Dr. Darrel D. King of Covington went home to be with the Lord January 13, 2014, after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born in 1938, in a farmhouse in Campbell, Mo., to Delbert and Melba (Shaffer) King. The son of a sharecropper, he was educated in a one-room schoolhouse. He often credited his teacher, Althea Malin, with inspiring him to think big and pursue his dreams beyond the Cotton Belt Railroad and the boot heel of Missouri.
We are seeing more crimes committed by young people than ever in our history. And in many cases, these are not petty crimes; they're felonies that will follow children for the rest of their lives.
Hannah DeBoer and Timmy Sheffield of Oxford announce the birth of their son, Kohen Lee Sheffield, born Jan. 6 at Newton Medical Center. Kohen weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Carin DeBoer and Jeff and Sonia DeBoer of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ann and Jim Brooks of Oxford and Shirley and Bob DeBoer of Brandon, Wisc. Paternal grandparents are Tracy and Tony Butler of Mobile, Ala., and Kenneth Sheffield of Covington. Paternal great-grandparents are Dorothy Sheffield and David Sheffield Sr. of Covington. Paternal great-great-grandfather is Gene Sexton of Covington. Kohen is ...
Zettie Elaine Johnson, Oct. 1, Caroline Johnson, Jason Johnson, Covington, 9 pounds, 6 ounces, 21 inches.
Dennis and Jeana Hyde of Mansfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlan Elizabeth Troutman, to Blake Andrew Norwood, son of Gene Norwood of Covington and Georgia and Elaine Merritt of Murphy, N.C. The future groom is completing a degree in computer programming at Gwinnett Technical College, and the bride-elect is completing a degree in accounting at the University of Georgia. A 2014 wedding is planned.
Shahkor Eddie-Ralick Alston, 17, 50 Trelawney Trace, Covington, Jan. 1. Disorderly conduct.
The Social Circle High School wrestling team finished third at the GHSA State Dual Tournament last weekend held at the Macon Coliseum.
It was a jam-packed house at Newton High on Saturday evening, the crowd that only Newton vs. Eastside can draw.
Mike Collins, candidate for U.S. representative (10th district), Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. senate, and Aaron Brooks, candidate for state representative (district 112) spoke to the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance Thursday evening at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Newton County's switch to a county manager form of government in late 2011 was a messy, contentious affair that transferred much of the day-to-day authority and responsibility from the elected county chairman to an appointed county manager.
Whew! It was a cold one last week , so cold that we imagine 50 years from now folks will be talking about how they lived through the big freeze of 2014.
Betty J. Mallett, of Covington, passed away January 10, 2014, at the age of 82. A homemaker and mother of three, she loved her family dearly. She volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary and was involved with the Women's Club and PTA. She enjoyed amateur art and gardening. Mrs. Mallett was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Lelia (Harrison) Martin; and brothers, Wayne H. Martin and James Martin.
Marshalene Cromer Love, of Covington, died Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Piedmont Hospital. She was born June 1, 1937, in Royston, Ga., to Jim and Gertrude Cromer.
DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment will provide an environmentally sound way to dispose of electronic waste Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive Thursday in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in recognition of National Blood Donor Month.
U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Mike Collins will speak in Newton County Thursday.
James Allen Rowland, 24, passed away Jan. 3. He was born in Atlanta. He worked as an engraver for Tony's Trophies in Suffolk, Va., and attended Southside Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Henry Allen Tatum; paternal grandparents, Brenda Sue Rowland and Jack Howard Rowland; and aunt, Deborah Lynn Tatum.
Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.
The Social Circle High School Wrestling Team is heading to the GHSA Team State wrestling tournament this weekend for the third year in a row.
With no apologies to those who still believe the Earth is going through a period of warming, you're misguided.
The Newton Rams basketball team got back into the win column Saturday evening, after falling to region opponent Luella on Friday night.
Newton County residents have had to adjust quickly to frigid temperatures that plunged below 10 degress Monday and Tuesday nights.
The Newton County Festival of Trees opened Nov. 21 for its third annual event, the second year in Mayfield's on The Square, donated by Lee and Kendra Mayfield.
Record low temperatures in Covington have residents bundling up and are starting to break more water pipes throughout the county.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
Newton County Schools are closed tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 7), school spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard said in an email at 2:54 p.m.
Mr. Kas Kusmider, age 65, of Loganville passed away January 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Germany on January 30, 1948 to the late Boleslaw and Sophie Kusmider. Kas served in the United States Army, he worked as a police officer in Minnesota and worked as a truck driver for Brown Trucking in Lithonia. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Conyers.