William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.
Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal's new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.
Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.
The Newton County School System's high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.
Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception
Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Marilyn Jester, of Covington, announces the engagement of her daughter LaTara Shamika Jester, also the daughter of the late Ronnie Scofield, to John Dee Taylor III of Covington.
Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...
SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...
For any high school athlete, signing that national letter of intent to their respected college or university may be the best moment of their high school tenure. Usually that special moment comes somewhere during that athlete's senior year, but in some cases it can come after that. Well, how about nearly a year after graduation? Newton's 2014 forward Mercedes Booker finally got that moment as she will be taking her talents to Southern Crescent Technical College.
There is one thing that is as certain as anything can be - that our mothers, whether we are close to them or not, will always have a special place in our hearts.
IN BRIEF: Traffic on Interstate 20 eastbound is backed up starting near the Salem Road exit stretching to the West Avenue exit. A pickup truck was involved in an accident on I-20 eastbound and emergency vehicles are in the right lane. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.
MONROE - The Georgia Wrath, a travel baseball team hailing from Social Circle, was crowned the first place champion of the Spring Bash Tournament over the weekend at Criswell Park.
Politicians and parents often battle over who should be responsible for the physical health of children, and a new bill working its way through the Georgia General Assembly will no doubt add more fodder to the fire.
Strict penalties for not complying with state watering regulations and fire department policy on allowing sirens and lights to be used on personal vehicles were some of the topics of discussion at Monday night's Oxford City Council meeting
By Chris Jenkins
Since the end of 2007, Porterdale City Council meetings have lasted until after midnight.
The Black Watch wrestling squad, a Team Georgia USA Youth Wrestling Club out of Covington, sent 21 youth wrestlers last weekend to qualify for the state wrestling tournament, which will be held March 14 at Whitewater in Fayette.
An Oxford man charged with placing a package he thought was a bomb in Newton Plaza was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court on Tuesday.
On Monday the Eastside High varsity boys golf team won its second match of the year against Rockdale County, 163-206, at Cherokee Run Golf Club.
The Covington City Council approved a recommendation by the city's Airport Committee to wait on an upgrade to the Covington Municipal Airport's runway approach at their Monday night meeting.
Case Hall is one resilient kid. If he were a cat, he would be down a couple of lives, but would be enjoying the lives he has left to the fullest.
Several Newton County Schools closed Black History Month with presentations and events Friday.
The Eastside High varsity soccer teams were swept at home by Loganville Friday night in Area 8 action.
I have a question for you: What if dreams of greatness and courage were illegal in this world? Well, if that were the case then the 2008 Eastside High traditional wrestling state champions would not only be guilty of such a crime, but they would also be deemed as rugged outlaws.
By Paul Newberry