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Hillary Edgar: Making Newton County her home

Just like many of the "2017 Faces of Newton County" honorees, local attorney Hillary Edgar is a Newton County transplant who has a passion for ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Stoney Bowles: “The pride of Covington”

Marietta native Stoney Bowles travelled a long way to be a "2017 Faces of Newton County" honoree. Those travels took him into burning buildings and ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

Stan Edwards: A lifetime of service

Like many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees, newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) member Stan Edwards has a desire ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

Shamica Tucker: Building a responsible community

Shamica Tucker, interim director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington, found her passion for helping people when she was caught trying to ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Ronnie Cowan: Making peace in Newton County

A common thread among many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees is a desire to serve. That is especially true for new ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

Jenny McDonald: Building Newton County as ‘Hollywood of the South’

Having grown up in Newton County, Jenny McDonald, director of tourism and marketing for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, moved back to her ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Marcello Banes: Living to serve Newton County

"Faces of Newton County" honoree Marcello Banes made history in November of 2016 when he became the first African-American to be elected Chairman of the ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

SPLOST passes

With 75.59 percent of the voters choosing to pass the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the penny sales tax will continue ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Welch: CPD week 8: Not Guilty!

Testifying in court can be a stressful experience even if you're just a witness. At week eight of the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Citizens ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | OPINION

Belton: A little about Georgia's new budget

The House and Senate passed a joint budget in the quickest amount of time in recent history, totaling $24. billion, a small 5.3 percent ...

March 26, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Gingrich Cushman: Where we belong

While we might have changed a lot since our high school days, according to Emily Esfahani Smith, author of "The Power of Meaning; Crafting a ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Yarbrough: Being a modest and much-beloved columnist can get testy at times

I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...

March 26, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Jeffares: Week 11 under the Gold Dome

Now that we've wrapped up week 11 and completed legislative day 38, we only have two legislative days left this session to complete our ...

March 26, 2017 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Harrop: The Trump 'faithful' get the budget cuts they voted for

Kentucky has become a favored dateline for many of President Donald Trump's fervent critics. They collect evidence there of betrayal, such as the ABC ...

March 26, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought… What having a home means?

For some people, having a home means owning some property. A place that is yours. For others it may mean to rent or lease but ...

March 26, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

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Clara Ruth Almond

Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored her church and her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Almond did beautiful cross-stitching - The Last Supper was her final piece. Additionally, she enjoyed gospel music and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leah Ruth Almond; parents, Rufus H. and Martha (Edwards) Bonner; brother, Hugh Bonner.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Piedmont Hospital welcomes Newton’s first baby of 2017

Piedmont Hospital celebrated the birth of Walker Hugh Price as the first baby of 2017 in Newton County on New Year's Day.

January 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Birthdays

Edward Dean ‘Eddie’ Miller

Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James Miller and sister, Dianne Offutt. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Bill Bates, Jessi and Tyler Meeks, Lindsay and Spencer Barker, Tracy and Derrick Parrish; son, Ashton Miller; grandchildren, Landyn Millard, Talyn Millard, River Bates, Autumn Parrish, Austin Parrish, Alex Parrish, Avery Parrish; sister, Vickie Miller Hinton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Miller, Charles and Brenda Watson, Jimmy and Connie Watson. Mr. Miller was an entrepreneur with a successful ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Groundbreaking on Judicial Center Expansion set for Friday

Newton County judges and officials will grab a hold of a shovel to break ground on the expansion of the Judicial Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure citizens are as minimally impacted as possible for this season's first significant winter weather event.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Georgia State Campuses to close at noon

Due to expected approaching inclement weather, all Georgia State University campuses - including the Newton County campus - will close at 12 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 6.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

NCSS to release early Friday

Newton County Schools will follow their early release schedule Friday, Jan. 6 due to the threat of inclement weather, according to a release from Sherri Davis-Viniard, Newton County School System director of public relations, late Thursday night.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 5

Daryl Ross Arnold, 42, Conyers, Jan. 2, possession and use of drug related objects, possession of methamphetamine

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

GPTC will close all locations Saturday

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will cease all college activities at 3 p.m. Friday, and will close all locations Saturday in anticipation of the projected impending winter weather. Based upon the severe winter storm warnings, it is anticipated that travel will be difficult in the freezing rain, with perhaps 2-3 inches of snow in the college's service area.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Winter Storm Helena route treatments start tomorrow morning

Responding to the potential for the season's first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east and north Georgia, spreading brine mixture. Brine is a mixture of salt and water is used as a preventative treatment and is intended to limit the bonding of the ice to the pavement.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Recycling Centers to stay open through June

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) unanimously passed a motion to allow the authority chair and selection committee to work towards an agreement for solid waste collection services with Advanced Disposal Inc., which would include keeping the 11 Newton County Recycling Centers open through the end of June and offering countywide curbside pickup options.

January 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County

Mother Jessie Mae Banks Lightfoot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of Newton County to Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards who have preceded him in death. Stanley grew up in the Stewart Community playing baseball for the Stewart Baseball team where he exceled as a pitcher. He went to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and was employed there for thirty plus years. Stanley worked for a brief time at the Covington Mill and was elected to serve on the Newton County ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County personnel prepares for storm

The Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, located at 4136 Georgia Highway 278, will be the Covington/Newton County Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Operations Center for this weekend's predicted winter storm starting at 7 p.m. Friday.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Newton's Isaiah Miller gets first D-1 offer from UNC-Greensboro

It looks like Division I basketball programs are starting to take notice of Newton's Isaiah Miller.

January 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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