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Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney

Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney, 80, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2016. She was born in Adel to the late Carl and Addie Tillman. After ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSS denied request for waiver of 2017 Milestones Assessment System

Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey received a letter from Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods denying her request for a waiver of the 2017 ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

The bell tolls

The courthouse in this town has just tolled the hour of three.

October 25, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Entries sought for 2017 high school art contest

The Newton County Farm Bureau is asking students in 9th through 12th grades to enter the 2017 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest. The ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture offers $60,500 in scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering up to $60,500 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Deacon Marshall Norman Jr.

Marshall Norman, Jr., known to many as "Buddy", was born on April 8, 1928, in Bibb County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Understanding a breast cancer diagnosis

Family Features

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Women with breast cancer may find comfort in support groups

No woman should have to face breast cancer alone. There are a number of resources available that can provide support, such as family members, friends ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New Butterfly Garden is lovely

Dear Editor:

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Dear Editor,

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Board of Commissioners abandoned us

It appears The Newton County Board of Commissioners have "abandoned" the trash system and the "convenience center facilities, leaving Newton County residents with nowhere to ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Have you ever thought …

In the past few months our nation has struggled with issues between those who protect and serve us in law enforcement and those segments of ...

October 23, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Our Thoughts: A win for residents

Five mayors and several county managers gathered around a table Tuesday and asked for one item.

October 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Behind the ballot - Amendment 4

In previewing this year's election, here's a look at the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.

October 22, 2016 | Election 2016 coverage | LOCAL

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Ga. plan would link property tax relief to revenue

ATLANTA- Powerful Georgia House leaders are backing a proposal that would preserve a property tax break for homeowners this year but would likely eliminate it next year.

The homeowner tax relief grants, which reduce property taxes by about $200 to $300 per homeowner, would be wiped out in Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed spending plan. He said it was "virtually fiscally impossible" to fund the $428 million program amid a $2.2 billion deficit.

January 28, 2009 | Greg Bluestein | AP Top Stories

Bobby Wise, Sr.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Not the Three Stooges

Dear Editor: On Sunday, Jan. 25 The Covington News ran an editorial accompanied by an artist's rendering of the late trio, The Three Stooges. The editorial took issue with the way three commissioners cast their vote regarding a hiring and spending freeze. I would like to take this opportunity to remind the newspaper staff of a few points.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters

Registration Open For April 4 ACT Test

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on April 4. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Feb. 27. Late registration deadline is available Feb. 28 - March 13 for an extra fee. Students may register online at, or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Buy Local...GG's Pizza & Wings

Open since 2003, GG's Pizza & Wings has made a name for itself in local, affordable cuisine.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Local veterinarian also a lover of the arts, environment

 From the young age of 11, Covington resident Leslie Lathem knew what she wanted to be as an adult. She grew up with one sister and one brother in Alpharetta, where the family had lots of animals. One day their Shetland pony was attacked by a group of stray dogs. Their veterinarian told them someone would have to clean and dress the wounds daily. Lathem was the only one who had the stomach for tending the awful gashes. They built a makeshift stall in the family's unfinished basement to keep the little animal isolated from more harm, and there ...

January 27, 2009 | By Sue Lee | Covington

A view from MainStreet

 As we come to the close of the first month of 2009, the Main Street Covington program wishes to express its thanks and appreciation for all those who worked to make the holiday season in downtown Covington such a success.

January 27, 2009 | Josephine Kelly Guest Columnist | News Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 28

n William Joshua Bilbrey, 28, Monroe, Jan. 9. Probation violation.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

New ideas not necessarily bad

Dear Editor: I'm beginning to believe that education, like religion and politics, should not be discussed between seemingly like-minded individuals. One soon discovers that each views the other as having too little mind to share, or perhaps too much. The news report about the merger of the technical college system with two-year colleges has already begun a schism in the community, many of whom see the band beginning to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.

 I don't have all the information to make many profound statements about the merger report, but I do have opinions about whether or ...

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters

Our Thoughts... Disturbing appointment

The U.S. Senate approved the appointment of Timothy Geithner as our new treasury secretary Tuesday.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts... Eyesore of the week

We think we live in one of the most beautiful areas of Georgia. Covington, Newton County and Social Circle are abundant with elegant homes and landscapes and rolling green farm land.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts... College collapse

Sunday we broke a story that should have sent shockwaves not only here, but across the state.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The inauguration, budget proposals

 The General Assembly was in recess this past week as some legislators traveled to Washington for the inauguration of our new president and then from Wednesday to Friday as many of us attended the annual state budget hearings.

January 27, 2009 | By Sen. John Douglas | Our Thoughts

Hattie Ricks

Mrs. Hattie Ricks, 79, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Jan. 26. The daughter of the late Stafford and Lillian (Evans) Smith, she was born in Newton County in 1929. Mrs. Ricks loved gardening. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband James Ricks, daughter Shirley Allen and her parents.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Kenneth Andrew Allan

Kenneth Andrew Allan, 65, of Oxford, passed away Jan. 25. Mr. Allan, born in Norwood, Mass., was a resident of Georgia for 15 years and of Oxford for five years. He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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