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David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton-One fatality in I-20 crash

One individual is confirmed dead and another injured after a vehicle travelling westbound on I-20 East crashed into another vehicle Tuesday night around the 89 mile mark between Almon and Salem roads.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington- Two dead in apparent murder suicide

The Covington Police Department responded to a shooting Thursday, discovering a man and woman shot when arriving on scene.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New section of Social Circle Bypass to open

The new section of the Social Circle Bypass from State road 11 to East Hightower Trail will open Tuesday, June 2, according to Superintendent of traffic, safety and utilities J. Robert Manning of ER Snell Contractor.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Harry Owens likely interim county manager

Newton County revealed the name of the candidate under consideration for the position of interim county manager Friday following the departure of former County Manager Tom Garrett last week.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Appreciation

Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stacey Cotton appointed to medical marijuana study group

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal's new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Thank you partners

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May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Preparing for graduation

The Newton County School System's high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jester-Taylor

Marilyn Jester, of Covington, announces the engagement of her daughter LaTara Shamika Jester, also the daughter of the late Ronnie Scofield, to John Dee Taylor III of Covington.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Engagements


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Oxford's Bonner Leaders

Eun Lee, a sophomore at Oxford College of Emory University, received many letters from the college after her acceptance, but none that intrigued her as much as a brochure for the Bonner Leaders Program.

November 30, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Jerry Sorrow

Jerry Sorrow, 61, of Covington, died Nov. 27 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Sorrow was a minister of the gospel for over 30 years as an evangelist, music evangelist and pastor. He was a gifted singer and songwriter and a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Sorrow enjoyed working as a bus driver for the Newton County School System after he retired from the ministry. Many children riding his bus called him Mr. Happy.

November 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


John S. Wright

Maj. John S. Wright, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 83, of Oxford, died Nov. 28. The son of the late Felix H. Wright Sr. and Verda Mae Crawford Wright, he was born in 1924 in Newton County. Maj. Wright was retired from the U.S. Air Force, was a certified real estate appraiser and owned and operated Wright Realty Co. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by wife Barbara Dahl Wright.

November 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Kristina Harris Walker

Kristina Harris Walker, 26, of Covington, died Nov. 27. A native of new York, Mrs. Walker was a graduate of the CNA Program at Monticello High School.

November 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lawmakers angered by sex offender ruling

Several legislators, including, Georgia Sen. John Douglas (R-Covington), were outraged when the Georgia Supreme Court recently overturned a state law banning registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, churches and other areas where children congregate.

November 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Candidates debate issues prior to Oxford runoff election

What started out as an opportunity for the Oxford Council Post 1 candidates Amma Gaither and Frank Davis to distinguish themselves in the eyes of their voters at a Tuesday night forum quickly turned into a platform for residents in Oxford to voice their objection to plans to develop the Covington Municipal Airport.

November 30, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Challenge Charter Academy receives $1 million grant

 Cindy Simpson, director of Project Adventure, recently announced the United States Department of Labor awarded the Challenge Foundation oundation $1 million for the organization of Challenge Charter Academy at the former campus of R.L Cousins High School.

November 30, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Masked men rob food mart, steal lotto tickets

 Another week another armed robbery in Newton County.

November 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Homeowners hit with high stormwater bills

Covington homeowners surprised by their unusually high stormwater utility bills this month are advised to call the Covington City Hall.

November 30, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton at Eastside Preview

On Saturday, Eastside boys basketball head coach Michael Gerald will attempt to do something he has yet to accomplish against the crosstown rival Rams in three years: win.

November 30, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Newton beats Jackson, 65-44

For the Newton boys basketball team, there isn't one go-to guy this year - there's at least eight.

November 30, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Gordon has no regrets after finishing second

NEW YORK - Minutes into NASCAR's annual industry luncheon, the driver known as "Four Time" spotted teammate Jimmie Johnson at the next table.

November 30, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


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