Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...
Following is the letter Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent the Covington News about the $4,500 paycheck advance given to Commissioner J.C. Henderson. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.
The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.
A series of concerts, all featuring different styles of music, are set for noon each Thursday in September. All will be held on the Square in Covington, and all are free to the public.
We made it, folks.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently hosted a series of events targeting health and wellness on its DeKalb and Newton campuses. As a part of its "Be ACTive" initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in healthy choices that will nourish the mind, body and spirit, GPTC held a "Healthy Choices Fair" in the Conference Center on the college's DeKalb Campus.
The Pilot Club of Covington welcomed its partner in education for 2014-15 to its monthly meeting in August.
The Rotary Club of Covington hosted District Governor William E. Strickland III at its weekly meeting Tuesday.
Thank you John Middleton for your 14 years of service as Newton County's Manager.
My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 ...
Mr. Ronald Dean Linder
Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.
Covington has a problem. And a cure.
J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.
Several weeks ago, our family stopped to eat at a fast-food restaurant in North Atlanta.
The Newton County Board of Education approved several technology expenditures at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting including 229 computers and 52 Promethian ACTIVboards for South Salem Elementary School, which opens in fall 2008.
As the Criterion Referenced Competency Test wraps up this week, teachers and administrators throughout the Newton County School System can debrief and reflect on their efforts throughout the year.
A stand-off between law enforcement officials and a 27-year-old wanted woman who barricaded herself in an attic Wednesday ended when she fell through the ceiling after being stunned with a Taser.
The Covington City Council has approved a special use petition to open a comedy club on Washington Street, with the condition that the owner, Jimmy Clark, a candidate for District 3 Commissioner, reapply for his permit again in two years.
Campus security officials going about their early morning routine of readying Oxford College for morning classes received a bit of a shock Wednesday when they came upon a zebra roaming the third floor of Seney Hall.
A sandwich shop owner charged with child molestation was acquitted of his charges in Newton County Superior Court on Thursday.
A reportedly drunk man wandering the halls of a Covington nursing home early in the morning Wednesday was arrested after a pursuit, according to a Covington Police Department report.
Jeanine Scott Bruce, 77, of Covington, entered into her heavenly home, April 23, after a brief stay at Abbey Hospice. She and her husband lived in their early married years in Avondale Estates and later moved to Americus where Mrs. Bruce enjoyed being a member of the DAR and UDC. After leaving Americus, they moved to Covington. Mrs. Bruce enjoyed studying genealogy, working on the computer, reading and antiques.
FiberVisions Inc. announced earlier this week that it has approved an $18 million expansion for its Covington plant that is expected to bring 40 new jobs to the city.
James H. Dodson, 85, of Covington, died April 23. Mr. Dodson loved working in the yard and was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by son Steven Dodson and brothers Travis Morrison and Lewis Morrison.
Ella Jane Turner, 60, of Porterdale, died April 22. The daughter of the late Aquilla E. and Ella Ruth Wheeler Hailey, she was born in Newton County. Mrs. Turner was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and House of Grace in Covington. Mrs. Turner enjoyed cards, board games and Wheel of Fortune and loved spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by husband Marvin Turner and brothers Perry and Charles Hailey.
Teens are known to have occasional tantrums, but one juvenile's back seat meltdown earned him a trip to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
The Rev. Randolph Kanipe was recently added to the distinguished list of alumni of the Oxford Round Table which is made up of government officials, business leaders, presidents and chancellors of universities and colleges, professors, school leaders, religious leaders and attorneys from all over the world.