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Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays


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Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper. Topics such as content and artwork are discussed.

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and Margaret were married for 45 years - on their way to forever together. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Marion Malcolm.

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service Academies Jan. 10. He also extended his congratulations to Jacob Allen, of Loganville, William Johnson, of Warrenton, and Alexis Shirley, of Watkinsville, the first of his nominees to receive academy appointments this year.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


GPTC hosts Beyond Community Policing: Building & Sustaining Positive Relationships for the Long Term

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is delighted to host a 40 hour training workshop in assisting law enforcement in its interaction with the public.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Sen. Tonya Anderson sworn in as State Senator

Senator Tonya Anderson (D- Lithonia) was sworn into office as a Georgia State Senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the State Capitol Monday, Jan. 9.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer

Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Jan. 11, 2017, at 89 years of age. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Meyer was a teacher with the Newton County Department of Education from 1950 to 1969, at which time she retired for health reasons. During her adult years, she enjoyed playing tennis, traveling and playing bridge. Mrs. Meyer shared her love of bridge when writing a column in The Covington News, aptly titled, "Bridge by Bim." She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Mary (Hilley) Ansley.

January 12, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 11

Charlie Marques Banks, 24, Covington, Jan. 9, parole violation, probation violation

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith, of Covington, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at the age of 87. She had been a member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Conyers, where she was active in the Senior's Ministry. Mrs. Smith was retired from IPD Printing Company - she worked in bindery for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, camping and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Smith loved her friends and family, and she was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband of 68 years, William W. Smith, Jr.; parents, Farris and Eula Brown; brothers, Robert Brown, Tommy ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton students receive Piedmont academic honors

The following students from Newton County have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed fall semester at Piedmont College.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith

Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith, age 66, of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton Board of Elections officials recognized

Newton County Board of Elections Director (BOE) Angela Mantle and Assistant Director Angela White-Davis were commended recently by board members Hugh Steele, Chair, Jeanette Perry and Bill Perugino for their efforts during and leading up to 2016 Election Day.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood short

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Three BOE members sworn in for new terms

Newton County Board of Education members, Almond Turner, Eddie Johnson, and Trey Bailey were sworn in by Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn on January 4 to begin their new terms of office. All three were reelected in the November 2016 general election.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit 93 on Interstate 20 and extend to Sims Chapel Road on State Route 142. Work will also be done from Harland Drive to Avenue of Champions on Alcovy Road.

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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