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Will digging into your family history unearth the unexpected?

Actress Katey Sagal discovered a surprising fact about her family history when she appeared on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show, which ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Board of Elections named Newton County Department of the Month

Newton County Chair Marcello Banes not only represents more than 102,000 Newton County residents but also more than 600 Newton County employees.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Super heavy shipment moving from Columbia County to Alabama tomorrow night

Currently a 656,000-pound shipment sits off Interstate 20 at the Columbia County Scales awaiting a tactical route to Alabama starting at 7 p.m ...

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia State’s Newton Campus fields now home to Peachtree Academy

Georgia State University's Newton Campus has leased the university's ball fields to Peachtree Academy.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


2017 Georgia Travel Guide unveiled as Year of Film

Members of Hospitality and Arts, and Tourism Directors representing all 159 counties of Georgia met on the North Steps of the Georgia State Capitol to ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Kemp warns storm victims to be wary of unlicensed contractors

In the aftermath of violent tornadoes in South Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns affected property owners to be wary of unlicensed contractors once ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


President Trump declares Major Disaster for Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement ...

January 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia Lottery Corp. raises over half-billion dollars for HOPE, Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced today that fiscal year 2017 first-half and second-quarter profits have reached their highest since inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery profits ...

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 25

Michelle Piercette Arnold Jr., 19, Covington, Jan. 19, hold for other agency (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 28

Bobby Scott Anglin, 53, Covington, Dec. 27, criminal trespass, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine

December 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Mary Claude Webb

Mary Claude Webb, age 88, of Covington passed away Monday, December 27, 2016. She was born September 28, 1928 in Hillsboro, GA to C.G. and Euel Henderson who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Webb was a longtime member of Newborn United Methodist Church and currently a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a loving, caring mother who was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Frances Henderson Tucker.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan

Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan, 98, passed from this life on December 23, 2016. Her husband, Jack Hays Morgan Sr., and son, Davis Carter Morgan, preceded her in death. She is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Tommy Craig is not the Newton County Attorney!

While serving on the Newton County (NC) Grand Jury (GJ) some 12 or so years ago, along with 22 other members of the summer session of the GJ, we all witnessed this extraordinary declaration from the NC District Attorney (DA) at the time, Mr. Ken Wynn.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Thank you for taking action

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December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson

Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson of Oxford, passed away December 21, 2016, at the age of 96. Mrs. Henderson loved to sing, whether in church or with her family. For many years she and her family shared their vocal talents every Sunday on WGFS. Being the eldest of nine, she helped raise her younger siblings. Mrs. Henderson was known for cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed working with her flowers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Dimsdale; second husband, C.F. Henderson; daughter, Elaine Hinton Heatherly; grandson, Bobby Speight; granddaughter, Cynde Hinton; parents ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Scammers impersonating law enforcement/judicial officers, targeting public with "jury duty" scam

The FBI Atlanta Division and its Savannah Resident Agency are warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam wherein the caller impersonates law enforcement or judicial officers and informs the targeted individuals that they have failed to respond to jury duty and are now required to pay associated fines/fees for their failure to appear for those duties.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Georgia DOT restricts lane closures for Christmas, New Year’s weekends

The stresses of the holiday season are upon us and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) aims to ease traffic congestion and driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping areas and tourist locations from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26. Restrictions will also be in place for New Year's weekend from 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


James ‘Jim’ Carl Davies

James (Jim) Carl Davies, 83, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully December 18, 2016. In his early years James served in the Navy during the Korean War. Later he attended and received degrees from several universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta Law School. His last career was IT Director for Newton County Tax Commissioner's office. After his retirement James served as bailiff for the Jasper County court system. He had a zest for life and loved spending time in his camper in the mountains of North Georgia, fishing on the flats in Florida, and ...

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Trash collection centers to be closed Dec. 24-28

The hours of the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be altered during the Christmas weekend.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living link to Covington's past, Almond Turner retired from his post as Assistant Police Chief, a title he has held since 1997.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS announces winners of 2016 Literacy Days competitions

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing competitions.

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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