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Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


High Museum director to step down

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Statewide trafficking prosecutor named

Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of teh Newotn County Judicial Center.

October 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Family court graduates three

Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William Herbert White

William Herbert White of Oxford passed away October 22, 2014. He was born November 19, 1934 in Monticello, GA to the late W.A. and Lorene (Lewis) White. Mr. White was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Business as well as LSU School of Banking. He was a successful and respected member in the banking field, retiring after four decades from Main Street Bank. Mr. White was a long-time member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Dedicated to freshness

Four days a week, Jim Ramsey wakes up at 4 a.m., hops into his white Ford pickup and drives to the Farmer's Market in Forest Park; just so Covington residents can have fresh tomatoes.

April 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Jaguars top Warriors, 15-0

COVINGTON - After a slow start to open the season, the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars have gotten into the swing of things.

April 27, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Hospital music

What do you think of when you hear someone use the term "hospital music?" Most folks old enough to remember the Edsel categorize hospital music as the nebulous recordings of standards heard in the waiting rooms of medical offices, in the elevators of skyscrapers, and in many hospitals and office buildings. Many folks absently term the tunes "Muzak," the name of the company which pioneered music in the workplace, though countless other sources now exist. Still, Muzak is heard daily by over 100 million people in more than 350,000 locations, but the company has grown to be much more ...

April 27, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Newton track finishes fourth at region meet

The Newton High boys and girls track teams each finished fourth overall in the Region 2-AAAAA meet on Wednesday at Lakewood Stadium.

April 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Smith leads Eastside boys golf to finals

Eastside High Taylor Smith shot a 3-under 69 to win the medalist honor and help the Eagles to a runnerup finish during the Region 8-AAAA tournament Monday at Innsbruck Resort and Golf Club in Helen.

April 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eagles soar on Senior Night

COVINGTON - The Eastside High baseball team celebrated Senior Night in style with a 10-1 victory over Clarke Central on Friday at Eagle Field.

April 27, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Christine Johnson Bailey

Christine Johnson Bailey, 85, of Covington died April 19.

April 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Owner of zebra involved in prank files theft report

 The owners of Barcode, the zebra used in an Oxford College prank last week said they filed a theft report with the Newton County Sheriff's Office in hopes of deterring future pranksters.

April 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Inflation effect

Debra Ayona's husband and son love to drink milk. They often drink a gallon of it a day. But with milk nearing $6 a gallon, Ayona said she has had to cut her men down to two gallons a week and this former diet staple has become somewhat of a luxury item in her household.

April 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Porterdale set to adopt distilled spirit ordinance

Porterdale citizens may soon be able to enjoy mixed drinks at restaurants in town.

April 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Experiencing a paramount election

 For Erik Oliver, the decision to return to Nepal earlier this month to work as an elections monitor in the landlocked South Asian nation's Constituent Assembly elections was a natural one considering his history with the country.

April 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Arrest made in Saturday's homicide

The man suspected in Newton County's sixth homicide of the year was arrested in Alabama about 12 hours after police discovered the body of a Hispanic male killed in his home.

April 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Transportation woes

Some business leaders and politicians feel there was a lack of leadership in this session of the General Assembly on transportation issues. I could not agree more, not because the legislature failed to pass a tax increase, but because no one is attempting to solve Georgia's transportation woes by any other method than throwing money at the problem.

April 25, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Playing dress-up

April 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Whatever you want, you get

 Several weeks ago, our family stopped to eat at a fast-food restaurant in North Atlanta.

April 25, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


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