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Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Pride of Eastside performs in Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band joined the likes of Larry King, Olivia Newton-John and Bill Engvall this past weekend, during the 85th Annual Hollywood ...

December 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Turning Back the Pages - November 23- November 27

This week The Covington News is only turning back our pages to five years ago to see how far we have, or have not come ...

November 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Turning Back the Pages


Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles H “C.H.” Berry Jr.

Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Piedmont Academy FFA team places in area Farm Business Management career development event

The Piedmont Academy FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed third in the Area 3 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held on Nov ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Elizabeth Florine “Sister” Womack

Elizabeth Florine "Sister" Womack, age 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Covington to the late Tommy Lee and Florine Fuller ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


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Juanita Jones Brookshire

Juanita Jones Brookshire, 85, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was born in Experiment to the late Samuel and Gladys Jones. Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and prayer warrior. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was known for giving out birthday cards to all the church members. Juanita touched many people's lives and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Floyd "Bud" Brookshire in 1992.

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the late Alan and Sharon Frantz. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone she knew. She was a Navy wife of 30 years with her loving husband. Doris enjoyed nature and all types of wildlife. She loved decorating with flowers especially daises, tulips and roses, and working word search puzzles. She enjoyed music of all kinds, but mostly with her daughter and the marching band served as their band mom, and ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the late Alan and Sharon Frantz. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone she knew. She was a Navy wife of 30 years with her loving husband. Doris enjoyed nature and all types of wildlife. She loved decorating with flowers especially daises, tulips and roses, and working word search puzzles. She enjoyed music of all kinds, but mostly with her daughter and the marching band served as their band mom, and ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: A higher level of service

Dear Editor,

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists


A new time in Covington music

The music around town continues this week, even though one of the venues regularly featured in this space has closed recently. But other venues are stepping up to fill that void, and the proverbial tide of music seems to keep rising.

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Letter: Trash fees are a ransom

Dear Editor,

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 14

Herman Paul Morgan, 55, Covington, Sept. 13, court sentenced

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Letter: National Arts in Education Week

Dear Editor,

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Williams receives Missouri governor’s economic development award

Covington native Otis Williams received the Missouri Governor's Career Service in Economic Development Award at the 2016 Governor's Conference on Economic Development held recently in Kansas City.

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


State driver services reminds voters to prepare for election

A driver's license with current address or a photo identification card is required to cast a ballot in Georgia. The state's Driver Services is reminding people to have proper photo identification to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election.

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Helena Chamberlain

Helena Chamberlain, 78, of Boca Raton, Florida, died on September 8, 2016. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 5, 1938, to the late Vendla Vogel and the late Fredrick Vogel. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late David R. Chamberlain.

September 13, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Emma Susie Butts

Funeral services for Emma Susie Butts, of 10529 Dinah Pace Rd. Covington, Georgia were held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 2050 Bethany Rd. Madison, Ga. 30650. Bishop Kenneth Jones served as pastor and Pastor Emeritus W.J. Reid as eulogist with assistance by others. Interment was at the church cemetery. Butts leaves to cherish her memories, siblings, Mr. & Mrs. Moses (Rockie L.) Butts, Jr., Rev. and Mrs. W.J. (Martha J.) Reid, Minister Lillian Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. James (Marie) Butts and Mr. and Mrs. Freddie (Adella) Burston; and a host of ...

September 13, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Battle of the cats

The Peachtree Academy Panthers fell 34-24 in a tough matchup against Covenant Academy Cougars on Sept. 2.

September 12, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Our Thoughts: The importance of today

It is hard to imagine now the uncertainty of 15 years ago today. How everything stopped and we all watched in horror at the reality of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the failed attempt that crashed into Pennsylvania. No one saw it coming, but the unimaginable unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001 and we have never been the same.

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Winning versus Leading

Labor Day has passed, school is back in session, businesses are planning for the new year, presidential nominees are set, and it's time for the presidential candidates to sprint to the end.

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists


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