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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...