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.
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.
Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored her church and her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Almond did beautiful cross-stitching - The Last Supper was her final piece. Additionally, she enjoyed gospel music and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leah Ruth Almond; parents, Rufus H. and Martha (Edwards) Bonner; brother, Hugh Bonner.
Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James Miller and sister, Dianne Offutt. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Bill Bates, Jessi and Tyler Meeks, Lindsay and Spencer Barker, Tracy and Derrick Parrish; son, Ashton Miller; grandchildren, Landyn Millard, Talyn Millard, River Bates, Autumn Parrish, Austin Parrish, Alex Parrish, Avery Parrish; sister, Vickie Miller Hinton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Miller, Charles and Brenda Watson, Jimmy and Connie Watson. Mr. Miller was an entrepreneur with a successful ...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure citizens are as minimally impacted as possible for this season's first significant winter weather event.
Newton County Schools will follow their early release schedule Friday, Jan. 6 due to the threat of inclement weather, according to a release from Sherri Davis-Viniard, Newton County School System director of public relations, late Thursday night.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College will cease all college activities at 3 p.m. Friday, and will close all locations Saturday in anticipation of the projected impending winter weather. Based upon the severe winter storm warnings, it is anticipated that travel will be difficult in the freezing rain, with perhaps 2-3 inches of snow in the college's service area.
Responding to the potential for the season's first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east and north Georgia, spreading brine mixture. Brine is a mixture of salt and water is used as a preventative treatment and is intended to limit the bonding of the ice to the pavement.
Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of Newton County to Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards who have preceded him in death. Stanley grew up in the Stewart Community playing baseball for the Stewart Baseball team where he exceled as a pitcher. He went to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and was employed there for thirty plus years. Stanley worked for a brief time at the Covington Mill and was elected to serve on the Newton County ...