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Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Bruce Henderson

William Bruce Henderson passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Bill was born in Athens, Alabama to the late Merle and James Henderson. He is preceded in death by six siblings.

November 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Engagement: Kimberly Blair Malcom

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haralson of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom of Shadydale announce the engagement of Kimberly Blair Malcom to James Timothy Walden Jr.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


The race is on

Like summer is a time for action blockbusters, winter is for prestige films-the films that will make you think, probably cry and win a ton of awards. This is also the time for film studios to push out their prestige films before the Dec. 31 deadline for awards like the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Mary Catchings Crudup

Mary Catchings Crudup, 82, of Covington, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the youngest child of Elise Browne Catchings and Thomas Franklin Catchings. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Franklin Catchings, and sister, Elise Catchings Rouprich, and is survived by her husband, Edward A. Crudup, Jr., of Covington and two daughters, Anne Bristowe Crudup, of Covington, and Emily Crudup Cameron (Allen), of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and grandchildren, Seth McDougald Cameron and Harold Phillips Cameron.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Historic courthouse featured in new book

The courthouses of Georgia's 159 counties hold the keys to the history of individual families and entire communities alike. From their primary role as the temples of justice for our court system to their better known function as the official repository of public records for significant life events, these buildings anchor many of Georgia's town squares.

November 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Bear Creek

Some good decisions by Newton County in the past have led to a current situation where we have a reliable water supply. The supply is such that if the theoretical doors of the county were to be shut right now, we probably would have plenty of water for the use of our children and grandchildren.

November 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


2 Eagles to play in Thanksgiving Parade

Two Eastside High School students will be representing the Eagles live on national television this Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tyler Seagraves

Tyler Seagraves, of Covington, passed away November 12, 2014, at the age of 88. Seagraves served his country in the United States Navy. He loved his family and enjoyed being outside, going hunting, fishing and working in his garden. When not traveling for work, he loved spending time with his family. Seagraves was preceded in death by his grandson, Cory Seagraves; parents, Hoyt and Annie Mae Seagraves; and his brother, L.B. Seagraves.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael ‘Mike’ Simcoe

Mr. Michael "Mike" Simcoe, age 52 of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Grady Hospital.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell

Mr. Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell, age 71, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born May 31, 1943 in Covington to J. Charles and Otera Jackson Harwell. Jack graduated from Newton County High School in 1961 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Mr. Harwell worked in the family business, J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 28 years and then for Ginn Motor Company for 25 years. He was the president of the Newton County Jaycees, serving the year the Jaycees building was constructed ...

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


GPC shows enrollment increase

Georgia Perimeter College's fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes. The increase reverses a two-year trend that also has been experienced by other institutions of higher education.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GPC named 'Best for Vets'

Georgia Perimeter College was named among a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times. GPC was among 140 colleges nationwide achieving this distinction.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Human toll

Unlike previous Iraq War movies, "Stop-Loss" has a real chance of appealing to a wide audience due to its close focus on the human fallout of the war instead of the political aspects surrounding it.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


lights, camera...Covington

Tyler Perry will be filming scenes for his newest movie in Covington this Thursday and Friday.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Encounter new cultures at Oxford

 Newton County residents will have an opportunity to travel to new places and encounter new cultures without leaving the state at two upcoming events at Oxford College.

April 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Helen Cason Barnett

Helen Cason Barnett, 80, of Covington, died March 29. The daughter of the late Jack and Pauline Hancock Batchelor, she was the widow of Byron Barnett. Of the Baptist faith, Mrs. Barnett loved her family and loved playing Bingo. She was preceded in death by son Jesse Cason.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley M. House

Ms. Shirley M. House, 64, of Porterdale, died March 28. Ms. House was born and raised and lived all of her life in Porterdale. She retired from Hercules and Lithonia Lighting. She was preceded in death by father James C. House.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Edward S. "Eddy" King

Edward S. "Eddy" King, 60, of Social Circle, died March 30. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years in Vietnam.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Seminoles scalp Eagles, 12-2

By Eric R. Wallace

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lady Eagles fly by Newton in soccer, 10-0

COVINGTON - On Monday night the Eastside High girls soccer team gathered to play one last home game against the crosstown rival Newton Lady Rams.

April 02, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Breaking news: Man suspected murdered

A Newton County man was discovered dead in his home late Sunday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 31, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Resurrecting history

Dressed in homespun woolen uniforms 20 men sauntered downfield to challenge members of Sherman's Union Army, intent on taking the field in their quest to reach the Gaithers plantation house.

March 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Reality show extremes help husbands appreciate wives

March 30, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Everything, and the kitchen sink

Rickey Hutchins, 46, and Tonya Bundrant, 45, both of Snellville, were arrested March 25 after Newton County Sherriff's Deputies discovered them taking household fixtures and copper wire out of a vacant house on Ga. Highway 11, according to an NCSO incident report.

March 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Randi Bridges

Ms. Randi Bridges, 44, of Oxford, died peacefully at her home March 28. She was born in Fulton County and attended Mount Paran Church of God, Atlanta. She enjoyed boating and power walking and loved spending time with her friends, family and, especially, her animals.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bonnie Elizabeth Knight Cobb

 Bonnie Elizabeth Knight Cobb, 58, died March 24. The daughter of the late James and Betty Knight, she was born in Newton County and enjoyed singing and acting.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Betty Mathis

Mrs. Betty Mathis, 72, died at her home March 28. She moved to Monroe two years ago after living in Conyers many years. Mrs. Mathis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Social Circle and was a former longtime member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief Team, a Red Cross volunteer and an avid gardener. She was previously employed by Bio Lab in Conyers as a shipping manager.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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