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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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A civics lesson

I'm sure more than once you've heard the expression, "If you don't vote, you have nothing to complain about." Yes it's trite and overused - but it's true.

April 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Avoiding Disney

"Man, I wish we were only four hours from Disney World," my friend from the Atlanta area gushed.

April 23, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Global warming a real issue

Dear Editor: First, thank you for running the series on global warming. The more people know about this, and what they can do, the better. Second, to the person who wrote in and does not believe global warming is real. Let's look at the scientific groups which say it is real: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences, NASA, EPA, CDC, NOAA, the British Royal Society, American Geophysical Union, and more. Now, let's look at the scientific groups which say it isn't real or is in doubt: Oh wait, there are none. That should tell ...

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Up close and personal

Promising a close, intimate atmosphere between stylist and client, Bella Salon has opened its doors in Clark's Grove.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


EPA recommends denial of Bear Creek

 In March, the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommended to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that they deny Newton County's permit request to build a reservoir at Bear Creek.

April 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man attacks his girlfriend with a hot curling iron

 A Newton County man was arrested for reportedly beating, punching, slapping and attempting to burn his girlfriend, who is seven months pregnant with his child, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Economic study looks to 2020

An economic development study intended to guide Newton County and Covington's growth strategies over the next three years and beyond is currently underway.

April 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Arsonist pleads guilty to 2006 fire

 One of the four people charged with a 2006 arson that burned a Newton County family's home pled guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

April 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Cavanaugh joins News staff as general manager

 After a two year respite from the newspaper industry, The Covington News General Manager T. Pat Cavanaugh is thrilled about the prospect of getting back into the swing of things.

April 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Mary "Frances" Fleming

Mary "Frances" Fleming, 88, of Covington, died April 20 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late Charlie A. and Eula Bailey McCord she was born in Newton County and was a charter member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Fleming was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by husband C. W. Fleming and son James Lee Fleming.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Spring is in the air

If you looking to hear some soothing classical music and haven't been to the symphony lately, you don't need to spend $60 and drive 50 miles to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Newton County Community Band is holding their spring concert Monday at Eastside High School in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

April 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Vivian Denise Jones

Ms. Vivian Denise Jones (Ms. Bill) died April 12. The daughter of Ms. Ruby Kate Durden and the late Mr. James A. Jones, she was born in 1960 in Newton County. She joined Bethel Bara Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Newton County High School in 1980 and worked in various facilities preparing food for residents. Her last two jobs were with Wal-Mart bakery and the Newton County Detention Center. Ms. Jones took pleasure in spending time with her girls, family and friends. She especially loved cooking for her girls, decorating, joking with family members and playing with her grandsons.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Quentin Gerrold Perry

Mr. Quentin Gerrold Perry died April 11. The son of Mr. Thomas Kimball Sr. and Ms. Jeanette Perry, he was born in 1966 and grew up in Covington, attending Newton County High School. He graduated from North Georgia College. Mr. Perry was known for his smile and humbleness. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was employed with Kimball Plumbing Company and later as a supervisor for Publix Grocery Store.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tellis Sherrod Wood

Mr. Tellis Sherrod Wood died April 12. He was born in 1980 in Newton County and attended Heritage High School. He was employed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in Conyers, and had a business called TSW Home Decorator. He was preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Willie Edward (Grace) Wood, Mr. Pete Duffy and Mr. John Robert Turner.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Revolutionary

I have always been a fan of the Revolutionary era of our nation's history. The discussions on natural rights and individual liberty, the cornerstones of our founding, have always interested me. So when I heard that HBO was about to run "John Adams," a miniseries based on David McCullough's book of the same name, I was excited, despite the fact that I have never been a fan of Adams.

April 23, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


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