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Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

January 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 28

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, January 21, back for court

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


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Newton Recreation hosting activities

The Newton County Recreation Commission is hosting a youth turkey shoot from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Turner Lake Complex.

November 18, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Thirty-five years later, '72 Dolphins still stand alone

By Steven Wine

November 18, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Athlete of the Week

Eric Strozier has been making plays for the second-year Alcovy Tigers since he stepped onto the football field Sept. 1, 2006.

November 16, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


2007 All-County Softball Team

There's a good reason why the Eastside varsity softball went 25-10-1 this season, and her name is Brandi Richards.

November 16, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday for perjury and obstruction of justice, charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury that he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs.

November 16, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


A life spent in service

 Lillie Mae Dodd has been shaping character and making a difference in the lives of children, youths and adults in Sunday school since she was eleven years old.

November 16, 2007 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Combined community Thanksgiving service planned for Sunday

 Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge our blessings, give thanks and think of families and friends. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, the historic Old Church on Wesley Street in Oxford will open its doors to welcome people from all denominations in a combined community Thanksgiving service.

November 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Praying for rain

 "We've come together here simply for one reason and one reason only: To very reverently and respectfully pray up a storm." Governor Sonny Perdue made this announcement at the State Capital, Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at a gathering of political leaders and ministers. A national news organization covered the meeting and posted their report onto their web page. Readers online can add a comment on the various stories. Few get more than a dozen comments. By 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, there were 281 comments on the Governor Perdue prayer meeting. Here are a few of them.

November 16, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


Use it or Lose it!

Have you ever heard that phrase? If you're like me, it kind of haunts you, thinking of all the things I've lost through lack of use, whether that's the ability to speak German, play the piano, run faster or lift more.

November 16, 2007 | The Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf | Archives


The Church of Thyatira, Then and Now

 In Revelation, chapters 2 and 3, there are seven letters to seven churches from Christ. To each church He had a message. He still does today.

November 16, 2007 | The Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives


Missing church

My friends had an opportunity to realize a long awaited dream of building their own home. For years, she and her husband had been instrumental in keeping the nursery and working in the Sunday school department at church. But when the building process started, they gradually gave excuses why they couldn't serve.

November 16, 2007 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The skinny on school lunch

Jan Loomans, director of Newton County School System Food and Nutrition, presented information about how her department functions at Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting.

November 16, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Reason to be thankful

Thanksgiving Day in 1995 was a bit different.

November 16, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Lavada Mae Bankston

Mrs. Lavada Mae Bankston, 90, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Nov. 14 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. The daughter of the late Florence and Minnie Johnson, she was born in Newton County in 1917. She worked 35 years as a spinner at Bibb Manufacturing. Mrs. Bankston was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She loved flowers and working in her yard. Mrs. Bankston loved her family and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving caregiver for her family. She also loved her animals, especially Doodle. Mrs. Bankston is preceded in ...

November 16, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Jesse Harvel Boyer

Jesse Harvel Boyer, 59, died Nov. 14. Mr. Boyer, a native and resident of Milledgeville, had recently made his home in Covington. He was a graduate of Jones County High School and Georgia College. He retired from the State of Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and was working as an investigator in the Ocmulgee Judicial District Circuit Attorney's Office. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Milledgeville.

November 16, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


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