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Douglas, Maddox pen letter on Craig

From our view:

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Judge Horace J. Johnson (video)

Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

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.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

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.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

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.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

NCSS Spelling Bee returns

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.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton represented in merger committee

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.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Porterdale recognized for Main Street

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.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Science Fair winners

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.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Eastside football clicking on all cylinders

Confidence is running sky high during Eastside High's grueling football summer workouts with the coaches and players.

May 30, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Democratic sheriff's candidates discuss issues

 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.

May 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

More test positive for TB bacterium

 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.

May 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Covington launches water heater promotion

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.

May 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Home Builders to battle with insurance group

 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.

May 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Local man robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight

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.

May 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Family holds fundraiser yard sale for son's kidney

 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.

May 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Kingdom of dull

 For the hardcore Indiana Jones fans, keep the fedora in the closet - maybe the fifth movie will deliver.

May 28, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Catholic school days remembered

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.

May 28, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Our thoughts...

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.

May 28, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

More than one way to skin your knee

There's an old saying that goes: "There's more than one way to skin a cat."

May 28, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Shop provides for underwater adventures

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.

May 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Braves fall to Yankees, 4-3

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.

May 28, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

There's no crying in baseball? Not when it comes to instant replay

The debate of whether Major League Baseball should have instant replay has been a hot button for years.

May 28, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Wanna-be drift driver arrested for DUI on U.S. Highway 278

 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.

May 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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