The Newton County Sheriff's Office received its first check for the 2013 Toy Run. ESG Operations of Macon donated a check for $200. Paul Tickerhoof, a representative of ESG Operations, presented the check to NCSO Sheriff Ezell Brown. The Sheriff's Office also received the donation of a 2003 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 4x4 from Sellars Motors. The truck is being raffled off at the Toy Run. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased by ...
Patricia Ann Knight of Covington died Thursday, December 5, 2013. She was born on July 1, 1947, in Greenville, S.C., to Perry Burns and Martha Finley Carson. She was a member of Central Community Church.
Charles Allen "Charlie" Lemaster, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the age of 31. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and enjoyed playing softball, watching his son play baseball, riding his four-wheeler, but most of all, he loved spending time with this children.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
While some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Porterdale is tuning up for another TUBACHRISTMAS.
A beaming Nell Caudle, of Covington, picked up her $1,000 prize as the grand prize winner in a holiday drawing sponsored by Food Depot.
If you're looking for some family entertainment dressed in holiday style this weekend, you can find it in your own back yard.
A Covington woman and a Conyers man got special early visits from Santa this week.
The Eastside wrestling team defeated the Henry County Warhawks at Eastside's gymnasium on Wednesday night by the score of 63-12.
Mrs. Louise Shropshire, 89, of Covington passed away Dec. 4, at the age of 89. Mrs. Shropshire was considered a good friend by many people. She cherished her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lanny Moody of Covington, 54, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died suddenly Dec. 3. Mr. Moody was born in Covington in 1959. He had many passions in life, one of which was sharing the gospel and bringing people to Christ. Through his outgoing personality and his comedic skills, he demonstrated God's love through fun and laughter and was able to touch so many lives through his ministry, Upside Down Comedy.
A Covington man, an employee at Pratt Industries, died Wednesday evening after getting caught in a conveyer belt at the company's bio-energy plant.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
A memorial service for Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan, who passed away yesterday will be announced at a later time, according to his family. Sheridan's family appreciates all that friends and family of the late mayor have done, as well as the outpouring of prayers and sympathy from the public.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1032 Dixie Road and Ga. Highway 142.
William (Bill) L. Johnson, 59, of Covington, died July 22. The son of Marie Fuller Johnson, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division and was a quality control inspector for Kliklok for 38 years. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by stepfather Andy Still.
Mr. Tony Bernard Hill died July 17. The son of the late Deacon Walter Hill Sr. and Mrs. Odessa Dillard Hill, he was born in 1962. He attended school in Newton County.
David Skelton, 59, of Covington, died July 21. He had been employed for 32 years with Beaudry Ford and Legacy Ford. Mr. Skelton was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, the mountains and his family. Mr. Skelton was preceded in death by parents Robert and Emma Lester Skelton and sister Annette Skelton.
Mr. Jimmy Lee "Cap" Smith died July 18. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie B (Clara J.) Smith, he was born in 1947 in Newborn. His hobbies included drag racing (He won several first place trophies during the 1970s.), fishing and walking the dog. He lived by "He lives day by day," and "Each day to the fullest." Mr. Smith was preceded in death by brother Mr. Clarence Robert Smith and sister Ms. Gracie Mae Smith.
Mr. Willie George Tigner III died July 16. The son of the Rev. and Mrs. Willie (Dollie) Tigner Jr., He was born in 1971 in Atlanta. He graduated from Newton County High School in 1990. He continued his education at Nightingale Medical Institute, Tucker, where he was employed and was a candidate for a diploma in massage therapy.
Albert L. Thompson Jr., 55, of Covington, died July 20. Mr. Thompson worked as a carpenter, was a gun collector and enjoyed hunting and fishing. A loving and devoted husband, father and Paw-Paw, he was preceded in death by father Albert Lamar Thompson Sr. and sisters Evelyn Thompson and Mary Allgood.
Mrs. Nola Irene Reece Williams, 82, of Eastanollee, died July 21 in Anderson, S.C. The daughter of George and Neatie West Reece, she was one of 11 children and born in 1925 in Ellijay. Mrs. Williams was the widow of W.C. Williams and a member of Broad River Baptist Church.
What used to be a quiet and pleasant residential road off of Ga. Highway 81 south of Porterdale is now permeated with the fumes of oil and diesel fuel and the sounds of trucks rumbling up and down Roseberry Road to pick up and drop off loads of scrap metal from Jay's Recycling, a scrap metal yard which is surrounded by residences.
While there has been a great deal of scrutiny in recent months over the proliferation of group homes in Newton County, many of the operators of the homes have been reticent to speak publicly about concerns from the community.
There are literally thousands of ways a person can have their identity stolen, the most common of which occur on the Internet, according to Covington Police Detective D.J. Seals.
A pizza delivery man was robbed of $100 Saturday night by three black suspects who originally said they needed change from the purchase.
Barbara Dingler, Tax Commissioner of Newton County announced Friday that her office has launched an innovative new Web site that will help the tax payers of Newton County and those who do business in Newton County by allowing them to access important tax information online. The tax information is available at the following web address: www.newtoncountytax.com.
On Saturday, 58 players gathered under sunny skies at the Oaks Golf Course for the first-ever Scholarship Golf Tournament, raising over $5,000 toward the Fun and Fitness Scholarship Recreation Program. The program - sponsored by the Washington Street Community Center, the Newton County Recreation Program and the 100 Black Men of Newton County organization - allows deserving but ...
There were 13 Covington YMCA swimmers who competed for the Rockdale swim league at the GRPA swim meet on July 20-21 in Augusta.
By Brian Mahoney NEW YORK - NBA commissioner David Stern said he believed the betting scandal that has rocked the league won't go beyond the allegations against the one referee who resigned. Stern also called it the "worst situation" he's experienced in his 23 years at the helm. "Mr. Donaghy is the only referee ...