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Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in ...

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College


Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letters: Thank you, Pastor Payne

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ...

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through ...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays

Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays, age 95, passed away Monday, May 15 at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


GBI issues synthetic opioids alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids. In the last four months, 17 deaths have been ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Kemp: New record set for annual business registrations filed in Georgia

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a new Georgia record in the Corporations Division. During this year's annual registration season from January 1 to ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


DDS motorcycle safety program urges motorists to share the road for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mont

May 1 officially kicked off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Marty Holder

Marty Holder, of Barnesville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 67 years of age. Mr. Holder served in the United States Army and was ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO to honor Deputy White during National Police Week

COVINGTON, Ga. - In 1962, Congress and John .F Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week has been ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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First Birthday - Brody Hunt

 Brody Charles Hunt celebrated his first birthday Feb. 6 with a monkey birthday party at the home of his grandfather Charles Hunt of Covington.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Announcments


Five Generations

Pictured are great-great-grandmother Alice V. Brown, left, great-grandmother Virginia Hanson, grandmother Regina Hammonds, father Ricky Childs and grandbaby Brody Childs.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Living


Barnes sounds more like a candidate

Over the past year or so, there has been one question about politics that I hear more often than any other: "Is Roy going to run?"

March 22, 2009 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Letter to the editor... BOE or real estate tycoons

Dear Editor: Open letter to the Governor of Georgia: Just a little over two year's ago, then Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, running for elected office, spoke at a Republican party meeting in Covington and stated that if he was elected, "I will take the board of educations out of the real estate business." This he has failed to do.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Spring is in the air

Blooming: Cherry blossoms and dogwood blossoms adorn Academy Springs Park in Covington.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County Jail Log 3/22/09

o Johnny Wade Phillips, 32, 67 Cowan Road, Lot 16, Covington, March 6. Court sentenced to work release.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Facts and myths about hypnosis

The popular Hollywood depictions of hypnosis have contributed to a fairly distorted image of what hypnosis really is. Swinging a pocket watch before a subject's eyes and intoning, "You are getting sleepy, sleeeepy," only to have them slump into a deep, sleeplike trance, powerless to resist the hypnotist's suggestions is the usual movie fare. The subject obeys every command, including post-hypnotic instructions to act out in some particular way, with no memory of the hypnotic trance. If we could actually hypnotize people like this to do our bidding in opposition to their own self-control, we would have coworkers ...

March 22, 2009 | By Kirven Weekley | News Columnists


Georgia queen contender

What a peach: Taylor Ray was voted Eastside High School's homecoming queen in October 2008. She was recently selected to participate in Georgia's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection held March 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Georgia's statewide queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete against the winning queens of each state. Ray is the daughter of Ronnie Ray, pictured above, and Shanda Fish of Covington.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Donations to living pets

In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating to the Humane Society in memory of their deceased pet. Burnette said the idea came to him during a Leadership Newton County visit to the Humane Society. "I noted a great need for funds ...

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


There's nothing wrong with a little madness

Ah, it's finally here. March Madness. If you are a true basketball purest, this is what you've been waiting for all season long. It's young people with their whole lives in front of them pouring their hearts out, doing something they love, not for money, but for love of the game. As CBS says of our beloved Master's, the NCAA tournament is "A tradition unlike any other."

March 21, 2009 | Rick Rasmussen Guest Columnist | Sports Columnists


Two career fairs at DeKalb Tech

DeKalb Technical College will hold two career fairs in March. On Tuesday, March 24, the first Career Fair will be held at DeKalb Tech's Clarkston Campus in the Conference Center, located at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. On Thursday, March 26, the second Career Fair will be held in the Auditorium of Building A at the Covington Campus, located at 16200 Alcovy Road NE, Covington. Both Career Fairs will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Henry Usher Almand

Henry Usher Almand, 61, of Madison died March 13. Mr. Almand was the son of Henry and Aslee Armour Almand. He was born in 1947 in Morgan County. He married Shirley Long in 1964. They made their home in Madison. Mr. Almand owned and operated Henry's Fast Lube in Covington. He enjoyed drag racing and building muscle cars.

March 20, 2009 | Madison | Obituaries


Ina Doris Grantham Smith

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County School System students win numerous awards at Regional Science Fair

Newton County School System students represented the school district extremely well at the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair held on Feb. 27, with 23 coming home with either first, second or third place awards. The Newton County students competed against students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools. All first place winners and alternates will proceed to the state competition, which will be held at the University of Georgia on April 1-4.

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log 3/20

o Timothy Bernard Manning, 39, 9251 Settlers Grove Road, Covington, Feb. 28. Probation violation.

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


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