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GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and ...

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


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Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a 2 p.m., memorial service on Tuesday, October 24, 2016, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler. Modine was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers. Moore was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a true friend to all.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 19

Jerrod Lanier Aikens, 31, Oxford, Oct. 14, battery, kidnapping, probation violation

October 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO sponsors sex-offender shut-in

Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Community Supervision will sponsor its Tenth Annual Halloween Shut-In on Oct. 31, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tomb of Unknown Soldier guard speaks during DAR program

Herb Smith, a member of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Solider Society, spoke during a program hosted by the Sergeant Newton Chapter, of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution at Merryvale on Oct. 12.

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Piedmont Healthcare introduces new grant program

After recent community health assessments, officials at Piedmont Healthcare created a grant program and put forth a plan aimed at improving the health and well-being of surrounding communities, particularly those most vulnerable.

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Social Circle Rotary Club fair benefits local projects

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 18 through 22 behind the Social Circle High School on Alcova Drive.

October 17, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Time to vote

This may be the toughest year yet for the voter.

October 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lynn Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Jones

Lynn Elizabeth "Missy" Jones, 60, of Lithonia, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to J. Sheril and Anne Buchanan Jones. Missy is preceded in death by her mother, Anne B. Jones in 2014. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Missy will forever be an angel and greatly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

October 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 12

Michael Thomas Abercrombie, 27, Covington, Oct. 7, work release 60 days

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


State Route 142 widening contract awarded

A $13.6 million contract has been awarded to Southeastern Site Development, Inc., of Newnan, to widen and reconstruct additional lanes on State Route 142 between I-20 and Alcovy Road.

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia Piedmont Technical College to host law enforcement career fair

A career fair for aspiring deputies and officers will be held at the Law Enforcement Academy of Georgia Piedmont Technical (GPTC), 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington on Monday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS offers free workshop for families of special needs students

Newton County School System (NCSS) offers "Come Together! Workshop for Families of Special Needs Students," featuring a presentation entitled, "Get Ready Now: Graduation Requirements."

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Patriot Guard rider on the lookout for “Lil Bear”

James Royster has used his love for riding his motorcycle to help others in a time of grief.

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Newton hospital to become tobacco and smoke-free campus

Piedmont Newton Hospital will be a tobacco and smoke-free campus starting Nov. 17.

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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