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Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, "Every Body Walk Newton," will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


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Explanation needed

Dear Editor: Superintendent Cox, I have the utmost respect for the position which you hold, and it is because of this respect that I am writing you.

My son has been in the "Quest" program in Newton County since his third grade year. He was placed there because of his writing and artistic ability. Our oldest son was placed there because of his science and math ability.

December 13, 2008 | Kimberly Miller Covington | Letters


Wonderful wetlands

We are more than pleased that the city of Covington, with the help of a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, has set aside 1.2 acres of land close to city hall for the development of a wetlands area.

Wetlands create an ecosystem where water and land meet; this delicate ecosystem will help improve water quality by filtering toxins and will also provide a habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife and endangered species.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Go Eagles

All good things come to an end, we are told.

The student athletes who bleed green and silver playing for the Eastside Eagles football team are proving that axiom wrong.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSS has 100 percent participation in Relay for Life

At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program.

Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Blog - 11/28

o Willie James Hardeman, 42, 10173 Pickett St., Covington, Nov. 13. Two counts child support default.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


It's official: U.S. in a recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.

The NBER - a private, nonprofit research organization - said its group of academic economists who determine business cycles met and decided that the U.S. recession began last December.

December 12, 2008 | Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | LOCAL


Eastside head coach charged with theft

Eastside High School head football coach and biology teacher (Joseph) Rick Hurst turned himself in to DeKalb County authorities Nov. 25 on felony charges of theft by taking in apparent mortgage fraud, according to information available on DeKalb County's Online Judicial System.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


OCTOBER Students of the Month

FICQUETT

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Alexander Shane Johnston

 Heather and Shane Johnston of Conyers announce the birth of their son Alexander Shane Johnston Sept. 5 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 2 pounds and 15 ounces and was 14 inches long.

Grandparents are J.C. and Yvonne Cheshire, Gene Lawson, Tommy and Debra Johnston and the late Linda Johnston of Covington.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Verdie “Ella” Elizabeth Taylor

Brandy and Chuck Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Watkinsville, announce the birth of their daughter Verdie "Ella" Elizabeth Taylor July 10 at Athens Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and Dacus Aaron of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Annette and Barry Cason, also of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Dan Aaron. Paternal great-grandmother is Verdie Taylor of Danville, Va. Late maternal great-grandparents are Grace and Paul Fedder of Inverness, Fla., Clay Taylor, Clara Johnson and Helen Barnett.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Feverish, yet thankful

It wasn't the best week to be out of commission.

December 10, 2008 | Kari Apted | News Columnists


Fowler-Barrett

Chad and Terri Fowler of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Christine Fowler to Richard Edward Barrett of Breman, son of Richard and Rosemary Barrett of Breman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gallman of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fowler of Braselton. She is a student at the University of West Georgia.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Engagements


Martin looks to oust Chambliss

MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.

December 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | Election 2008


Chambliss battles for political survival

GAINESVILLE - A parade of political heavyweights came to Gainesville Wednesday to stump for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

December 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood The Gainesville Times | Election 2008


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


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