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Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49 ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Bob Mackey named CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc, (BGCNCG) announced that its corporate board has chosen Bob Mackey as the organization's next chief executive ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

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

Mahathre: Despite declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates, there is still more work to be done

Despite historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancies and births in the United States, and a 63 percent reduction in the teen pregnancy rate ...

May 14, 2017 | Veronica Mahathre | Health

Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State

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Amos Sutherland

Amos Sutherland of Oxford, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84. Mr. Sutherland worked for 35 years for the Georgia Department of Administration Services and served for 6 years on the Newton County Board of Tax Assessors. Mr. Amos was a devoted family man who loved his church. An ordained deacon, Mr. Amos was also a member of First Baptist Church of Conyers and Grace Sunday School class. In his spare time, he enjoyed sawmilling, woodworking, and his John Deere Tractor. Active in his community, Mr. Amos helped to form the Newton Civic Association. Additionally, Mr ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Oxford were arrested early Thursday after a traffic stop for a non-working tag light turned up a warrant and drugs.

April 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Amos Sutherland

Amos Sutherland, of Oxford, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84. Mr. Sutherland worked for 35 years for the Georgia Department of Administration Services and served for six years on the Newton County Board of Tax Assessors. Mr. Amos was a devoted family man who loved his church. An ordained deacon, Mr. Amos was also a member of First Baptist Church of Conyers and Grace Sunday School class. In his spare time, he enjoyed sawmilling, woodworking and his John Deere Tractor. Active in his community, Mr. Amos helped to form the Newton Civic Association. Additionally, Mr ...

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

I-85 bridge demolition, replacement underway; traffic management plans for coming week are finalized

ATLANTA - Following Thursday's catastrophic fire and collapse of a portion of I-85 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia DOT is following an aggressive schedule for replacement of this section of critical infrastructure.

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Campus gun bill passes, adoption update stuck at Sine Die

Georgia lawmakers agreed to allow concealed handguns on college campuses but failed to update the state law on adoption before the gavel fell on this year's legislative session early Friday.

April 02, 2017 | Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Lois Kathryn (Moffett) Brown

Lois Kathryn (Moffett) Brown, 88, of Oxford, passed away March 30, 2017. Mrs. Brown moved to Oxford in 1968. One of her careers was operating Tomlo Farms, where she worked with her husband, Thomas, as an egg supplier for Farm Fresh. A very active member of Macedonia Baptist Church for 50 years, Mrs. Brown served in many capacities: as treasurer, choir member, nursery worker, and played the violin for the church she loved so dearly. Mrs. Brown was also a former member of the Newton County Saddle Club, and a charter member of the Newton County Community Band – playing until ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

BOC follows SWA in approving IGA revisions

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) signed off on changes to its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) during a special called meeting Thursday.

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

SWA approves BOC IGA revisions

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) met in a special called meeting Monday to approve a new law firm and consider revisions to its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Lamar Callaway

Lamar Callaway, lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 98. A World War II veteran, he proudly served his country for four years in the United States Army, landing in Omaha and Utah beaches and assisting in the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day. During his military service, Lieutenant Callaway earned numerous military decorations that included the American Theatre Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Service Medal. Following his prestigious service, he was a dedicated employee of the U.S. Post Office for 37 years, before his retirement ...

March 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Bouchillon: SPLOST voting nears deadline

There is one week of early voting left for the 2017 SPLOST referendum. Those who wish to vote early may visit Suite 103 of the county administration building at 1113 Usher St. through Friday, March 17. Voting hours are from 8am to 5 p.m. Voting on the measure at your individual precincts falls on Tuesday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 12, 2017 | Baxter Bouchillon | Opinion

A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Jeffares: Week 5 from under the Gold Dome

Like a well-oiled machine, the 2017 legislative session is running smoothly as we near the half way point. The General Assembly has sailed through legislative day 16, and we are fully involved in the committee process and passing legislation to better Georgia.

February 12, 2017 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | Legislative Updates

Mary Ann Sears

Mary Ann Sears, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the age of 76. A loving mother and grandmother, spending time with family was her greatest joy. Mrs. Sears enjoyed being outdoors, whether fishing on the lake or going to the mountains. Additionally, she liked traveling and shopping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Mason Sears, Jr.; parents, James Otto and Jeanette Helen (Dalton) Jones.

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

BOC attends annual retreat

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) attended its annual retreat at Newton County Fire Headquarters Jan. 31. The retreat was an opportunity for BOC members and the county's constitutional officers to participate in a workshop designed to help county leaders prepare as they go forward in their strategic planning for the county.

February 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a member of the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and the Newton County Public Library. Additionally, she dedicated time to the Covington Woman's Club, as well as various bridge and garden clubs. Mrs. Watson had a gift for needlework – winning awards for different projects. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Vernon Watson; parents, Martin J. and Catherine (Muggenthaler) Smith.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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