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Lynn Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Jones

Lynn Elizabeth "Missy" Jones, 60, of Lithonia, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to J ...

October 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 12

Michael Thomas Abercrombie, 27, Covington, Oct. 7, work release 60 days

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


State Route 142 widening contract awarded

A $13.6 million contract has been awarded to Southeastern Site Development, Inc., of Newnan, to widen and reconstruct additional lanes on State Route 142 ...

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia Piedmont Technical College to host law enforcement career fair

A career fair for aspiring deputies and officers will be held at the Law Enforcement Academy of Georgia Piedmont Technical (GPTC), 8100 Bob Williams Parkway ...

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS offers free workshop for families of special needs students

Newton County School System (NCSS) offers "Come Together! Workshop for Families of Special Needs Students," featuring a presentation entitled, "Get Ready Now: Graduation Requirements."

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Patriot Guard rider on the lookout for “Lil Bear”

James Royster has used his love for riding his motorcycle to help others in a time of grief.

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Newton hospital to become tobacco and smoke-free campus

Piedmont Newton Hospital will be a tobacco and smoke-free campus starting Nov. 17.

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Red Cross to conduct Home Fire Campaigns

The Red Cross of Georgia will look to set the record for the highest number of smoke alarms installed in a single day during more ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Delores Robinson Norris

Delores Robinson Norris, 89 of Covington, died Monday, October 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Robinson and Jake Norris; daughters ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Caldwell and Cowan embalmer completes advanced training

Christine Banks, embalmer at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home, completed more than 130 hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training in Springfield, Missouri recently.

October 10, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mildred Hutchison St. Clair

Mildred Hutchison St.Clair, 82, of Covington, passed away October 9, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. St.Clair regarded her ...

October 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Trust and respect need to be earned back

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien served the residents of this county for eight years. He led the county's fire department ...

October 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Birth announcement

Kayden Jewell Walden was born to Kimberly and James T. Walden, Jr., of Oxford, April 17, 2016. Kayden was born in Piedmont Newton hospital at ...

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


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NCSO and Crime Stoppers seeks help identify suspects in armed robberies

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) seeks assistance from the public to identify two suspects believed to be involved in two separate armed robberies that occurred on Oct. 6.

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mary L. Hedrick

Mary L. Hedrick of Covington, passed away Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 83. Mrs. Hedrick attended Newton Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family.

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Water management considered under one agency

Dear Editor,

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton's Jason Smith named Teacher of the Year

Newton High School's Jason Smith was named Newton County School System's Teacher of the Year Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ruth Joyce Ramge

Ruth Joyce Ramge, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Atlanta to the late Alfonce and Mabel Borton Speyer.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Tony Michael Lovering

Tony Michael Lovering, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at 5 p.m. at Oak Valley Cemetery.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


John Dana McCullough

John Dana McCullough, 57, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital after a challenging fight to recover from a brain bleed stroke.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Sometimes change is necessary

Dear Editor,

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Community comes together for Change the World Day

A community of faith will come together for Change the World (CTW) Day on Oct. 8.

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chad Baker earns rank of Eagle Scout

Jerry Chadwick "Chad" Baker, III, son of Jerry and Charity Baker of Covington, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Sept. 24.

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily Betts

Emily S. Betts, 92, of Covington, passed away October 2, 2016. Betts exemplified the attributes of being a member of "the greatest generation." She was a devoted mother, even while maintaining a demanding career. The love and care of her family was utmost in her heart and mind. Emily was a voracious reader, loved art and was an excellent seamstress and upholsterer. She was gifted in making floral arrangements. It brought her great joy to share these talents with others. She was an avid Braves' fan and supported them, win or lose. When they were playing she could be found ...

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington recognized for excellence in financial reporting

For the first time in its 194-year history, the City of Covington has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Mackenzie Mallard named Eastside Homecoming Queen

Mackenzie Mallard was named Eastside High School's 2016 Homecoming Queen Friday night. Mallard was escorted by her father Leo Mallard. Her mother is Renee Mallard.

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


John Carl Bledsoe

John Carl Bledsoe passed away on October 2, 2016, surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Ocala, John was born and raised in Covington. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was proud to be a Mechanical Engineer. John served his country as a Naval Aviator and carried his passion for flight throughout his life. He was a successful businessman, passionate golfer, Eagle Scout, devoted friend, loving father, and dedicated member of First United Methodist Church.

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jerry ‘Red’ McDonald

Jerry "Red" McDonald of Oxford, 66, passed away October 1, 2016. Jerry owned his own landscaping company, Jerry Mc Donald Landscaping, for more than 45 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and traveled all over the country filling this passion. When not working, Jerry was in the woods! He cherished his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death were his parents, Martin and Ruby (Shaw) McDonald; brother, Reese McDonald; and three infant sisters.

October 03, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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