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Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Reba Mae Gibson

Reba Mae Gibson, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Oxford, passed away September 10, 2016. She was born in Union Point to the late Herschel and ...

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Laurie Pless

Laurie Pless, 59, died of natural causes on September 16, 2016, her birthday.

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 21

Diallo Wayne Abraham, 22, Covington, Sept. 14, court sentenced serving 8 days

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr.

Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Covington.

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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David Scott Mansfield

David and Mariana Mansfield of Oxford announce the birth of their son David Scott Mansfield Jr. Aug. 25 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. His grandparents reside in Georgia and Mississippi.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


City of Covington water rates changing

The city of Covington is preparing to change its water rates to bring in line the prices that city residents and residents living outside of the city pay. The council is also expected to approve a new water conservation rate schedule.

September 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


House candidate discusses views

While campaigning around the district, Republican nominee for Congress Rick Goddard stopped by Covington last week to talk about energy policy, the Iraq War and Sarah Palin.

September 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Record crowd runs for Fuzz

Over 2,500 runners turned out in the muggy morning mist for the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run Saturday.

September 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin

Mr. Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin, of Shady Dale, died Sept. 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Freddie Hamlin and Vada Maloy Hamlin, he was born in Butts County in 1924. He was a longtime resident of the Oak Hill Community and was retired from Lithonia Lighting.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Clarence Herring Jr.

Mr. Clarence Herring Jr. died Sept 4 in Rockdale County. The son of the late Clarence Herring Sr. and Justine Brown, he was born in East Orange, N.J., in 1943. Mr. Herring graduated from Automotive High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service. In 1972 he became a police officer with the Long Island Railroad, retiring in 1994 as a detective. He was a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and later worked for Jamaica Hospital as security guard and retired as ...

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Overtime thriller

Maybe it was a near full moon. Maybe it was a case of one team's determination to over come the odds. Whatever was the case, Eastside and Newton put on a show in front of a packed Sharp Stadium Friday with the Eagles escaping with a 29-27 double-overtime win.

September 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Investigators find new lead in murder case

A truck sought in connection with the August murder has been located in Atlanta, though the suspect, Porfirio Roman, was still nowhere to be found as of Friday.

September 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives


Area gas stations run dry

Motorists flocked to gas stations Friday afternoon after gas prices sharply increased amidst news that Gulf Coast refineries were shutting down in preparation for Hurricane Ike.

September 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Serve as a shining light

Shiloh Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. September 21 with dinner on the church grounds immediately following the service. Their theme, "All for his Glory," has been evident over the years and will continue to be carried out in their programs. The church was organized in Jasper County in 1808, moved to Morgan County in 1855 and settled in its present location at 9595 Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn in 1883. In 1986, a lightning bolt struck the church and destroyed the sanctuary. Only the annex and contents were salvaged. A new sanctuary was ...

September 12, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


In his image

Last week I received two letters intent on correcting me regarding my belief that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity - the son of God. Both letters quoted only a portion of John 1:18, "No one has ever seen God." And, then, based on that phrase concluded that Jesus could not therefore be God in the flesh.

September 12, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


My life is the Lord's

Deuteronomy 32:39

September 12, 2008 | the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf | Archives


Forgive them too?

"Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" (Matthew 6: 12).

September 12, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Eastside looks for county sweep

The Newton County football championship will be decided tonight at Sharp Stadium. Newton and Eastside face off in a matchup of two teams riding the emotion of big wins last week versus tough competition.

September 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Making his impact felt

If you haven't seen him play yet, you need to check out a Newton Ram football game.

September 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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