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Man convicted of 2001 Newton County murder scheduled for execution

Brian Keith Terrell, the man convicted of killing 70-year-old John Watson in his Covington home in 1992 is scheduled to be executed March 10 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ida Arbeau

Ida M. Arbeau, 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Riverside Healthcare. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Clayton. to the late Cecil and Clara Mae Thompson. Ms. Arbeau loved the Lord and was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She sewed for the church, the school system and even made costumes for the show "In the Heat of The Night". Ms. Arbeau also lovingly cared for many children in her home. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Canaan Baptist Church for over 35 years. Everyone knew her by "Aunt Ida" or ...

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy

(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


What's in store for the Georgia Milestones

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Sara Tucker

Sara Frances "Sally" Tucker, 90, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Schools will be open Thursday

Newton County Schools are open Thursday after being closed for predicted inclement weather Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master's Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Schools closed Wednesday

Newton County Schools will be closed for both students and staff Wednesday due to predicted inclement weather.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Police Explorers enjoy national success

The Covington Police Explorers recently participated in a national competition designed to showcase their law enforcement skills and placed third in one category.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO to host Citizen's Firearm Safety Course

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will hold its Citizen's Firearm Safety Course March 28, teaching the public on laws governing use of deadly force, firearm safety, at and away from the firing range, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semiautomatic pistols and giving citizens a chance to complete a course of fire at the Newton County Sheriffs Office Firing Range.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties from Wednesday through Thursday.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Don't give up for Lent, just give

The official start of the Lenten season began this past week and we have heard many of our friends and colleagues talking about what they were going to give up for the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Christ's resurrection.

February 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Social Circle officer involved in shooting

A Social Circle police officer shot and wounded a man on Hwy. 11 near the Marathon gas station Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Feb. 20

Harold Glenn Aikens, 52, Covington, Feb 12, Probation Violation

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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Co-pastors preach total trust in God

The motto of the Anointed Body of Christ Church located at 34 Hemlock Street in Porterdale is "Building families of faith with a commitment to love, follow and model Christ daily."

April 04, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Listen to the voices of the past

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor and mentor to Sen. Barack Obama, has been in the news much of late. Who has not heard the tape of his cursing America or his claiming that the U.S. invented AIDS as a way to kill black people?

April 04, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Christians of convenience

There is a cancer growing in Christendom today - a growing number of professing Christians who are not true believers.

April 04, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


County coaches weigh in on men's Final Four

You've heard from all the experts. And you've already alienated yourself from the rest of your family after watching too much ESPN and CBS regarding the men's Final Four.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hansbrough one HEEL of a hoops player

My co-workers have a twisted sense of humor sometimes.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eagles battered and bewildered by Loganville, 13-1

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia State's Catherine Lee earns second Rookie of the Week award

ATLANTA - Georgia State's Catherine Lee was named Colonial Athletic Association softball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Alcovy, Eastside split region match on the tennis courts

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Eastside High golf leads Newton, Alcovy during annual Newton Cup

COVINGTON - On Tuesday the Eastside High golf team led after the first round of the Newton Cup, an annual tournament involving all three local high schools, including Alcovy and Newton.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Accusations swirl around teen beating incident

Residents of the Covington neighborhood where seven teenagers were arrested last week for the robbery and assault of a 16-year-old boy say the incident was connected to drugs the victim was bringing to the area and say several of the boys were wrongly charged.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


V. David Bishop

Mr. V. David Bishop, 73, of Mansfield, died April 1 at his home. The son of the late William Jackson and Julia Ellis Bishop, he was born in DeKalb County. Mr. Bishop was president of Bishop & Bergbower Contractors, a commercial pipeline business for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958, enjoyed woodcrafts and was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving brother.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Louise Jones Grier

Mrs. Louise Jones Grier passed away March 31 at her home following a courageous struggle with cancer. The daughter of Leroy and Esther Summerour Jones, she was born in 1916 and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. She married Hubert Grier in 1946, and he always declared that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. They were happily married until his death in 1998. Mrs. Grier was an employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Company for over 25 years where she served faithfully as a time keeper. She was a devoted member of Salem United Methodist Church ...

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Edward S. "Eddy" King

Edward S. "Eddy" King, 60, of Social Circle, died March 30. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years in Vietnam.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Spring break activities planned

For many, spring break is a time for family vacations. Trips to Florida or week-long jaunts to the beach are always popular.

April 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rams, Tigers split on the tennis court

COVINGTON - On Wednesday, the Alcovy and Newton tennis squads split a pair of crosstown tennis matches at Newton High School.

April 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


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