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Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will ...

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will ...

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter: Congratulations to Judge Johnson on election to statewide post

To the Editor:

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 11

Cecil Freeman Allen, 27, Lithonia, May 9, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

May 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 14, 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


Oxford Lions to hold yard sale to benefit those needing eye exams

The Oxford Lions will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of ...

May 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Oxford Lions to hold yard sale to benefit those needing eye exams

The Oxford Lions will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of ...

May 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr.

Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr., 79, of Covington, passed away (peacefully/in his sleep) on May 11, 2016, in Social Circle. He was born September 16 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Imagination has no limits

Friends of Newton County Parks hosted its annual fundraiser for Chimney Park Saturday, bringing imaginations to life with the yearly Fairy Festival. The festival is ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Birth Announcements

Asher Josiah Colquitt, March 28, Sarah Colquitt, Joshua Colquitt, Sr., Covington, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 inches

May 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rep. Dave Belton named chair of base realignment student

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed State Representative Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) as the Chairman of the House Study Committee on Base Realignment and ...

May 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCCA holds fourth student film festival

The Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) held its fourth student Film Festival in the evening of May 5 on campus. It was a small ...

May 09, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr.

The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.

May 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Covington man wins free ribs for a year

Chip Moore of Covington won free Shane's Rib Shack for a year after entering the company's Holiday Wait and Win promotion.

March 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Alcovy High students dismissed early

The students of Alcovy High School have been dismissed after a county water main break Friday.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside soccer defeats Henry County

The Eastside Lady Eagles (7-3, 3-3 4AAAA) dominated possession and play in their 3-1 win against the Henry County Lady War Hawks (1-7, 1-5 4AAAA) in soccer action Wednesday night. The victory, however, did not come easy.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside's academic team wins state championship

For the second consecutive year, and the fourth in the last six years (2016, 2015, 2012 and 2011), the Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 State Championship.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Easter Sunday Church services

Churches with services on Palm Sunday

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Federal Bank brings financial literacy to Newton County schools

Newton Federal Bank presented a check to Newton County Schools in the amount of $54,000 Friday.

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tim Smith announces campaign for board of education

Tim Smith, a lifelong resident of Newton County, announced Friday his campaign for Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Tim ‘Tee’ Brown announces run for BOC

Tim 'Tee' Brown is running for District 3 County Commissioner of Newton County. He qualified on Friday, March 11.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Focus on communication this spring

Today is the first day of spring, marking a period of rebirth and renewal.

March 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Oxford’s community classroom series to begin this spring

Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.

March 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: March 16

James Ray Adams, 53, Covington, March 10, Probation violation; theft by taking

March 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


J.D. Parks

Mr. J.D. Parks, age 80, of Covington passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1936 in Ellijay, Georgia to the late Horace and Stella Davenport Parks. Mr. Parks was a carpenter and describe by his family as a "jack of all trades". He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby "Booties" Parks, his brother Jack, and his sisters; Katherine, Joann, Bennielee and Glenda. Mr. Parks is survived by his children; Doris Stowe (Gary), Billy ...

March 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Barbara Estep

Mrs. Barbara Estep, age 79, passed away March 11, 2016. She was born April 7, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Lewis Everett and Althea Cooper Van Akin. Mrs. Estep served in the United States Army and retired achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After her service to her country she worked for 30 years at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Estep was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club and enjoyed going to the beach and loved cruising. She also enjoyed shopping, antiquing and collected twisted butter knives. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by her ...

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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