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Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Newton Hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Piedmont Newton Hospital on Tuesday to discuss the importance of immunizations with new mothers and to visit ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Sen. Tonya Anderson to Host Ceremony for Local Vietnam War Veterans

CONYERS, Ga. - Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) will host a certificate and lapel pin ceremony to publicly recognize Vietnam War veterans from Rockdale, Newton and ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Still a few spaces left for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ handgun program

MANSFIELD, Ga. - Don't miss out on a chance to improve your handgun knowledge and skills, and experience fun and friendship. The Beyond Becoming an ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present

Editor,

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart and Lucy Marcum Duty, who have preceded her in death, she was originally from Chapmanville, WV. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Life Praise Center and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley F. Adams; her parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a 40-hour training course at Georgia Public Safety Training Center. This course is intended for law enforcement officers assigned

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative export strategies. Each semi-finalist will receive a reimbursement grant up to $5,000 to apply toward expenses related to building export capacity and activities.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status. Oak Hill Elementary School, South Salem Elementary School, Clements Middle School and Liberty Middle School earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. A complete obituary may be found at www.harwellfuneralhome.com. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 770-786-2524.

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington, and was involved in the JOY Sunday School Class. She was also an active member of the Covington Pilot Club. Mrs. Arnold was employed as a school nurse in the Newton County School System for several years. In addition, she worked for several doctors in the Newton and Rockdale area, including Dr. Robert Faulkner. She was a gentle soul who loved babies and never met a stranger. If you were her friend, you were considered ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past weekend. It marks the third straight tournament the All-Stars have gone undefeated in. The first was held in Griffin on June 3, and the last two at City Pond.

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and is using his newest platform as City of Covington Councilman to make changes he has long sought.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 10 during the organization's Annual Meeting. Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia administered the oath of office.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July 10-13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and is $150 per session. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things dance packed into one week. At the Covington Regional Ballet School, campers from 8 to 18 danced their hearts out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all week. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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