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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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Carolyn Ann Cheek

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Cheek, age 81, of McDonough passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. She was born October 23, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to the late William Absalom and Helen Bish Coffield. Mrs. Cheek was Methodist by faith and member of Union Methodist Church. She served her country in the United States Air Force and spent her career working as a project manager for the Veteran's Administration. Mrs. Cheek lived in various places around the country and no matter where that was, she had her favorite restaurants. She always enjoyed going out to eat with family and friends no ...

February 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Stand up and run

It is February and the election season is officially upon us.

February 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 10

Ali Kareem Adams, 30, Covington, February 8, probation violation

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mrs. Jack ‘Lee’ Walden

Mrs. Jack "Lee" Walden, 85 of Covington passed away February 12, 2016. Mrs. Walden loved to sing and play the organ. Additionally, she enjoyed reading, her flowers, gardening and her pets. A talented seamstress, she often made her own clothing. Mrs. Walden was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was a reserved person with a very sharp wit. Mrs. Walden was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a wonderful homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew "Jack" Walden; parents, Warren and Pearl Harden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Luther Pitts Duncan, W.H. and Mildred ...

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin was of the Baptist faith and proudly served his country in the US NAVY. He retired from Bell South where he was a service technician. Calvin loved his family above all else. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Jerry Collier.

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James and Bessie Ariail Poole. She worked at CR Bard for 26 ½ years. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church and loved to crochet, work in her rose garden and loved hummingbirds. Doris was an avid Braves fan. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren beyond measure. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Jack Burroughs ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce Grigsby Murphy. David was a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. His life revolved around his wife and children. David was a proud soccer dad, enjoyed grilling out, but his passion was his children. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jill Christman Murphy; daughter Meagan Caroline Murphy; son, Jonathon David (JD) Murphy; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Tommy Teague; brother, Chuck Murphy; and many loving extended family members including many in-laws ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela Card. Damon graduated from Jackson High School in 2012 where he played football, baseball, basketball, wrestling and track. He enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting drawing and was a member of the band Half Life. Damon especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Denton and Sybil Card.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and Clara Belle Stokes. Mrs. Cody was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of LAVFW 5290 of Conyers, Georgia, and she volunteered for seven years at Rockdale Medical Center.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Collins of Colorado; her father, Victor Allen Holmes; and step-father, Art Hargrove, Jr. of Covington. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mrs. Collins is survived by her Mrs. Collins is survived by her mother, Rosemary Hargrove; brothers and their wives, Victor and Glynda Holmes of Loganville, Tom and Lynda Holmes of Oxford; step-brothers and their wives, Art and Myra Hargrove, Doug and Judy Hargrove; step-sister and her husband, Dr ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food for her family. She loved the Lord and gospel music. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther (Boots) King; son, Billy King, and parents, Cleveland and Nora Barnes.

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and Mary Ellen Boyd Underwood. Mrs. Churchill was a lifelong resident of Newton County and enjoyed doing crafts, traveling when she could, fishing and loved her cat "Blackie". She was preceded in death by her brother; Ray Underwood.

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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