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Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport

Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport, of Fayetteville, passed away April 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Talmadge Davenport and is survived ...

April 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Don’t make Newton County worthless

Boy, has garbage been in the air a lot here in Newton County recently.

April 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Grant to develop Newton as a ‘zero suicide’ county

View Point Health has received a Garrett Lee Smith grant in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The grant furthers the ...

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


Newton’s Mental Health Court is getting the lost on the right path

On April 6, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-Fourth Congressional District) visited Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn's mental health court.

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jase Colton Knight

Jase Colton Knight was born on February 9, 2016, to Trent and Candice (Ballard) Knight at Rockdale Medical Center at 7:05 a.m.

April 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

Lakeeta Patrice Anderson, 32, Stone Mountain, April 1, court sentenced

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Linda Diane Parker Pickens

Linda Diane Parker Pickens, 63 of Conyers, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Washington County. She was born in Atlanta to the late Homer ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas Richard Lagano

Thomas Richard Lagano, 52 of Jackson, passed away on April 5, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on December 18, 1963 ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roger Darryl Holloway

Roger Darryl Holloway, 52 of Social Circle, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 1, 2016. He was born in Athens, to the late ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Walton Eugene Harris, Jr.

Mr. Walton Eugene Harris, Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Benton House. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to the late Walton ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Linda Glover

Mrs. Linda B. Glover, 65 of Conyers, passed away April 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center. Glover was born in Porterdale to the late ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand

Mamie Ruth Pittard Almand, age 91, of Covington, passed away on April 7, 2016, at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. The daughter of the late ...

April 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leland "Judge" Ellis

Mr. Leland "Judge" Ellis, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016. He was born December 12, 1924 to the late Clifford and ...

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Andy’ Cagle

Robert A. ("Andy") Cagle, 67, of Covington, passed away April 3, 2016, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle following a valiant fight with cancer. He ...

April 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Strawberry festival celebrates seasonal fruit at Mitcham Farm

Strawberry season is just beginning and it will be celebrated at the Mitcham Farm Strawberry Festival, Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 ...

April 04, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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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


New application process for theme schools

The Newton County Theme School has modified its application process for the 2016 to 2017 school year.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy Dial

Dorothy H. Dial, 88 of Covington, passed away February 23, 2016. A member of The Baptist Tabernacle for 42 years, Mrs. Dial always put others before herself. She enjoyed fishing but one of her greatest joys was going to the ballfield to watch her grandchildren play ball. Mrs. Dial was a wonderful cook and loved preparing meals for her family. She will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved her. Preceding her in death were her husband, Astor Dial; parents, Alexander Steven and Rosa Hall; sisters, Alice Hall, Daisy Garner; brothers, Andrew Hall, Billy Hall, Tommy Hall, Omer ...

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Broken heart syndrome: does it really exist?

Broken hearts don't just affect those going through a recent break up. In fact, a number of men and women suffer from a condition called broken heart syndrome, according to experts at Piedmont Heart Institute.

February 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


Mrs. Kathryn B. Savage

Mrs. Kathryn B. Savage, age 66, of Covington passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016. She was born July 1, 1949 in Porterdale to the late Elmer and Evelyn Massey Harper and grew up in Covington. Mrs. Savage started her career at The Bank of Covington in 1985 and retired with BB&T in 2006 where she worked as an IRA Specialist. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and loved feeding birds especially her Hummingbirds but her passion in life was her family who she loved with all her heart.

February 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Act on the sacrifice

Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese wanted rights for all people and, in 1965, gathered teachers to boycott if they weren't granted the right to vote in Alabama. He then invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to march with him in Selma, Alabama.

February 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Understanding anger: Do we really have a right to be angry?

As a youth pastor I have the chance to deal with teens and adults a lot. Sometimes they can be quite similar in their behavior. It makes me think… a lot.

February 21, 2016 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 38, Covington, February 16, Battery - family violence

February 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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