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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Burned shell: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at 100 Lazy Hollow Lane, Covington and burned down about four years ago.
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February 14, 2009|
|Eyesore of the Week
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.
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 ...
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.