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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


James Marvin Manry

James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Edison he was the son ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Harvey-Baker

Mr. Ferrell Harvey and Ms. Elmira Harvey of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter Felida Francine of Albany to Jeremy Augustus Baker of Lithonia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Melvin O. (Gussie) Baker of Oxford.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Calloway-Mercer

Ms. Eugenia Williams Calloway of Atlanta and Mr. Sidney Marcus Calloway of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Faye Calloway of Decatur to Kevin Michael Mercer of Decatur, son of Mrs. Mrs. Marguerite "Peggy" Fitzgerald Mercer of Covington and Mr. Thomas Watson Mercer Jr. of Augusta.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Harris-Chupp

Ivy Faith Harris of Albany and Jay Christopher Chupp of Oxford were married June 7 at Gillionville Baptist Church, Albany with the Rev. Tim Chupp, father of the groom, officiating.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


The cost of indigent care

Though nowhere near as large or looming a problem as Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital's, the system that funds indigent care at Newton Medical Center has set up an imbalance: Newton County ends up paying for the care of patients from outside the county while receiving no reimbursement from the sending counties.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Concerns aired at Covington Town Hall meeting

High utility bills and what the city is doing to lower them were among the top concerns voiced by attendees at a Covington town hall Thursday evening.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Fuzz Run around corner

 Newton County, get ready to run. In less than two weeks, thousands of people will take to the streets in the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run on Sept. 13.

August 31, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man tells police he was run over by a car

A Conyers man who claimed he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newton County ended up going to jail for domestic battery after deputies discovered he might have been less than truthful, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


You are cordially invited...

The Arts Association in Newton County has unveiled their 2008-2009 Arts Series. This year's lineup includes such noted acts as John Berry and internationally renowned pianist Joyce Yang as well as favorite local performers, The Community Band and The Covington Regional Ballet.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Hungry for the Word

The members of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mansfield recently welcomed the Rev. Reginald Jacobs to their church family. Over the past 16 years, Jacobs served pastorates in five churches in Griffin, Atlanta, Social Circle and Tifton.

August 29, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The character of witness

I have been writing about Christian witnessing in these last number of columns. When all is said and done, the best advise on the subject comes from the pages of the Bible itself. 1 Peter 3:15-16 in The Living Bible reads, "Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell Him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way. Do what is right; then if men speak against you, calling you evil names, they will become ashamed of themselves for falsely accusing you when you have ...

August 29, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


The truth about tithing

When you start talking about money, you have everyone's attention, because there does not seem to be enough to go around. Sooner or later, we all need to come to grips with our financial responsibility to God as the owner of all things. Where does God fit into your finances?

August 29, 2008 | Pastor Wayne Rutherford | Archives


Wilbert Bradford Sr.

Wilbert Bradford Sr., 69, of Covington, died Aug. 27. The son of the late James Floyd and Hattie W. Bradford, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bradford loved talking to people, going fishing and traveling to the beach.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Volunteering:A labor of love

In the 1880s, the American worker was first honored with picnics and demonstrations, creating the three-day Labor Day weekend many of us will kick off today.

August 29, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives


Covington SWAT team arrests 3

 The Covington-Newton County S.W.A.T. team struck at a Kirkland Road home on a search warrant Thursday afternoon, arresting at least two men and one woman after reportedly finding large amounts of cocaine inside.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Drink up...

Social Circle voters will soon be asked to decide whether hard alcohol should be sold by the drink at restaurants in the city.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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