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Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Bruce Henderson

William Bruce Henderson passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Bill was born in Athens, Alabama to the late Merle and James Henderson. He is preceded in death by six siblings.

November 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Engagement: Kimberly Blair Malcom

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haralson of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom of Shadydale announce the engagement of Kimberly Blair Malcom to James Timothy Walden Jr.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


The race is on

Like summer is a time for action blockbusters, winter is for prestige films-the films that will make you think, probably cry and win a ton of awards. This is also the time for film studios to push out their prestige films before the Dec. 31 deadline for awards like the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Mary Catchings Crudup

Mary Catchings Crudup, 82, of Covington, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the youngest child of Elise Browne Catchings and Thomas Franklin Catchings. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Franklin Catchings, and sister, Elise Catchings Rouprich, and is survived by her husband, Edward A. Crudup, Jr., of Covington and two daughters, Anne Bristowe Crudup, of Covington, and Emily Crudup Cameron (Allen), of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and grandchildren, Seth McDougald Cameron and Harold Phillips Cameron.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Historic courthouse featured in new book

The courthouses of Georgia's 159 counties hold the keys to the history of individual families and entire communities alike. From their primary role as the temples of justice for our court system to their better known function as the official repository of public records for significant life events, these buildings anchor many of Georgia's town squares.

November 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Bear Creek

Some good decisions by Newton County in the past have led to a current situation where we have a reliable water supply. The supply is such that if the theoretical doors of the county were to be shut right now, we probably would have plenty of water for the use of our children and grandchildren.

November 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


2 Eagles to play in Thanksgiving Parade

Two Eastside High School students will be representing the Eagles live on national television this Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tyler Seagraves

Tyler Seagraves, of Covington, passed away November 12, 2014, at the age of 88. Seagraves served his country in the United States Navy. He loved his family and enjoyed being outside, going hunting, fishing and working in his garden. When not traveling for work, he loved spending time with his family. Seagraves was preceded in death by his grandson, Cory Seagraves; parents, Hoyt and Annie Mae Seagraves; and his brother, L.B. Seagraves.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael ‘Mike’ Simcoe

Mr. Michael "Mike" Simcoe, age 52 of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Grady Hospital.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell

Mr. Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell, age 71, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born May 31, 1943 in Covington to J. Charles and Otera Jackson Harwell. Jack graduated from Newton County High School in 1961 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Mr. Harwell worked in the family business, J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 28 years and then for Ginn Motor Company for 25 years. He was the president of the Newton County Jaycees, serving the year the Jaycees building was constructed ...

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


GPC shows enrollment increase

Georgia Perimeter College's fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes. The increase reverses a two-year trend that also has been experienced by other institutions of higher education.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GPC named 'Best for Vets'

Georgia Perimeter College was named among a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times. GPC was among 140 colleges nationwide achieving this distinction.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Not even semi-good

After watching Will Ferrell ("Old School") bring his Funny or Die Comedy Tour to a packed Smith Center in North Carolina last week, I, alongside Tar Heels men's basketball coach Roy Williams and national player of the year candidate Tyler Hansbrough, was convinced that "Semi-Pro" would be more than just a semi-hit.

March 05, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


"Daddy, I'm scared."

It's an oft-heard refrain come bedtime at the Robbins' abode, along with "Daddy, I'm thirsty," "Daddy, I'm hungry," "Daddy, I'm going to throw up," "Daddy, I've got to go to the bathroom," "Daddy, tell me a story," and "Daddy, I can't go to sleep at 6 o'clock."

March 05, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


James M. Barnett

James M. Barnett Sr., 81, of Conyers, died March 3 at Rockdale Medical Center. Born in Spalding County, Mr. Barnett retired from Ford Motor Company. He faithfully attended Conyers Apostolic Church and enjoyed working in his gardens and working on old cars and tractors. He was blessed with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnett is preceded in death by son James M. Barnett Jr. and grandson Miles Barnett.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sidney E. Carter

If the Grand Ole Opry were to be in Porterdale, Sidney E. Carter would have been in heaven a long time ago. Born at 33 Hazel St. in 1927, he departed this life and joined the rest of his immediate family on March 3. He was a man who loved Porterdale, and in his early years he was a delivery boy for Jack Elliott Grocery. Mr. Carter was a Porterdale Icon and was employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company for 36 years. After employment at Covington Manufacturing Company, he worked for Kroger at Newton Plaza for over 15 years. Mr. Carter ...

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mildred W. Holmes

Mildred W. Holmes, 76, of Social Circle, died March 4 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late William Franklin and Annie Barron Walker, she was born in Walton County and was a life-long resident of Social Circle and a member of First Baptist Church of Social Circle. Mrs. Holmes enjoyed yard work, house work and watching Atlanta Braves baseball. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by son David Eugene Holmes and brothers Henry Walker, J.W. Walker and Bobby Walker.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Judy Karen Blair Lawrence

Judy Karen Blair Lawrence, 58, of Conyers, died Feb. 21. She moved to the area 15 years ago from Jasper, Ala. The daughter of Edgar Blair and Lillie Noe Blair, she was born in 1950 in Williamson, W. Va. She had worked for Geiger International as safety leader for 5 years.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mr. Harris Loyd

Mr. Harris Loyd, 66, of Jasper, died Feb. 25 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dr. Terrell Benson Tanner

Dr. Terrell Benson Tanner of Ellijay died March 3 at home after suffering a heart attack. He was born 1932 in Clermont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Homer Tanner and Alice Haynes Tanner, and his first wife Jane Davidson Tanner. Dr. Tanner grew up in Commerce and graduated from Oxford College, Emory University and Emory University School of Medicine in 1959.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kathleen Tarver "Kitty' Varn

Kathleen Tarver "Kitty" Varn, 77, died March 2. The daughter of Catharine Mangham Tarver and Charles Edward Tarver of Cordele, she was born in 1930 and lived most of her life in Cordele and Albany. She taught high school English and was a school counselor for the Dougherty County School System.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Southern charm

Serving traditional country cooking, Buckeyes Restaurant, open since November, has already made a name for itself as the destination in Jersey.

March 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Alcovy baseball hoping for big season

As the 2008 baseball season gets underway, the Alcovy Tigers look to wipe the slate clean after a poor first season. With a year of experience under their belts and a new form of maturity set in, the Tigers set their scopes for a great season.

March 05, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Georgia Wrath wins second straight tourney

MONROE - The Georgia Wrath, a travel baseball team hailing from Social Circle, was crowned the first place champion of the Spring Bash Tournament over the weekend at Criswell Park.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Measuring up

Politicians and parents often battle over who should be responsible for the physical health of children, and a new bill working its way through the Georgia General Assembly will no doubt add more fodder to the fire.

March 05, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Oxford discusses watering penalties

 Strict penalties for not complying with state watering regulations and fire department policy on allowing sirens and lights to be used on personal vehicles were some of the topics of discussion at Monday night's Oxford City Council meeting

March 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Packers QB Brett Favre retires after 17 seasons

By Chris Jenkins

March 05, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


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