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Exercise saves Conyers man’s heart

CONYERS, Ga. - Nearly one year ago, doctors at Piedmont Heart Institute told Bill Warner he likely would need a heart transplant. Warner, 65, suffered from ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Newton County Jail Log: June 7

Mark Alan Amrose, 48, Covington, June 4, theft by shoplifting, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers

June 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Our Thoughts: Now is your chance to be heard

This week the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce issued its survey to businesses owners in Covington asking questions about the proposed changes to the ...

June 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Piedmont Newton supports Willing Helpers Medical Clinic with $5,000 grant

Uninsured patients in Newton County have increased access to health education classes to assist with diabetes management and smoking cessation, thanks to a $5,000 ...

June 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Covington woman, Valdosta man lose big with TOPS

A Covington woman is being celebrated as one of the most successful members, or "royalty," members, of the TOPS Club, Inc (Take Off Pounds Sensibly ...

June 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Hawkins celebrates Cancer Survivors Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Sunday, June 4 was National Cancer Survivors Day, which highlights the challenges and strengths of all cancer survivors. Covington resident Mickala Hawkins was ...

June 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


CARE scholarship awarded to Porterdale resident

PORTERDALE Ga. - Porterdale resident William Thompson is furthering his education and insuring a bright future for his family, courtesy of a CARE scholarship. City Council ...

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Congressman Johnson honors service to our country at ‘Extending the Legacy’ ceremony

Congressman Hank Johnson honored both veterans who have served our country, and the young people who have committed to joining our armed services at his ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Bob Mackey named CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc, (BGCNCG) announced that its corporate board has chosen Bob Mackey as the organization's next chief executive ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Wayne Haynie resigns from Solid Waste Management Authority

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wayne Haynie resigned from the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), effective Monday, June 5.

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Hoke Waddy Batson

Hoke Waddy Batson, of Covington, passed away June 2, 2017 at 80 years of age. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Batson ...

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


New summer day camp inspires young girls

Camp Girls Building Businesses (GBB) is a summer day camp for girls between the ages of 7 to 14. The camp focuses on educating, empowering ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Peachtree Academy stresses importance of physical fitness

Just recently Peachtree Academy's baseball and tennis teams earned state championship titles.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Students Participate in GMEA District IV Honor Band

Newton County School System students were out in full force recently representing the school district in the Georgia Music Educator Association's 2017 District IV ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Backyard Beekeeping offered at the Rock

Join the buzz this summer at Rock Eagle 4-H Center as we learn about all things bees and beekeeping.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. Interment will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 2479 Hwy 92 South, Fayetteville, GA 30215. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the department since the inception of the program.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on Monday.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader. Her other hobbies included knitting, camping and boating. Mrs. Sneed was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Sneed, Sr.; and parents, Dallas B. and Zola Mae Jackson.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


FBI seeking public’s assistance to ID four-time serial bank robber

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, requests the public's assistance in its efforts to identify a metro Atlanta area serial bank robbery that has also struck in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Avis Pendley

Mrs. Avis Pendley passed away April 17, 2017. She prepared her own obituary using Ecclesiastes – 3: 1-10 as the format.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lucile M. Hays McGaughey

Mrs. Lucile M. Hays McGaughey, age 98, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Mansfield to Tom and Mary Lazenby McClendon who have preceded her in death. Mrs. McGaughey was a great caregiver and loved her family very much. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, baking and always wanted her family to gather at her home for every occasion. Mrs. McGaughey was preceded in death by her first husband; Ernest M. Hays, Jr and her second husband; R.H. McGaughey. She is survived by her children; Olivia Seidel of Fayetteville, Mac and ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being the south's premier destination to live, work and play.

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for more than 30 years. A devout Christian, she loved going to church to worship her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mrs. Callahan was known for her independent nature, and her devotion to family. She took pleasure in cooking for loved ones - especially during the holidays. When not spending time outdoors, and flower gardening, Mrs. Callahan enjoyed sewing, shopping, and reading the paper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Callahan; son, James Terrell ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. The Reverend Doctor William B. Wade, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will follow the service in the Church fellowship hall. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of the arrangements.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton series, has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:45 PM as the last walk in the four-walk series.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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