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Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Faith in turbulent times

One of the largest aspects of faith and religion is not our assurance of salvation or whether we will experience paradise in the afterlife, but ...

July 17, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state ...

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Mrs. Sybil Tomlin Davis

Sybil Tomlin Davis, 78, of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Brightmoor Nursing Center in Griffin. She was born on July 18, 1937 ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO thanks citizens for support

In wake of the recent tragedies of the past week, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received an outpouring of support from local ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange

Mrs. Rosie Lee Strange, age 94, of Covington passed away July 10. 2016. She was born June 2, 1922 in Jersey, Georgia to her parents ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts: Healing together

This week's editorial was one of the most difficult we have written.

July 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters from Camp: The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center

The month of July marks a change of pace for the staff at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center. After the bittersweet conclusion of Summer Leadership Camp ...

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dear Editor,

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Anna ‘Ruth’ Harp Crowe

Anna "Ruth" Harp Crowe, 77, of Monroe, died on July 7, 2016. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on July 5, 1939, to the late ...

July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Ms. Eugenia Williams Calloway of Atlanta and Mr. Sidney Marcus Calloway of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Faye Calloway of Decatur to Kevin Michael Mercer of Decatur, son of Mrs. Mrs. Marguerite "Peggy" Fitzgerald Mercer of Covington and Mr. Thomas Watson Mercer Jr. of Augusta.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Ivy Faith Harris of Albany and Jay Christopher Chupp of Oxford were married June 7 at Gillionville Baptist Church, Albany with the Rev. Tim Chupp, father of the groom, officiating.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

The cost of indigent care

Though nowhere near as large or looming a problem as Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital's, the system that funds indigent care at Newton Medical Center has set up an imbalance: Newton County ends up paying for the care of patients from outside the county while receiving no reimbursement from the sending counties.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Concerns aired at Covington Town Hall meeting

High utility bills and what the city is doing to lower them were among the top concerns voiced by attendees at a Covington town hall Thursday evening.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Fuzz Run around corner

 Newton County, get ready to run. In less than two weeks, thousands of people will take to the streets in the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run on Sept. 13.

August 31, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Man tells police he was run over by a car

A Conyers man who claimed he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newton County ended up going to jail for domestic battery after deputies discovered he might have been less than truthful, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

You are cordially invited...

The Arts Association in Newton County has unveiled their 2008-2009 Arts Series. This year's lineup includes such noted acts as John Berry and internationally renowned pianist Joyce Yang as well as favorite local performers, The Community Band and The Covington Regional Ballet.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Hungry for the Word

The members of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mansfield recently welcomed the Rev. Reginald Jacobs to their church family. Over the past 16 years, Jacobs served pastorates in five churches in Griffin, Atlanta, Social Circle and Tifton.

August 29, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

The character of witness

I have been writing about Christian witnessing in these last number of columns. When all is said and done, the best advise on the subject comes from the pages of the Bible itself. 1 Peter 3:15-16 in The Living Bible reads, "Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell Him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way. Do what is right; then if men speak against you, calling you evil names, they will become ashamed of themselves for falsely accusing you when you have ...

August 29, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

The truth about tithing

When you start talking about money, you have everyone's attention, because there does not seem to be enough to go around. Sooner or later, we all need to come to grips with our financial responsibility to God as the owner of all things. Where does God fit into your finances?

August 29, 2008 | Pastor Wayne Rutherford | Archives

Wilbert Bradford Sr.

Wilbert Bradford Sr., 69, of Covington, died Aug. 27. The son of the late James Floyd and Hattie W. Bradford, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bradford loved talking to people, going fishing and traveling to the beach.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Volunteering:A labor of love

In the 1880s, the American worker was first honored with picnics and demonstrations, creating the three-day Labor Day weekend many of us will kick off today.

August 29, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives

Covington SWAT team arrests 3

 The Covington-Newton County S.W.A.T. team struck at a Kirkland Road home on a search warrant Thursday afternoon, arresting at least two men and one woman after reportedly finding large amounts of cocaine inside.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Drink up...

Social Circle voters will soon be asked to decide whether hard alcohol should be sold by the drink at restaurants in the city.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

SACS review team names NCSS a quality school system

After a weeklong review of the entire Newton County School System, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) named the district a "quality" school system Wednesday.

August 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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