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Marvin Moore to run for Porterdale City Council Post 4

PORTERDALE, Ga. - In response to encouragement from fellow citizens of Porterdale and his intention to find opportunities to give back to the community, Marvin Moore ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Conyers Police, FBI make arrest in April armed robbery at Conyers jewelry store

ATLANTA - According to a news release from David J. LeValley, special agent in charge of FBI Atlanta Field Office, two arrests were made Wednesday related ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


NCSS announces 2016-2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment results

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has released Newton County School System's (NCSS) results from the 2015-16 administration of the Georgia Milestones ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 AP scholars

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce 83 students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Golden State Foods Foundation donates book bags, school supplies for NCSS students

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods Foundation has donated backpacks full of school supplies for Newton County School System (NCSS) students. In all, 300 backpacks stuffed ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: July 26

Brandon Lee Barnett, 30, Loganville, July 23, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Raymond F. Avery

Our beloved Raymond Franklin Avery was born December 13, 1950, in Newton County, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Huey (Lenora) Avery, Jr.

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford teen to compete for NBHA horse riding championship

OXFORD, Ga. -- Taylor Stanley of Oxford is competing this week in the 25th Annual National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth & Teen World Championships being held ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia Lottery transfers over $1.1B to education

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101 ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Hice announces Service Academy Day for 10th District students

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host his annual Service Academy Day on Saturday, August 19th on the campus ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Covington Rotary hosts RYLA student

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Leslie A. Cotman

Leslie A. Cotman was born in Harlem, NY on April 14, 1949 to the late Unadeene E. Jones and Frederick Cotman. She lived in New ...

July 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Our Thoughts: All of our content has equal value

The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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Newton County Jail Log - May 20

o Kendrick Cortez Brinson, 19, Conyers, May 8. Robbery.

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Piedmont Academy holds honors day

 Piedmont Academy held its year-end honor's day program on Thursday, May 14.
 Dr. Michael Rossi opened the assembly and thanked those in attendance as well as the students being recognized in the program.
 Lee Aldhizer with the Georgia Military College EXCEL joint enrollment program presented and stated that several students had earned 33 college credits by taking English 101, 102, World Literature, and Biology.
 In high school, the students with the highest academic average or overall GPA were ninth grader Briana Bailey, tenth grader Matthew O'Brien, eleventh grader Trevor Wilson and twelfth grader Kelly King. Students with the ...

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts... In a stalemate?

For the commissioners of Newton County there are not simple solutions or easy decisions to be made on the 2010 budget. Monday night's four-and-a half-hour meeting clearly showed all those in attendance that the days of milk and honey are long behind us, and now we must work hard in order to overcome the current financial crisis that we are all enduring.

Cutting county personnel and services or raising taxes were the two main points dividing our board of elected commissioners on their path to reach a budgetary equilibrium. So if not tax, what other revenue streams can be ...

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Best of the best

OXFORD - For the third time in four years, Oxford College has come away triumphant from the NJCAA III Men's Tennis National Tournament, which took place May 11-15 in Plano, Texas.

May 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Oxford College


Automakers, Obama announce mileage, pollution plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's proposed new fuel and emission standards for cars and trucks will save billions of barrels of oil but are expected to cost consumers an extra $1,300 per vehicle by the time the plan is complete in 2016.

Obama on Tuesday planned to announce the first-ever national emissions limits for vehicles, as well as require a 35.5 miles per gallon fuel efficiency standard.

May 19, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Faculty come together in pursuit of excellence

The third annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA), sponsored by Oxford College's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Emory University's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), concluded today on the Oxford College campus. Participants included faculty from Oxford College, Emory College, Georgia Gwinnett College and Newton High School.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Hilda Ann Moon McGiboney

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Bard names division employees of the year

 Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Avery L. Lezenby

 Nathan and Brandy Lazenby of Covington announce the birth of their son Avery Lawson Lazenby Jan. 9 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19.5 inches long.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Announcments


Our Thoughts... Unsung heroes

 In Friday's edition we published articles about two extraordinary women in our community - Shirley Smith and Martha Taylor.

 Smith serves as the CEO of Repairers of the Breach which helps severely economically disadvantaged families get back on their feet by providing them with food, clothing and shelter. The nonprofit operates a thrift store on Washington Street to help offset the costs of their good work, especially during the winter holidays when they allow certain applicants to shop for gifts free of charge.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Thank goodness for Ginn

We are more than relieved to know that an 87-year-old family business - Ginn Motors, which has been an anchor of our community, has survived the closings that were instituted by Chrysler and General Motors.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Hofmann - Hillman

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hofmann of Alexandria, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Elizabeth to James Steven Hillman of Alexandria, son of Dr. and Mrs. Don Hillman of Covington.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Thompson - Vaeth

Stanley and Teresa Thompson of Social Circle announce the engagement of their daughter Holly Lynn Thompson to Mark Vaeth, son of Marie Farmer of Covington and Marty Vaeth of Alabama.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home donates mini-laptops for students with disabilities

As a result of a generous donation made by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, three Netbooks have been purchased for each of the Academic Resource classes at Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools and one for Sharp Learning Center.

May 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


M. Grace Grantham

May 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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