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Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Columnists


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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Lowell Thomas Biddy

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sue P. Bridges

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


A bushel and a peck

Dapper zoot-suited mobsters and gun molls take to the stage as the Arts Association of Newton County brings to life the classic musical, "Guys and Dolls," featuring The Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers.

The event is one of the highlights of the Arts Association's spring season.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Honoring a city's past

The city of Social Circle has some beautiful older buildings and homes that reflect our Southern heritage.

The city has been renovating one of these old homes, originally built in the 1840s, in order to establish a new city hall.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Surprise announcement

We got jolted out of our malaise as we received an announcement from Chris Smith, co-owner of Newton Electric Supply, telling us that he has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of Covington city councilman.

After a brief breather from the longest national election campaign ever, we were taken aback by Mr. Smith's early announcement. For sure it's been cold enough the last few days to be election time, but the old calendar says it's Easter week.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saturday's the best day

In response to your "Our Thoughts..." column in the Friday, April 3 edition of "The Covington News":

I want to thank you for your column which expresses your concern that we have temporarily closed the library on Saturday in order to balance our budget. I would be most concerned if the closure on Saturday went unnoticed or drew no comment as such would indicate that our service was not valuable to or needed by the community.

April 08, 2009 | By Greg Heid Guest Columnist | Opinion


Phone cards for soldiers

Calling home: Sgt. Campbell (left) and Cpl. Wilks (right), at the Covington National Guard Armory, display some of the 238 phone cards presented by Benny Stephenson (center) thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 77's Honor Guard. The cards will be used by the unit when serving in Afghanistan.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


The Rockdale News hits the stands

Charles Hill Morris Jr., the publisher of 144-year-old Covington News, recently announced the creation of a new publication for Conyers and Rockdale County.

The new weekly newspaper will be called The Rockdale News and will feature local news and sports coverage of Rockdale County. The first edition was published Saturday, April 4.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


My session wrap-up

Our final week of session saw the normal surge of legislating. We considered 42 bills and resolutions and also worked to resolve many minor differences between bills, as well as voted on conference committee reports that hashed out major differences between House and Senate versions of bills.

SB 30 deals with a problem in which gasoline suppliers (read "big oil") won't allow distributors to mix ethanol with base gasoline stock. They bring in ethanol from their own sources, and thus control the price. Allowing ethanol produced in Georgia to be used would expand the amount of ethanol on the ...

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | News Columnists


The session ends

On April 3, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned after completing the 40 required days of the 2009 session. This year, the Senate took important steps to stimulate the economy, provide quality education and improve our transportation infrastructure. By passing several key pieces of legislation and approving essential funding in the FY10 state budget, the Senate has worked to benefit all Georgians. Here are some of the major initiatives we approved during the 2009 session.

Employment relief was approved by both chambers and sent to the governor. The Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2009 is designed to stimulate Georgia ...

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | News Columnists


Buy Local... Arbor Lakes Apartments

As the apartment business enters its busier season, Arbor Lake Apartments is poised to attract renters looking for inexpensive, quality housing.

Arbor Lake, located at 431 Kirkland Road, is offering 1,175 square-foot, two-bedrooms apartments for $599 a month through at least the end of April. Apartment manager Susan Tate said she has a few units available now and prospective renters should contact her at (770) 385-6166, or by e-mail at arbor@hre-rst.com for more details.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Enough of the time warp

Dear Editor: My first stab at a response to Nat Harwell's Sunday column ("Fixing America") was a point-by-point rebuttal to his analysis of what's wrong with America - as if that's something of which we need to hear more - and how it should be fixed. I tried and I tried, but the task simply overwhelmed me to the point of feeling faint. How could one writer be so wrong, ill-informed and out of touch in so many ways.

My response is, therefore, directed at you, the editor. I would ask you to reconsider the space you give free ...

April 08, 2009 | Barbara Morgan Covington | Letters


Military briefs 4/08/09

James Almand

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County Jail Log - 4/8/09

o Carl Lee Delamar Jr., 20, 85 Jack Neely Road, Covington, March 21. Court sentenced.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Hospital Spring Gala on April 25

Newton Medical Center will hold it's Annual Spring Gala on April 25. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be an elegant and entertaining night to remember.

The Gala is the Hospital Auxiliary's signature fund-raising event of the year, raising thousands of dollars over the years for the purchase of medical equipment. This year, the Auxiliary will raise money for the new neonatal intensive care unit. Tickets are $90 per person.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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