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Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William Herbert White

William Herbert White of Oxford passed away October 22, 2014. He was born November 19, 1934 in Monticello, GA to the late W.A. and Lorene (Lewis) White. Mr. White was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Business as well as LSU School of Banking. He was a successful and respected member in the banking field, retiring after four decades from Main Street Bank. Mr. White was a long-time member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Man gives $800, promised $30,000

A Covington man was convinced to give someone $800 to get $30,000 to deposit in his bank account after meeting him in the parking lot of the Food Depot Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Change the World Day this Saturday

Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Peachtree Academy's Homecoming court

Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Robert C. Cason

Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty

Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Claire Rowan is Eastminster's Queen

Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Law enforcement job fair Oct. 20 at GPTC Newton campus

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Memories of my mentor

One of the bad things about getting older is having what is commonly called a senior moment.

May 21, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Bring back the telephone operator

Last year, Exxon reported profits of more than $40 billion.

May 21, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Our thoughts...

Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities" said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton High competes in first spring action

High school football spring scrimmages serve several purposes. Yet the most important is to evaluate performances in game-type situations.

May 21, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Wild kingdom

The second movie installment in C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series is both grittier and wilder than the first film and all-around more morally complex.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bullet, bird-filled weekend

 Gun wielding cowboys, shootouts and tons of excitement - it can only mean one thing...Shootout at Mule Camp.

May 21, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Triple threat

By Miles Steele

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Explosive exercise

The humid peace of a Tuesday morning was broken by a chest-thumping boom as an explosive device shredded the interior of a Covington apartment, spraying glass and metal across a parking lot and setting off a string of anxious car alarms.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


District 5 BOC candidates discuss issues

The race for the Republican nomination for Newton County District 5 commissioner features two candidates with a wide age difference but similar platforms.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Draft alcohol ordinance amended

The second draft of the city of Covington's new alcohol ordinance includes language requiring only managerial employees and bartenders to obtain permits from the police department.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Dozens tested for possible TB contact

Public health officials and staff at the Newton County Detention Center are tracking and testing at least 140 people who may have been regularly exposed to a Newton County man diagnosed with contagious tuberculosis and have confirmed at least three cases of TB transmission.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Meet Alcovy High School's top 2008 seniors

Alcovy High School wraps up its second year in existence this week and its graduating seniors will take the stage during Saturday's commencement ceremony. Plenty of students had memorable careers and scholastic performances. But two students, valedictorian Joseph Guthrie and salutatorian Morgan Edwards stand above the rest.

May 21, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


NCSS says farewell to loyal employees

Over the past 38 years, Newton County's population has more than doubled - the school system has added 13 new schools and the United States has fought in three major wars. Through it all, something special happened at Fairview Elementary School.  

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


USSSA baseball reclassifies Newton Knights

The Newton Knights, an 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, was recently reclassified from AA to AAA by the United States Specialty Sports Association.

May 18, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Sometimes, it's a mad, mad, mad, mad sports world

There's never a dull moment in the wide world of sports. Of course, this gives me the opportunity to digress, and at times vent, about what's happening outside our beloved community.

May 18, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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