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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 | Education


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 | Education


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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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


Rep. Marshall to visit site of Chimney Park to discuss No Child Left Inside

Congressman Jim Marshall will be visiting Newton County next Tuesday to talk about No Child Left Inside, proposed legislation that if passed, may provide funding for more environmental education and projects such as Chimney Park.

August 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gaithers' movie delayed due to possible actors' strike

Plans to film a movie at Gaithers Plantation have been put on hold until the spring due to fears of a possible actors' strike, according to the film's director.

August 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Kayaker rescued from Yellow River

 Newton County and Porterdale Fire units rescued a kayaker Tuesday evening after stronger than normal waters ripped away his boat, leaving him stranded on a rock in the Yellow River.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Flying high again

Eastside football coach Rick Hurst's game plan coming into the season was simple, spread the ball around and play solid defense. That's just what the Eagles did as they shutout Harris County 28-0 to kickoff the football season Thursday at Sharp Stadium.

August 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Johnny's Pizza supports local teams

Michael and Suzanne McLean, owners of the new Johnny's Pizza restaurant on Ga. Highway 36 are into more than just providing Newton County with a great new place to dine.

August 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Eastside wins tri-match, Alcovy picks up first win

Cross-town rivals Newton and Eastside got together on the volleyball court Tuesday for the first time in 2008 to decide early season bragging rights.

August 28, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Armed robbers' image released

Covington police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of three young men who allegedly robbed a Covington loan business at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Her garden grows

When Belinda Duckett's daughter was born with congenial myopathy, a rare degenerative muscle disorder, doctors told her she would likely suffer throughout a short life.

August 27, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Training people for the open road

For those interested in or considering pursuing a career in trucking, a school for them has just opened in Covington.

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Copper metal thefts plague county

Copper thieves have been ravaging the county of late, striking at homes, businesses and public utilities alike.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Perennial pleasures: cake, biscuits and tomatoes

I hope Sewell United Methodist Church decides to make a cookbook. I will be the first to buy a copy, but until then I am hoping for a church picnic. Enjoy two more wonderful recipes from mystery cooks who belong to Sewell United Methodist Church.

August 27, 2008 | Christina Benton | Archives


Rosie Bailey

Mrs. Rosie Bailey, 93, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Aug. 24. The daughter of the late John and Alice Rogers Daniel, she was born in 1914. Mrs. Bailey retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. and worked for the city of Porterdale as the city clerk. She was a member of Gateway Community Church and attended Porterdale Presbyterian Church and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bailey enjoyed baking cakes at Christmas and sharing them with family and friends. She was preceded in death by husband Leroy Bailey.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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