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Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Threats

Last week we ran a story that certain leaders of our large African-American community would call for a public march if their concerns about the Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of many of his committee assignments was not properly addressed.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


31st annual Fuzz Run

The Covington Fuzz Run saw hundreds of people running through the streets of Covington, for a good cause Saturday.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


An improved News and Advertiser

For years the Covington News Company has published an alternate advertising product called the News and Advertiser that has been delivered on Tuesday's and is carried to 15,000 homes.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Catherine Crenshaw Berry

Catherine Crenshaw Berry, also affectionately known as "Nanny", passed away September 10, 2014, at the age of 100. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, spending time outdoors and canning vegetables. She owned Berry's Boat Dock, and for more than 72 years, people came expecting to see her sitting on the front porch swing! She never met a stranger. Nanny loved animals, but more than anything, she loved her family and cherished her time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Franklin Berry; sons, Ronald Franklin Berry, Ralph Glenn Berry; parents, Ralph John and Corrine (Ivey) Crenshaw ...

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Thomas Tillti

John Thomas Tiltti, 71, of Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in New York, New York to the late Phillip and Helvi Tiltti.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


DUI and Drugs

Sharon Deloris Banks, 58, Covington, Aug 28, Littering Highway, DUI First Offense, Open Container

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD warns of utility scam

The Covington Police Department is warning City of Covington utility customers against a scam.

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woman charged with incest, sodomy

The Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a complainant residing near Robertson Rd. who said they observed some inappropriate text messages to her 15-year old son from someone known to the family.

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Cousins Middle commemorates 9/11

The students and faculty of Cousins Middle School commemorated September 11, 2001 during a Thirteenth Anniversary Program Thursday. The CMS BETA Club presented the colors for the program, which featured the school's band and chorus. Newton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Johnny Robinson layed a wreath, and the guest speaker was Army Chief Warrant Officer 3rd class Phillip Carswell.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Residents should expect stimulus checks in May

 Newton County residents have a big incentive to file their tax returns this year - doing so ensures they will receive a stimulus check from the federal government.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


BOE adopts new graduation requirements

 Members of the Newton County Board of Education listened to information about the new state graduation rule as presented by NCSS Director of High School Curriculum Kathy Reese at Tuesday night's board meeting.

March 21, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


BOC approves intergovernmental contract with Porterdale

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental contract with the city of Porterdale Tuesday night for the purchase of right-of-way necessary for intersection improvements at Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81.

March 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Five busted in motel raid

 Five people were arrested in a pre-dawn motel raid and charged with drug possession felonies after an accusation of sexual assault led police to their rooms on Tuesday, according to a Covington Police Department report.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lee A. Demerski

Lee A. Demerski, 83, of Covington, died March 17 after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Victor and Louise Sinico, Mrs. Demerski was born in Springfield, Mass. She attended West Springfield High School and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College as a licensed practical nurse. In 1979 she moved to Hollywood, Fla., and then to Covington in 1998.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Called to service at Pleasantview

 Minister Tammy Russell is the president of the welcome ministry at Pleasantview Baptist Church located at 302 Fincher Road in Covington.  

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Billy Garrett

Mr. Billy Garrett, 70, of McDonough, died March 19. He was born in Rockdale County in 1937. He was a member of Snapping Shoals United Methodist Church and served on the Ola City Council. The Ola City Council met with him every afternoon behind his home under the book oak tree where they sat and enjoyed each other's company. He is preceded in death by his parents.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Angela Budd Slaughter

Angela Budd Slaughter, 41, of Danville, Va., died March 18 at her residence. Born in 1966 in Danville, she was the daughter of Robert Budd Jr. and Sheron Wann Lipford. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and attended Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church. She was a member of the athletic booster club at Tunstall High School and attended Danville Community College. She was a sales representative with McCain Printing and was married to Tony Edward Slaughter.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Elaine Kay

Elaine Kay, 49, of Oxford, died March 16. Mrs. Kay attended Oxford Baptist Church and was employed by Shurett Dental Group as an insurance administrator and enjoyed camping, flower gardening and spending time with her friends and family.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Finding a balance

Felicia Bailey, third grade teacher at West Newton Elementary School, has enjoyed working with children since she first worked in the nursery at her home church.

March 19, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Annie Mae Batchelor Kennedy

Annie Mae Batchelor Kennedy, 77, of Covington, formerly of Shady Dale, died March 14 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. She was a lifelong resident of Jasper County and moved to Covington two years ago for health reasons. She was the daughter of the late Cordy James Batchelor and Annie Pearl Callaway Batchelor and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband Marvin Moye Kennedy.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Oklahoma!

A trip to the pioneering days of the old west, a love story and tons of music all rolled into a couple of hours at the theater - that's Oklahoma!

March 19, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


James (Jimmy) Jones Sr.

James (Jimmy) L. Jones Sr., of Oxford, died March 16. Son of the late James Thomas and Nina Mae Moate Jones, he was a self-employed commercial and residential electrician and was a licensed minister and ordained deacon at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, where he enjoyed cooking for the annual barbecue and preparing the church communion any time it was needed. Mr. Jones was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by many.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emory "Spunk" Simmons

Mr. Emory "Spunk" Simmons died March 9. The son of Mrs. Geneva Nell (Jessie) Sims and the late Mr. Emory "Wee" Simmons, he was born in 1951. He served in the United States military. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley Ann Wilson

Shirley Ann Wilson, 56, of Jesup, died March 17 at her residence. The Fulton County native had lived in Wayne County for the past four years.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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