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Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

The bell tolls

The courthouse in this town has just tolled the hour of three.

October 25, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Entries sought for 2017 high school art contest

The Newton County Farm Bureau is asking students in 9th through 12th grades to enter the 2017 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest. The ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture offers $60,500 in scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering up to $60,500 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Deacon Marshall Norman Jr.

Marshall Norman, Jr., known to many as "Buddy", was born on April 8, 1928, in Bibb County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Understanding a breast cancer diagnosis

Family Features

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Women with breast cancer may find comfort in support groups

No woman should have to face breast cancer alone. There are a number of resources available that can provide support, such as family members, friends ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New Butterfly Garden is lovely

Dear Editor:

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Dear Editor,

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Board of Commissioners abandoned us

It appears The Newton County Board of Commissioners have "abandoned" the trash system and the "convenience center facilities, leaving Newton County residents with nowhere to ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Have you ever thought …

In the past few months our nation has struggled with issues between those who protect and serve us in law enforcement and those segments of ...

October 23, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Our Thoughts: A win for residents

Five mayors and several county managers gathered around a table Tuesday and asked for one item.

October 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Behind the ballot - Amendment 4

In previewing this year's election, here's a look at the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.

October 22, 2016 | Election 2016 coverage | LOCAL

Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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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.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Annie Lou Wyatt Potts

Annie Lou Wyatt Potts, 88, of Stark Road in the Stark Community of Butts County, died, Nov. 30 at the Autumn Village, Jackson. The daughter of the late George Washington Wyatt and Lucy Martha Harper Wyatt, she was born in 1020 in Butts County. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Geise Potts who died in 1976. She began her career at the Department of Agriculture in Jackson. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Potts owned and operated Potts' Store on Ga. Highway 36 in Newton County. She was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church and ...

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Children’s carols brighten the season

There is something magical about children singing Christmas carols that touches the heart and instills the Christmas spirit. From a handful of door-to-door carolers to the most extravagant choral performance, it's an experience that warms and comforts us during this stressful time of year.

December 13, 2008 | Sarah Portocarrero | Family Events

85 percent of Georgia precincts reporting in Chambliss/Martin runoff

Chambliss: 59.0 percent

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Explanation needed

Dear Editor: Superintendent Cox, I have the utmost respect for the position which you hold, and it is because of this respect that I am writing you.

My son has been in the "Quest" program in Newton County since his third grade year. He was placed there because of his writing and artistic ability. Our oldest son was placed there because of his science and math ability.

December 13, 2008 | Kimberly Miller Covington | Letters

Wonderful wetlands

We are more than pleased that the city of Covington, with the help of a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, has set aside 1.2 acres of land close to city hall for the development of a wetlands area.

Wetlands create an ecosystem where water and land meet; this delicate ecosystem will help improve water quality by filtering toxins and will also provide a habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife and endangered species.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Go Eagles

All good things come to an end, we are told.

The student athletes who bleed green and silver playing for the Eastside Eagles football team are proving that axiom wrong.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

NCSS has 100 percent participation in Relay for Life

At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program.

Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Blog - 11/28

o Willie James Hardeman, 42, 10173 Pickett St., Covington, Nov. 13. Two counts child support default.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

It's official: U.S. in a recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.

The NBER - a private, nonprofit research organization - said its group of academic economists who determine business cycles met and decided that the U.S. recession began last December.

December 12, 2008 | Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | LOCAL

Eastside head coach charged with theft

Eastside High School head football coach and biology teacher (Joseph) Rick Hurst turned himself in to DeKalb County authorities Nov. 25 on felony charges of theft by taking in apparent mortgage fraud, according to information available on DeKalb County's Online Judicial System.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL

OCTOBER Students of the Month


Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Alexander Shane Johnston

 Heather and Shane Johnston of Conyers announce the birth of their son Alexander Shane Johnston Sept. 5 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 2 pounds and 15 ounces and was 14 inches long.

Grandparents are J.C. and Yvonne Cheshire, Gene Lawson, Tommy and Debra Johnston and the late Linda Johnston of Covington.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births

Verdie “Ella” Elizabeth Taylor

Brandy and Chuck Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Watkinsville, announce the birth of their daughter Verdie "Ella" Elizabeth Taylor July 10 at Athens Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and Dacus Aaron of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Annette and Barry Cason, also of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Dan Aaron. Paternal great-grandmother is Verdie Taylor of Danville, Va. Late maternal great-grandparents are Grace and Paul Fedder of Inverness, Fla., Clay Taylor, Clara Johnson and Helen Barnett.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births

Feverish, yet thankful

It wasn't the best week to be out of commission.

December 10, 2008 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

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