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Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, "Every Body Walk Newton," will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will ...

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


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Jacob Clodfelter

Jacob Fred Clodfelter, 84, of Social Circle, died on February 29, 2016. He was born in Comer on September 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Mae Christian Clodfelter and the late Mason Luther Clodfelter.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patricia ‘Patty’ Carter

Patricia "Patty" Marie Carter, 81, of Covington, died February 29, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Fred E. Carter. They celebrated 62 years of marriage on December 26, 2015. Surviving are Jeff Carter (Kay) of Griffin; daughters, Phyllis Adams (Buddy) of Alamo; and Krista Yeomans (Kevin) of Covington; sisters, Maxine Montgomery of Granville, Ohio and Elizabeth Fulton (Robert) of Reno , Nevada; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


W.J. Lane

W.J. Lane of Covington, passed away February 28, 2016 at the age of 85. A member of High Point Baptist Church for 65 years, Mr. Lane served as a Deacon and became a Deacon Emeritus several years ago. He owned and operated Lane Body Shop and Marine Services for almost 60 year, which is now operated by Mandy and R.J. Morgan, his granddaughter and her husband. Mr. Lane was a man who loved his family and his church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his ...

February 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Primary what?

We hear a lot about rallies, scandals, debates and caucuses this time of year. The Presidential Primary is upon us. The Georgia Presidential Preference Primary election is this Tuesday.

February 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton chapter of DAR announces essay winners

The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its annual Georgia Day and the chapter's 121st birthday at a luncheon on Feb. 10 at Burge Plantation in Mansfield.

February 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with state legislators and officials. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors who attended the event included: President Brent Galloway, Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Berry, Legislative Committee Chairman Julius Hays, Kevin Mitcham, and Richard Jolley.

February 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ana Luz Castillo-Martinez

Ana Luz Castillo-Martinez, 86 of Covington, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center. She was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico to the late Natalio and Petra Diaz Martinez. Ana was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had great faith in God and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

February 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 24

Terry Glenn Almand, 32, Porterdale, February 17, Probation violation; willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Doris Mote

Doris Hicks Mote, 92, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born in Newton County to the late Alfred Leonidas Hicks and Allie Lee Kinnett Hicks. Doris graduated as Valedictorian from Livingston High School, and graduated from Georgia State College for Women. She taught school in Muscogee, Newton, Houston, and Rockdale counties. Doris was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder, taught Sunday school, was organist and an officer of the Presbyterian Women.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Francis ‘Frank’ Husteck, Jr.

Francis "Frank" Hustek, Jr., 43 of Monticello, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank and Peggy Hustek. Frank was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He graduated from Crestwood High School. Frank was the owner and president of Amateur Poker League Southeast where he ran tournaments in the state of Georgia for the WPT League. He attended Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS SAIPAN during the Desert Storm War. Frank had a great sense of humor ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmie Lee Ervin

Jimmie Lee Ervin, Jr., 49 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore to Jimmie Lee Ervin, Sr. and the late Sandra Clegg Ervin. Jimmie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and a friend to everyone he met. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan with a great sense of humor. Jimmie was our Superman and a fighter for his family, friends and most of all God. His life was all about joy. He was the most loving and honest man we knew. Jimmie was a great provider and ...

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ronnie Cowan to run for District 5 Commissioner

Covington Human Resource Director and long-time Newton County resident Ronnie Cowan announced his intent to qualify as a candidate for District 5 of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


New application process for theme schools

The Newton County Theme School has modified its application process for the 2016 to 2017 school year.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy Dial

Dorothy H. Dial, 88 of Covington, passed away February 23, 2016. A member of The Baptist Tabernacle for 42 years, Mrs. Dial always put others before herself. She enjoyed fishing but one of her greatest joys was going to the ballfield to watch her grandchildren play ball. Mrs. Dial was a wonderful cook and loved preparing meals for her family. She will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved her. Preceding her in death were her husband, Astor Dial; parents, Alexander Steven and Rosa Hall; sisters, Alice Hall, Daisy Garner; brothers, Andrew Hall, Billy Hall, Tommy Hall, Omer ...

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Broken heart syndrome: does it really exist?

Broken hearts don't just affect those going through a recent break up. In fact, a number of men and women suffer from a condition called broken heart syndrome, according to experts at Piedmont Heart Institute.

February 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Health


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