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Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Body found in Oxford Cemetery

OXFORD, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on patrol in Oxford found the body of a deceased male lying on the ground ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Vehicles entered, purse stolen at Porterdale Elementary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who broke into two cars and stole a purse ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Female Bank Robber hits again

ATLANTA - David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in its efforts to identify and ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Sharon Alberta Baker

On July 15, 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Norris (Daisy) Browning was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named her Sharon Alberta Browning.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Alice Terrell Appling

Sarah Alice Terrell was born on March 8, 1954, in Covington, to the late Mr. John Bass Terrell, Sr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Marion “Net” Antoinette Baker

Marion Antoinette Baker was born on July 25, 1940, to the late James Oliver and Marion Zackary in Covington.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

James Lewis Wilson

On August 30, 1942, the late Mr. & Mrs. Louie (Claudia Lee) Wilson had a son they named James Lewis Wilson. For many years he worked ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Bobbi Jean Melton

Bobbi Jean Melton, 72 of Mansfield, died July 8, 2017. Mrs. Melton was the wife of Charles Melton. She was born May 23, 1945 in ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

NCSO receives Triple Crown Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) traveled to the National Sheriff's Association conference in Reno, Nevada and received the National Sheriff ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Congressman Johnson celebrates students picked for international program

GEORGIA - Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is pleased to announce that two students from Georgia's Fourth Congressional District have been selected to participate in the ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

GEORGIA - The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Jasper County—Monticello, Road to Shady Dale, Seven Islands

Let's turn our attention to Jasper County.

July 11, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Oxford’s Robert Hight graduates from Tulane University

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Robert ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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Knight dispels rumors on her opinions

COVINGTON, Ga. - City Manager Leigh Anne Knight took a moment during the Covington City Council's May 15 meeting to dispel rumors about her opinion on the city's alcohol ordinances.

May 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was killed in a May 15 motor vehicle accident in Clayton County.

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed.

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly taken their own lives in Georgia, with 14 occurring in the past two months. The majority of the suicides were committed with firearms, with hangings as the second most used method.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011.

May 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith on May 3. Certificate holders will also be recognized at GMA's annual convention in June in Savannah.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Eastside's Garrett Stevens, Newton's Darnell Jefferies get big honors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Eastside linebacker Garrett Stevens got one more honor to commemorate his high school career just before graduation.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the Reverend Samuel Burney Hay, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, from 1923 until 1926. Sam spent the first sixteen years of his life in Auburn, "The Loveliest Village On The Plains" and learned "War Eagle!" early on, witnessing many Auburn football games at a tender age. He then became a handsome gridiron star at Auburn High and Tuscaloosa High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he supported his father's presidency of Stillman College during the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Five things we learned from Alcovy in Saturday's spring game

After a few months absence, football fever has filled the humid, Newton County air as fans of both the Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams filed in to Homer Sharp Stadium this past Saturday for their Georgia High School Association sanctioned spring game.

May 22, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Five things we learned from Newton in Saturday's spring football game

Newton football coach Terrance Banks did a great job downplaying Saturday's spring culmination matchup with Alcovy as nothing more or less than a mere scrimmage.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in a row at the Collin County TennisFacilities in Plano, Texas Thurday. The Eagles edged out Brookdale (NJ) which accumulated 26 points in the tournament.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College

Miracle League baseball brings smiles, awards in season finale

COVINGTON, Ga. – All of the energy that goes into making the Miracle League of Newton County happen is well worth it when Dena Hill sees the happiness of the athletes involved.
"Watching the kids (is my favorite part)," said Hill who is the county's Recreation Coordinator. "Watching them smile, they have a good time. It's a lot of work behind the scenes, but to see them smile out here and play and look nice in their jerseys makes it worth it."
Saturday brought an end to their 2017 spring season with a game between the Phillies and the ...

May 21, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports

STOVALL: GHSA still trying to figure out transfers, big props to Atlanta Braves

Anyone who thinks covering one county with just three Georgia High School Association schools has time to be bored doesn't really know much about that one county with three schools that they're covering.
There's a lot - I repeat - a LOT happening either directly in the Newton County sports scene, or something that has a direct impact on our schools - particularly our GHSA schools.
So in this buffet-style Sunday Sound Off where I endeavor to give you a little bit of this and that, let's start off with this:
GHSA. Typically whenever we mention the GHSA one ...

May 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

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