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Letter: Can We Trust the Board of Commissioners with a New SPLOST?

To the editor:

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb ...

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County celebrates 2017 National FFA Week, Feb. 12-18

Each of the FFA Chapters in Newton County will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


NCSO recognizes promotions

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) recently promoted two employees; Deputy Jacob Rice and Deputy Steve Walden were both promoted to the rank of ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) of Georgia Piedmont Technical College(GPTC) hosted its second week-long session designed to train working police officers in the art ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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NSCO speedy actions valiant

The Newton County Sheriff's Office along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation should be commended for wasting no time on Saturday investigating and making an arrest in the county's sixth homicide of 2008.

May 01, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


What to do with your stimulus check

On Monday, folks began to see the fruits of the 2008 Stimulus Package arrive in their checking accounts - earlier than expected.

April 30, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Will we continue to make music together?

I had the distinguished privilege this week to attend a Spring Concert featuring the Newton County Community Band presented by the Arts Association. I must express to you that this group is a must see for all who live, love and learn in Newton County. The previous sentence is not a misprint. While it is important for you to hear the band, I think it is most pressing for us to see the band. It is inclusive of black, white, brown as well as the young, and the not so young. I was completely inspired by the most diverse gathering ...

April 30, 2008 | Eric Lee | Archives


What did I forget to write this column about?

I have a recurring dream.

April 30, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Rut & Strut preserves wildlife

For Mike Schildt, new owner of Rut & Strut Taxidermy & Deer Processing, going to work in the morning is like play for this avid huntsman.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Put your rebate to work

 You may not be familiar with its formal name - the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 - but you're almost certainly aware of its key outcome: a tax rebate.

April 30, 2008 | Rick Rogers | Archives


Renaissance woman of Rocky Plains

 Natalie Ochs is a renaissance woman of sorts. As a fifth grade teacher and grade chair at Rocky Plains Elementary School, Ochs possesses a doctorate in curriculum development, has taught in three diversely different environments and has traveled all over the world.

April 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


An evening of art by the Yellow River

 It's time to get out those picnic baskets and brush up those dance moves as the Arts Association in Newton County holds "An Evening of Art on the River" from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

April 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Seasonal sound on the square

 This Thursday afternoon begins a beloved Covington summertime tradition - the Arts Association in Newton County's Concerts on the Square program.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Carl Benjamin Dozier Jr.

Carl Benjamin Dozier Jr., 59, of Covington, died April 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta. The son of the late Carl B. Dozier Sr., he was a self-employed roof repairer for 30 years, during which time he subcontracted with Reliable Roofing of Atlanta for 20 years. Mr. Dozier was a member of Family Worship Center and enjoyed fishing. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a very special son-in-law.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


James T. "Jim" O'Neal

Mr. James T. "Jim" O'Neal, 85, of Jackson, died April 24 at Westbury Medical Care Home, Jackson. The son of the late John Rueben O'Neal and the late Marilu Ingram O'Neal, he was born in 1922 in Butts County. Mr. O'Neal was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He returned to Butts County and purchased land adjacent to his parents in the Tussahaw community. He operated a commercial egg production facility and a sheep and cattle business. He owned and operated the O'Neal Trailer Park. Mr. O'Neal was a vocational instructor ...

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Theresa Lynn Vaughn

Mrs. Theresa Lynn Vaughn, of Covington, died April 26. The daughter of the late William Clifford and Opel Dyer Goddard, she was born in Fulton County in 1962. Mrs. Vaughn was a longtime resident of Covington and enjoyed spending time with her family.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Florence Parker

Florence Parker, 91, of Covington died April 23. The daughter of the late Perry W. and Susan A. Campbell, she was born in Muscogee County and retired from Covington Molding. Mrs. Parker enjoyed sewing, cooking, flowers, word search puzzles and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Elwood Parker.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Where first responders fit in the autism puzzle

 Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series examining autism and law enforcement.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


State representative not running again

Citing a desire to spend more time with his law practice, State Rep. Robert Mumford (R-Conyers) announced last Thursday that he will not run for re-election for District 95.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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