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Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Certification awarded to Social Circle’s fire chief

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the ...

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


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NCSS has 100 percent participation in Relay for Life

At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program.

Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Blog - 11/28

o Willie James Hardeman, 42, 10173 Pickett St., Covington, Nov. 13. Two counts child support default.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


It's official: U.S. in a recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.

The NBER - a private, nonprofit research organization - said its group of academic economists who determine business cycles met and decided that the U.S. recession began last December.

December 12, 2008 | Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | LOCAL


Eastside head coach charged with theft

Eastside High School head football coach and biology teacher (Joseph) Rick Hurst turned himself in to DeKalb County authorities Nov. 25 on felony charges of theft by taking in apparent mortgage fraud, according to information available on DeKalb County's Online Judicial System.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


OCTOBER Students of the Month

FICQUETT

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Alexander Shane Johnston

 Heather and Shane Johnston of Conyers announce the birth of their son Alexander Shane Johnston Sept. 5 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 2 pounds and 15 ounces and was 14 inches long.

Grandparents are J.C. and Yvonne Cheshire, Gene Lawson, Tommy and Debra Johnston and the late Linda Johnston of Covington.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Verdie “Ella” Elizabeth Taylor

Brandy and Chuck Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Watkinsville, announce the birth of their daughter Verdie "Ella" Elizabeth Taylor July 10 at Athens Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and Dacus Aaron of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Annette and Barry Cason, also of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Dan Aaron. Paternal great-grandmother is Verdie Taylor of Danville, Va. Late maternal great-grandparents are Grace and Paul Fedder of Inverness, Fla., Clay Taylor, Clara Johnson and Helen Barnett.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Feverish, yet thankful

It wasn't the best week to be out of commission.

December 10, 2008 | Kari Apted | News Columnists


Fowler-Barrett

Chad and Terri Fowler of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Christine Fowler to Richard Edward Barrett of Breman, son of Richard and Rosemary Barrett of Breman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gallman of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fowler of Braselton. She is a student at the University of West Georgia.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Engagements


Martin looks to oust Chambliss

MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.

December 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | Election 2008


Chambliss battles for political survival

GAINESVILLE - A parade of political heavyweights came to Gainesville Wednesday to stump for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

December 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood The Gainesville Times | Election 2008


Salvation Army

This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Murray-Morris

Jennifer Lynn Murray and Jason Allan Morris of Washington, D.C. were married Aug. 9 in Montevallo, Ala. with the Rev. Mickey Park officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Murray of Vestavia Hills, Ala. and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scott Vinson of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Orvell Elmer Murray and the late Mr. Murray of Oklahoma City, Okla.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Weddings


McCarney-Hays

Rebecca Lynne McCarney and Jeremy Edward Hays were married Aug. 9 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Mike Mayfield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCarney of McDonough and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCarney and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lunceford.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Weddings


Our thoughts...Lifetime commitment

In Friday's edition of The Covington News, we informed readers that the ailing economy seems to even be affecting pets. Teri Key-Hoosen, director of Newton County Animal Control, said animal control has seen increased instances of dogs and cats wandering the streets as well as locked into abandoned homes and yards - half-starved - as a result of people losing their homes and jobs.

 In many cases these animals are too far gone to be rescued and have to be put down.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | RELIGION


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