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GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in ...

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College


Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letters: Thank you, Pastor Payne

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ...

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through ...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays

Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays, age 95, passed away Monday, May 15 at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


GBI issues synthetic opioids alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids. In the last four months, 17 deaths have been ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Bass artwork graces new ‘hard card’ for licenses

Hunters and anglers, check out the brand new "look" available for your recreational licenses.

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Eastside track team looking for more success after state title season

By Taylor Robins

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside soccer takes rivalry doubleheader against Newton

By Taylor Robins

March 12, 2017 | By Taylor Robins | Sports


Veterans Training and Transition program now free to all active duty service members in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) recently announced plans to fund an online entry-level course for all active duty service members in Georgia.

March 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Our Thoughts: A newspaper’s role

There is a saying – "Journalism doesn't tell you what to think, it tells you what to think about." In today's day and age of "fake news," that saying it more important than ever.

March 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Charles (Ron) Dial

Charles (Ron) Dial, of Covington, passed away March 9, 2017, at the age of 63. Ron was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and retired as Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of dedicated service. Following his prestigious military career, Ron served the City of Covington for 25 years, as a firefighter, before retiring as Battalion Chief. He was a faithful member of New Life Praise Center and active member of American Legion Post #32. Ron was a hardworking man, a loving husband, adoring father, step-father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frank Milo Thornton

Frank Milo Thornton, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 15, 2017 at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife Ginger Thornton of 33 years. His two son's Frank Thornton Jr., William Roy Thornton, two grandchildren and his brother Michael Roy Thornton and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Josephine Thornton. Memorial service will be held at New Life Praise Center on March 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Jail Log: March 8

Georgia Ann Avery, 49, Covington, March 4, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of cocaine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dorothy W. Parker

Dorothy W. Parker, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Parker attended Bessie Tift College, Asbury College and the University of Georgia. She worked for the family business, Claude T. Wiley Co., in Social Circle, for 50 years. Mrs. Parker's love of family was evident to all that knew her. When she wasn't crocheting and sewing for loved ones, she spent summers gardening, canning and freezing vegetables for them.In addition to being an active member, and song leader at Jersey Methodist Church, Mrs. Parker also found time to be a part ...

March 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


State Route 212 at Bethany Road, Butler Bridge Road signal operations beginning soon

The newly installed State Route (SR) 212 at Bethany Road/Butler Bridge Road signalized intersection goes into flash mode Tuesday, March 14 and full stop-and-go Tuesday, March 21.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Special opportunity turkey season for youth and mobility-impaired hunters March 18-19

The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 25. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 18-19, 2017, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Trout stocking will begin earlier in 2017

Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal?

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Covington resident finalist in Shane’s Rib Shack contest

Shane's Rib Shack, a true American rib shack, will announce the winners of its customer loyalty promotion, Holiday Wait & Win. Three loyal customers will be awarded the promotion's grand prizes, a 2017 Camaro SS1, $25,000 cash or a $10,000 dream vacation. In addition, five customers will receive a Large Big Green Egg Grill with Shane's Ultimate Grilling Package. The winners will be revealed during a ceremony at the Original Shane's Rib Shack in McDonough on Thursday, March 9. A Covington resident has been tabbed as a finalist.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Cheerios Challenge adds 15k to race

More than 1,200 runners and walkers will lace up their shoes and hit the road at the Covington Family YMCA's 16th annual Cheerios Challenge on Sat., April 15, 2017. This event supports the Y's "Why It Matters" annual fundraising campaign, which makes Y programs such as summer day camp, the after-school program, swim lessons, and youth soccer possible for everyone.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Hank Johnson lead fight to end unfair forced arbitration agreements

Lawmakers Convene Event in Effort to Restore Rights of Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses to Seek Justice through Courts

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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