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George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Ruth Goldman

Ms. Ruth Goldman, 88, of Covington, died at Covington Manor Nursing Home Dec. 2. She was born and raised in Texas and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Ms. Goldman was known for her loving and caring disposition and retired from the nursing profession after 25 years. She worked at a tuberculosis hospital in Houston, Texas, and also a nursing home in Palestine, Texas. Ms. Goldman was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed flower gardening. She loved to bake and was especially known for her pies and biscuits. Ms. Goldman was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Davis defeats Gaither in Oxford Council Post 1 runoff

Frank Davis defeated incumbent Amma Gaither Tuesday night in a runoff election for the Oxford Council Post 1 seat by a vote of 92 to 32.

December 04, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Oxford falls to Knights, 62-52

OXFORD - The highest hurdle a young team needs to clear in order to take its play to the next level is learning how to put opponents away.

December 02, 2007 | Robert Lougee | Archives


Three arrested in slaying of Taylor

MIAMI - Three suspects charged in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor appeared in court by videoconference Saturday, with authorities and two of their lawyers saying that at least some of them have confessed.

December 02, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


All men hate each other

I've had trouble dealing with evil my whole life. As a child, I never understood it, and it scared me every time I encountered it. The first time I recall running into evil was in the second grade. There was a small group of boys who hung out together and enjoyed picking on other kids. They isolated me one day on the playground at recess, and the leader of the pack started pushing me around until he finally knocked me down. A teacher saw the whole thing and came over and scolded the pack leader.

December 02, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Self mutilation on the rise among teenagers

A new study published in the August 2007 issue of 'Psychological Medicine' found that non-suicidal self-injury - the deliberate destruction of body tissue - is on the rise, becoming a relatively common occurrence for teens in high school. Researchers at the Miriam Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University found that nearly 50 percent of the teens studied endorsed some form of NSSI in the past year. The most frequent types of self-injury were biting, cutting/carving/or abrading/burning skin, and hitting the self deliberately.

December 02, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Called to be a president

Driving through Plains, Georgia, in the early part of this century, you'd think you were out West or on the set of an old cowboy movie.

December 02, 2007 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


Police Chief Cotton announces candidacy for Sheriff

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton announced Friday his intention to run for the office of Newton County Sheriff in 2008.

December 02, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


County approves Abstinence-only education grant

Abstinence-only-until-marriage education - or any kind of sex education - for children, teenagers and young adults is always a sensitive subject.

December 02, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Goddard campaign rolls into Newton County

Rick Goddard, Republican candidate for Georgia's 8th Congressional District, was in town Friday morning for a small breakfast fundraiser along with U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Roy Blunt.

December 02, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


From health, to law, to Porterdale

While earning her degree in Environmental Health Science from the University of Georgia, Kavita Batra never suspected she would one day practice law in Newton County.

December 02, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Giving the gift of ballet

Sarah Lanners, junior at Newton High School, has twirled in ballet slippers for 13 years.

December 02, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Daniel 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 ...

December 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Thefts reported across county

While armed robberies have recently garnered much of the attention in Newton County, other less violent thefts occur daily in the area.

December 02, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Microfinance: a new way to give

As we rev into full gear this holiday season, a large number of you are likely planning on making some form of charitable contribution this year.

November 30, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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