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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Skyrocketing gas prices a concern for high school football

Due to the ever-increasing price of gas, in conjunction with the reclassification of several Newton County high schools, prep football has taken a hit across the state of Georgia.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Nelson Jenkins-Halstead

Crystal Nelson-Jenkins of Covington and Douglas Halstead of Covington were married May 24 at New Hope community church with the Rev. Leon Bohannon officiating.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Green Bay not the only team in need of Favre

When I heard a week ago that retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre asked for his unconditional release to enter the NFL free agent market, I was laughing so hard that I had a headache.

July 20, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Belcher-Anthony

Rodney and Angela Belcher announce the marriage of their daughter Tequila Monique Belcher of Covington to Kevin Troy Anthony, son of Danny and Jean Anthony of Covington June 21.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton American All Stars heading to state finals

The Newton American Major All Stars earned a trip to the state tournament Saturday in Augusta after winning the district tournament earlier in Covington.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Bessette-Mosely

Chip and Debbie Junkin of Conyers and Bill Bessette of Houston, Texas, announce the engagement of Meagan Elizabeth Bessette of Conyers to Jonathan Elliott Mosely, son of Asa Jr. and Donna Mosely of Conyers.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Olivia T. Farmer

Olivia Tadon Farmer, daughter of Brandon and Tara Farmer of Covington, celebrated her birthday June 9.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Harper K. Henderson

Harper Keith Henderson was born on Mother's Day, May 11.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Group arrested for Porterdale burglary

Four Porterdale men were arrested Thursday by an interagency team in connection with a burglary after investigators found stolen items leading to their residence.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Troy Moon

Troy Moon, 89, of Oxford, died July 14. The son of the late James Thomas Moon and Allie Beck Piper Moon, he was born in Rockdale County in 1919. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Leona Hawk Moon. Mr. Moon proudly served his country as staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tharon Stubbs

Mr. Tharon Stubbs, 86, of Covington died July 19. The son of the late Thomas Lester and Lucy Myrtle Bohannan Stubbs, he was born in Newton County and retired from C&D Technology. Mr. Stubbs was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, baseball, racing and loved his family.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Good as new

The gazebo in Porterdale near the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road is getting a facelift and will be reopened soon.

July 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Moore's Ford lynching reenactment set for Friday

This Friday, concerned citizens and civil rights activists will mark the 62nd anniversary of the last mass lynching in America with prayers and a reenactment of the murders of four black sharecroppers in nearby Monroe.

July 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Another fire breaks out at NMC

A fire broke out Friday in the third floor construction area of Newton Medical Center for the second time in two months, according to the Covington Fire Department.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


BOC approves commercial rezonings

Though there are no tenants lined up, the Newton County Board of Commissioners went ahead and approved the re-zonings of two commercial developments located in the western end of the county, at their Tuesday meeting.

July 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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