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Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton girls, Alcovy boys kick off track season at East Metro Relays

The track and field season got began in earnest for most schools in the state, including two of Newton County's teams.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Eastside's Matt Malcolm is 2017 Newton County Wrestler of the Year

When looking for top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia for the 2016-17 season, a Newton County resident wouldn't have to venture ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Letter: Why I support SPLOST

To the editor:

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


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Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 28

n William Joshua Bilbrey, 28, Monroe, Jan. 9. Probation violation.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


New ideas not necessarily bad

Dear Editor: I'm beginning to believe that education, like religion and politics, should not be discussed between seemingly like-minded individuals. One soon discovers that each views the other as having too little mind to share, or perhaps too much. The news report about the merger of the technical college system with two-year colleges has already begun a schism in the community, many of whom see the band beginning to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.

 I don't have all the information to make many profound statements about the merger report, but I do have opinions about whether or ...

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts... Disturbing appointment

The U.S. Senate approved the appointment of Timothy Geithner as our new treasury secretary Tuesday.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Eyesore of the week

We think we live in one of the most beautiful areas of Georgia. Covington, Newton County and Social Circle are abundant with elegant homes and landscapes and rolling green farm land.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... College collapse

Sunday we broke a story that should have sent shockwaves not only here, but across the state.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The inauguration, budget proposals

 The General Assembly was in recess this past week as some legislators traveled to Washington for the inauguration of our new president and then from Wednesday to Friday as many of us attended the annual state budget hearings.

January 27, 2009 | By Sen. John Douglas | Our Thoughts


Hattie Ricks

Mrs. Hattie Ricks, 79, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Jan. 26. The daughter of the late Stafford and Lillian (Evans) Smith, she was born in Newton County in 1929. Mrs. Ricks loved gardening. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband James Ricks, daughter Shirley Allen and her parents.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Kenneth Andrew Allan

Kenneth Andrew Allan, 65, of Oxford, passed away Jan. 25. Mr. Allan, born in Norwood, Mass., was a resident of Georgia for 15 years and of Oxford for five years. He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Senate OKs 4-month delay to digital TV changeover

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 - setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.

Monday's Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover.

January 27, 2009 | Joelle Tessler Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Eyesore of the Week: 01.25.09

This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at Washington Street and Williams Brothers Road.

If you know a property you would like to submit as the "Eyesore of the Week," send us a picture or address to news@covnews.com or 1166 Usher St, Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


Sharon Parris Almand

Mrs. Sharon Parris Almand, 33, a lifelong resident of Covington and Conyers died Jan. 25. She was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 26, 1975 to John and Marie (McDonald) Parris. Mrs. Almand worked as a teller at BB&T. She enjoyed playing tennis and staying in touch with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Joshua Almand of Covington; daughters, Ashlee Girdler of Covington, Brooklyne Almand of Covington; son, Jordan Almand of Covington; parents, John and Marie Parris of Conyers; brothers, Robert Parris and Steve Parris both of Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ginnie McCollum ...

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Pet of the Week Jan. 21

The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is an adult poodle mix, about 3-years-old, white, very sweet and cute. Also available for adoption are an adult Jack Russell mix, tri-colored; an adult black poodle; a 3-year-old white Spitz; a yellow Lab, 3-years-old; a terrier mix, white and brown; a 3-year-old Bassett, tri-colored; a beagle mix; a gray and black poodle mix; an adult Jack Russell mix, white and brown; a miniature Pinscher/terrier mix; a 2-year-old mixed breed, red with bobbed tail, a retriever mix, 1-year-old; a 2-year-old husky; a chocolate Lab about 2-3-years-old; a brown cocker ...

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week


Home Depot to cut 7,000 jobs, close Expo chain

CHICAGO - Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while closing four dozen stores under its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market. Its shares climbed more than 5 percent in morning trading.

The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Monday the cuts will affect about 2 percent of its 300,000 workers and cause the Atlanta-based chain to record a $532 million pretax charge, most of which will be recorded in the fourth quarter.

January 26, 2009 | By Ashley M. Heher AP Retail Writer | LOCAL


Miss Evelyn Crenshaw

January 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Malcom-Rebholz Wedding

Kelli Danielle Malcom of Oxford and Russell George Rebholz of Griffin were married Oct. 4 at sunset on the beach of Tybee Island with Stephen Palmer officiating.

January 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Weddings


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