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CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate ...

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Williams-Magness

Keith and Linda Williams of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Georgette Ashley Williams to Kevin Wayne Magness, son of Keith and Linda Magness of Monticello.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Brennen cole freeman

Josh Freeman and Roxann Davis announce the birth of Brennen Cole Freeman July 10 at Rockdale Birth Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Samuel Peters

Rachel and Nicholas Peters of Social Circle announce the birth of their son David Samuel Peters May 15 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Cotton J. Young

Trista Hooten-Young and Bryan Young of Covington announce the birth of their son Cotton Jennings Young at Newton Medical Center June 22. He weighed 8.6 pounds and was 20 inches long.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dog days and baseball

At last the dog days of August have arrived.

August 03, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Everything's coming up Nancy

Move over, Hillary, its Nancy's turn to take center stage.

August 03, 2008 | Maggie Gallagher | Archives


Community ties

Dear Editor: The Project Adventure Kids staff and youth would like to personally thank the Covington News for being a sponsor of the 20th Annual Covington Century Bike Ride. Your support has helped us tremendously. We have had so many phone calls from the community wanting to participate by being a rider, sponsor, and volunteers. You have really pulled the community together to help make this bike ride the biggest not only in Project Adventure Kids eyes but also in the state of Georgia. With more than 1,000 cyclists already signed up to attend, we want to make sure ...

August 03, 2008 | Donna Auchenbach | Archives


Wasted revenue

Dear Editor: More spin on the civic center/hotel project! We now have two new hotels building in the Industrial Park area with conference rooms. There are already numerous venues in the county for performances. Our tax dollars should be spent on basic services at all times but especially during a down-turn in the economy.

August 03, 2008 | Samuel M. Hay III | Archives


Merchants should think locally too

Last week, we wrote about the virtue of shopping locally. In that editorial, locals were encouraged to spend money here instead of heading up the road and spending it in another community.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Serenity Ann Sego

Serenity Ann Sego, the infant daughter of Shenna Kaye Sego of Griffin and William Scott Mitchell of Conyers, died July 31. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Carisma and Genesis Sego; brother, Ryan, Trevor, Andrew and Trent Mitchell; maternal grandmother Jean Burnette of Griffin; maternal grandfather Robert Sego of Griffin; paternal grandparents Jeff and Patricia Ann Davis of Conyers; paternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mitchell of Covington; maternal great-grandparents Beatrice Dobson of Griffin and Emma Jean Rowland of Forest Park; numerous aunts, uncles, other family and close friends.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Florida, North Carolina snag opening round wins

Offense was abundant in the first two games of the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Folks and spokes

More than 1,000 cyclists participated in Saturday's Covington Century Bike Ride, which wound through the communities of Newborn, Mansfield, Social Circle and Rutledge. Cyclists could choose to peddle a 30, 50, 80 or 100 mile ride. Project Adventure Kids, the event's organizing group, hosted a spaghetti dinner for all the participants and sponsors after the ride.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Florida, North Carolina snag opening round wins

Offense was abundant in the first two games of the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Home sweet home

 Only 10 minutes of the game may have been played, but emotions were already running high during host team Newton County's first round game against team Georgia.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Defending champs fall in first game

The 2007 defending Dixie Boys World Series champion South Carolina went down in a hard fought battle Saturday, dropping a 8-7 decision to Texas at City Pond Park.

August 03, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


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