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Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Salvation Army

This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Murray-Morris

Jennifer Lynn Murray and Jason Allan Morris of Washington, D.C. were married Aug. 9 in Montevallo, Ala. with the Rev. Mickey Park officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Murray of Vestavia Hills, Ala. and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scott Vinson of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Orvell Elmer Murray and the late Mr. Murray of Oklahoma City, Okla.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Weddings


McCarney-Hays

Rebecca Lynne McCarney and Jeremy Edward Hays were married Aug. 9 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Mike Mayfield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCarney of McDonough and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCarney and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lunceford.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Weddings


Our thoughts...Lifetime commitment

In Friday's edition of The Covington News, we informed readers that the ailing economy seems to even be affecting pets. Teri Key-Hoosen, director of Newton County Animal Control, said animal control has seen increased instances of dogs and cats wandering the streets as well as locked into abandoned homes and yards - half-starved - as a result of people losing their homes and jobs.

 In many cases these animals are too far gone to be rescued and have to be put down.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Don’t mess with the teachers

If you want to accomplish anything in Georgia politics, you had better remember one thing: - don't mess around with public school teachers, particularly with their pensions.

December 10, 2008 | Tom Crawford Columnist | OPINION


Newton County musicians perform on "Live at the Ringgold Depot" for charity

Three Newton County artists join 16 other performers for "An Appalachian Musical Revival: Live at the Ringgold Depot" with the purpose of encouraging youth in traditional music of Appalachia.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT


At least 5 hostages dead in Mumbai Jewish Center

Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group found the bodies of five hostages inside, an Israeli emergency medical crew said, as a fresh battle raged at the luxury Taj Mahal hotel and other Indian forces ended a siege at another five-star hotel.

More than 150 people have been killed since gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night, including 22 foreigners - two of them Americans, officials said.

December 09, 2008 | By Ravi Nessman Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


A look at the confirmed foreigner deaths in Mumbai

More than 150 people were reportedly killed after gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Mom: Verdict shows cyberbullies will be punished

ST. LOUIS - The mother of a girl who committed suicide at age 13 after being subjected to an Internet hoax says a woman's conviction in the case shows that people who bully others online will face consequences.

December 09, 2008 | By Betsy Taylor Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Wal-mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday after an "out of control" throng of shoppers eager for post-Thanksgiving bargains broke down the doors at a suburban store and knocked him to the ground, police said.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


FBI agents ordered to India to investigate attacks

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government ordered FBI agents Friday to fly to India to assist in the investigation of the bloody Mumbai attacks that killed two American travelers and a former New York couple. U.S. citizens still in the city were warned their lives remain at risk.

December 09, 2008 | By Foster Klug and Lara Jakes Jordan Associated Press Writers | LOCAL


At least 7 hostages leave hotel in Mumbai

MUMBAI, India -- Police have taken at least seven people out of the luxury Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, one of three buildings where gunmen are still holding hostages in India's financial capital.

One of the rescued hostages told reporters he had seen many bodies inside the hotel. He did not give his name.

December 08, 2008 | By Anita Chang Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Buy Local... Ginn Motor Company

In business since 1922, Ginn Motor Company is Newton County's oldest car-dealership.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


At least 82 killed as gunmen rampage in India city

MUMBAI, India -- Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 82 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

Parts of the city remained under siege as dawn approached Thursday, with police and gunmen exchanging occasional gunfire at two hotels and an unknown number of people still held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Soldiers also took up positions across the city.

December 07, 2008 | By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Letter to the editor... Oxford apathy

Dear Editor: Covering the South as a newspaper reporter for eight years and more, I never saw a city or town without a readily identifiable police station. Yet, that will be so of Oxford if its police force is scattered among other city functions on two floors in a new city hall.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


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