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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Pride of Eastside performs in Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band joined the likes of Larry King, Olivia Newton-John and Bill Engvall this past weekend, during the 85th Annual Hollywood ...

December 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Turning Back the Pages - November 23- November 27

This week The Covington News is only turning back our pages to five years ago to see how far we have, or have not come ...

November 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Turning Back the Pages


Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles H “C.H.” Berry Jr.

Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Piedmont Academy FFA team places in area Farm Business Management career development event

The Piedmont Academy FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed third in the Area 3 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held on Nov ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Elizabeth Florine “Sister” Womack

Elizabeth Florine "Sister" Womack, age 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Covington to the late Tommy Lee and Florine Fuller ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Events for all ages planned for National Library Week

Today marks the beginning of the National Library Week and the Newton County Library plans a week full of activities. After a successful week last year, this year's efforts promise to deliver.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rembrandt of recycling

 When you approach Gwendolyn Maggitt's front door, you can't help but notice two potted autumn joy sedum's framing the bottom step. Perfect for the current conditions in Georgia, the hearty plants require very little water and enjoy basking in full sun.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Maybe simplifying is the real way to make progress

 I received a typical message from my friend Cheryl at 8:07 one morning.

April 13, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Oxford dances

 The first performance of Oxford College Dance Company's annual spring recital was equal parts a rejoicing of the human form and all the movement it is capable of and a student pep rally.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Local organic food topic for voters' meeting

A local farmer and beekeeper will speak about the benefits of organic locally-grown foods at the Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters' Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man arrested with marijuana, Ecstacy

 Two men found with marijuana, ecstasy and neatly sorted cash were arrested March 6, despite attempting to claim the clothes that contained the drugs were not theirs, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Climate change: how big a problem?

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Wednesday's edition of the News will feature part two of the series exploring solutions to the problem.

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Tennis: GPC at Oxford College

OXFORD - If you're looking to compare SAT scores between the two local colleges, there isn't much of a contest.

April 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Newton produces more than its share of pollutants

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Wednesday's edition of the News will feature part two of the series exploring solutions to the problem.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Tennis: GPC at Oxford College

OXFORD - If you're looking to compare SAT scores between the two local colleges, there isn't much of a contest.

April 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Idabelle Blanton King

Idabelle Blanton King, 82, a lifelong resident of West Newton County, died April 11. Mrs. King was a stay-at-home mom, resigning her job at the birth of her first child.

April 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Heritage tops Alcovy, 9-1

CONYERS - It was déjà vu for the Alcovy High baseball team Friday when it entered Danny Blue Field to take on fourth-ranked Heritage Patriots in region action.

April 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Ralph Lee Giles Jr.

Ralph Lee Giles Jr., 63, of Covington, died April 12 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Giles was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and son. He enjoyed fishing and loved animals. Mr. Giles was a member of Grant Park Masonic Lodge #604. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Tedder.

April 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bulldogs pound Eagles, 11-1

COVINGTON - For most kids, Spring Break means fun and relaxation.

April 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Rams seek win at Osborne tonight

Two of the three Newton County high school baseball squads will hit the road tonight to compete on the diamond.

April 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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