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Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leo Mallard

Leo S. Mallard, Jr., 52, of Covington, passed away November 19, 2016. Mallard was a former science educator at Eastside High School, of the Newton ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. you're evil

Dear Facebook friends,

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists


Fairview 4-H’ers present demonstrations

She would not begin her 4-H demonstration until her favorite teacher was there to help.

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Our Thoughts: A reason to unite

A week ago, the country struggled as divisiveness spread across America. Videos on television news networks showed angry groups protesting against what they felt was ...

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Fire Services selling Cajun Fried Turkeys for a cause

The Newton County Fire Services (NCFS) will host a Cajun Fried Turkey fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m ...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: This school works

Dear Editor,

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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NCSO and Crime Stoppers seeks help identify suspects in armed robberies

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) seeks assistance from the public to identify two suspects believed to be involved in two separate armed robberies that occurred on Oct. 6.

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mary L. Hedrick

Mary L. Hedrick of Covington, passed away Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 83. Mrs. Hedrick attended Newton Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family.

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Water management considered under one agency

Dear Editor,

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton's Jason Smith named Teacher of the Year

Newton High School's Jason Smith was named Newton County School System's Teacher of the Year Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ruth Joyce Ramge

Ruth Joyce Ramge, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Atlanta to the late Alfonce and Mabel Borton Speyer.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Tony Michael Lovering

Tony Michael Lovering, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at 5 p.m. at Oak Valley Cemetery.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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 a devoted mother, even while maintaining a demanding career. The love and care of her family was utmost in her heart and mind. Emily was a voracious reader, loved art and was an excellent seamstress and upholsterer. She was gifted in making floral arrangements. It brought her great joy to share these talents with others. She was an avid Braves' fan and supported them, win or lose. When they were playing she could be found ...

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 Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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 Mallard.

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. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was proud to be a Mechanical Engineer. John served his country as a Naval Aviator and carried his passion for flight throughout his life. He was a successful businessman, passionate golfer, Eagle Scout, devoted friend, loving father, and dedicated member of First United Methodist Church.

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 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and traveled all over the country filling this passion. When not working, Jerry was in the woods! He cherished his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death were his parents, Martin and Ruby (Shaw) McDonald; brother, Reese McDonald; and three infant sisters.

October 03, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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