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Charles (Ricky) Aycox

Charles (Ricky) Aycox, of Covington, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Aycox was a hard-working family man. He adored his ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross
Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia's Sonny Perdue nominated to lead agriculture department

Georgia's Sonny Perdue has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, who served two terms as the state ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


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Samuel W. Veal

Samuel Wilkerson Veal, 64, of Hoyt, Kan., died June 2 after a courageous battle with cancer. The son of Billie and LaFaton Wilkerson Veal, he was born in 1943 in Porterdale. He graduated from Henry County High School, McDonough. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1969, including several tours in Vietnam. Prior to the Air Force, he farmed in McDonough and worked at Oxford Manufacturing Co. in Covington. After the Air Force, he made his home in Kansas where he married Kay Henderson. They later divorced, and he married Marsha Kern Kelley in 1986. Mr ...

July 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Marian Wooster

Mrs. Karl (Marian) Wooster, 89, of Covington, entered the present of the Lord July 2. The daughter of the late Fritz L. and Ethel L. South Tallent, she was a pastor's wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a faithful member of The Assemblies of God. Mrs. Wooster enjoyed reading, playing the organ and singing and was a prayer warrior who taught Sunday school for many years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years the Rev. Karl O. Wooster.

July 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hair salon and flower shop burned

A fire broke out in a Covington hair salon Monday night, heavily damaging the store and a neighboring flower shop, according to the Covington Fire Department.

July 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man arrested at the Depot after threat

On July 1, an Oxford resident was arrested after an altercation between him and a women turned into violent threats, according to the Covington Police Department incident report.

July 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


BOC approves increasing cost per meal for inmates

 In yet another sign of the times, the Newton County Board of Commissioners increased the amount it pays for meals for inmates and employees at the county detention center due to rising food costs.

July 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


New at Newton

The main office at Newton High School is dark and vacant these days. The floors are bare and void of furniture. Gone is the large reception desk, coffee table and chairs that adorn the waiting area.

July 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Missing teen returns home safe

A 14-year-old Covington girl reported missing for five days was found by a deputy Wednesday evening after reports of her disappearance hit the media.

July 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Red, white and musical

Every year the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country's independence. Throughout Newton County, officials have two days packed with activities for the entire family.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 14-year-old reported missing

Covington police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old Newton County girl, missing now for more than five days.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Third time's a charm

On June 29, Covington resident Gino Shepherd was arrested after allegedly calling 911 and pleading to be arrested, according to a Covington Police Department report.

July 02, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Sheryl Lynn Cunningham

Sheryl Lynn Cunningham, 50, of Covington, died June 28 at Rockdale Medical Center. The daughter of the late Archie Lee and Mary Dolores Jones Cunningham, she was born in DeKalb County. Ms. Cunningham was a loving sister and aunt, had numerous friends through the World Wide Web and enjoyed photography. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was the life of the party and never met a stranger.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rufus Lee Grant

Mr. Rufus Lee Grant died June 23. The son of the late Mrs. Fozzie Jackson Smith and Mr. Alonzo Grant, he was born in 1921 in Jasper County. He joined Greenwood Baptist Church, Shady Dale, at an early age. He was a faithful member and had a strong religious upbringing. He served on the Deacon Board faithfully until his health failed. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He retired from Hanover Wire and Cloth in 1986. He was preceded in death by wife Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman and siblings J.C ...

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman Grant

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman Grant died June 15. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Ollie Thompson) Hardeman, she was born in 1933 in Covington. Growing up in Newton County, she attended public schools and joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Rock Springs Baptist Church in Henry County, where she served faithfully on the mother Board. She was married to Mr. Rufus Lee Grant who died June 23. Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by siblings Margaret Moody, Buck Vine and Robert, Marvin and Curtis Hardeman.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emily Gates Gunn

Mrs. Emily Gates Gunn, 71, a live-long resident of Covington, died June 30. The daughter of the late Joseph Marvin Gates and Evelyn Wheeler Gates, she was born in Newton County in 1936. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church and retired from Steele Jones Insurance Agency where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by husband Mr. Thomas "Pete" Gunn, brothers Joseph Marvin Gates Jr. and James Harold Gates and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jesse Henderson.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Michael Christopher West

Mr. Michael Christopher West, 42, Blairsville, passed away suddenly June 26. The son of Robert M. West and Linda Gunter West he was born in 1965 in Fulton County. Mr. West was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had lived in Blairsville since 2003, moving from Conyers. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Coach West was a teacher at Union County High School and Union County High School coach for girls basketball and head coach of boys soccer.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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