Three years ago, the Bread and Butter Bakery opened for business on the corner of Monticello and Reynolds Streets. From the day the doors opened, it offered a variety of bread and baked goods. A particular favorite has been its cinnamon rolls. However, the small space proved inadequate as the variety of goods offered grew.
Fifteen years ago, the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court spoke on liberty and security in a time of war at a joint meeting of the Covington Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Some two months prior to that, terrorists had launched attacks inside the borders of the United States killing thousands of Americans and destroying property valued in the billions of dollars. What would become known as 9-11 had occurred and the United States was at war - a war that continues today.
Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the "best transmission man" in the Covington area, he was affectionately known as the "Rag Man" in his later years. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Never one to meet a stranger, and having a remarkable sense of humor were two of his greatest attributes. Smith enjoyed watching the History Channel and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. He was a member of Calvary Community Church. Mr. Smith was preceded in death ...
Joseph M. Jackson, 79, of Covington, passed away November 2, 2016. Jackson attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a star athlete for both the football and baseball teams. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, Thomas LaGrant Jackson; and parents, Murdock and Annie Ruth (Hollingsworth) Jackson.
Anthony Wade Barrow, 45, Oxford, Nov. 1, willfully fail to report abuse of disabled adult/elder person, willfully fail to report abuse of disabled adult/elder person, probation violation: original offense forgery
Isaac Mathews, Sr. (Ike) was born to the late Willie James Mathews and Bessie Lackey on August 18, 1933. He was the second eldest of three children. Isaac was raised at an early age in an A.M.E. Church and accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
Joseph Tom "J.T." Bohannon, 84, of Covington, passed away October 30, 2016. A Newton County native and a lifetime member of High Point Baptist Church, Bohannon loved plants and gardening. He had a beautifully landscaped yard and made sure his plants were being cared for even if he was unable to do it himself. He enjoyed spending time outside, visiting flea markets and yard sales and shopping at Ramsey's Produce Stand when his home-grown tomatoes were unavailable. Bohannon loved classic cars, was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed his Beech-Nut chewing tobacco. He never met a stranger and ...
Georgia Ophthalmologists will host the grand opening of its new 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center housed in its existing patient care facility at 4159 Mill Street in Covington.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, the polls will be open in all 159 Georgia counties for individuals to cast their ballots early leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8. Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which includes this mandatory weekend session.
Severe drought conditions have plagued not only the City of Covington but the entire state of Georgia for the past few months. Citizens should use extra care when activities involve any sort of outdoor burning. The weather has been very sporadic with temperatures ranging from the mid 40's up in the 80's. However, the one constant has been the lack of rain throughout the state. So, we suggest the citizens follow a few safety measures which will provide for a safe outdoor experience.