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Charles A. “Tony” Henry

Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry ...

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Record-breaking $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto ticket sold in Covington

A Covington convenience store has sold the largest Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot ticket in Georgia Lottery history. A winning ticket worth a record $9.6 ...

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia Southern announces graduates for Fall 2016

The 25th annual Georgia Southern University Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony represented a momentous day as approximately 1,700 of Georgia's best and brightest undergraduate ...

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Corona Motors to better serve customers with U-Haul in Covington

U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Corona Motors has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Covington community.

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Georgia Tech graduates announced

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 252nd Commencement exercises on Dec. 16-17 ...

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Heard-Mixon Elementary announces Honor Roll

A/B Honor Roll

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


South Salem Elementary announces 1st Semester Honor Roll

Fifth Grade All A's

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO to offer Citizen's Firearm Safety Course

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) announced last month the dates for an upcoming Citizen's Firearm Safety Course.

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside High School announces 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian, top 10 graduates

The Eastside High School Class of 2017 top 10 graduates, their favorite teacher, college of choice, and intended major:

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes, of Newborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Holmes, a member of the Baptist faith, was a ...

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Michael “Shane” Beam

Michael "Shane" Beam, age 44, of Covington, passed away on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. Shane was born on June 7 ...

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Health Inspection Scores

Bangkok Grill: 5135 Highway 278, Covington, Jan. 10, 87/B

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Paul Erford Barrick

Paul Erford Barrick, 59, died Feb. 2, 2017.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 1

Adrian Maurice Adams, 33, Augusta, Jan. 26, back for court (witness)

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Convenience Centers to remain open through June

Newton County's 11 Trash Collection Convenience Centers will remain open until June 30, months after the current contract with Junior Hilliard General Services ends ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | County


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Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Tommy Craig is not the Newton County Attorney!

While serving on the Newton County (NC) Grand Jury (GJ) some 12 or so years ago, along with 22 other members of the summer session of the GJ, we all witnessed this extraordinary declaration from the NC District Attorney (DA) at the time, Mr. Ken Wynn.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Thank you for taking action

Dear Editor,

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson

Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson of Oxford, passed away December 21, 2016, at the age of 96. Mrs. Henderson loved to sing, whether in church or with her family. For many years she and her family shared their vocal talents every Sunday on WGFS. Being the eldest of nine, she helped raise her younger siblings. Mrs. Henderson was known for cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed working with her flowers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Dimsdale; second husband, C.F. Henderson; daughter, Elaine Hinton Heatherly; grandson, Bobby Speight; granddaughter, Cynde Hinton; parents ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Scammers impersonating law enforcement/judicial officers, targeting public with "jury duty" scam

The FBI Atlanta Division and its Savannah Resident Agency are warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam wherein the caller impersonates law enforcement or judicial officers and informs the targeted individuals that they have failed to respond to jury duty and are now required to pay associated fines/fees for their failure to appear for those duties.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Georgia DOT restricts lane closures for Christmas, New Year’s weekends

The stresses of the holiday season are upon us and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) aims to ease traffic congestion and driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping areas and tourist locations from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26. Restrictions will also be in place for New Year's weekend from 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


James ‘Jim’ Carl Davies

James (Jim) Carl Davies, 83, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully December 18, 2016. In his early years James served in the Navy during the Korean War. Later he attended and received degrees from several universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta Law School. His last career was IT Director for Newton County Tax Commissioner's office. After his retirement James served as bailiff for the Jasper County court system. He had a zest for life and loved spending time in his camper in the mountains of North Georgia, fishing on the flats in Florida, and ...

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Trash collection centers to be closed Dec. 24-28

The hours of the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be altered during the Christmas weekend.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living link to Covington's past, Almond Turner retired from his post as Assistant Police Chief, a title he has held since 1997.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS announces winners of 2016 Literacy Days competitions

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing competitions.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Local students graduate during Brenau commencement

Brenau University graduated more than 450 undergraduate and graduate students during its winter commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 17, in Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


William ‘Bill’ Sullivan

Mr. William (Bill) Sullivan, 91, of Covington, passed away December 18, 2016. A WWII veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Sullivan served as Radarman, Third Class, from 1943 – 1945. During his military career, he served on the USS Sheridan, the USS Wren, and the USS Custer. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of Covington, and a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale. He loved the beach, especially taking long walks on Ormand Beach in Florida. In addition to being an avid Braves fan, Sullivan enjoyed reading the newspaper, in its entirety, every day. A devoted husband ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ann May

Ann M. May, 87, of Covington, passed away December 17, 2016. May was an honors graduate of Porterdale High School. She went on to attend Tift College in Forsyth. May worked for 10 years with Harper & Row Publishers, school department, in Atlanta. During her tenure with Harper & Rowe, she was responsible for organizing its first office. May also authored the manual for the southeastern personnel of Harper & Rowe, inclusive of the eight states covered by the company. Due to her husband's job relocation, she moved to the Washington, DC, where she worked as an administrative assistant for the trust ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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