Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...
The Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 state championship after cruising through the competition at the Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) State Championship Tournament held at Collins Hill High School on March 21.
After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...
Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.
Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...
Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.
Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended
As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.
Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.
Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement
Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.
Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.
There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.
Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.
A wanna-be drift driver was arrested for driving under the influence after burning rubber and skidding across U.S. Highway 278, nearly causing an accident Friday, according to a Covington Police Department report.
Graduation has come and gone for the students of Newton County and as the children jump feet first into summer, there is still education business at hand.
Bob Banks, 52, of Loganville, died May 25 at Walton Regional Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Manly Banks and widower of Alma Hayes Banks, he was of the Baptist faith, loved his family and enjoyed racing and fishing. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by brother Tim Banks and sister Deborah Banks.
It was a quiet weekend in Newton County as residents played safely for the most part.
Ms. Meri Digby, 65, of Porterdale, died May 24 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. The daughter of the late James Lewis Alexander Sr. and Inez Kitchens Norton, she was born in Newton County and was a lifelong resident. Ms. Digby was a graduate of Newton County High School and Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. She was a faithful member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Harvesters Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women and Julia A. Porter Senior Saints and sang in the choir. She had been employed by BellSosuth and was a ...
A Newton County man was arrested last week for intending to distribute prescription pills, according to a Newton County Sheriff's report.
Jake Hewell, 14, of Covington, died May 25. Jake loved baseball and played football for Cousins Middle School in 2007-2008, where he was an honor student. He played guitar, loved the beach, and never met a stranger. Jake enjoyed spending time with his brother, Conner, was a loving son, brother, friend and was loved by all.
Hilda McCullough, 93, owner and operator of McCullough Florist, Conyers, for over 25 years, died May 25. The daughter of the late James Edward and Maggie Chapman Reagan and the widow of Joe Quinton McCullough, Mrs. McCullough was a member of Almon Baptist Church. In later years, after retiring from the florist business, she dealt in antiques and collectables.
Volunteers were recognized Thursday during Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful's Windows over Covington at the Newton County Administration Building.
Mr. William A. "Bill" Moore, 90, of Covington, formerly of Conyers, died May 25. The son of the late John Hamilton and Bess Hambrick Moore. He was born in 1917 in DeKalb County. Mr. Moore served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of Zion Baptist Church and loved to read. He was an avid gardener, formerly owning Moore's Greenhouses in Conyers.
Mrs. Jimmie Frances Savage Shields, 72, of Covington, died at her home May 26 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late James Robert and Elizabeth Wiley Savage, she was born in Newton County in 1935. Mrs. Shields was a dmember of Calvary Baptist church, Covington, and a volunteer at the Solid Rock Baptist Church Food Banks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved gardening and reading.
Mr. John Paul Todd, 80, of Covington, died May 26. The son of the late John Paul and Pearl Pittard Todd Sr., he was born in Eastland County, Texas, in 1928. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during World War II on a submarine. Mr. Todd was a retired electrician and a member of Lovejoy Methodist Church, Golden Fleece No. 6 Masonic Lodge where he was a Past Master, Eastside Scottish Rite, Arab Shrine Temple, Alcovy Shrine Club, American Legion Post 77 in Conyers and Elks Lodge No. 1806 in Covington.
Mrs. Nellie Steele Johnson, 100, died May 24. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Johnny James and Ada Kitchens Steele and was the widow of Curtis Lee Johnson. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church, enjoyed cooking, gardening and loved her church and family. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her daughter, June Rowland and grandson, Clarence Henderson Jr.
Every graduating senior in the Newton County School System has reason to celebrate Saturday as the three high schools held their commencement ceremonies and waved goodbye to another group of young adults.
Scattered throughout Newton County one finds partially completed sub-divisions, paved roads leading to nowhere and "For Sale" sign after "For Sale" sign. They are the survivors of a housing blitz that swept the county off its feet.