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Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Snapping Shoals members gather

Snapping Shoals EMC held its annual Round Up and members' meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

July 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rotary Club to host golf tournament

The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Sara Elizabeth King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs ...

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Area school supply drives

Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Back to School tax holiday approaches

School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia's tax-free holiday.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Pearlie L. Adams

Mrs. Pearlie L. Adams died May 15 in DeKalb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, she was born in Newton County in 1933. Mrs. Adams was raised and educated in Newton County and was a skillful basketball player.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Thomas Edward Norton

Mr. Thomas Edward Norton, 84, of Covington, died May 20. The son of the late Will A. Norton and Elender McGiboney Norton, he was born in Rockdale County in 1923. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. Mr. Norton worked for many years as a meat cutter for Food Giant.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Chamber gives quarterly report

In the first quarter of 2008, the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce pursued leads on 19 development projects with a total known future investment of between $78 and $88 million.

May 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


CPD looking for men who forged checks

 Covington police are looking for two men who cashed about $2,400 in forged checks from a Covington bank last week, according to a Covington Police Department report.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Demolition bid awarded for abandoned home

The first razing of an abandoned home in more than six years is set to move forward, with the Monday night approval by the Covington City Council of a demolition bid.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


MEAG seeks Oxford money for power plant

 During a presentation at the Oxford City Council work session Monday, representatives from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia recommended Oxford buy into a portion of a nuclear power plant expansion, but sell those rights for the first 20 years.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Meet Newton High School's top 2008 seniors

 The three Newton County high schools bid farewell to their graduating seniors Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Ensuring safety during the Memorial Day weekend

 This Memorial Day weekend, as Newton County residents celebrate and kick off the summer season, public safety officials will be working around the clock to make sure they do it safely.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Grand man of the grand slam

I wish I could have been in New York City on that day in 1930 when Bobby Jones was given a hero's welcome. It was a reception of infinite magnitude.

May 21, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


Memories of my mentor

One of the bad things about getting older is having what is commonly called a senior moment.

May 21, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Bring back the telephone operator

Last year, Exxon reported profits of more than $40 billion.

May 21, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Our thoughts...

Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities" said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton High competes in first spring action

High school football spring scrimmages serve several purposes. Yet the most important is to evaluate performances in game-type situations.

May 21, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


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