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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Man arrested at the Depot after threat

On July 1, an Oxford resident was arrested after an altercation between him and a women turned into violent threats, according to the Covington Police Department incident report.

July 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


BOC approves increasing cost per meal for inmates

 In yet another sign of the times, the Newton County Board of Commissioners increased the amount it pays for meals for inmates and employees at the county detention center due to rising food costs.

July 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


New at Newton

The main office at Newton High School is dark and vacant these days. The floors are bare and void of furniture. Gone is the large reception desk, coffee table and chairs that adorn the waiting area.

July 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Missing teen returns home safe

A 14-year-old Covington girl reported missing for five days was found by a deputy Wednesday evening after reports of her disappearance hit the media.

July 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Red, white and musical

Every year the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country's independence. Throughout Newton County, officials have two days packed with activities for the entire family.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 14-year-old reported missing

Covington police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old Newton County girl, missing now for more than five days.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Third time's a charm

On June 29, Covington resident Gino Shepherd was arrested after allegedly calling 911 and pleading to be arrested, according to a Covington Police Department report.

July 02, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Sheryl Lynn Cunningham

Sheryl Lynn Cunningham, 50, of Covington, died June 28 at Rockdale Medical Center. The daughter of the late Archie Lee and Mary Dolores Jones Cunningham, she was born in DeKalb County. Ms. Cunningham was a loving sister and aunt, had numerous friends through the World Wide Web and enjoyed photography. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was the life of the party and never met a stranger.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rufus Lee Grant

Mr. Rufus Lee Grant died June 23. The son of the late Mrs. Fozzie Jackson Smith and Mr. Alonzo Grant, he was born in 1921 in Jasper County. He joined Greenwood Baptist Church, Shady Dale, at an early age. He was a faithful member and had a strong religious upbringing. He served on the Deacon Board faithfully until his health failed. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He retired from Hanover Wire and Cloth in 1986. He was preceded in death by wife Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman and siblings J.C ...

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman Grant

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman Grant died June 15. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Ollie Thompson) Hardeman, she was born in 1933 in Covington. Growing up in Newton County, she attended public schools and joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Rock Springs Baptist Church in Henry County, where she served faithfully on the mother Board. She was married to Mr. Rufus Lee Grant who died June 23. Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by siblings Margaret Moody, Buck Vine and Robert, Marvin and Curtis Hardeman.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emily Gates Gunn

Mrs. Emily Gates Gunn, 71, a live-long resident of Covington, died June 30. The daughter of the late Joseph Marvin Gates and Evelyn Wheeler Gates, she was born in Newton County in 1936. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church and retired from Steele Jones Insurance Agency where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by husband Mr. Thomas "Pete" Gunn, brothers Joseph Marvin Gates Jr. and James Harold Gates and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jesse Henderson.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Michael Christopher West

Mr. Michael Christopher West, 42, Blairsville, passed away suddenly June 26. The son of Robert M. West and Linda Gunter West he was born in 1965 in Fulton County. Mr. West was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had lived in Blairsville since 2003, moving from Conyers. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Coach West was a teacher at Union County High School and Union County High School coach for girls basketball and head coach of boys soccer.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Our thoughts...

With gas at $4 a gallon, the Newton County Board of Commissioners should take swift action to bring what relief it can to county residents - namely by applying for an available federal grant that would provide funding for the beginning of a mass-transit system in the county.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Times have changed since '63

I was out the other day walking my dogs and watching a beautiful sunset in good ole' Social Circle. It occurred to me, as they were walking me, that I was huffing and puffing more than usual. Then it hit me. I finally realized that I am now 61 years old. A fact that I have kept suppressed for years.

July 02, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Is Mack back?

Could Vernon Jones be the next Mack Mattingly?

July 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


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