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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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MEAG seeks Oxford money for power plant

 During a presentation at the Oxford City Council work session Monday, representatives from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia recommended Oxford buy into a portion of a nuclear power plant expansion, but sell those rights for the first 20 years.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Meet Newton High School's top 2008 seniors

 The three Newton County high schools bid farewell to their graduating seniors Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Ensuring safety during the Memorial Day weekend

 This Memorial Day weekend, as Newton County residents celebrate and kick off the summer season, public safety officials will be working around the clock to make sure they do it safely.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Grand man of the grand slam

I wish I could have been in New York City on that day in 1930 when Bobby Jones was given a hero's welcome. It was a reception of infinite magnitude.

May 21, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


Memories of my mentor

One of the bad things about getting older is having what is commonly called a senior moment.

May 21, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Bring back the telephone operator

Last year, Exxon reported profits of more than $40 billion.

May 21, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Our thoughts...

Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities" said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton High competes in first spring action

High school football spring scrimmages serve several purposes. Yet the most important is to evaluate performances in game-type situations.

May 21, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Wild kingdom

The second movie installment in C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series is both grittier and wilder than the first film and all-around more morally complex.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bullet, bird-filled weekend

 Gun wielding cowboys, shootouts and tons of excitement - it can only mean one thing...Shootout at Mule Camp.

May 21, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Triple threat

By Miles Steele

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Explosive exercise

The humid peace of a Tuesday morning was broken by a chest-thumping boom as an explosive device shredded the interior of a Covington apartment, spraying glass and metal across a parking lot and setting off a string of anxious car alarms.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


District 5 BOC candidates discuss issues

The race for the Republican nomination for Newton County District 5 commissioner features two candidates with a wide age difference but similar platforms.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Draft alcohol ordinance amended

The second draft of the city of Covington's new alcohol ordinance includes language requiring only managerial employees and bartenders to obtain permits from the police department.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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