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Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm's 100th birthday. She was joined by her ...

September 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SPLOST projects, revenues discussed

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) started its course for a 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Monday.

September 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Eastside Trail benches to be enhanced by local Scout

When Covington resident Jake McCarthy was 8-years-old, he told his parents what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Holloman to play on high school football’s biggest stage

It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no ...

September 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Auction will benefit county’s hungry

Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal held auctions at the church before, but this is the first time the Covington church is ...

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

The best way I know to help choose what direction our community, state or nation moves toward is by voting for people who best reflect ...

September 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's ...

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture

Newton County Farm Bureau receives district awards

Newton County Farm Bureau (NCFB) was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District annual meeting, held Sept. 6 in ...

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Agriculture

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Tax increases coming in 2013

No matter what happens to the fiscal cliff, Newton County residents can expect a tax increase next year, according to Brian Byars of Advanced Retirement Planners.

November 27, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Business

William L. Plunkett

Mr. William L. Plunkett of Porterdale, 70, passed away Nov. 25.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram

Mr. Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram Sr., 71, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26. Mr. Ingram was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Eula (Ayers) Ingram.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Daniel Lee Hicks

Mr. Daniel Lee Hicks, 40, of Covington, passed away on Nov. 22.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Cheryl Fuller East

Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James Doucette

Mr. James Arthur Doucette, 78, of Covington, passed away Nov. 25. He graduated from technical school in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. Mr. Doucette joined the U.S. Navy, and proudly served his country as Electrician's Mate Second Class, before being honorably discharged after four years. He was recruited by Trans-World Airlines, for Kennedy Space Center, to supervise air-conditioning crews as well as the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of space oriented environmental control systems. With the phasing-down of the space program, Mr. Doucette returned to private industry as a self-employed, licensed, service contractor.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Clara Cooper Bell

Mrs. Clara Cooper Bell, 94, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Teacher arrested for Taser threats

A former Indian Creek Middle School teacher was arrested Nov. 19 in Clarke County, after reportedly pretending a Taser was his penis outside of an Athens bar.

November 27, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Porterdale hires new code inspector

Porterdale looks to bring homes in the city up to code with a new code enforcement officer. Willie Milligan now serves part time as Porterdale's combination housing inspector/code enforcement officer. City manager Bob Thomson said Milligan was sworn in to the position at the Nov. 5 council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale

Mansfield man stabs ex’s boyfriend

A Mansfield man was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, a crime for which he himself called authorities to report Saturday morning.

November 27, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | LOCAL

Visits with Santa

Santa Claus is making his way around Newton County this holiday season and is planning to attend several events in the area. Check out the list below to find a time and place that fits into your holiday schedule to see Ol' Saint Nick.

November 27, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL

Balancing two different cultures

For college freshman Leon Fan, the American culture is nothing new to him. While he did spend the majority of his 18 years in Beijing, China, his parents sent him off to an American boarding school in high school for a brighter future.

November 27, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Disgust amid celebration

We know this is one of the most important weeks of the year for many you.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Tis the Season

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

County sign law revisions passed

After more than half a year of back and forth discussions and trips back to the drawing board, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the second read of the county's revised sign ordinances at Tuesday's meeting.

November 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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