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Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Three NCSS schools named Title I Reward Schools

The Georgia Department of Education has announced that three Newton County schools have been named 2015 Title I Reward Schools - East Newton Elementary, Mansfield Elementary and Oak Hill Elementary.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. Following her retirement, she continued working 11 years at Covington Moulding. Mrs. Floyd faithfully attended Porterdale Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly, and cherished the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Floyd; parents, Carl and Jettie (Moon) Thomas; and her sister, Geneva Garrett.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Piedmont first healthcare system in Georgia to offer on-demand virtual visits

Piedmont Healthcare is the first health system in Georgia to offer a new app for visits.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Putting an emphasis on serve in 'protect and serve'

With all the plight surrounding law enforcement these days, it seems that most see our boys in blue with mixed emotion.

December 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Vianne Kelly Peay

Vianne Kelly Peay of Oxford passed away December 12, 2015, at the age of 57. A devout Christian, Vianne enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading, following politics and spending time with her children and grandson. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. In addition, Vianne was a supporter of Georgia and Newton County 4-H and the Arts Association in Newton County, where she volunteered her time. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Kelly; as well as her maternal grandparents, Roy and Viola Bagwell.

December 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 10

Brandon Dale Moxley, 37, Vidalia, August 17, Theft by shoplifting- misdemeanor

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Nutcracker returns

The annual Holiday tradition returns to Newton County with the Covington Regional Ballet performing the classic Nutcracker Suite this weekend.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Healthcare and Athens Regional enter discussions

Last night, the Athens Regional Health System's Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Doby E. White

Doby E. White, 86 of Covington, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at home. He was born in Decatur to the late Oscar and Annie Lou Doby White. Doby graduated from SW DeKalb High School in 1946 where he was selected the "Most Quiet" of his class. He was a standout baseball player. Doby was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Doby was a self-employed dairy farmer for most of his life with his brother George. In his later years, he was employed as a guard at Hercules and an avid vegetable gardener.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur ‘Bo’ Fisher

Coach Wilbur "Bo" Fisher, 79 of Oxford, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Porterdale to the late JC and Willie Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his four brothers and four sisters.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rep. Johnson announces bid for 6th term

Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The Dungeon to host food and toy drive

Covington, GA - We are excited to announce our first annual "Holiday Extravaganza Toy and Food Giveaway." The Dungeon Boxing Gym, KMB and the NFL Alumni will be hosting a fu- filled family event for the Newton County community. There will be food baskets and toys available for the whole family. We are bringing the community together for an evening of excitement while doing our part to alleviate hunger.

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State gets approval of prospectus

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gave its approval Tuesday to the consolidation plans of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NHS to perform RENT this week

The Newton High School Fine Arts Department will be performing the hit Broadway musical Rent this week.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss form of government and solid waste, including creation of a possible solid waste authority.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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