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Evelyn D. Bruce

Mrs. Evelyn D. Bruce, age 84, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away April 10, 2017. She was born February 21, 1933 to John and ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Amos Sutherland

Amos Sutherland of Oxford, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84. Mr. Sutherland worked for 35 years for the Georgia Department ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Barbara Carnes

Barbara Carnes, of Covington, passed away April 9, 2017, at 86 years of age. For more than 25 years Mrs. Carnes worked at Newton Medical ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


10K raises 14K for Action Ministries

A 10k to raise 10k was held Sunday, March 27 at Denny Dobbs Park. C. R. Bard's veterans and employees raised over $14,000 ...

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Linda Hays advises of jury scam

Linda Hays, clerk of Superior Courts, wants citizens to be aware of the latest jury scam in Newton County.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Amos Sutherland

Amos Sutherland, of Oxford, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84. Mr. Sutherland worked for 35 years for the Georgia Department ...

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

George Earl Anderson, 41, Oxford, March 29, probation violation

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Johnnie Mae Swift-Mitchell

Funeral Service for Mrs. Johnnie Mae Swift-Mitchell of 6105 Pine Glen Circle Covington, will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. at Murray ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Michael Stanley Christian

Funeral Service for Mr. Michael Stanley Christian of 5185 Turner St., Covington, will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. at Sims Chapel ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Betty Jean Harris-Rozier

Funeral Service for Mrs. Betty Jean Harris-Rozier of 8355 Hazelbrand Road Covington, will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1 p.m. at Sims Chapel ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Robert J. Patrick, Sr.

Mr. Robert J. Patrick, Sr., age 87, passed away April 5, 2017. He was born November 15, 1929 in Social Circle to Brantley and Mamie ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Workplace trends affecting administrative professionals

Executives who occupy corner offices tend to get much of the glory for a company's success. But many professionals know the progress and sustainability ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Senators Isakson, Perdue applaud swift response to I-85 Bridge collapse in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site detour. Local traffic will be allowed along SR 36 up to the bridge construction zone.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective March 1.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field for what proved to be an offensive showcase for the Eagle hitters as they combined for an impressive 15 hits.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation's first statewide freeway patrol service.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of the week of February 20 to 24. Their appearance is sponsored by Oxford's Pierce Program in Religion and part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour to promote the monastery and the artistic activities of Tibet.

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letter: Can We Trust the Board of Commissioners with a New SPLOST?

To the editor:

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb. 16.

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents; Peter and Sue Pastorok of Albany New York. She leaves behind her daughters; Tre'Shell and Micayla, her mother; June (Thomas) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Florida her father; Robert (Kathleen) Cleary of Saratoga Springs, New York her brothers; Judson (Catherine) Cross of Waxhaw, North Carolina Peterson (Maria) Cross of Ballston Spa, New York miles Cleary of Burlington, Vermont her step-brother Michael (Mara) Johnson of Astoria, New York her nieces and nephews; Morgan, Judson, Clayton and ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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