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Eastside boys whip Warhawks

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.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

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.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

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.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Deborah Corley

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.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/13/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/11/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/9/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/4/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


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Archive By Author - Staff Report


649 emergency calls to area EOC

Newton County and Covington officials have been hard at work since opening its emergency operations center Tuesday.

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Jessie Martin Wade

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.

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Winter storm ... the sequel

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.

February 12, 2014 | Bryan Fazio Danielle Everson | LOCAL


STORM CENTRAL - closings and more

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:

February 12, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fire consumes house on Durden Circle

A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.

February 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Office closure

The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.

February 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton schools close Wed. and Thurs.

Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


LIST: Covington roads that stay bad

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.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS students win awards in Literacy Days competition

Several Newton County students brought home awards after showing their creative talents during a literacy competition last week.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Smoking

Last week, the CVS chain pharmacy announced that beginning later this year, it will no longer sell tobacco products in any stores.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Officials warn about coming ice storm

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.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton schools open Tues., Feb.11

Good Evening!

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Pet of the Week

Annie is a sweet female chi mix, who is a real snuggler. She is very quiet and calm, and great on

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week


Coggins celebrate

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.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Anniversaries


Birth announcement

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

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Births


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