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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births

Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Outrage at the deranged

Hailed by some as Hunter Thompson's successor, Rolling Stones reporter Matt Taibbi doesn't even pretend to hold back his disdain and derision for those people he believes have abandoned reason for madness and fled to America's political fringes.

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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

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