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Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, May 16, court sentenced to work release

June 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving


June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Covington Ford a pillar of local auto business

 In business for 67 years, Covington Ford is one of the city of Covington's oldest businesses and most well known car dealerships.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

A little night music

Classical music aficionados and anyone who wants to enjoy a quality, live piano performance will have to travel no farther than Newton High School next week.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Arts Events

Jerome Cardell Glover

Jerome Cardell Glover

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

We've got a thriller brewing here

All through the spring and summer months, whenever he would discuss his upcoming Senate race with reporters, Saxby Chambliss would always remind them: "We know that this is going to be a very tough race."

I tended to pay little attention to that disclaimer, especially when it looked like Chambliss' Democratic opponent would be DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, a candidate with a very troubled personal history.

October 30, 2008 | Tom Crawford | OPINION

Our thoughts...

When people get news they don't want to hear, they often react by blaming the messenger. It is sometimes the obligation of a credible newspaper to fill the unpopular role of delivering bad news. But blaming the newspaper for reporting on a problem doesn't solve the problem.

October 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Helen Zetty

Helen Zetty celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 10 at Riverside Healthcare with family, friends and lots of cake.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Birthdays


David and Janice Nicholson of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Sabrina Nicholson to Blake Malcolm, son of Debra and Kevin Glaze of Mansfield and Donnie and Chris Malcolm of Covington.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Engagements

McKinsley Sheffield

Hannah DeBoer and Timothy Sheffield of Covington announce the birth of their daughter McKinsley Grace Sheffield Oct. 7 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Births

Eastside blasts Jackson County 50-0

COVINGTON - The Eastside Eagles gathered at Homer Sharp field Friday night for the schools 10th annual homecoming game.

October 29, 2008 | Brain Harper | Eastside

Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson

 Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson, of Conyers, died October 17, 2008, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 73. Son of the late William Otis, Sr. and Anna Lois Jones Adamsom, he was a U. S. Navy veteran and a retired service technician from Southern Bell. Mr. Adamson was the seventh child, of the seventh child, of the seventh child, and each of his names had seven letters. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post #5290 in Conyers, Christian Motorcyclist Association (Grace Riders), XYZ Senior Group, and AARP of Covington.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Popular to be you

 SUVs. Muscle cars. Jansport bookbags. Izod shirts. Big hair. Letterman jackets. A popular athlete's letterman jacket. Tight rolled jeans. Low waist lines.

October 29, 2008 | By Terry Kimble | News Columnists

Rams snag 28-14 road win over Greenbrier

EVANS - If any team needed a win, it was the Newton Rams who traveled to Evans to take on the Greenbrier Wolfpack Friday. And win they did.

October 29, 2008 | Erice R. Wallace | Newton

Subprime Development

Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.

October 27, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts

Pulpit Notes

The Church as the

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Pulpit Notes

Robert P. Campbell Jr.

Robert P. Campbell Jr.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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