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Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Sky high: Clanton signs with LBWCC

Eastside High, especially recently, is notorious for producing gifted athletes.

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Finger accidentally amputated

 A juvenile received an accidental finger amputation last Friday at a school on Ga. Highway 36 according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Piedmont headmaster charged with DUI

 A Monticello man who heads the Piedmont Academy, a preschool through 12th grade private school which has 12 seniors from Covington graduating this year, was arrested for driving under the influence April 26, according to a Georgia State Patrol incident report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Gresham's qualification challenged

 Board of Education candidate Horace Don Gresham's qualification for the District 2 seat has been challenged and a hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Monday.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Hannah Grace Wyatt

Little Hannah Grace Wyatt died May 6 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her parents and family.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


County ends year in black

 Newton County ended fiscal year 2007 with a budget fund balance of 25 percent or $14.5 million and was issued an unqualified "clean" opinion for its financial statements by certified public accountants.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Emotions run high in sentencing

 During an emotion-filled hearing, the Social Circle teen charged with the accidental death of his girlfriend apologized to her family before receiving his sentence in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


democratic stance

 A banker, a developer and a retired marine will all vie this July for the Democratic Party nomination for Newton County Chairman.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Atlanta Gas Light woos Covington

 At the request of the Atlanta Gas Light Company, the Covington City Council agreed on Monday to release information on the city's gas system to the company for a potential purchase offer.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Promoting Porterdale

 Porterdale may soon become a better town after all, at least if Sandy Fowler has anything to do with it.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Bible scholar credits God for her success

Shirley Bonner was awarded an Associate of Biblical Studies from Tripp Bible Institute in Marion, N.C., on April 23. Bonner maintained an A+ letter grade average during the 60 semester hours. She also is working on an additional 86 sets of lessons required to earn an Advanced Biblical Studies Certificate and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies.

May 09, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Run toward God

Last week America observed the National Day of Prayer. Prayers were offered across the nation for a country in distress, a country that has turned collectively from God with disastrous results.

May 09, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Mother's Day - Don't take her for granted

I used to take her for granted.

May 09, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives


Gas tax pandering has no merit

During the last couple weeks, we have watched both Hillary Clinton and John McCain propose a holiday for the summer from the federal gas tax. McCain wants the break just to provide relief over the summer. On the other hand, Clinton wants to enact a "windfall profits tax" on oil companies to make up for the lost revenue (more on that in a moment).

May 09, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Grandparents taking on role of parents

Every now and then, there is a sequel in this section of newspaper real estate I get to occupy.

May 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


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