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Winning versus Leading

Labor Day has passed, school is back in session, businesses are planning for the new year, presidential nominees are set, and it's time for ...

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists


Our Thoughts: The importance of today

It is hard to imagine now the uncertainty of 15 years ago today. How everything stopped and we all watched in horror at the reality ...

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Pilot Club donates to Sheriff Brown, Project LifeSaver

The Pilot Club of Covington presented Sheriff Ezell Brown with a $700 donation for Project LifeSaver, according to a press release by the Newton County ...

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hunters discover human remains on property

Human remains were found on Creekside Lane in Covington Thursday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 7

Adrian Maurice Adams, 32, Sept. 1, back for court

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


Golf carts, vehicles stolen from Fat Boys

Three 2017 F/A Express Shuttle Short Frame Gas Golf Carts, a 2017 Cushman Hauler 800x Gas Golf Cart, an Isuzu flatbed and a Dodge ...

September 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

This weekend we celebrate the contributions that workers have made towards the strength and well-being of our nation. Next weekend we look back and reflect ...

September 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


In the blink of an eye

From the first pink night gown to the illuminating white wedding dress, from the brand new shiny T-ball bat to the hands on the steering ...

September 04, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION


Letter: What a difference a couple of weeks make

Dear editor,

September 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Ignorance of Islam

Dear Editor,

September 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Update: Sycamore Street Pizzeria owner arrested following Social Circle shooting

Police have made an arrest following the shooting inside Sycamore Street Pizzeria in Social Circle that occurred early Sunday morning, according to the Social Circle ...

September 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 31

Newton County Jail Log: August 31

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Archery deer season approaches

Opening day for archery deer season is Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Oxford Lions celebrate 65 years

The Oxford Lions celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. At recent celebrations, members were joined by past presidents, community members, international, state and district Lion ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


ASO performing at Grand Opening for Porter Performing Arts Center

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is coming to Newton County Sunday, Oct. 2 for a 3 p.m. show presented by the Arts Association of Newton ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press release.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He was retired from Mobile Chemical Company and the Newton County Board of Education. He was also employed by Martha Mills of Thomaston, Georgia and the state of Georgia.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga Buffalo. He served honorably in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam era.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed gardening.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford and Eloise Brown. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was the owner-operator of Brown's Lawn Care. Jimmy is preceded in death by both parents; his loving wife of 50 years Martha Jean Howard Brown in December of 2015; his daughter Jennifer Brown in 1972; and brother Kenneth Brown.

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS website.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory, with interment to follow at Northview Cemetery. Rev. Darren Talley will officiate.

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract extension at the July 19 meeting. As a result of this extension, Fuhrey's contract now runs through the completion of the 2018-2019 school year. This is the third contract extension Fuhrey has received since the board selected her as superintendent in 2013. She was initially offered a three-year contract before assuming the duties as school superintendent on July 1, 2013.

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a press release Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her servant's spirit is carried on by her surviving husband, Steve Byrum; son, Scotty Byrum; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ty Hensley; grandchildren, Avery and Ace; sister and husband, Brenda (Billy) Stanton; brothers and their wives, Bobby (Kay) Marks, Ben ( Debra) Marks, Bill (Leslie) Marks, and Brad (Terri) Marks, along with countless in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends--all of which she considered a part of her immediate "family." Those blessed to encounter Becky--truly one of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In addition, he liked going to the beach, sailing and playing horseshoes with his brother-in-law, Marc Tucker. A devoted husband and father, Eli cherished the time spent with his family and had the kindest spirit to anyone that he saw in need. He had a real servant's heart.

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well attended by members. There were 1,432 registered members in attendance and, with guests, the crowd was estimated at 3,000.

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bell.

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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