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General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

Dear editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

People make the difference

Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Letter: Cause for optimism

Dear Editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First county adopt-a-pet day a success

By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

October registration renewal notices delayed

The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia burning guidelines

Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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The power of a pop-tab

The aluminum tab atop a single can of Coke is worth .035 cents.

August 22, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives

Nutcracker auditions scheduled for Saturday

The Covington Regional Ballet will be holding Nutcracker auditions this Saturday. Auditions are open to children 5 years and older. No dance experience is necessary. The Nutcracker will be performed on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 as part of the Arts Association in Newton County's annual arts series.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Mattie Belle Collins

Mrs. Mattie Belle Collins died Aug. 16 in Cobb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus (Josephine Davis) English, she was born in 1920 in Newton County. Mrs. Collins moved to Savannah after the death of her mother. She graduated from Savannah State College and was employed as an elementary school teacher. Because special education was important to her, she earned a master's degree in special education from Atlanta University and taught special education in the Chatham County Public School System. She was a recipient of several awards such as Teacher of the Year. After 28 ...

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

William Marvin "Bill" Taunton

Mr. William Marvin "Bill" Taunton, 95, of Covington, died Aug. 20. The son of the late Lee Taunton and Mattie (Darden) Taunton, he was born in Wetumpka, Ala., in 1912. Mr. Taunton moved to Covington 50 years ago from South Carolina. He was retired from the Bibb Manufacturing Company and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by parents, wife Frances Taunton and daughter Billie Smollen.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Wal-Mart employee arrested for stealing

A Wal-Mart worker was caught on camera slipping nearly $800 from the register to a man posing as a customer who gave her only $1 bills as payment, according to a Covington Police Department report.

August 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

County's drought status slightly downgraded

Despite the continuation of drought conditions, relative to last summer, the county's water resources are not in bad shape, thanks largely in part to the conservation measures that have been in place for the greater part of the last year.

August 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Local government squeezed

A state revenue shortfall of between $1 billion and $2 billion has left Gov. Sonny Perdue, state agencies and the legislature scrambling for ways to balance the budget.

August 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Wreck ends in injuries, a fatality

 A Newton County mother died Aug. 16 after a four-car accident sent her and at least two others to the hospital last week.

August 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Bear Creek public remark period over

 Seven months after receiving the county's application to build the Bear Creek Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still considering the project's merits as it waits for further information from the county.

August 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Thieves steal from local church

Members of Early Hope Baptist Church were shocked to find thieves had ransacked church offices between Friday night and Saturday morning and made off with newly purchased computer equipment.

August 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

All state agencies must cut budgets

Newton County's public safety, justice and health agencies could find themselves affected in a number of ways by the governor's call to cut state spending due to a looming budget deficit.

August 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | 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

One term John?

If an aging presidential candidate loses his car keys once in a while or absent-mindedly puts his shoes in the Frigidaire, it's OK by me. I know how it is. If you keep playing this game, you begin to slip.

August 20, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Exemplary ordinance

Last week we ran an editorial suggesting our local municipalities adopt an ordinance to protect homeowners from having to live next to an unkempt, empty house owned by someone not living there or owned by a bank through foreclosure.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

What a miracle

In 1998 the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association formed the Miracle League - a baseball league for disabled children in the area. The Miracle League complex in Conyers was the first of its kind in design with flat, cushioned rubberized surfaces and wheel-chair accessible dugouts. The league started with 35 players on one team and today has grown to 100 completed Miracle Fields, 100 under construction and includes 80,000 children and teenagers on its teams.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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