtime children's Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Rozier was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years Mr. J. Burnett Rozier.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Buster Shope

Buster Shope, 37, of Newborn, died July 5. Mr. Shope worked in his family-owned business, Midtown Hauling and Equipment, as a heavy equipment operator. He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed fishing and water sports and loved people and his family. Mr. Shope was preceded in death by his mother Robbie Lee Bagwell Shope.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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