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Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, May 16, court sentenced to work release

June 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

New airport terminal celebrated

State, county and local dignitaries turned out early Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport.

June 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mr. Leon Belcher

Celebration of Life

June 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Covington’s Fourth of July celebration to be bigger, brighter this year

As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the ...

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

‘Go-to site for entertainment’ coming to Covington

A "one of a kind, massive, film, TV, music and video gaming production site" is close to coming to Covington.

June 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Henry Heard

A Celebration of Life

June 27, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Photos: NCRC honors the late Jimmy Wright with annual basketball camp

For the sixth year in a row, the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) hosted the Jimmy Wright Memorial Basketball Camp this week at the Turner ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Finding alternatives to gangs

It may just look like someone got creative with a spray can of paint, but law enforcement sees graffiti as a possible sign of gang ...

June 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Neighbor voices concerns on Agriculture Center

Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about ...

June 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton Recreation baseball team off to USSSA World Series

Many professional baseball players never get to play in a World Series, but this group of recreation players will get the chance to say they ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

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Two men found drowned at Lake Varner

Two men died while fishing on Lake Varner, in what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling a boating incident, Thursday evening.

April 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Photos: Citizens meet candidates, enjoy ice cream at Farm Bureau event

Citizens had a chance to meet candidates running for election in all the seats coming open in 2016 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's Ice Cream Social Thursday.

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Conflicts shadow BOC’s meeting

The Newton County Historic Courthouse became a political hotbed, with racial and political undercurrents lying throughout the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Softball sunset for trio of EHS Eagles

For three former Eastside Eagle softball players, their on-field careers are quickly approaching the final inning. Four years ago, Eagle teammates Amanda Hawkins, Taylor Causey and Erin Steele were seniors looking forward to their 2012 graduation day and nervously anticipating what awaited them in the fall when they would each begin playing softball for their respective colleges. Each had already celebrated their accomplishment of receiving a college scholarship earlier in the year with a signing day ceremony surrounded by family, friends, coaches and teammates.

April 21, 2016 | Miles Steele | Eastside

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church where he devoted his time as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a kind and generous man, had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party! Mr. Whitney loved his family dearly, enjoyed traveling and spending time with them and will surely be missed by all who knew and adored him. He was preceded ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Pop superstar Prince dead

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.

April 21, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Solid Waste Authority up and running

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority is up and running.

April 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

James Livingtston Hicks

James (Jim, Jimmy) Livingston Hicks, 90 ¾, of Covington, passed away April 20, 2016. Jim was a well-respected veteran of WWII, proudly serving as a first-class gunner's mate on Navy sub chasers. Through the years Jim's family was always his top priority. He provided for them for 50 years by representing sporting goods manufacturers in the Southeast and later from the family cabin on Jackson Lake. Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mitchell Hicks; son, David Anderson Hicks; grandson, Daniel Lee Hicks; and numerous immediate family members.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Turner Lake pavilion named in honor of Rucker Ginn

The pavilion at Turner Lake Park will honor one of Newton County's most recognizable figures after a motion by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

April 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Fishing for Hornyheads in Newborn

Newborn celebrates three decades of Horneyhead fishing April 30 in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No more avoiding red lights if city ordinance passes

Motorists in Covington may not be able to take shortcuts through private property just to avoid sitting at a red light in the near future.

April 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Behind the musical: Shrek

The students of the Arts Association of Newton County were busy this weekend, performing Shrek the Musical in front of the crowds at Newton High School.

April 19, 2016 | Lily Mayfield | LIVING

Farm to table

Some small farm farmers are offering two different ways for Newton County residents to support local agriculture: either by purchasing shares in a farm's seasonal offerings or by subscribing to receive an email which lists the week's offerings and prices.

April 19, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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