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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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The future begins Nov. 5

I do not pretend to know what will happen on Nov. 4. Here's what I do know: America will never be the same. The good news is that this declaration is not necessarily bad news. America can be better than ever. On Nov. 5 America will begin to define a new normal, the next equilibrium, and reintroduce its democratically certified brand to the world.

November 12, 2008 | Eric Lee Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church | OPINION


Alcovy tops Forest Park, keeps playoff hopes alive

As the end of the season approaches, the Alcovy Tigers looked to make one last push for the playoffs as the Panthers of Forest Park visited Homer Sharp Stadium Friday.

November 12, 2008 | Brian Harper | Alcovy


Merryvale provides senior care, community connections

On Nov. 1, 1996 Merryvale Assisted Living Facility opened its doors to local senior residents. Merryvale's story began when Sam III and Loucy Hay envisioned a top-notch senior care facility serving area families right in the heart of Newton County.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Supplemental Educational Services offered to eligible Middle Ridge and Clements students

Parents of students at Middle Ridge Elementary School and Clements Middle School are invited to attend an informational meeting on Nov. 1 at Clements Middle School to review possible Supplemental Educational Services (SES) currently available for their children. This is the second informational meeting provided by the Office of Federal Programs of the Newton County School System. After the informational meeting, parents will have the opportunity to meet various qualified SES providers in the local area.

November 11, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


What’s a Lutheran?

Do you know how many times I've been asked that question? "What's a Lutheran?" According to ASARB, as of 2000, the percentage of the population in Newton County that called themselves Lutheran was right about zero. Of course, that was well before Abiding Grace started, but still, I was pretty surprised to see that statistic. But the more I talked to people, and the more I told them that I was from Abiding Grace LUTHERAN Church, the more I realized that that statistic was pretty close to right on.

November 10, 2008 | the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf Abiding Grace Lutheran Church | RELIGION


Nu-Da passes on to next generation

In business for 12 years, Nu-Da, a storage building company located on U.S. Highway 278, offers customers a wide selection of storage structures in varying sizes that can be used for an assortment of things including stables and hobby work sheds.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


The Church as the Bride of Christ

In Ephesians 2:19, Paul tells us that we are members of God's household. That means we are the family of God. The church is composed of everyone, everywhere, who has turned away from their sins and trusted Jesus Christ as their personal savior, and are walking in a daily relationship of obedience to him and his word. Just as our individual family members are different from one another, so there is great diversity in the family of God. We are many, yet we are one family.

November 10, 2008 | the Rev. Wayne Rutherford LifePointe Church of the Nazarene | Pulpit Notes


Our thoughts...Happy Halloween

 Halloween is a favorite holiday of Americans because for one day we get to pretend we are something we're not whether it be a princess, a superhero or a bloodsucking monster. Through the years we remember our best costumes, most terrifying tricks and even the house in the neighborhood that gave raisins or the dreaded travel toothbrush.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shop smart and share

 Here at The Covington News/CovNews.com we are committed to encouraging you in these difficult economic times to shop in our local area.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks-Living

How would you fill in the following sentence? "This past week I have been most concerned about _____________." Most of us have been wrapped up in our own worlds, worrying about food, clothes, cars, housing, or insurance. We have spent 40 or more hours paying for such things, ten or more hours commuting to and from our jobs. We have spent numerous hours cooking, cleaning, doing yard work and laundry. All important things - but our lives too easily become consumed by all of this worldly stuff.

November 10, 2008 | the Rev. Foley Beach Holy Cross Anglican Church | Pulpit Notes


This little lamb went to college...

At first glance, she's an ordinary second grader.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | News Columnists


Crazy campaign coverage

Wow! If you aren't saturated with news of the presidential campaign, you've been living in a cave. TV coverage (as well as print) really took off after the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire drew great interest and big ratings. That's not to say TV news nets (broadcast and cable) were not prepared to cover this election, but the amount of air-time devoted to the campaigns is directly related to the viewers' interest. Truth be told, these news organizations are primarily businesses always looking to improve ratings because ad revenues are directly related to ratings. So ...

November 10, 2008 | Bob Furnad Guest columnist | OPINION


Community input wanted for naming of new elementary school

 With construction of a new elementary school well under way on Kirkland Road, the Newton County Board of Education is requesting community input for naming the school, which is scheduled to open in 2009.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


SEPTEMBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

East Newton Elementary School announces students of the month for September.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AUGUST Students of the Month

WEST NEWTON

West Newton Elementary announces its students of the month for August.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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