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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

Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation

Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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John Wayne Hardnet

Mr. John Wayne Hardnett died March 26. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver (Katie Ruth) Morris, he was born in 1949 in LaGrange. He was preceded in death by siblings Annie L., Willie, Oliver Morris, Robert Morris, Ernest Morris and Katie Ruth Talley.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Peruse the park

The proposed community park adjacent to the Newton County Library was recently officially named Chimney Park because of the planned garden featuring the remnants of an old home on the property.

April 09, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Life on the spectrum

 Many parents have experienced the heart-stopping moment of losing a child in a crowd, but for Glenda Gaither, the anxiety is always compounded by the fact her son, CJ has autism spectrum disorder. This makes it difficult for him to communicate to others, and it also makes him less aware of dangerous situations.

April 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Baseball: Eastside at Alcovy

COVINGTON - Entering Monday, the Eastside and Alcovy High baseball squads were both tied for ninth in Region 8-AAAA play.

April 09, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Native son writes biographical screenplay

 A screenplay written by one of Newton County's native sons has been turned into a movie of the week and will be airing this Saturday night on the ION Channel.

April 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Knights place fifth at Atlanta Super NIT

HAMPTON - The Newton Knights, an 11 and under AA local travel baseball team, placed fifth overall at the Atlanta Super NIT last weekend.

April 09, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

City votes for no term limits for volunteers

After some debate the Covington City Council decided not to limit the number of terms volunteers could serve on city committees at their Monday night meeting.

April 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Lee awarded Rookie of Week for third time

ATLANTA - Georgia State freshman catcher Catherine Lee earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors for the second consecutive week and third time this season, announced by the league office.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Woman charged with forging prescriptions

A Covington woman was arrested Saturday afternoon while trying to pick up a forged prescription for painkillers and charged in connection with at least three other forged prescriptions, according to the Covington Police Department public information log.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Domestic disputes draw blood over weekend

Domestic bliss turned violent this weekend during two separate incidents of domestic disputes.

April 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Down at the Hatch

Though the band labels itself as nothing more than "big dumb rock," LYNAM, a Birmingham, Ala., based rock band, has a history with Covington.

April 09, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Newton sweeps Morrow in soccer

COVINGTON - The Newton High soccer squads ended their regular season with a sweep over Morrow on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Eastside, Alcovy prepare for second showdown

Something must give when Eastside High travels to Alcovy Monday to compete in region action on the baseball field.

April 06, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Hey basketball fans, let's not forget about the women

Allow me to take a moment to acknowledge the NCAA women's basketball tournament has been just as exciting as the men's tournament.

April 06, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Jolley awarded elite honors

Rachael Jolley, a Covington native and graduate of Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, was recently selected as a 2008 Amateur Athlete Role Model Nominee at the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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