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Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First candidates forum Oct. 8 for District 43 Special Election

The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hay’s lawyer files motion for dismissal of county countersuit

Suits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

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October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

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Johnny's Pizza supports local teams

Michael and Suzanne McLean, owners of the new Johnny's Pizza restaurant on Ga. Highway 36 are into more than just providing Newton County with a great new place to dine.

August 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Eastside wins tri-match, Alcovy picks up first win

Cross-town rivals Newton and Eastside got together on the volleyball court Tuesday for the first time in 2008 to decide early season bragging rights.

August 28, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Armed robbers' image released

Covington police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of three young men who allegedly robbed a Covington loan business at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Her garden grows

When Belinda Duckett's daughter was born with congenial myopathy, a rare degenerative muscle disorder, doctors told her she would likely suffer throughout a short life.

August 27, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Training people for the open road

For those interested in or considering pursuing a career in trucking, a school for them has just opened in Covington.

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Copper metal thefts plague county

Copper thieves have been ravaging the county of late, striking at homes, businesses and public utilities alike.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Perennial pleasures: cake, biscuits and tomatoes

I hope Sewell United Methodist Church decides to make a cookbook. I will be the first to buy a copy, but until then I am hoping for a church picnic. Enjoy two more wonderful recipes from mystery cooks who belong to Sewell United Methodist Church.

August 27, 2008 | Christina Benton | Archives

Rosie Bailey

Mrs. Rosie Bailey, 93, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Aug. 24. The daughter of the late John and Alice Rogers Daniel, she was born in 1914. Mrs. Bailey retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. and worked for the city of Porterdale as the city clerk. She was a member of Gateway Community Church and attended Porterdale Presbyterian Church and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bailey enjoyed baking cakes at Christmas and sharing them with family and friends. She was preceded in death by husband Leroy Bailey.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Geneva Kitchens Hamlin

Geneva Kitchens Hamlin, 74, of Stark Community of Butts County, died Aug. 24 at Sacred Journey Hospice, McDonough. The daughter of the late Marvin and Addonna Coady Kitchens, she was born in Newton County in 1934. She was preceded in death in 2006 by her husband of 49 years Robert Barron Hamlin. Mrs. Hamlin had been a nurse at the Children's Hospital, Greenville, S.C., the Scottish Rite Hospital in Decatur and the Griffin GA Hospital. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Harry Welborn Pitts

Mr. Harry Welborn Pitts died Aug. 19 in Newton County. The son of Mrs. Emmis Henderson Pitts and the late Mr. Hollis Pitts Sr., he was born in 1950 in Newton County. He was preceded in death by sister May Blanche Pitts and brother Hollis Pitts Jr. He was educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Pitts was taught masonary skills by his uncle Willie Henderson. A hard worker, he worked for his uncle for many years. Mr. Pitts was a loving and caring person who loved listening to music and talking with friends and family.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Jackie M. Rogers

Jackie M. Rogers, 49, of Covington, died Aug. 24 at Heartland Hospice. Mrs. Rogers was a member of Led by the Spirit Mission in Porterdale and enjoyed going on cruises and spending time with her grandchildren. She worked with the Newton County School System for 12 years and developed strong, lasting friendships with her co-workers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and was very considerate of others. She was preceded in death by mother Ruby Jessie Shubert Watson and step-sister Elaine Brown.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Hazel May Johnson Standridge

Hazel May Johnson Standridge died Aug. 24 at Asbury Place. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nicholas Johnson (Sina Mae Dunbar), she was born in Stockton Valley, Loudon County, Tenn. She was preceded in death by husband Dr. Robert W. Standridge, brother Emmett D. Johnson of Maryville, Tenn., and sisters Jewel J. Hardwick, Stacy J. Gibson and Myrtle Johnson. A resident of Asbury Acres Retirement Center, Mrs. Standridge was a member of First Baptist Church, Maryville, Tenn. For many years she was an active, devoted member of the Eastern Star.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Generous grandmothers

My Grandmother Cope's birthday is this month she would have been 106. I miss her and everyday I thank her for the strength and character she gave me. To this day when I fall short I feel I have disappointed her.

August 27, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Murder suspect on the loose

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a Newton County man who may be possibly fleeing the state after allegedly murdering his estranged wife, who was discovered dead Saturday.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Armed men steal loan firm's cash

Police are looking for three young black men who allegedly robbed a Covington loan business at gunpoint Monday and ran off into the woods with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Covington Police Department.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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