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Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Reba Mae Gibson

Reba Mae Gibson, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Oxford, passed away September 10, 2016. She was born in Union Point to the late Herschel and ...

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Laurie Pless

Laurie Pless, 59, died of natural causes on September 16, 2016, her birthday.

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 21

Diallo Wayne Abraham, 22, Covington, Sept. 14, court sentenced serving 8 days

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr.

Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Covington.

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas ‘Tommy’ Jackson Hutchens

Thomas (Tommy) Jackson Hutchens, 73, of Covington, passed quietly Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born in Newnan on March 28, 1943, to Thomas and ...

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The three victims in Monday's fatal accident identified

Two of the three victims in Monday's fatal accident involving a Newton County School System (NCSS) school bus were under the age of 10.

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Bill Cole

Bill Cole, 68, of Newborn, died Jan. 2. The son of the late Uel and Minnie McCart Cole, he retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. Mr. Cole attended Shiloh Baptist Church, enjoyed bowling and loved to travel. He dearly loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

January 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Chamber of Commerce invited to join Regional Business Coalition

After years of membership growth encouraged by a solid policy of economic development, the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has accepted an invitation to join the Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta.

January 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man shot in robbery

Only hours into the new year, Newton County Sheriff's investigators were back on the street hunting for a suspect who allegedly shot a man in the back of the head and attempted to rob another early Tuesday morning.

January 04, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Murder suspect released from hospital following botched suicide attempt

Nearly two months after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and botching an attempted suicide, Rick Breedlove has finally made his way to the Newton County Detention Center.

January 04, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Born to praise in song

Born into a musically talented and artistic family, Robert Rhoades has shared his gift of drawing, singing, songwriting and playing the drums and guitar within the community since moving to Covington.

January 04, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Submarine flag coming to Newton County

Previously based in Washington, the U.S.S. Georgia (SSGN 729) has arrived in its new home port at Georgia's King's Bay Naval Sub Support Base near St. Mary's.

January 04, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


First birth of 2008

Newton County's first baby of 2008, Franklin Robert Davis, was born a healthy 6 pounds 5 ounces at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday in the Newton Medical Birthcare Center.

January 04, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Be ye perfect

It is 5:20 in the morning, Jan. 1, and Pastor Harvey Womack woke with a start. He had been up past midnight for New Years Eve, had no particular reason to get up early, but it was the beginning of a new year, and something just came over him. He made coffee, got out pen and paper, and sat down to write resolutions.

January 04, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Looking for happiness in the new year? Consider Jesus Christ

Are you looking for happiness in 2008? Here's the best and only sure prescription for it:

January 04, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Newton at M.L.K. Preview

Despite the holiday break, the Newton varsity basketball squads have not had much time off lately, competing in the Century Bank Hoopfest (boys) and the Holiday Classic (girls).

January 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


East Metro Baseball League now holding 2008 signups

The East Metro Baseball League (Men's Senior Baseball League) is currently seeking players for the 2008 season.

January 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Cam canned: Dolphins fire Cameron after 1-15 season

DAVIE, Fla. - Cam Cameron was fired as the Miami Dolphins' coach Thursday by new boss Bill Parcells after plunging to an 0-13 start in his first year on the job and finishing with just one victory.

January 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Man shot in robbery, suspect at large

Newton County Sheriff's investigators are on the lookout for Courtney Thornton who allegedly shot a man in the back of the head and robbed another early Tuesday morning.

January 02, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Man shot in robbery, suspect at large

Newton County Sheriff's investigators are on the lookout for Courtney Thornton who allegedly shot a man in the back of the head and robbed another early Tuesday morning.

January 02, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Three arrested over cell phone

A dispute over a cell phone turned into a violent family affair Friday morning when three were arrested after a man pulled a gun on his mother's boyfriend.

January 02, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


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