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Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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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


Mrs. Kathryn B. Savage

Mrs. Kathryn B. Savage, age 66, of Covington passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016. She was born July 1, 1949 in Porterdale to the late Elmer and Evelyn Massey Harper and grew up in Covington. Mrs. Savage started her career at The Bank of Covington in 1985 and retired with BB&T in 2006 where she worked as an IRA Specialist. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and loved feeding birds especially her Hummingbirds but her passion in life was her family who she loved with all her heart.

February 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Act on the sacrifice

Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese wanted rights for all people and, in 1965, gathered teachers to boycott if they weren't granted the right to vote in Alabama. He then invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to march with him in Selma, Alabama.

February 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Understanding anger: Do we really have a right to be angry?

As a youth pastor I have the chance to deal with teens and adults a lot. Sometimes they can be quite similar in their behavior. It makes me think… a lot.

February 21, 2016 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 38, Covington, February 16, Battery - family violence

February 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


William ‘Bill’ McCord

William "Bill" McCord, 70 of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. He was born in Atlanta and was the son of the late Bill and Alma McCord. Bill was retired from Auto Train and Phoenix Crane.

February 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Berthalene LaFevers

Mrs. Berthalene M. LaFevers, age 81, of Conyers passed away February 14, 2016. She was born September 2, 1934 in Loganville to the late Claude and Azzilee Cox Mann. Mrs. LaFevers grew up in Covington and worked for Duck Head Apparel. She enjoyed playing games on her tablet, feeding birds, shopping, traveling and going gambling in Cherokee. Mrs. LaFevers was preceded in death by her sisters; Essie Edwards, Shirley Treadwell and Elsie Knight along with her brother; Larry Mann. She is survived by her daughter; JoAnn Ramey of Conyers, her son; Eddie Bowen (Dawn) of Mansfield, her brothers; Sammy Mann ...

February 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eula Harmon

Eula Harmon, 89 of Covington passed away February 13, 2016. Mrs. Harmon retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Mrs. Harmon was a Newton Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer for 20 years, and she enjoyed volunteering at the Cinderella Shop. She loved being around people, playing bridge, and she cherished the time spent with family. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Harmon; as ...

February 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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