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Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Joseph Broughton Kimball

Mr. Joseph Broughton (Bro) Kimball died Aug. 12. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Olden) Kimball, he was born in 1947 in Covington. He was preceded in death by daughter Jermakelyn. Mr. Kimball joined Grace United Methodist Church at an early age. He attended R.L. Cousins High School and graduated in 1965. He graduated from Clark College, Atlanta, in 1969 with a degree in history. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma. He worked faithfully at AT&T for over 29 years before retiring. He is a lifelong member of the Communications Workers of America ...

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Paul H. Gourley Sr.

Paul H. Gourley Sr., 65, of Covington, died Aug. 16 at his home. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, cooking and reading. He loved his family, nature and sports, especially the Georgia Bulldogs. Mr. Gourley was retired from Ford Motor Company following 33 years of service, was a member of United Auto Workers and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by parents Richard and Alma Samantha Octavia Bennett Gourley and brothers Ted Gourley and James Gourley.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Angel Lucus

Angel Lucus, 45, of Covington, died Aug. 16 at Atlanta Medical Center. The daughter of the late Cleophus Lee McGuire, she was a member of Baptist Tabernacle where she started and was head of the card ministry, was treasurer of the Hand Maidens of the Lord Sunday School Class. She loved her church very much. Mrs. Lucus' hobby was collecting eagles. She was preceded in death by daughter Ashley Lucus and brothers Wayne and Mark McGuire.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Charles Eugene Parker

A proud Irishman, Charles Eugene Parker, was born in 1925 and passed away Aug. 17. Born in Atlanta and raised in Sandersville, he was the son of Charles Eugene and Annie Bird Parker. While attending Georgia Military College, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and serviced in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Parker graduated from the University of Georgia and re-enlisted in the Marines to serve in Korea, ultimately making Captain. He married Ann Henderson in 1951. His family, friends, home, Duke and many beloved dogs, the Georgia Bulldogs, the Marine Corps and jazz were his passions. He ...

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


De'Andelow Monchellis White

Mr. De'Andelow Monchellis (Dink) White died Aug. 10. The son of Ms. Sequetta White and Mr. Tyrone Brooks, he was born in 1988 in Newton County. Mr. White graduated from Newton County High School in 2007. He joined Springfield Baptist Church at an early age. All who met him respected him. He was a child growing up to become a great man.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Young voices

Soon the sounds of children singing will fill the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, as the Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Youth Singers begin another season of rehearsals.

August 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Oxford finances in good shape

Oxford's city council received a snapshot of the city's funds and cash on hand during a council work session Monday in preparation for an upcoming budget season.

August 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


City to clear utilities for Ga. 142 widening

In order for a state road-widening project to move forward, the Covington City Council approved the removal of utilities in the path of the widening at a cost of $2.8 million at their Monday meeting.

August 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Local campaign steering committee announced

The Newton County campaign steering committee for John McCain's bid to be the 44th U.S. president has been announced. At its head are many familiar names in local Republican circles.

August 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Sweet and sugar-free

 After years of caring for family members who are diabetic and on dialysis, Newton County resident Norma Johnson realized all of her accumulated knowledge on appropriate healthy foods, snack items and beauty products could be put to further use. So she started Suitable's Sugarfree and More - a gift basket business specifically for people with diabetes and renal disorders.

August 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Thunderous laughter

From the fake trailers and advertisements preceding the opening credits to the last hilarious scenes of a booty-dancing Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder" is spot on with its portrayal of the absurdity that is the big Hollywood machine.

August 20, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Luikin's star shines oh so brightly

After watching three nights of gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, I couldn't help but feel like every other casual fan watching. No, I wasn't trying to freeze my DVR and study the facial features of the female Chinese gymnasts to determine if a couple of girls had yet to grow all of their adult teeth. Instead, I wondered if anyone had anything for the Chinese team.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Play ball

The Newton Lady Rams opened their softball season Friday evening with an 8-4 victory over Salem at the Griffin Diamond Classic tournament in Griffin.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Alcovy drops first two in Griffin

The Alcovy Lady Tigers had a tough start to the 2008 softball season as they dropped their first two games at the Griffin Diamond Classic tournament in Griffin on Friday.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rep. Holt calls for legislators to take course on state zoning laws

At the request of State Rep. Doug Holt, superior court judges in Georgia will be taking part in a continuing education course on state zoning laws.

August 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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