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James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Logan Elane Davis

Logan Elane Davis, 18, of Newborn passed away June 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy (Cofield) Breedlove.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County ...

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Greg Hickman

Raymond Gregory "Greg" Hickman, 66 of Monroe, died on June 18, 2016. Greg was born in Tifton on June 30, 1949, to the late Marguerite ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Up from the ashes

On October 20, 2005, the city of Porterdale lost part of its identity when the Porterdale Gym was destroyed by a four-alarm blaze that left the structure in disrepair.

June 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Day one wraps up in Rick's murder trial

The trial of a Newton County teen for the murder of Kawasikis Ricks began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from co-defendants in Newton County Superior Court.

June 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Candidates speak about local issues during forum

The candidates running for sheriff felt the heat as Newton County residents grilled them during the Newton County Voter's League forum at the historic courthouse Monday evening.

June 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Candidates speak about local issues during forum

Newton County residents packed into the Historic Courthouse Monday for final candidate's forums sponsored by the Newton County Voter's League.

June 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Cracker carousel

Over the last several years, we've seen the politics at our state Capitol become more and more like the system that has afflicted Washington, D.C., since the Nixon administration.

June 15, 2008 | Bill Ship | Archives


Father's Day

Isaac Watts, in 1719, penned the words to a well-known hymn, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past." Set to music composed in 1708 by William Croft, one of the verses speaks to the comparatively short appearance of mortals on the eternal stage of time, which marches inexorably onward.

June 15, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Enviornmental investigators

 Teachers teach. Students learn. But for two weeks at Oxford College, teachers are back in class.

June 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Good fathers, unfortunately, are not a dime-a-dozen

 A good man is hard to find; a good father, even harder. By circumstance or by choice, the United States now leads the world in the number of households headed by a single mother. Consequently, many people seem to view fathers as a nice thing to have, but not a necessary ingredient in raising a child. It is almost expected that a certain percentage of men will walk away from their families or take lightly this business of raising children.

June 15, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Man convicted of aggravated battery in domestic violence case

A man accused of assaulting his wife's ex-husband in the head with a golf club in front of her children was found guilty by a jury in Newton County Superior Court Friday and sentenced to 40 years.

June 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Robert "Geta" Burt

Robert "Geta' Burt, 47, of Oxford, died peacefully at his home June 11. Mr. Burt was a graduate of Monroe Area High School and enjoyed playing golf and softball, vegetable and flower gardening, camping, cooking and going to the mountains. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was a dedicated worker. Mr. Burt is preceded in death by daughter Cassie Jo Burt.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Missing pieces

If you have driven by Alcovy High School lately you've seen the front drive and area near the tennis courts dug up while heavy equipment litters the area. Some of you may be wondering why a 2-year-old school is seemingly under construction again. The answer is quite simple. The county didn't have the funds to complete what architects planned years ago.

June 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Birdies for baseball

By Jason Coffin

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Two face charges in 2007 shooting

The trial for the remaining defendants charged with the 2007 fatal shooting of Kawasikis Shawnte Ricks begins this week in Newton County Superior Court.

June 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Gibbs, camp draws top achievers

When it comes to giving back to the community, Karen Gibbs is a good start.

June 15, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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