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Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

January 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 28

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, January 21, back for court

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


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Nuclear electricity a good move

Cleaner and more efficient energy options are a top priority for many all over the world. With a great deal of attention presently being given to climate change and global warming, any move to eliminate or reduce humans' carbon footprint should be commended and emulated.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rutledge woman arrested on forgery charge

A Rutledge resident was arrested June 18, after allegedly trying to cash a forged check for $9,776.15.

June 20, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Searching for spiritual growth

 The Hebron World Church, a multicultural fellowship committed to the spiritual growth of the whole family, offers areas of service in 15 different ministries from administrative to outreach. Their focus is teaching how to live a victorious life through the reviving, restoring and redeeming blood of Jesus Christ.

June 20, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Deeper look at Psalm

It dawned upon me that in an article a couple of weeks ago, we looked at the Twenty Third Psalm and I indicated that we'd be looking at it in more detail. The next week my article was on something else entirely. So let's come back to this wonderful Psalm of comfort and trust. In it David compares God's care for his children as a shepherd's care for his sheep. That's a good comparison. There are many similarities between the fallen human nature and sheep. So, let's talk about sheep.

June 20, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


BOC approves $55.1 million FY'09 budget

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved the county's $55.1 million Fiscal Year 2009 budget at its Tuesday night meeting. The board also voted to keep the same millage rate for county operations as last year - 9.73.

June 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


BOE changes district honor grad policy

The Board of Education finally approved a revised section in the Program Planning Guide for 2008-2009, concerning the designation of honor graduates.

June 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Sheriff's candidates have another chance to speak

More than 100 people turned out Wednesday evening to hear the sheriff's candidates speak at the second forum of the week, which was taped at the Turner Lake complex for broadcast on a local cable channel.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Post 77 drops doubleheader to Loganville

CONYERS - The Conyers Post 77 American Legion baseball team could not overcome a tirade of hits administered by Loganville Post 233 in doubleheader play Monday, losing both games, 15-6 and 12-3.

June 20, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Carter transfers to Memphis

One's loss is another's gain.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hensley named new Rams coach

The search is over for the next Newton High baseball head coach.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Outlook not so good for the disabled Braves

After a decade of ruling the National League East, the Braves have spent what seems like an eternity watching the postseason from home.

June 20, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Operation Falcon nets more than 100 local arrests

Approximately 100 people were arrested in Newton County last week as part of the fifth annual state-wide sweep, led by the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies, for people wanted for felonies and outstanding warrants.

June 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen found guilty in Ricks murder

After four hours of deliberation on Wednesday evening, a jury unanimously declared a Newton County teen guilty of murder for the 2007 shooting death of Kawasikis Ricks during a botched armed robbery.

June 19, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A great-grand pair looks ahead

Emily Grace came sweeping into our house in her little pink basket Sunday to inspect her great-grandparents for the first time. She must have given Reny and me high marks. She giggled and smiled during most of the visit. She only made a face and cried when bottle time ticked around.

June 18, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Making a new home

Moving has always been pretty easy for me.

June 18, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


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