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Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists


County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

The Covington News Digital Edition for March 20, features a guide to area summer camps, along with our regular Friday content.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Ricky Gray

Ricky Gray of Covington, passed away March 19, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky and his wife, Donna, shared a very special love for each other. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and son, he was respected by all who knew him. Ricky was a very patient, kind and genuine person. He loved animals and had a special way with them. Ricky will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Gray, Sr.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Democratic Party primary races by precinct

July 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Campaign contributions released

Candidates for sheriff filed campaign contribution disclosures by the Tuesday grace period deadline, revealing how much they've received and spent over the last three months as the race has heated up.

July 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Water supplies in county important

When I was a boy, farms covered much of Newton County where share croppers had lived in my granddaddy's day. When I left Newton County in 1969 for my all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam, there were about 20,000 people in the whole of the county, and about half of them lived in the city of Covington.

July 11, 2008 | Aaron Varner | Archives


A house laid to rest

The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.

July 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Our thoughts...

If you ever have the opportunity to travel or live in the western part of the country, you will notice that most cities have a strong planning and zoning guide that is used as the city's population grows and expands. That plan is followed without exception and insures an orderly and controlled growth.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


A week of worship

 Beginning Friday through July 18, an estimated 10,000 people will come from all walks of life and locations to honor the tradition of Salem Camp Meeting, now in its 180th year. Founded in 1828, the interdenominational campground is located at 3940 Salem Road, three miles south of Interstate 20 between Covington and Conyers. Seekers come for worship, reunion and spiritual renewal.

July 11, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Traversing the valleys

We are continuing our study in Psalm 23. In today's article, I want to focus on the phrase, "the valley of the shadow of death." In my last article we dealt with the subject of death. In today's column I want to explore the concept of this valley.

July 11, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Called to serve

Sunday school time plopped down right in front of me at Hartsfield International Airport. As our family arrived in Atlanta, I witnessed countless acts of kindness.

July 11, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Bronze vases stolen from cemetery

On the Fourth of July, while most people were celebrating their freedom with their families, someone was out stealing from the dead.

July 11, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


College Bound

July 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Coming soon: Covington Century Bike Ride

COVINGTON - Anticipation is brewing for hundreds of local cyclists.

July 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Newton Co. American All Stars win district title

MACON - On Saturday, all three Newton County Minor League All-Star teams (Southern, American and National) traveled to North Macon Park to compete in the Dixie Youth District All-Star Tournament.

July 11, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Loganville High alum producing for Boston Red Sox

Brandon Moss is still seeing red.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Bank of North Georgia to hold back to school food drive

Summer vacations are winding down and school is right around the corner.

July 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Covington council awaiting approval on 3 public broadcasting stations

The Covington City Council is currently awaiting approval for a television program that could potentially bring life to three already existing cable channels.

July 11, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


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