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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


Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, "Every Body Walk Newton," will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will ...

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Savannah Leigh Harrison

Savannah Leigh Harrison, daughter of Kim and Sam Harrison Jr., celebrated her first birthday Dec. 12. Maternal grandparents are Donna and Benny Tomlin. Paternal grandparents are Charlyne and Sam Harrison Sr., Great grandmother is Geneva Stubbs. Her sister is Sadie.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Birthdays


Our thoughts...The office saga

 The ongoing saga on what to do with the mayor's office in Covington just might have come to a fruitful end this past week.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Chambliss had history on his side

There were many explanations being floated for Saxby Chambliss' smashing success in the Dec. 2 runoff election for the U.S. Senate.

December 24, 2008 | Tom Crawford Columnist | OPINION


K&D Shoes

 K&D Shoe Warehouse is a family-owned business that's been in business for 16 years. K&D holds more than 35,000 pairs of men and women's shoes in stock, and offers over 200 vendors.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Circle of Lights parade and Social Kruiser Car Show

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Helen Newton Ivey

 Helen Newton Ivey, 91, of Covington, passed away Dec. 13. A native of Covington, and a beautician for over 40 years, she was a beloved friend and confidant to many of Covington's citizens. Mrs. Ivey truly had a servant's heart as she was happiest when serving others. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Covington and was involved with the WMU, 3R's, Meals on Wheels and various other church activities. She was also active in the Pilot Club, AARP, Gold Star American Legion and a Bridge Club. In her spare time, she traveled with ...

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


City council member wins big in MegaMillions drawing

 Covington councilwoman Ocie Franklin won a second-tier prize of $250,000 after matching the first five winning numbers in the Dec. 9 Mega Millions drawing.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Clarence “Tommy” Johnson Jr.

Mr. Clarence "Tommy" Johnson Jr., 70, of Covington, died Dec. 9. The son of the late Clarence Thomas Johnson Sr. and Sarah Louise Mask, he was bon in Newton County. He was not expected to live past his first day but lived to his 70th birthday, unaffected by his handicap. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle, Covington, and loved selling Bibles from his home. He attended Newton High School until the 11th grade and was an Eagle Scout. He loved listening to country music, camping trips and attending Braves games. Mr. Johnson was known as the "North ...

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Christmas cheer in Social Circle

If you have been too busy this Christmas season to enjoy some time enjoying the parades and lighted homes of Christmas, then you have one final chance.

The city of Social Circle will be holding special Christmas activities Saturday starting at about 5:30 p.m.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snow possible tonight

According to the National Weather Service, rain showers are expected early becoming more intermittent overnight. Snow may mix in. Low 34F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Prepare for Christmas — God’s Way

Depending on when you read this, the countdown to Christmas is awfully close to single digits. Christmas is coming. Are you ready for it? There are probably still gifts to buy and parties to plan and people to call and events to schedule, and decorations to finish, and cookies to bake, and the list goes on. But those are all physical things. Even more, we need to prepare for Christmas spiritually.

In the church year, this month leading up to Christmas is called "Advent." The word itself means "coming" or "arrival." The season is all about being ready, being prepared ...

December 22, 2008 | Pastor Jonathan E. Scharf Abiding Grace Lutheran Church | Pulpit Notes


Buy local...Candlelight Bridals by Becky

Candlelight Bridals has helped Newton County brides make their wedding day beautiful for more than 30 years.

Becky Rutledge bought the business in 2005 and shortly after moved off the square onto Reynolds Street in downtown Covington. Since 2005, Rutledge estimated she has handled aspects of more than 150 weddings.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Books today, graduation tomorrow

I was unsure about passing out used children's books at the Christmas parade last Saturday.

December 22, 2008 | by Terri Kimble, Guest Columnist | News Columnists


Newton County Jail Log 12/12/08

Bruce Harlon Miller Jr., 27, Social Circle, Nov. 29. Disorderly conduct.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


A wise council

The city council of Covington made a wise decision in restructuring the management of the city, a recommendation made by City Manager Steve Horton.

Having an assistant city manager in a city the size of Covington does not make sense. Horton recognized that and his recommendation that the management of the city be split into three branches with three distinct and equal managers, allows the city manager and council to have the advice and direction of three talented leaders.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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