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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

Dear Editor,

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


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Better late than never

For any high school athlete, signing that national letter of intent to their respected college or university may be the best moment of their high school tenure. Usually that special moment comes somewhere during that athlete's senior year, but in some cases it can come after that. Well, how about nearly a year after graduation? Newton's 2014 forward Mercedes Booker finally got that moment as she will be taking her talents to Southern Crescent Technical College.

May 10, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


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Jeanette W. Cowan

Jeanette W. Cowan, 92, of Conyers, died Sept. 3. The daughter of the late Franklin Milton and Ettie Smith Watson, she was born in 1914 in Newton County. Mrs. Cowan lived most of her life in Rockdale County and was employed as a seamstress for 25 years by Pacific Overall Company. She was a member of the protestant faith. Mrs. Cowan enjoyed cooking, especially canning fig preserves, sewing and flower gardening in her younger years. She is preceded in death by husband Jim Henry Cowan and son Henry Donald Cowan.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Mazie Mae Ellis Head

Mrs. Mazie Mae Ellis Head, 82, of Porterdale, died Sept. 2 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late Sam Ellis and Maggie Stapp Ellis, she was born in 1924 in Rutledge. Mrs. Head was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and worked at the Porterdale Mill for many years. She was preceded in death by daughter Barbara Penn Roberts, who died in 2005.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Eloise Perry Humphries

Eloise Perry Humphries, 77, of Conyers, died Sept. 1. The daughter of the late Agnes Morton Perry and Henry Jackson Perry Sr., of Lorraine Community, Rockdale County, she was born in 1929. Mrs. Humphries was a life-long resident of Rockdale County. She was preceded in death by husband Homer Walker Humphries Jr., daughter DeLoyce Humphries Anderson Bullington and sister Juanita Perry of Sanders. Mrs. Humphries attended Union United Methodist Church and had many friends there. She was a Girl Scout leader and talented seamstress. Mrs. Humphries loved nature, growing flowers, crafts and cooking. She spent a number of years helping ...

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Eloise Perry Humphries

Eloise Perry Humphries, 77, of Conyers, died Sept. 1. The daughter of the late Agnes Morton Perry and Henry Jackson Perry Sr., of Lorraine Community, Rockdale County, she was born in 1929. Mrs. Humphries was a life-long resident of Rockdale County. She was preceded in death by husband Homer Walker Humphries Jr., daughter DeLoyce Humphries Anderson Bullington and sister Juanita Perry of Sanders. Mrs. Humphries attended Union United Methodist Church and had many friends there. She was a Girl Scout leader and talented seamstress. Mrs. Humphries loved nature, growing flowers, crafts and cooking. She spent a number of years helping ...

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Make your voice heard

Voting is an individual right that defines our nation and our democratic principles. Voting is our opportunity to voice our views to policy makers at all levels of government.

September 07, 2007 | Karen C. Handel | Archives


TV wasteland

In 1961, a man named Newton Minnow had been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission. In a now-famous speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Minnow referred to television as a "vast wasteland."

September 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Oxford's filibuster kid

Khurram Dara, Oxford College of Emory University freshman, wants to raise money for his school as well as those still reeling from 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

September 07, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


District wants more substitutes

Wednesday individuals interested in becoming substitute teachers for the Newton County School System participated in the district's second substitute workshop of the school year.

September 07, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Mother Teresa's legacy

Ten years ago this week a beautiful woman passed on from this world. She was recognized internationally, yet had no real power of her own.

September 07, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


True happiness

Years ago Ann Landers recorded this sad letter, "Happiness is having parents that love you. Happiness is being as well dressed as anyone in your crowd. Happiness is having your own room. Happiness is getting that telephone call you've been waiting for. Happiness is being popular. Happiness is having parents who don't fight. Happiness is something I don't have. Signed, Fifteen and unhappy."

September 07, 2007 | John Pearrell | Archives


Grow up

Growth is an inherent part of life. From the moment of conception, we begin to grow. Throughout our lives, there is to be continuous growth and change. Lack of it is cause for concern. Growth requires change. Change is necessary.

September 07, 2007 | Wayne Rutherford | Archives


You have come...to Jesus

One of my favorite things about teaching our Bible Information Class is the fact that you never know quite what to expect. I encourage people to ask any question they have about God and religion. And they do. This week, I was asked one that I've been asked so many times, and I love it, because it is such a great question. Basically, it boils down to: "What about everyone else?" God says that we get to go to heaven because we believe in Jesus, but what about those people who never heard of him? What about those people ...

September 07, 2007 | The Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf | Archives


Helping half a world away

When Hailesalassie Tefera first suggested to Tracy Roper that he should travel to Ethiopia, Roper was more than a little skeptical. But after Tefera explained his idea to build a Christian school in the African nation, Roper knew it was a trip he had to take.

September 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Woman poses as investigator

 After receiving two tips from local residents, the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman on Aug. 30 for posing as a law enforcement officer.

September 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Man pepper sprayed after shooting gun

A suspect received a heavy dose of pepper spray to the face Monday after attempting to flee from a Newton County Sheriff's deputy.

September 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


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