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Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Eyesore of the Week

Here is this week's eyesore.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A taste of fall

The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Summer sounds: concert on the Square

Residents gathered for some late summer music provided by the Drive Time Band Friday Night in the newly renovated Square.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

An improved Sunday edition

We are excited about our new Sunday package, which will be delivered early Sunday morning by our experienced carrier force.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Queen for a day: Eastside's homecoming

Eastside senior Shanila White was named the Eagles' Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game against Jonesboro.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

DUI & Drugs

James Edward Nelson, 59, Oxford, Sept 7, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Required Position & Methods of Turning at Intersections

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Newton County Jail Log

Corey Dawayne Allen, 29, Covington, Sept 9, Disorderly conduct

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE

The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Cedar Shoals outplays Eastside in 6-4 loss

COVINGTON - What a difference a day makes.

April 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Tiger who? Don't forget Mickelson at Masters

By Paul Newberry

April 11, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Teddy W. Hallum

Teddy W. Hallum, 73, of Newborn, died April 9. Formerly of Atlanta, he had been a resident of Newborn for 36 years. Mr. Hallum attended Stetson University, was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical engineering and was a former employee of FDIC. He was a member of Free Will Chapel Baptist Church, Scottsmoor, Fla., was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing and listening to gospel music.

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Melanie Elaine Raiford Griggs

Mrs. Melanie Elaine Raiford Griggs died April 5 in Rockdale County. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Shirley) Raiford Jr., she was born in 1962 in Goldsboro, N.C. Mrs. Griggs joined Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro at an early age. She graduated from Goldsboro High School and from North Carolina Central University with a bachelor of science. She received a master's degree from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Griggs was employed by Veterans Administration Hospital and Newton Medical Center as a dietician. She later worked for the Newton County School system, working for 9 years at ...

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Gary Lamar Jones

Mr. Gary Lamar Jones died March 30. The son of Doris Jones and Gary Thompson, he was born in 1979 in Vineland, N.J. Affectionately called "G," Mr. Jones was raised and educated in Rosenhayn, N.J., graduating from Cumberland Regional High School. He played both basketball and football during high school. He attended Cumberland College and Rowan College, majoring in business administration. He became a model for Jo Anderson Models and Talent Agency, N.J. He worked for the Salem County Elementary School as a teacher's assistant and for the Cerebral Palsy Agency. He moved to Covington and ...

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sergeant sniffs out crime

 Porterdale's newest police officer reported for duty Monday. He's an experienced crime fighter with two years of service at the Varnell Police Department and specializes in drug busts.

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Victim advocates have tough, rewarding job

 By the time people come into contact with Leslie Smith, they're often at the end of their rope. They're either the victim of a recent crime or have seen family members victimized by crime, have bounced around from agency to agency and usually just want some answers.

April 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Gear up for the Great American Cleanup

 If you have ever driven down one of Newton County's many roads and felt angry at the sight of trash strewn in the collection ravines, now's your chance to do something about it.

April 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Key legislative issues remain unaddressed

 Full of intra-party Republican fighting between the Senate and House leadership, the 2008 Georgia legislative session came to a close last Friday with a number of key issues left unaddressed for another year including tax reform, transportation funding and trauma care.

April 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Social Circle toddler bitten by Rottweiler

 A 2-year-old Social Circle girl was mauled by a Rottweiler and life-flighted for her injuries Tuesday night, according to the Social Circle Department of Public Safety.

April 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Delia Long Lanners

Mrs. Delia Long Lanners, 84, of Morganton, N.C., passed away April 4 at her residence. Born in 1923 in Salem Fork, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alexander Long and Ester Haymore Long. Mrs. Lanners had a zest for life and, along with her husband Tom, was a world traveler and an active member of an Airstream Camping Club that took them on many adventures across the country and beyond. She will be remembered by family and friends for her fun-loving sense of humor and her optimistic outlook on life which spilled like sunshine onto all ...

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Samuel W. Lee

Mr. Samuel W. Lee, 63, of Conyers, died April 5. The son of the late Samuel Willard Lee Sr. and Helen Irene Merck Lee, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Lee was a fifth-generation son of Georgia with roots in Laurens County. A truly self-educated man, he loved literature and read widely, pursuing a life-long quest for knowledge. Until his retirement in 2000 from Beers/Skanska Contractors, he had a successful career in the construction industry as a project manager. A mentor to many, Mr. Lee proved unforgettable to many professional associates. He had the opportunity to travel throughout ...

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Rewarded by students' learning

 Sometimes it takes years for many people to figure out what they want out of their professional life.

April 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Merchant of media

Recording the special moments in life, crafting unique company slogans and designing Web sites, Current Events Productions has become quite a presence around town.

April 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

New Slang

Here at the News we pride ourselves in being in the know when it comes to popular culture. Personally, I have never considered myself too old to be out of the loop when it comes to language and colloquialisms - but I could be wrong.

April 09, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

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