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Christmas events this week in Covington

Thursday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Thankful musings

After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.

November 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Covington News canned food drop-off location

Throughout this holiday season you can help feed local families simply by coming by The Covington News.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis ...

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 18

Antwuan Deangelo Banks, 30, Conyers, November 15, Probation violation; theft by shoplifting; probation violation

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crop production rises

It's been a good year for soybean and corn production, while cotton is down almost 20 percent from a year ago.

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Wal-Mart project stalled, Home Depot canceled

Looking back on the public furor surrounding the county's controversial decision to approve the location of a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Home Depot in the western part of the county, it all seems to be much ado about nothing, considering neither project will come to fruition any time soon.

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Let the Games Begin

Every year about this time a special thing happens in communities all over the United States. As fall approaches, the days grow shorter and the temperature gradually begins to dip. Trees lose their lush, green color in place of the brown and yellow drab of hibernation. Maybe more important, to millions of Americans everywhere, football is here.

August 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Enter the Dragon*Con

Dust off your lightsaber, brush up on your Klingon and spruce up your Elve costume - it's time for Dragon*Con!

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Melton off to a fast start for Lady Tigers softball team

The Alcovy Lady Tigers started the 2008 softball season in good form last week in Griffin at the Griffin Diamond Classic tournament. Third baseman Amber Melton is a big reason why.

August 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Outrage at the deranged

Hailed by some as Hunter Thompson's successor, Rolling Stones reporter Matt Taibbi doesn't even pretend to hold back his disdain and derision for those people he believes have abandoned reason for madness and fled to America's political fringes.

August 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Freedom concert rings out Labor Day weekend

Families looking for a child-friendly, church-sanctioned activity over the Labor Day weekend might head over to the Georgia International Horse Park on Saturday to check on Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, a free, day-long contemporary Christian music festival held by FISH-FM 104.7.

August 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

The Georgia circus

Only in Georgia ...

August 27, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Eaves began UGA glory

You look back over your life and you usually see a network of individuals who helped you get to wherever it is you happen to be.

August 27, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Archives

Fall feelings

With cooler temperatures, local high school football scheduled for Thursday and Friday night and college ball kicking off with an Alabama vs. Clemson game Saturday in Atlanta, autumn seems to be in the air.

August 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Tornado Watch for Newton County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Georgia counties including Newton, Rockdale and Walton. The tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

UDPATE: Husband of dead woman wanted for murder

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are taking out a warrant for murder against the estranged husband of a 27-year-old woman found dead Saturday after an autopsy concluded she was killed.

August 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Woman found dead in home on Ashley Court

A 27-year-old Newton County mother was found dead in her home on Ashely Court late Saturday night and investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are looking for her estranged husband as a suspect.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Backseat budget

If you thought you were the only one feeling financial strain, think again. The state is in the midst of a budget crisis and in July, Gov. Sonny Perdue asked all state funded agencies to cut 3.5 percent from the 2009 budgets. Since then, that number has jumped to 6 percent across the board with the possibility for more in 2010.

August 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Newton DA seeks death penalty

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident and one-time corrections officer in March.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Separation anxiety

The last week of August always brings an air of finality for me. In the mid-20th Century, many Georgia school systems waited until after Labor Day to begin the academic year. So, for those who remember Ford unveiling the Edsel, the last week of August still represents the true end of summer.

August 24, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

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