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US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Partners in Education

Dear Editor,

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


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Zelma Mann Cowan

Mrs. Zelma Mann Cowan, 87, of Oxford, died Dec. 22. She was the widow of Edward F. Cowan. Mrs. Cowan was a lifelong resident of Newton County, was raised in the Starrsville community and attended the one-room schoolhouse at Starrsville. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. In early years, she did volunteer work through the American Cancer Society and was a 4-H Club volunteer and was very active in the Flint Hill Home Demonstration Club. She and her husband worked side by side on their cattle and hay farm in Oxford. She was preceded in death ...

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Sara Mathdile Cannon Dobbs

Mrs. Sara Mathdile Cannon Dobbs, 90, of Covington, passed away Dec. 23 at Healthfield Hospice. The daughter of the late Annie M. and William A. Cannon, she was born in Washington County. She was preceded in death by husband Chester Lee Dobbs in 1969 and son Charles Raymond Dobbs in 2000. Known as grandma and Aunt Mathdile, she enjoyed cooking and needlework.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


William Nathan Driver

Mr. William Nathan Driver, 48, of Conyers, died Dec. 24. The son of Mr. Hubert Driver and Mrs. Irene Gunn Driver, he was born in 1959 in Newton County. He worked for Pratt Displays as a press helper. He was preceded in death by father Mr. Hubert Driver and brothers Leon and George Driver.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Randy Fincher

Randy Fincher, 58, of Oxford, died Dec. 23. The son of the late Morris B. Fincher, he was a native of Newton County. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with friends, hunting, fishing and the Georgia Bulldogs.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lillie Alberta Ashby Hale

Mrs. Lillie Alberta Ashby Hale died Dec. 24. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. (Lillie) Ashby, she was born in 1944 in Newton County. Mrs. Hale, known as "Rabbit' to her brother Leon, was a graduate of Rockdale County School. She married Mr. Harry Lee Hale in 1990. Mrs. Hale was a member of Victory Tabernacle Church for more than 25 years and retired from the city of Conyers when she married.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Charlotte L. Hicks

Charlotte L. Hicks, 60, of Conyers, died Dec. 25 at Rockdale Medical Center. The daughter of the late Cordelia Brooks Adkins, she was a member of New Life Baptist Church. Mrs. Hicks enjoyed crafts, yard work - especially flower gardening, hunting and fishing. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by sisters Cathy Hoop and Betty Sue Grant.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Harley Wayne Skidmore

Harley Wayne Skidmore, 63, of Monticello, died Dec. 25. The son of the late Noah and Julie Bishop Skidmore, he was born in Harlan County, Ky. He was a self-employed sheet rock contractor. Mr. Skidmore loved playing the guitar and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lillie (Louise) Stone

Lillie (Louise) Stone, 84, of Covington, died Dec. 24. The daughter of the late Troy and Carrie Lloyd Mobley, she was born in Newton County. She was retired from Piedmont Molding and was a loving and devoted wife, mother and beloved grandmother.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Joyce Marion Waldrup

Mrs. Joyce Marion Waldrup, 72, a livelong resident of Conyers, died Dec. 22. The daughter of the late Ernest Lott and Auzzie Grantham Lott, she was born in 1935. She was a former member of Milstead Holiness Church. Mrs. Waldrup enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Dry winter and spring ahead, despite recent downpour

David Stooksbury, Georgia's official state climatologist, has predicted a dry winter and spring for 2008. As that is the time of year when soil moisture, groundwater and streams are recharged before the hot summer months, this will more than likely mean a continuation of the drought.

December 28, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Crime down over holiday

The Christmas holiday was rather calm for local law enforcement with only a few relatively minor incidents occurring.

December 28, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Local fire departments to build training facility

The fire departments of Newton County and the city of Covington are collaborating together on a project to construct a joint Fire Training Facility which, once constructed, should result in improved insurance ratings for both departments.

December 28, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Juvenile injured in video store scuffle Wednesday

Two juvenile boys and an adult man were involved in a brawl outside Blockbuster on Turner Lake Road Wednesday afternoon.

December 28, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Friends of Newton Parks now official

Members of Friends of Newton Parks received a welcome holiday gift this December as their application for 501(c)3 non-profit status was accepted by the office of the Georgia Secretary of State.

December 28, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Eastside vs. Forest Park

MCDONOUGH - With every inexperienced team come the inevitable peaks and valleys.

December 28, 2007 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives


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