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Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays


The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Oxford College emergency practice set for March 21

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Peachtree Academy spring sports off to fast start

Peachtree Academy has come out of the gates strong in regards to its spring sports teams.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Covington council removes pay raise discussion from agenda

Upon the recommendation of Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Mayor Kim Carter, the city council voted to remove a discussion of council pay raises from Monday night's meeting agenda.

For more on this story, continue to check CovNews.com or see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


A bold stance by a brave man

Again, we are proud this month to be highlighting the accomplishments and leadership of our local black residents, who through their perserverance, have helped make Newton County a place that we are proud to call home.

One such person is Forrest Sawyer Jr.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Gone with the wind

During the last few months, we have on many occasions heard of the surplus the city of Covington currently has.

We salute the efforts and leadership of past councils as well as the current administration, and City Manager Steve Horton and his staff on their efforts in fostering this surplus.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The bombshell of the session

It won't be a huge surprise to our readers when I note that state legislators are more concerned about the interests of corporate CEOs than the problems of ordinary Georgia citizens. That's the way the world works, whether we like it or not.

Even so, what our lawmakers are being asked to do for Georgia Power Co., the electric utility that has always had an outsized influence on state politics, is breathtaking in its enormity.

February 15, 2009 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | OPINION


Presley Michele Womack

Presley Michele Womack was born Jan. 20 at Rockdale Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Dan and Lesa Womack of Covington. She is the granddaughter of Dennis Ellis and Richard and Teresa Fricke. Dennis and Flavia Stapp and Dan Womack Sr. all of Covington.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays


Knapp-Williams

Emily Knapp and Dale Williams, both of Covington, were married Jan. 19 at Willow Springs Ranch with the Rev. Robbie Norman of Harvest Baptist Church of Covington officiating.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Weddings


Gibson Lewis Knapp

Holly and Brian Knapp of Covington announce the birth of their son Gibson Lewis Knapp Jan. 13 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

February 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays


Eyesore of the week

Burned shell: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at 100 Lazy Hollow Lane, Covington and burned down about four years ago.

If you know a property you would like to submit as the "Eyesore of the Week," send us a picture or address to news@covnews.com or 1166 Usher St, Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

February 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


Newton County Jail Log 2/15/09

Dale Charles Perry, 22, 175 Mill Chase, Covington, Feb. 2. Driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), reckless driving, duty of driver to stop at or return to scene of accident, DUI less safe, passing in no passing zone, disobeying a traffic control device, fleeing or attempting to elude police office, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, probation violation hold, terroristic threats and acts, aggravated assault on police officer, improper side of road.

February 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Cousins High Students March

Editor's note: This article was published in the March 5, 1970 edition of The Covington News.

Negro students from R. L. Cousins High School Marched from their school into Covington, around the square several times and on to the office of the Board of Education Friday morning in protest of the "7-5 Integration Plan" adopted by the Board and the proposed changing of the name of their school. The students, some 500 strong, were led by some members of the local youth branch of the S.C.L.C., who were not members of the Cousins student body. They ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL


House passes Obama's economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, House Democrats passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy on Friday despite a wall of Republican opposition.

The bill was approved 246-183 and sent to the Senate, where a vote was scheduled late Friday afternoon. That vote was to be held open for hours, waiting for Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, who was attending a memorial service for his mother and then flying back to cast the deciding vote.

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Rudy Max Belk

Rudy Max Belk, of Covington, died February 12, 2009, at Newton Medical Center, at the age of 74. Son of the late Gordon Belk, he was a Master Tile Setter, whose work can be seen all over the state of Georgia from universities, to schools, and public buildings around Atlanta. The two works he was most proud of was the Olympic Pool at University of Georgia and the Phoenix Rising in an Atlanta building. Mr. Belk also enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, deer hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Emily Belk of Covington; daughters and son-in-law, Sylvia and Timothy ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lucille Maddox Fincher

Mrs. Lucille Maddox Fincher, 82, of Covington, a lifelong resident of the Conyers and Covington area, died Feb. 12. The daughter of the late Jessie and Dollie Mae George Robinson, she was born in 1927 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Fincher was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Conyers. She was a loving mother who raised six children by herself and kept her family close while working as an inspector for Lithonia Lighting. She was preceded in death by first husband Clyde Maddox in 1966 and second husband Jack Fincher in 1994.

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Woodrow Wilson, Sr.

Woodrow Wilson, Sr., of Covington, died February 12, 2009, at the age of 93. A native of Dooley County, he was a farmer for 25 years. Mr. Wilson was employed by B.F. Goodrich in Thomaston, GA, for 16 years, F.M.C. in DeKalb County for 17 years, and Printpack in the Carrollton area for 6 years. He attended Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. Mr. Wilson was a man of integrity, always thoughtful of others, and loved his family and fellow man. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Killingsworth Wilson; and parents, Lon and Mary ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charter Communications to file Chapter 11

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Struggling Charter Communications Inc., the nation's fourth largest cable operator, said Thursday that it plans to file a prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy by April 1.

Charter, which is controlled by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, said it has reached an agreement in principle with holders of $8 billion in debt who will give up repayment of their debt. In return, they will receive common shares, or warrants for rights to get common shares, that translate to nearly owning the entire company after bankruptcy.

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


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