According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday, Newton County School System's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate is 71 percent, which matches Georgia's pass rate. The school district's 2012 five-year cohort graduation rate is 77 percent--five points higher than the state's graduation rate.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Alcovy High School, 14567 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Sept. 18. 100, A.
There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.
Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.
Davante Sanchez Bailey, 19, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, Nov. 26. Probation violation criminal trespass, theft by taking.
The Social Circle High School wrestling team took first place at the Panther Invitational over the weekend.
From the press release: Republican Dave Belton, a Morgan County school board member, announced late Tuesday his intention to run for the Georgia State House District 112 on the Republican ticket.
Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.
Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.
Roger W. Sheridan, 92, of Newborn, passed away Dec. 3. Mr. Sheridan was the current mayor of Newborn, where he held the record of being the oldest mayor in the country and was a retired Army captain, having served in World War II. He holds two records in "Construction and Engineering" in the Guinness Book of World Records and was a manager for international engineering projects in 32 countries.
Anne F. Laxson, 71, of Huntsville, died Dec. 9 at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Laxson was preceded in death by sons, Tommy Laxson of Huntsville and Gary Laxson of Hinesville; sisters, Myrtice Singley of Covington, Ga., and Nellie Durden of Walnut Grove, Ga.; and brother William Herring of Covington.
Edna Miller, 62, of Covington, died December 9, 2013, at Dekalb Medical Center. She was born on September 5, 1951, in Macon, to Ray and Emma Lou Miller.
Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Oxford Say cheese Some 150 photographers will take aim at Oxford Saturday for a North Georgia Camera Club Council "shootout'' competition, said Mayor Jerry Roseberry. In the event, hosted this year by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, the photographers will be given specific subject areas and will fan out around Oxford to capture images. Judging will be the same day, Roseberry said. Arrests doubled According to statistics provided by Oxford on its ...
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
John Willis Gregory Sr., 98, of Nashville, Tenn., died October 6. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sara McDowell Gregory. A native of Putnam County and the son of the late C.F. Gregory and Susie Welch Gregory, he was a graduate of Rockville Academy and Eatonton High School in Eatonton. He received degrees from Mercer University, University of Georgia, and Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and attended Duke University. He was a ...
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
We hear every day via the major news networks that the shutdown of the government is causing major harm to our country, especially to the poor federal government employees who have been laid off for the time being.
Anytime we lose a leader who learned in the good old days how to be a leader and who devoted considerable time and effort to making our community a better place for all of us, it is a major loss.
Mr. Joe B. Parker, age 80, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away October 8, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. He was born August 25, 1933 to the late Lester and Leola Fincher Parker. Mr. Parker worked for Bibb Manufacturing, Cawthon Brothers Gas and retired from Harold's Propane where he was known throughout the community by his truck "Big Joe". After retiring Mr. Parker worked part-time for Benton Welding Supply. A loving husband, father, grandfather ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Laura Berry and Brad Mitchell announce the birth of their son, Austin Brad Mitchell, Sept. 6 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces.
The annual Mutt Show will be held Oct. 19 on the square in Covington. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and judging at 10 a.m. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in four categories: Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Look Alike and Waggiest Tail. A trophy will be given to Best in Show.
COVINGTON – Construction will begin shortly on paved pathways in Chimney Park, thanks to a recent successful fundraising tribute to local hero David Waller held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The first major fundraising project by Friends of Newton Parks Inc. (FONP), developers of Chimney Park, exceeded the original goal, according to Jean Austin, FONP chair.
Mr. Ray Knight, 84 of Rutledge died on September 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Covington on July 2, 1929, to the late A.K. and Elizabeth Huff Knight. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Knight later served Morgan County as a sheriff's deputy for many years. He also farmed as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed time spent on a John Deere tractor. Mr. ...