The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.
The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play
Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.
Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
An important primary election is coming up on May 20.
Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.
Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.
Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.
A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.
Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.
Joy Angelique Savage-Moore, 41, 13481 Windsong Drive, Gulfport, Miss., Feb. 3. Probation.
Ike Hay Jr., whose father, Isaac Kline Hay, along with brothers Sam M. Hay Jr. and W. Thomas Hay, was born in the old jail in Newton County, died Friday of an undiagnosed lung disorder at his home in Lancaster, Pa.
Brandon Gay, of Social Circle, passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 28. Brandon was a 2004 graduate of Eastside High, and was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan. He loved traveling, especially to Panama City Beach and Hawaii, and enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Brandon cherished his family dearly, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Ivey Gay; maternal grandfather, William David Ivey; and his paternal grandfather, William Saunders Gay.
Donna Dodd Ayer, 74, of Cartersville passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center.
Newton County Theme School's new dance team has been making strides in its first season.
Not only did our community lose a legend this past week, but females everywhere, from infants to adults, will forever owe a few of their freedoms to Betty Faith Jaynes.
Richard Larry "Gran-paw Tater" Tanner, age 64, of White Plains, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Richard was born in Buckhead, Ga., on Dec. 6, 1949. He was the oldest of nine children born to the late Gordon Arlin Tanner and Ina Ellen Burchard Tanner. He was a 1968 graduate of Newton County High School and married Carolyn Ann Mentel on Oct. 24, 1970.
The Covington News was able to deliver most papers for the Friday edition Thursday night.
Jack N. Kitchens, of Covington, passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 77. Mr. Kitchens, a retired U.S. Army veteran, proudly served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. During his 24 years in service, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (three times), the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and many others. He was a 1954 graduate of Newton High, and faithful member of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kitchens was an avid golfer and enjoyed ceramics and reading. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend ...
The Covington Planning Commission met this past week to discuss whether to allow a zoning change for the iconic Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast so that owner Nicole Greer would be able to host weddings and other functions.
School has been canceled for students Friday.
Newton County Schools will be closed to students Friday.
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