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Barbara Geary Wright

Barbara Geary Wright, 87, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dogwood Forest of Acworth. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Sorrow

Helen N. Sorrow of Covington passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 85. She was the wife of Reverend John L. Sorrow ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald ‘Ronnie’ McGiboney

Ronald "Ronnie" McGiboney, 74 of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Porterdale to the late Robert and ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Freda Ann Shellnut Jones

Freda Ann Shellnut Jones, 60 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born in Loganville to the late ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodburn Hudson

Woodburn D. Hudson passed away January 4, 2016, at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Georgia at the age of 73. He was born in Atlantic ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State consolidation now official

The Board of Regents granted final approval to the creation of the new Georgia State University from the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia ...

January 06, 2016 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton's first baby of 2016 is ...

The first baby born at Piedmont Newton in the year 2016 is Zarielle Khole Hannah, the daughter of Amber Harris and Martalian Hannah.

January 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Melinda Hays Lord

Melinda Hays Lord passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at First ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Roger Ray Tant

Mr. Roger Ray Tant, age 63 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louis Conner Dodson

Louis Conner Dodson, age 83, of Flovilla passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1932 son of the ...

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Skeletal remains identified as David Sheffield

The remains found on City Pond Road near Bob Williams Parkway on Dec. 28 have been identified as those of David Sheffield.

January 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free notary public classes offered

Linda Hays, Newton County Superior Court Clerk, is offering two free notary public training classes for the public.

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Action Ministries offering free money management classes

Learn how to budget money, manage credit cards, get a loan, purchase a house and more at free Money Management Classes, beginning Monday, Jan. 11 ...

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter: Twilights at Chimney Park

Dear Editor,

December 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Dine out

Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 10

Brandon Dale Moxley, 37, Vidalia, August 17, Theft by shoplifting- misdemeanor

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Nutcracker returns

The annual Holiday tradition returns to Newton County with the Covington Regional Ballet performing the classic Nutcracker Suite this weekend.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Healthcare and Athens Regional enter discussions

Last night, the Athens Regional Health System's Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare.

December 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Doby E. White

Doby E. White, 86 of Covington, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at home. He was born in Decatur to the late Oscar and Annie Lou Doby White. Doby graduated from SW DeKalb High School in 1946 where he was selected the "Most Quiet" of his class. He was a standout baseball player. Doby was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Doby was a self-employed dairy farmer for most of his life with his brother George. In his later years, he was employed as a guard at Hercules and an avid vegetable gardener.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur ‘Bo’ Fisher

Coach Wilbur "Bo" Fisher, 79 of Oxford, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Porterdale to the late JC and Willie Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his four brothers and four sisters.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rep. Johnson announces bid for 6th term

Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.

December 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The Dungeon to host food and toy drive

Covington, GA - We are excited to announce our first annual "Holiday Extravaganza Toy and Food Giveaway." The Dungeon Boxing Gym, KMB and the NFL Alumni will be hosting a fu- filled family event for the Newton County community. There will be food baskets and toys available for the whole family. We are bringing the community together for an evening of excitement while doing our part to alleviate hunger.

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State gets approval of prospectus

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gave its approval Tuesday to the consolidation plans of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NHS to perform RENT this week

The Newton High School Fine Arts Department will be performing the hit Broadway musical Rent this week.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss form of government and solid waste, including creation of a possible solid waste authority.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. Following her retirement, she continued working 11 years at Covington Moulding. Mrs. Floyd faithfully attended Porterdale Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly, and cherished the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Floyd; parents, Carl and Jettie (Moon) Thomas; and her sister, Geneva Garrett.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eagles earn All-region honors

The results are in and 12 Eagles were named All-region first or second team while a host of others were honorable mentions. Eastside finished the season with a 7-3 record that ended with a loss to Griffin in overtime keeping the Eagles out of the playoffs.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Edwards named Academic All-American

Three members of the Duke football team were named to Academic All-America teams, according to an announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Redshirt junior defensive tackle A.J. Wolf was a first team honoree while redshirt junior safety DeVon Edwards and senior kicker Ross Martin were second team selections.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Alcovy


Redskins win Parkview Thanksgiving Duals

The Social Circle High School wrestling team gave thanks a day early by winning the Parkview Thanksgiving Duals tournament Nov. 25 for the second year in a row. The Redskins dominated their pool and went 5-0 for the day by beating AAAAAA (6A) Lee County High School 54-15 in the cross-over championship.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Leonard Radney Monk, Jr.

Leonard Radney "Boogie" Monk, Jr., 87 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Rockdale HealthCare in Conyers. "Boogie" was born in Atlanta to the late Leonard R Sr. and Frances Windham Monk. He lived in Atlanta where he attended Joe E. Brown Jr. High and Tech High School. He proudly served our country in the Navy and Reserves. Boogie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who had a great sense of humor. He was a musician, youth baseball coach, avid fisherman, loved UGA Bulldogs and was a member of the Masons – Oakland City Lodge No. 373 ...

December 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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