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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

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

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Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear Editor: In reference to your article on Feb. 3 "Bear Creek Reservoir Back On Track," it would be very interesting to question Scott Cole as to how the deal with Jasper County fell through for "political reasons." Jasper County citizens were not enthusiastic about the "deal" because we, Jasper citizens, were to help pay for 25 percent of a reservoir (Bear Creek) that didn't exist and wasn't permitted, starting in 2004. At that time Jasper was to pay 25 percent of all the cost that Newton County SAID they had incurred, including land acquisition, over the past ...

February 06, 2008 | Mary P. Patrick, | Archives

McCormick's the man

 Leonard McCormick, fifth grade teacher at Ficquett Elementary School, has taught his entire 17-year career at the school.

February 06, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Charles (Buddy) Bruce

Charles (Buddy) Bruce, 65, of Covington, died Feb. 4. The son of the late James and Allie Ruth Polk Bruce, he was a life-long resident of Newton County and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bruce was employed by Tom Bruce Grading and enjoyed cutting wood and working on lawnmowers, trucks and cars. He enjoyed driving, loved animals and dearly loved his family. Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by sister Nellie Furguson and brothers Virlyn Bruce, Jimmy Bruce and Tim Bruce.

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Buck Vine "Sam" Hardeman

Mr. Buck Vine "Sam' Hardeman died Jan. 31 at DeKalb Medical Center. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Ollie Thompson) Hardeman, he was born in 1940 in Newton County. He joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age, attended public schools and retired from Burch Lowe. He then began his own career in roofing. He and first wife Annette Belcher had 10 children; he and second wife Brenda Harris shared three children. Mr. Hardeman was a devoted father and was known for his humorous acts and story telling. He was preceded in death by siblings Margaret ...

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

David Lee Dukes Jordan

Mr. David Lee Dukes Jordan died Jan. 29. The son of the late Mr. Cleveland Dukes and Mrs. Maravine Fretwell and stepson of Mr. Roland Fretwell, he was born in Newton County.

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Dorothy "Dot" Ann Newton

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Ann Newton, 84, of Covington, died Feb. 2. The daughter of the late John William and Lula Mae McNabb Cagle, she was born in 1923 in Atlanta. She was of the Methodist faith and formerly lived in Forest Park before moving to Covington 18 years ago. She was preceded in death by husband Marshall Earl Newton.

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Milton Hillard Shirley

Milton Hillard Shirley, 63, of Monticello, died Feb. 5 at his residence. Mr. Shirley was born in Oconee County, S.C., where he lived until the age of 14. After leaving South Carolina, he lived in Florida until moving to Jasper County over 40 years ago. His parents were the late Jesse Shirley and Ruby Burton Shirley. After 34 years, Mr. Shirley retired from the Hercules Plant in Covington. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Ida Neal Terrell

Mrs. Ida Neal Terrell died Jan. 26. The daughter of the late Mrs. Izola Gaither Williams, she was born in Mansfield. At an early age she joined Jerusalem which is now Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Mansfield. She loved going to the Newton County Senior Service, where she had many friends. She enjoyed all kinds of activities and traveling. She was a woman of wisdom and knowledge. Everyone she met loved her. Mrs. Terrell was preceded in death by husband Mr. Gabe (Tot) Terrell; son Mr. Grady Terrell, two sisters and two brothers.

February 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Local Waffle House robbed by armed men

Two armed men reportedly robbed a Waffle House and three people early Wednesday morning.

February 04, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Hoops: M.L. King at Newton

COVINGTON - As the Newton High boys fight for a playoff spot and the Lady Rams fight for their pride, both would fall short against M.L. King on Friday night.

February 03, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Goodell defends Spygate scandal

By Barry Wilner

February 03, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Covington karate kick-a-thon

A Kick-a-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is being held Feb. 16 at all three local Jim Fuller U.M.A.S. Karate locations in the Conyers, Covington and Lithonia area.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Sensory impairments can affect mind, mood

Loss of acuity in hearing and vision is a common accompaniment to aging. This gradual onset of sensory deprivation can have important effects on the brain, including an adverse impact on mind, mood and memory. Sensory impairment adversely impacts everything, including interaction with environment, relationships, activities and feelings of self-worth. It can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation and many other problems.

February 03, 2008 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. William Heath of Rocky Mount, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Jean Heath of Decatur to Robert Jeffrey Lamb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lamb of Fayetteville, Tenn.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mr. Kevin Petersheim and Mrs. Melodie Ray of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Marie Petersheim of Covington to Samuel David Ozburn of Covington, son of the Honorable and Mrs. Samuel D. Ozburn of Covington.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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