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Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August ...

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Tommie Rand

Tommie Rand, 83 of Covington passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Willie ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Eric Daryl Johnson

Eric Daryl Johnson, age 44 of Covington, Georgia passed away August 19, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Shirley Bramlett Johnson and the ...

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Exit 90 on- and off-ramps to be closed

The on- and off-ramp at Exit 90 on Interstate-20, along with the westbound inside and middle lanes from mile 90-91, will be closed from 9 ...

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

14-year-old charged for school threats

A 14-year-old Newton County student has been charged with terroristic threat via computer and false public alarm in connection with social media threats made against ...

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Man found dead in his truck following altercation in Rockdale County

CONYERS - A man was found dead in his truck Monday night after an alleged verbal altercation, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO).

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Help sought in kidnapping case, reward offered

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in a case of aggravated ...

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No students injured in NCSS school bus accident

There were no injuries reported after a Newton County School System bus was involved in a head-on collision Monday.

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Rosa Louise Smallwood

Rosa Louise Smallwood, 86 of Covington, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care. Louise was born in Atlanta Georgia to the late ...

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Sweet and sugar-free

 After years of caring for family members who are diabetic and on dialysis, Newton County resident Norma Johnson realized all of her accumulated knowledge on appropriate healthy foods, snack items and beauty products could be put to further use. So she started Suitable's Sugarfree and More - a gift basket business specifically for people with diabetes and renal disorders.

August 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Thunderous laughter

From the fake trailers and advertisements preceding the opening credits to the last hilarious scenes of a booty-dancing Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder" is spot on with its portrayal of the absurdity that is the big Hollywood machine.

August 20, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Luikin's star shines oh so brightly

After watching three nights of gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, I couldn't help but feel like every other casual fan watching. No, I wasn't trying to freeze my DVR and study the facial features of the female Chinese gymnasts to determine if a couple of girls had yet to grow all of their adult teeth. Instead, I wondered if anyone had anything for the Chinese team.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Play ball

The Newton Lady Rams opened their softball season Friday evening with an 8-4 victory over Salem at the Griffin Diamond Classic tournament in Griffin.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Alcovy drops first two in Griffin

The Alcovy Lady Tigers had a tough start to the 2008 softball season as they dropped their first two games at the Griffin Diamond Classic tournament in Griffin on Friday.

August 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Rep. Holt calls for legislators to take course on state zoning laws

At the request of State Rep. Doug Holt, superior court judges in Georgia will be taking part in a continuing education course on state zoning laws.

August 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Frank Davis

Mr. Frank Davis, 79, of Covington died Aug. 16. Son of the late Corry S. and Addie Bell Gaston Davis, he was born Feb. 10, 1929 in Newton County. Mr. Davis was raised in Jasper County, where he worked most of his life as a farmer; he loved to hunt and fish and especially enjoyed rabbit hunting. He was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church and is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Melvin Stines of Jennings, Fla; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Shirley Davis of Covington; sister-in-laws, Joanne Davis Kurz of Monticello and Faye Davis of ...

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Melba C. Polk

Ms. Melba C. Polk, 88, of Covington died Aug. 16 at Park Place Nursing Home in Monroe. Daughter of the late Raymond L. and Vallie Standard Chambers, she was born in Butts County. Mrs. Polk was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked for more than 20 years at the Covington Wal-Mart as a greeter. She loved cooking for her family at gatherings. She loved growing tomatoes and giving them away to her family and friends, and she loved watching the Home Shopping Network. She could always find a deal. She also loved Elvis and his music and died ...

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Man tries to swallow pot when stopped

A Virginia man nearly collided head-on with a Porterdale police officer and then reportedly swallowed a large amount of marijuana before being arrested, according to a Porterdale Police Department report.

August 17, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


 Lynn Martin "Marty" Holder of Conyers announces the engagement of his daughter Rebecca Shai Holder of Social Circle to James Wayne Skelton of Monticello.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


 Tim and Debbie Mallery of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Mallery to Andrew Shalasky, son of Zina Shaylitsa of Covington.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

No medals given and the parental Olympics

 My husband and I are both sleepyheads this week, thanks to staying up late every night glued to the Olympics. We're not major sports fans, so I'm not sure where this newfangled fascination comes from. I suppose it's simply the enjoyment of watching the best-of-the-best compete and conquer.

August 17, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Our thoughts: Practicality over glitz

Friday's edition of The News featured a Personal Mobility Unit on the front page. The mayor and city of Covington police chief reviewed this Segway-like unit and asked questions of a representative of the company that manufactures them to discern whether this would be a valuable resource for officers to have at their disposal.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Our thoughts: True colors

 There is a lot of buzz going around that former Secretary of State Colin Powell is going to endorse Barack Obama in his run for president.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Georgia, Poland and the U.S.

As an old guy, and one who has the weekly privilege of telling folks what I think about virtually any subject, I must say that choosing this week's topic has been most difficult. Monumental events are taking place everywhere, all of which would easily fill my allocation of 1,000 words.

August 17, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

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