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Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Bruce Henderson

William Bruce Henderson passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Bill was born in Athens, Alabama to the late Merle and James Henderson. He is preceded in death by six siblings.

November 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Engagement: Kimberly Blair Malcom

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haralson of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom of Shadydale announce the engagement of Kimberly Blair Malcom to James Timothy Walden Jr.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


The race is on

Like summer is a time for action blockbusters, winter is for prestige films-the films that will make you think, probably cry and win a ton of awards. This is also the time for film studios to push out their prestige films before the Dec. 31 deadline for awards like the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Mary Catchings Crudup

Mary Catchings Crudup, 82, of Covington, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the youngest child of Elise Browne Catchings and Thomas Franklin Catchings. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Franklin Catchings, and sister, Elise Catchings Rouprich, and is survived by her husband, Edward A. Crudup, Jr., of Covington and two daughters, Anne Bristowe Crudup, of Covington, and Emily Crudup Cameron (Allen), of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and grandchildren, Seth McDougald Cameron and Harold Phillips Cameron.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Reminiscing the highly-coveted Indianapolis 500

Before I begin, I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend no matter what your plans are. For me, I look forward to watching the 92nd running of one of the greatest spectacles in motor racing - the Indianapolis 500.

May 25, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Classic cold dip

 Mrs. Mary Parker Ramsey (1917-2004), always had the perfect outfit and the perfect dish to bring to her social events.

May 25, 2008 | Christina Benton | Archives


Roper, Mobley resign as head baseball coach

As the saying goes, "when it rains it pours."

May 25, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Yankees bum rush Diamondbacks, 19-0

COVINGTON - Not even scattered showers could spare the second-place Diamondbacks on Friday evening, as the severe punishment the Yankees handed out ruined any chances of that in Dixie Boys Little League play at City Pond.

May 25, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Hair salon owner arrested for defrauding her clients

The owner of a Covington hair salon was arrested for defrauding clients of tax return refunds after six victims filed reports against her, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

May 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Frances Jones Carter

Frances Jones Carter, 81, of Oxford, died May 22. The daughter of the late Harvey Key and Pauline Lynch Jones, she was born in Walton County. She had been a resident of Covington and Oxford since 1969 and retired from Bell South with 25 years of service. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed being outdoors, working in her yard and gardening. She is preceded in death by husband Roy Winston Carter and sister Mary Elise Jackson.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Karen Leslie Church Ford

Mrs. Karen Leslie Church Ford, 64, of Covington, died May 22. the daughter of the late George and Sarah Nancy Church, she was born in Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Ford moved her from Maryland 29 years ago. She worked at the Cracker Barrel restaurant as manager/server. Mrs. Ford loved gardening and reading. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. James A. Ford.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hassie Faye Malcom

Hassie Faye Malcom, 58, died May 22 at Southern Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late Lincoln Ellington, she was a life-long resident of Newton County and had been employed at Southern Bell and Rockdale Hospital as a switchboard operator and a receptionist. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and her hobby was her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. Mrs. Malcom was preceded in death by her brother, Dean Ellington.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mixed blessings

This weekend will be bittersweet. While many will celebrate their children's graduations, the beginning of summer and Memorial Day, others will be soaked in grief as they continue to mourn.

May 23, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Pursuit of pleasure

 If there is anything that characterizes the spirit of this age, it would be the pursuit of pleasure.

May 23, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Worship leader obeys call to minister through song

 At age 23, Dana Henderson is an accomplished worship leader, singer and pianist.

May 23, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Project Adventure boasts more high school graduates

 Graduation culminates 13 years of education and, for most students, is the natural transition to adult life and a career. Graduation is something that can easily be taken for granted.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


U.M.A.S. Karate holds black belt testing

Recently the Jim Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate Studios, with locations in Covington and Conyers, held their semi-annual black belt testing.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Global warming: keep high school sports beautiful

Enough is enough.

May 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Pearlie L. Adams

Mrs. Pearlie L. Adams died May 15 in DeKalb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, she was born in Newton County in 1933. Mrs. Adams was raised and educated in Newton County and was a skillful basketball player.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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