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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


Bark for Life coming to Chimney Park

The Covington First United Methodist Church's (UMC) Relay for Life team will host the Third Annual Bark for Life, Saturday, April 16 from 11 ...

April 04, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Come together

Nothing affects a group of people on a common level as much as tragedy and heartache.

April 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lawmakers don’t follow the clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

April 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Letter: keep the Square moving

Dear Editor,

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton Foundation awards teachers spring classroom grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation's Spring Classroom Grants for 2015-2016.

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS students selected for 2016 honors program

Six Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer.

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Wellness Fair to be held at Newton High

The Covington Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its first annual Wellness Symposium Saturday, April 23 at Newton High School ...

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


KCNB to hold paper shredding event

Residents of Newton County can bring paper documents to the Newton County Library parking lot, 7116 Floyd Street, Northeast, on Monday, April 25 from 9 ...

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Theresa Daniel

Theresa Daniel of Covington, passed away April 1, 2016 at the age of 64. Mrs. Daniel was a great cook and will be remembered for ...

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Newton County Jail Log: March 2

Brittany Leigh Baker, 29, Monticello, February 25, Theft by bringing stolen property into state; possession of methamphetamine; possession and use of drug related objects

March 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Read across America comes to Porterdale Elementary

Students at Porterdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Suess, thanks to the Newton High School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team from Newton High School Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jacob Clodfelter

Jacob Fred Clodfelter, 84, of Social Circle, died on February 29, 2016. He was born in Comer on September 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Mae Christian Clodfelter and the late Mason Luther Clodfelter.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patricia ‘Patty’ Carter

Patricia "Patty" Marie Carter, 81, of Covington, died February 29, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Fred E. Carter. They celebrated 62 years of marriage on December 26, 2015. Surviving are Jeff Carter (Kay) of Griffin; daughters, Phyllis Adams (Buddy) of Alamo; and Krista Yeomans (Kevin) of Covington; sisters, Maxine Montgomery of Granville, Ohio and Elizabeth Fulton (Robert) of Reno , Nevada; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


W.J. Lane

W.J. Lane of Covington, passed away February 28, 2016 at the age of 85. A member of High Point Baptist Church for 65 years, Mr. Lane served as a Deacon and became a Deacon Emeritus several years ago. He owned and operated Lane Body Shop and Marine Services for almost 60 year, which is now operated by Mandy and R.J. Morgan, his granddaughter and her husband. Mr. Lane was a man who loved his family and his church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his ...

February 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Primary what?

We hear a lot about rallies, scandals, debates and caucuses this time of year. The Presidential Primary is upon us. The Georgia Presidential Preference Primary election is this Tuesday.

February 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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