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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Rotary Club honors local scholars

Last Tuesday the Covington Rotary Club honored 30 of the brightest and most active students of Newton County. We are impressed and encouraged by the depth of the honorees resumes every time we have the privilege to attend one of these award ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of our young people. It gives us hope that we do indeed have a bright future pool of businessmen and leaders that will carry not only our community but our country forward into the rest of this century.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Scientific methods

 After spending seven years in Morgan County, Hawkins is a in his eighth year at Indian Creek Middle School.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Tattersall's to relocate its tomes

After 27 years of business, Tattersall's Book Merchants of Conyers will be closing their doors at the end of June.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Saying thanks to Mom on her day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and just like most of you Molly and I have dispatched off a present to my mother to tell her we were thinking about her and to show our love.

May 07, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


I apologize for... something, possibly

Recently, I have watched with interest how public figures such as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and baseball players Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Jason Giambi have handled their respective scandals.

May 07, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Covington murder suspects plead not guilty to homicide

 Two Covington teens and one Newton County man charged with murder appeared in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday for arraignment hearings and entered pleas of "not guilty."

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Our thoughts

When one of our community's noted "characters," Horace Don Gresham, attended local board meetings and made a spectacle of himself, people shrugged. When he attended one meeting in transparent shorts with no underwear, according to Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols, people just snickered.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shelter takes pet's lives seriously

Dear Editor: Concerning the May 2 letter to the editor from Ms. Karen Key of Covington, it is a difficult thing for people to read this type of reality, but Ms. Key is right in pointing out the numbers of animals that are euthanized every week. The animal control officers have a very difficult and stressful job. They face neglect, cruelty and irresponsibility by pet owners on a daily basis. They speak to people everyday who wish to give up their pets for reasons that some of us can't even imagine. I respect the job that they do and ...

May 07, 2008 | Nina Henderson | Archives


Gresham remains a BOE candidate

 The question regarding Horace Don Gresham's candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education is still in the air despite the revelation of his 1988 felony conviction of sodomy of a child under the age of 14 in DeKalb County.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Meeting environmental goals

 For local businesses and industries interested in doing their part to help the environment but not sure where to begin, there is help available.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Extensive fraud ring uncovered in Covington

 Covington Police Department Detective Daniel Seals has seen many cases of identity theft throughout his career, but nothing quite like the case he came across a couple weeks ago.

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teachers accused of child abuse resign

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Oxford council discusses boundaries

 Though they're manmade and unseen, boundaries can often determine the resources available to the people living within them and their responsibilities.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sherry Faye Benefield

Sherry Faye Benefield of Carnesville died May 5 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The daughter of the late Martin McSherdon and Nelda Jean Olgles McSherdon, she was born in Tillsburg, Ala. She was married to Michael Ray Benefield, who died for injuries in the same accident.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Changes on tap

After an hour of discussion Monday night, the Covington City Council decided to table the first reading of the city's new alcohol ordinance until a number of issues with the first draft are worked out.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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