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County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


James Livingtston Hicks

James (Jim, Jimmy) Livingston Hicks, 90 ¾, of Covington, passed away April 20, 2016. Jim was a well-respected veteran of WWII, proudly serving as a first-class ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Fishing for Hornyheads in Newborn

Newborn celebrates three decades of Horneyhead fishing April 30 in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Nevada Moss and Lucas Cronan to serve as honorary chairs for Relay For Life of Newton County

The American Cancer Society has selected Nevada Moss and Lucas Cronan as honorary chairs for this year's Relay For Life of Newton County event ...

April 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Everybody Walk Newton series continues in Porterdale

The third of a series of four walks in Newton County Trails' Everybody Walk Newton campaign will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Porterdale.

April 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: A new era begins

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority will officially begin its task this week.

April 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSS Students Participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System was well represented in the recent Georgia Music Educators Association's Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from Fairview, Heard-Mixon ...

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Miracle League begins play

The Miracle League of Newton County's 2016 spring season is officially underway after a weekend full of games at City Pond Park.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


Taking the Cheerios Challenge

Runners take to the streets of Covington Saturday for the annual Cheerios Challenge race, benefiting the Covingotn Family YMCA.

April 16, 2016 | Staff Report | YMCA


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Tommy Queen

Tommy Wilson Queen, Sr., 49, of Mansfield passed away March 2, 2016. Tommy was an amazing father and always very supportive. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren, and he adored his bull mastiff "Sasha". Tommy liked to go fishing, hunting and playing in horseshoe tournaments. In addition, he enjoyed being outside, and was a Georgia Bulldog Fan. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death was his father, Billy Joe Queen, Sr.

March 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: March 2

Brittany Leigh Baker, 29, Monticello, February 25, Theft by bringing stolen property into state; possession of methamphetamine; possession and use of drug related objects

March 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Read across America comes to Porterdale Elementary

Students at Porterdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Suess, thanks to the Newton High School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team from Newton High School Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jacob Clodfelter

Jacob Fred Clodfelter, 84, of Social Circle, died on February 29, 2016. He was born in Comer on September 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Mae Christian Clodfelter and the late Mason Luther Clodfelter.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patricia ‘Patty’ Carter

Patricia "Patty" Marie Carter, 81, of Covington, died February 29, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Fred E. Carter. They celebrated 62 years of marriage on December 26, 2015. Surviving are Jeff Carter (Kay) of Griffin; daughters, Phyllis Adams (Buddy) of Alamo; and Krista Yeomans (Kevin) of Covington; sisters, Maxine Montgomery of Granville, Ohio and Elizabeth Fulton (Robert) of Reno , Nevada; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


W.J. Lane

W.J. Lane of Covington, passed away February 28, 2016 at the age of 85. A member of High Point Baptist Church for 65 years, Mr. Lane served as a Deacon and became a Deacon Emeritus several years ago. He owned and operated Lane Body Shop and Marine Services for almost 60 year, which is now operated by Mandy and R.J. Morgan, his granddaughter and her husband. Mr. Lane was a man who loved his family and his church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his ...

February 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Primary what?

We hear a lot about rallies, scandals, debates and caucuses this time of year. The Presidential Primary is upon us. The Georgia Presidential Preference Primary election is this Tuesday.

February 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton chapter of DAR announces essay winners

The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its annual Georgia Day and the chapter's 121st birthday at a luncheon on Feb. 10 at Burge Plantation in Mansfield.

February 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with state legislators and officials. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors who attended the event included: President Brent Galloway, Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Berry, Legislative Committee Chairman Julius Hays, Kevin Mitcham, and Richard Jolley.

February 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ana Luz Castillo-Martinez

Ana Luz Castillo-Martinez, 86 of Covington, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center. She was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico to the late Natalio and Petra Diaz Martinez. Ana was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had great faith in God and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

February 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 24

Terry Glenn Almand, 32, Porterdale, February 17, Probation violation; willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Doris Mote

Doris Hicks Mote, 92, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born in Newton County to the late Alfred Leonidas Hicks and Allie Lee Kinnett Hicks. Doris graduated as Valedictorian from Livingston High School, and graduated from Georgia State College for Women. She taught school in Muscogee, Newton, Houston, and Rockdale counties. Doris was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder, taught Sunday school, was organist and an officer of the Presbyterian Women.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Francis ‘Frank’ Husteck, Jr.

Francis "Frank" Hustek, Jr., 43 of Monticello, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank and Peggy Hustek. Frank was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He graduated from Crestwood High School. Frank was the owner and president of Amateur Poker League Southeast where he ran tournaments in the state of Georgia for the WPT League. He attended Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS SAIPAN during the Desert Storm War. Frank had a great sense of humor ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmie Lee Ervin

Jimmie Lee Ervin, Jr., 49 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore to Jimmie Lee Ervin, Sr. and the late Sandra Clegg Ervin. Jimmie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and a friend to everyone he met. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan with a great sense of humor. Jimmie was our Superman and a fighter for his family, friends and most of all God. His life was all about joy. He was the most loving and honest man we knew. Jimmie was a great provider and ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ronnie Cowan to run for District 5 Commissioner

Covington Human Resource Director and long-time Newton County resident Ronnie Cowan announced his intent to qualify as a candidate for District 5 of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


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