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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 03, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO identifies body found at Factory Shoals Park

The body found Monday morning at Factory Shoals Park after a report of a missing person has been identified as Ciera Evans, 20, of Covington ...

October 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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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NAACP honors Pastor Clara Lett at annual gala

On Sept. 24, the Newton County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its Annual Freedom Fund and Scholarship Gala at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex. The theme was "Our Lives Matter, Our Vote Counts," and the guest speaker was Georgia Representative Rev. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia).

October 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Pumpkin patch open throughout October

Among the decorations that can be seen throughout Newton County during the cool weather of fall are plenty of pumpkins.

October 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Fall is the best month to plant trees and shrubs

While driving around Newton County this summer, no matter how short the drive, anyone can see a dead tree or shrub in many yards. It would stand to reason they died from dry weather seeing how dry this summer has been. Some would also think the high temperatures were the cause of mortality.

October 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Our Thoughts: Hometown Hero

Today we get the privilege of celebrating our Hometown Hero.

October 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 28

Justin Blake Barlow, 26, Covington, Sept. 24, deposit account fraud

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Letter: A landmark

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Thank you

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Annie Grace Saffo

Funeral services for Ms. Annie Grace Saffo of 6239 Green Acres Dr. Covington, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in Oxford. Rev. Charlie Williams, pastor, is the eulogist, assisted by others. Interment is in the Oxford Historical Cemetery.

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board of Directors. Henderson-Baker will fulfill the remaining term of District 4, vacated by Katrina Young, who was elected Vice-President of the GSBA Board of Directors.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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 reading and math and a six-point improvement in writing.

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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. to 8 p.m. at Eternal Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016, in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Eastlawn Memory Park in McDonough. Please join us in celebrating Roy's life by visiting eternalhillsfuneralhome.com.

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 Kimelman, her loving sister Alisa Brown and brother-in-law, Steve Brown and nephew, Drew Brown. A visitation and memorial service shall be held at First Baptist Monroe located at 202 Mc Daniel St, Monroe, GA 30655 on September 28, 2026, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Immediate family shall observe the interment of her ashes thereafter at High Point Baptist Church located at 12025 GA-36, Covington, GA 30014. Memorial donations may be made in ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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