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Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


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Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 18

o Joshua Lafabian Hardeman, 19, Decatur, Jan. 30. Possession, manufacture, distribution of controlled substance.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Pet of the Week

Puppy Eyes: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a young adult brown and white dog, very sweet. Also available for adoption are a Beagle/Bassett mix, 3 months old, white and tan; a Shar-pei/Dane mix, 3 months old, gray and merle, very pretty; a collie mix, 5-6-weeks-old, red and white; a Beagle, 1-year-old, blonde and white; a Lab mix, 10-12 months old, black wearing a red harness; and a Dachshund mix, 1-2 years old, black. The shelter also has cats and kittens for adoption. For more information about adoptions, contact the animal shelter at ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week


Study Hall

Study hall: The Leadership Newton County Leadership Class of 2009 recently donated 100 used classroom desks to Project Adventure. Newton County Chamber of Commerce Programs Director Lisa Powell Oglesby, left, Jimmy Oglesby, Home Counselor Kenneth Boone, Home Counselor Vernon Jones, Leadership Class of 2009 member Greg Rawlins, Home Counselor Mario Walker and Project Adventure Executive Director Aaron Nicholson unloaded the desks at the center for neglected and abused teens Saturday.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Geraldine D. Patrick

Mrs. Geraldine D. Patrick, 74, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Feb. 15. The daughter of the late Van and Cassie Duke, she was born in 1934 in Newton County. Mrs. Patrick was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband E. W. Patrick Jr. and sisters Hazel Dooley and Shirley Boes.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington council removes pay raise discussion from agenda

Upon the recommendation of Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Mayor Kim Carter, the city council voted to remove a discussion of council pay raises from Monday night's meeting agenda.

For more on this story, continue to check CovNews.com or see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


A bold stance by a brave man

Again, we are proud this month to be highlighting the accomplishments and leadership of our local black residents, who through their perserverance, have helped make Newton County a place that we are proud to call home.

One such person is Forrest Sawyer Jr.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Gone with the wind

During the last few months, we have on many occasions heard of the surplus the city of Covington currently has.

We salute the efforts and leadership of past councils as well as the current administration, and City Manager Steve Horton and his staff on their efforts in fostering this surplus.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The bombshell of the session

It won't be a huge surprise to our readers when I note that state legislators are more concerned about the interests of corporate CEOs than the problems of ordinary Georgia citizens. That's the way the world works, whether we like it or not.

Even so, what our lawmakers are being asked to do for Georgia Power Co., the electric utility that has always had an outsized influence on state politics, is breathtaking in its enormity.

February 15, 2009 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | OPINION


Presley Michele Womack

Presley Michele Womack was born Jan. 20 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Dan and Lesa Womack of Covington. She is the granddaughter of Dennis Ellis and Richard and Teresa Fricke. Dennis and Flavia Stapp and Dan Womack Sr. all of Covington.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Knapp-Williams

Emily Knapp and Dale Williams, both of Covington, were married Jan. 19 at Willow Springs Ranch with the Rev. Robbie Norman of Harvest Baptist Church of Covington officiating.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Weddings


Gibson Lewis Knapp

Holly and Brian Knapp of Covington announce the birth of their son Gibson Lewis Knapp Jan. 13 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Eyesore of the week

Burned shell: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at 100 Lazy Hollow Lane, Covington and burned down about four years ago.

If you know a property you would like to submit as the "Eyesore of the Week," send us a picture or address to news@covnews.com or 1166 Usher St, Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

February 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


Newton County Jail Log 2/15/09

Dale Charles Perry, 22, 175 Mill Chase, Covington, Feb. 2. Driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), reckless driving, duty of driver to stop at or return to scene of accident, DUI less safe, passing in no passing zone, disobeying a traffic control device, fleeing or attempting to elude police office, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, probation violation hold, terroristic threats and acts, aggravated assault on police officer, improper side of road.

February 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Cousins High Students March

Editor's note: This article was published in the March 5, 1970 edition of The Covington News.

Negro students from R. L. Cousins High School Marched from their school into Covington, around the square several times and on to the office of the Board of Education Friday morning in protest of the "7-5 Integration Plan" adopted by the Board and the proposed changing of the name of their school. The students, some 500 strong, were led by some members of the local youth branch of the S.C.L.C., who were not members of the Cousins student body. They ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL


House passes Obama's economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, House Democrats passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy on Friday despite a wall of Republican opposition.

The bill was approved 246-183 and sent to the Senate, where a vote was scheduled late Friday afternoon. That vote was to be held open for hours, waiting for Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, who was attending a memorial service for his mother and then flying back to cast the deciding vote.

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


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