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Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Faith in turbulent times

One of the largest aspects of faith and religion is not our assurance of salvation or whether we will experience paradise in the afterlife, but ...

July 17, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state ...

July 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Sybil Tomlin Davis

Sybil Tomlin Davis, 78, of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Brightmoor Nursing Center in Griffin. She was born on July 18, 1937 ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2008: if you hold the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to be important, you may join me in the belief that Memorial Day is the most important holiday our nation celebrates. That's because Memorial Day constitutes a special time when all Americans, regardless of race or creed, political party or religious affiliation, can reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many on our behalf. Memorial Day is that day of days when every American simply must stop before beginning any planned holiday festivities and contemplate the dear price paid by so many others ...

May 25, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Summer is officially here

 The familiar clanging echoes through the humid air and my red-cheeked children run with their friends, dollars in hand, to buy a frozen treat to cool them down. School is out, tomorrow is Memorial Day, and the ice cream man is another reminder that summer has officially begun.

May 25, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Reminiscing the highly-coveted Indianapolis 500

Before I begin, I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend no matter what your plans are. For me, I look forward to watching the 92nd running of one of the greatest spectacles in motor racing - the Indianapolis 500.

May 25, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Classic cold dip

 Mrs. Mary Parker Ramsey (1917-2004), always had the perfect outfit and the perfect dish to bring to her social events.

May 25, 2008 | Christina Benton | Archives


Roper, Mobley resign as head baseball coach

As the saying goes, "when it rains it pours."

May 25, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Yankees bum rush Diamondbacks, 19-0

COVINGTON - Not even scattered showers could spare the second-place Diamondbacks on Friday evening, as the severe punishment the Yankees handed out ruined any chances of that in Dixie Boys Little League play at City Pond.

May 25, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Hair salon owner arrested for defrauding her clients

The owner of a Covington hair salon was arrested for defrauding clients of tax return refunds after six victims filed reports against her, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

May 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Frances Jones Carter

Frances Jones Carter, 81, of Oxford, died May 22. The daughter of the late Harvey Key and Pauline Lynch Jones, she was born in Walton County. She had been a resident of Covington and Oxford since 1969 and retired from Bell South with 25 years of service. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed being outdoors, working in her yard and gardening. She is preceded in death by husband Roy Winston Carter and sister Mary Elise Jackson.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Karen Leslie Church Ford

Mrs. Karen Leslie Church Ford, 64, of Covington, died May 22. the daughter of the late George and Sarah Nancy Church, she was born in Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Ford moved her from Maryland 29 years ago. She worked at the Cracker Barrel restaurant as manager/server. Mrs. Ford loved gardening and reading. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. James A. Ford.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hassie Faye Malcom

Hassie Faye Malcom, 58, died May 22 at Southern Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late Lincoln Ellington, she was a life-long resident of Newton County and had been employed at Southern Bell and Rockdale Hospital as a switchboard operator and a receptionist. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and her hobby was her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. Mrs. Malcom was preceded in death by her brother, Dean Ellington.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mixed blessings

This weekend will be bittersweet. While many will celebrate their children's graduations, the beginning of summer and Memorial Day, others will be soaked in grief as they continue to mourn.

May 23, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Pursuit of pleasure

 If there is anything that characterizes the spirit of this age, it would be the pursuit of pleasure.

May 23, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Worship leader obeys call to minister through song

 At age 23, Dana Henderson is an accomplished worship leader, singer and pianist.

May 23, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Project Adventure boasts more high school graduates

 Graduation culminates 13 years of education and, for most students, is the natural transition to adult life and a career. Graduation is something that can easily be taken for granted.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


U.M.A.S. Karate holds black belt testing

Recently the Jim Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate Studios, with locations in Covington and Conyers, held their semi-annual black belt testing.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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