William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.
Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal's new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.
Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.
The Newton County School System's high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.
Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception
Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Marilyn Jester, of Covington, announces the engagement of her daughter LaTara Shamika Jester, also the daughter of the late Ronnie Scofield, to John Dee Taylor III of Covington.
Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...
SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...
For any high school athlete, signing that national letter of intent to their respected college or university may be the best moment of their high school tenure. Usually that special moment comes somewhere during that athlete's senior year, but in some cases it can come after that. Well, how about nearly a year after graduation? Newton's 2014 forward Mercedes Booker finally got that moment as she will be taking her talents to Southern Crescent Technical College.
There is one thing that is as certain as anything can be - that our mothers, whether we are close to them or not, will always have a special place in our hearts.
IN BRIEF: Traffic on Interstate 20 eastbound is backed up starting near the Salem Road exit stretching to the West Avenue exit. A pickup truck was involved in an accident on I-20 eastbound and emergency vehicles are in the right lane. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.
It's hard to match a season like the one Newton High's Kinley Bryant just finished, on and off the field.
In recent years mom-and-pop businesses, long a staple of Newton County's retail sector, have gradually declined in numbers, giving way to big-box stores and national chains.
Representatives from Newton County and a domestic violence victim's assistance program met last week for the first time since the program threatened to file litigation against the county for a portion of funds collected for victim assistance.
When you see the word BRAG it might make you think of the military as in Fort Bragg, which is located in North Carolina.
As we move into this year's Newton County election, it is important for the voters of this county to begin thinking about the biggest issues that face our county and the candidates that are best equipped to take on those issues.
Not long ago I read, with some degree of astonishment, that an ex-convict had qualified to run for an elected office right here in our county. Having learned at least a little something in my 57 years as an American citizen, and as a Georgian, I was amazed for two reasons.
Newton County high school commencement ceremonies are less than a week away. For two extraordinary Eastside High School students, the journey is just beginning.
A mother was arrested for leaving four young children locked in a car for more than half an hour Thursday morning, according to a Covington Police Department report.
A New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident in the county's fifth homicide was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.
The Georgia Department of National Resources along with the National Wild Turkey Federation held the 12th annual Outdoor Festival and J.A.K.E.S. Day Saturday at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield.
One woman with close family ties to Newton County is proof that no matter an individual's humble beginnings, with enough hard work and determination, it's possible to achieve great things.
"Eli, please chew with your mouth closed," I nagged my kindergartner for the thousandth time during dinner. Apparently, he was as tired of hearing it as I was of saying it.
There has been a lot written lately about people and their preachers, particularly folks who want to be president of the United States.
This time of year, it is always so nice to see all of the smiling faces of the soon-to-be graduates - so pure, so ready to face life.