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.
Newton County and Covington officials have been hard at work since opening its emergency operations center Tuesday.
Jessie Martin Wade, of Mansfield, passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 83. Mrs. Wade attended Covington First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. She retired, from C.R. Bard after 24 years of dedicated employment. In addition to her being an avid artist and gardener, she loved animals and enjoyed cooking and sewing. Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her husband, John Ellis Wade Sr.; daughter, Jane Elizabeth McIntosh; son, John Ellis Wade, Jr.; grandson, Jason Wade; parents, Elbert and Annie (Culberson) Martin; and six of her siblings.
Update 6 p.m. : Officials in Newton County said there were still no major problems in the area early Wednesday evening, but they said roads were getting worse and urged residents to stay inside.
Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:
A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.
The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.
Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.
The city of Covington developed a list of problem roads during snow and ice; many of these roads receive a lot of shade and don't get enough sun to melt snow and ice.
Several Newton County students brought home awards after showing their creative talents during a literacy competition last week.
Last week, the CVS chain pharmacy announced that beginning later this year, it will no longer sell tobacco products in any stores.
Another winter storm is coming and this time around ice is expected to be more abundant, causing even worse road issues than two weeks ago and adding the increased chance of power outages, officials said Monday as they prepared for the worst.
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On Feb. 26, 2014, James Coggins Jr. and Ola Lee Coggins will celebrate their 70-year wedding anniversary. The Cogginses have lived in the Covington area for the past 89 years. During their 70-year marriage, they had two children, Sherry and Jimmy Coggins. James and Ola Lee also have four grandchildren: Jamie Coggins, Christie Lindsey, Samantha Odum and Kyle Coggins. Their legacy includes 10 great-grandchildren, and two more via adoption.
Emily Clair Lynch was born to Tiffany and David Lynch, 6 pounds and 17 inches, at the Rockdale Medical Center Nov. 6. Emily's maternal grandparents are Sandi and Stuart McDonald and Lewis Stephenson of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Trish Lynch of Turin, Italy, and Shirley and Jimmy Wise of Monticello, Ga. Emily's older