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Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Logan Elane Davis

Logan Elane Davis, 18, of Newborn passed away June 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy (Cofield) Breedlove.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County ...

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Our thoughts: Protect responsible home buyers

 Last Sunday we ran a front page story on foreclosures. If you drive through many of the newer communities in Newton County and Social Circle, you can see evidence of those foreclosures plainly in the unkempt yards and in some cases broken windows caused by vandals.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Computers writing letters

 There ought to be a law against computers writing letters to people.

August 13, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Archives


No lobbyist? Grab your wallet

It's time to keep one eye on your bank account and another on our friends at the state Capitol.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Justice served

Dear Editor:

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Thanks for the hospitality

Dear Editor:

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Frances Smith Bentley

Mrs. Frances Smith Bentley died Aug. 6. The daughter of the late Mr. Willie Nye Smith and Mrs. Nora Lillian Tuggle Smith, she was born in 1927 in Covington. She graduated from Washington Street School and taught public school for several years. Mrs. Bentley was an avid believer in education and encouraged everyone she met to stay in school. She was a fantastic homemaker and stay-at-home mother for many years. She was very resourceful and enjoyed sewing for her family. Mrs. Bentley reentered the workforce when her children were older, first at Bibb Manufacturing and later at Hercules Inc. She ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jimmie Nell Crim

Jimmie Nell Crim, 88, of Social Circle, died Aug. 10 at Rockdale Medical Center. The daughter of the late James Asa and Minnie Pearl White Marston, she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Crim was a pianist, enjoyed playing Scrabble, crocheting and crossword puzzles and had excellent penmanship. She dearly loved her family and will be missed by all. Mrs. Crim was preceded in death by husband Marion Rubin Crim.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mattie Belle Lackey Jeffries

Mrs. Mattie Belle lackey Jeffries died Aug. 6. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Maggie) Lackey in 1936 in Covington. She attended Leguin School and graduated from R. L. Cousins School in 1955. She joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and loved going to church. After marrying Mr. Thurman Wade Jeffries, she moved to Detroit. Returning to Covington after 25 years, she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the Mother Board until her health failed. Mrs. Jeffries was preceded in death by her husband, sister Ms. Mary Lackey Terrell and brothers Ulysses, Eugene ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Clifford Key

Clifford Key, 85, of Covington, died Aug. 9 at Newton Medical Center. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church and loved to fish and work in the garden. Mr. Key will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Lester key.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kathleen Smith Moore

Mrs. Kathleen Smith Moore, 79, of Covington, died Aug. 12. the daughter of the late William A. Smith and Robbie Wilson Smith, she was born in 1929 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Moore was a member of Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and oil painting and loved her family. At age 65 she helped her son pour 12 yards of concrete for a greenhouse. She and her husband owned Moore's Greenhouse where they worked until they retired. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mr. William Amos Moore who passed away in May of this ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley Ann Smith

Shirley Ann Smith, 60, of Covington, died Aug. 8. She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Loyal to NCSS

Working in the same profession for 25 years is almost unheard of these days. Driving to the same work place for 20 years is too becoming a rarity. For first grade teacher Perri Walden, it's par for the course.

August 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Georgia to Georgia

For members of the Covington armory's National Guard unit, who recently returned from a three-week training stint in Georgia, Russia's full-on attack of the small Eastern European nation on Friday, has taken them completely aback.

August 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Oxford man drowns in Morgan Co.

A young man from Oxford drowned at Hard Labor Creek State Park after venturing past the swimming area Sunday afternoon despite not knowing how to swim, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

August 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


City of Oxford accepts GFC forestry grant

Oxford's Parks, Trees and Recreation Board received a recent boost with a 2008 Urban and Community Forestry grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission toward a $17,000 project for community workshops and Board development.

August 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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