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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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Freedom concert rings out Labor Day weekend

Families looking for a child-friendly, church-sanctioned activity over the Labor Day weekend might head over to the Georgia International Horse Park on Saturday to check on Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, a free, day-long contemporary Christian music festival held by FISH-FM 104.7.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

The Georgia circus

Only in Georgia ...

August 27, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Eaves began UGA glory

You look back over your life and you usually see a network of individuals who helped you get to wherever it is you happen to be.

August 27, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Archives

Fall feelings

With cooler temperatures, local high school football scheduled for Thursday and Friday night and college ball kicking off with an Alabama vs. Clemson game Saturday in Atlanta, autumn seems to be in the air.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Tornado Watch for Newton County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Georgia counties including Newton, Rockdale and Walton. The tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

UDPATE: Husband of dead woman wanted for murder

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are taking out a warrant for murder against the estranged husband of a 27-year-old woman found dead Saturday after an autopsy concluded she was killed.

August 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Woman found dead in home on Ashley Court

A 27-year-old Newton County mother was found dead in her home on Ashely Court late Saturday night and investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are looking for her estranged husband as a suspect.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Backseat budget

If you thought you were the only one feeling financial strain, think again. The state is in the midst of a budget crisis and in July, Gov. Sonny Perdue asked all state funded agencies to cut 3.5 percent from the 2009 budgets. Since then, that number has jumped to 6 percent across the board with the possibility for more in 2010.

August 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Newton DA seeks death penalty

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident and one-time corrections officer in March.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Separation anxiety

The last week of August always brings an air of finality for me. In the mid-20th Century, many Georgia school systems waited until after Labor Day to begin the academic year. So, for those who remember Ford unveiling the Edsel, the last week of August still represents the true end of summer.

August 24, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Atlanta's shadow over Denver

Unfortunately for their hopefuls, Democrats may be getting ready to party like it's 1988.

August 24, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Give me a say

Dear Editor: Dear Editor: Why does Newton County or the city of Covington need a civic center?

August 24, 2008 | Mrs. C.A. Hodges | Archives

Accessible official

 While campaigning for office, Covington Mayor Kim Carter promised a more inclusive local government policy. By inviting Covington voters to attend a town hall meeting this week, she has followed through on her promise and we commend her for it.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Civic center confusion

Last week our online poll asked participants whether they were happy to see the downtown Covington civic center/hotel project moving forward with the official selection of a private developer and approval of bonds to fund the building's construction. The poll results showed half of the participants felt the building was needed and half did not.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Paige Breaux of Newnan and Robert Scott White of Covington were married July 12 at Destin, Fla.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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