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26-year-old, dead, found shot at Silos

Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Housing bill passes Congress

The federal housing bill Congress passed Saturday, which President George Bush said he will sign, offers something for everyone, though its critics warn it does not solve any of the underlying problems that led to the economic downturn.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Blaze destroys Duncan Road home

An Oxford home collapsed in flames Monday before Newton County firefighters could control the blaze, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

July 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A secret garden

An old farm pond that was enclosed for swimming in the early part of the last century still lives on in the legend of Gibbs Pond, now incorporated into a sunken garden hidden away in a Social Circle neighborhood.

July 30, 2008 | Rebecca Thomas | Archives


World Series predicted to make impact

In addition to providing an opportunity for local residents to enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes, The Dixie Boys Baseball World Series is anticipated as having a $2 million impact on Covington's local economy.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Business, Alcovy High leaders building workforce together

Members of the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce met with business leaders to tour the facilities at Alcovy High School on Tuesday in hopes of building a relationship with the school and fostering the growth of a potential future workforce.

July 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Covington firefighter shot by Atlanta teen

A Covington Fire Department firefighter was shot but escaped serious injury while chasing down a car stolen by three Atlanta teens Saturday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A knight's tale

The Newton Knights, a Covington-based travel baseball team, is holding open tryouts for the 2008 fall squad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Methodist Church field.

July 28, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Newton County braces for Dixie World Series

Tommy Hailey has plenty to be excited about.

July 28, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Gearing for another season of Friday night lights

Is there really a worse time of year for a sports fan than the end of July?

July 28, 2008 | Ben Gumby | Archives


Hadley E. Dyer

Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Kim Hibbard) Dyer of Gray announce the birth of their daughter Hadley Elizabeth on June 29. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Social Circle mother of 3 killed Friday

A Social Circle mother of three was reportedly killed by her younger brother Friday night in what authorities are calling a "domestic dispute between family members."

July 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Homeowners decry White's developments

Though Hubert White has campaigned under the promise that as county chairman he would "preserve rural values... while promoting quality growth and planned development," some of the residents of the subdivisions he has built have a different understanding of the candidate.

July 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bell Reynolds

Bell Reynolds, 85, of Conyers died July 25. The daughter of the late B.E. and Leila Tarpley Payne, she was born in Barrow County. She was a very devoted member of Voice of Pentecost Church. Mrs. Reynolds loved music, enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Oxford's water mystery

There's a mystery afoot in Oxford.

July 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Agencies train for collapse

An unknown explosion rips out the side of a two-story apartment building, collapsing the floors. Many residents are injured; some are missing, possibly trapped inside. Local first responders recover the people they can reach, but the rubble is rickety and the clock ticking. They decide to call in state resources, and a short time later, a small army of specially trained search and rescue teams, K-9 teams and other squads roll in and begin the search for the living and the dead.

July 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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