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Davis named Rotary Club president

COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia State Patrol steps up enforcement this weekend

The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

AKA Chi Tau Omega chapter awards $20,000 in scholarships

COVINGTON- The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Covington, Ga., serving Newton and Rockdale counties, awarded $20, 000 in scholarships on June 21, 2015 at Antioch AME Church in Conyers to high school students heading to various colleges and universities including HBCUs in the state of Georgia and nationwide.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Road construction restricted this weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Pension plan

The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on pensions as they relate to retirees who come back to work for the Covington government.

June 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ruling brings same-sex marriage to Newton

The "thunderbolt" struck the nation around 11 a.m. Friday morning. For some Newton County residents the storm had been brewing for two decades, and for a local couple the ringing began at 3 p.m. – ringing of wedding bells.

June 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Carlton Trail sidewalk project now complete

A sidewalk stretching more than half a mile and connecting citizens living in the northwest quadrant of Covington with the rest of the city is now complete. The project ran from Geiger Street to Moore Street in Oxford.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Conyers teen arrested in shooting death of Newton teen

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested multiple suspects Friday in connection with the June 22 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Malik Muschett, including Conyers resident Antoine Smith, charged with malice murder and felony murder.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: June 24

Chadwick Lamont Barksdale, 42, Covington, June 23, bail jumping, back for court

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Covington gets closer to new hotel

COVINGTON- City of Covington and Royal Hotel Investment Officials broke ground on the city's newest hotel project, a Holiday Inn Express & Suites Friday.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Coming soon: Covington Century Bike Ride

COVINGTON - Anticipation is brewing for hundreds of local cyclists.

July 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Newton Co. American All Stars win district title

MACON - On Saturday, all three Newton County Minor League All-Star teams (Southern, American and National) traveled to North Macon Park to compete in the Dixie Youth District All-Star Tournament.

July 11, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Loganville High alum producing for Boston Red Sox

Brandon Moss is still seeing red.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Bank of North Georgia to hold back to school food drive

Summer vacations are winding down and school is right around the corner.

July 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Covington council awaiting approval on 3 public broadcasting stations

The Covington City Council is currently awaiting approval for a television program that could potentially bring life to three already existing cable channels.

July 11, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Online Exclusive: Mike Crotts on the issues...


July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr.

Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr., 80, died July 8 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The son of the late Miles Floyd Hamrick Sr. and Ethel Kendrick Hamrick, he was born in 1927 in Cramerton, N.C., Mr. Hamrick was a member of Union Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the Men of the Church. He was a member of Holland Memorial Masonic Lodge, No. 668, and American Legion Post 233. Mr. Hamrick was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and was the owner of Milo Concrete Company Inc. and Milo Construction ...

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Online Exclusive: John Douglas on the issues...

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Patrol car slams into home

 When Newton County resident Denise Daniels awoke to the sound of a wall-shaking boom in the early morning hours of May 25 at her mother's Salem Road home, her first thought was that burglars were attacking the house. Heart racing, she jumped up and called 911.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Campaign irregularities emerge

In Democratic county chairman candidate Hubert White's campaign efforts to woo voters, a number of irregularities have emerged, including his continued financial support of the Republican Party and a large number of citations for housing projects his company has built.

July 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Senate race endorsements, charges heat up before primary

In what has been one of the more acrimonious primary races for Newton County voters, state senate Republican candidates John Douglas and Mike Crotts wound down the last few days before general voting begins with a flurry of last minute endorsements, rallies and accusations.

July 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Robber ties up Magnolia Heights residents with video game cords

 On July 6, an armed robbery at Magnolia Heights got physical, as a local resident was struck in the back of the head with a pistol and robbed of $300.

July 09, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Little Phillies, big taste

In business since 1976, Little Phillies has been a Covington cultural staple for many years now and has gained a reputation among customers for their hand-battered chicken wings and old-fashioned hoagies.

July 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Volunteers still needed for Century Bike Ride

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Newton High drill camp begins Monday

The Newton High Marine Corps Junior ROTC program is currently conducting its annual drill camp beginning Monday through July 18 at the school.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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