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Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month
Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.
Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
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The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.
One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.
Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.
After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.
Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.
Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.
Confidence is running sky high during Eastside High's grueling football summer workouts with the coaches and players.
The two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the sheriff's race currently work together on the Newton County Sheriff's Office sex offender registry task force.
The East Metro Health District confirmed two additional people tested positive for contagious tuberculosis, bringing the total to five people infected by a Newton County man with tuberculosis.
Covington electric and gas customers can now choose to take part in the city's new tankless water heater promotion, which will save them money over the long-run on energy bills.
The Newton County Home Builders Association has joined with its parent organization to move to oust the board of directors of Builders Insurance Group, which provides workers' compensation and general liability insurance to homebuilders.
Newton County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Newton County man Tuesday at gunpoint in broad daylight in a residential neighborhood, according to a NCSO report.
On a warm August day in 2007, Nita Smith phoned her husband Danny at home in hopes of locating their son Nick. She had some bad news and needed to locate her son as soon as possible.
For the hardcore Indiana Jones fans, keep the fedora in the closet - maybe the fifth movie will deliver.
Recently reading about all of our local graduates brought back some of my fond memories of my days at old St. Mary's in Annapolis, Md.
Sunday we were invited to be on Forest Sawyer's afternoon talk show heard on local radio station WGFS. Also invited was Covington Assistant Police Chief and Newton County Board of Education member Almond Turner.
There's an old saying that goes: "There's more than one way to skin a cat."
You might not think it, but the landlocked Newton County area actually has a thriving scuba diving culture - enough to support a five-star dive shop in Conyers.
COVINGTON - When two very talented teams confront each other in any sport, at any level, you can be assured your emotions will take you on the roller coaster ride of your life.
The debate of whether Major League Baseball should have instant replay has been a hot button for years.
A wanna-be drift driver was arrested for driving under the influence after burning rubber and skidding across U.S. Highway 278, nearly causing an accident Friday, according to a Covington Police Department report.