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Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: Mansfield

The Newton county town of Mansfield has always been a charming little place that most people just drive through on their way to somewhere else.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


DOE offers free digital textbooks

As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hit-and-run driver strikes child in stroller

A Conyers driver who struck a Covington woman and a 2-year-old and then tried to flee the scene was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A taste of the Artful Harvest

Southern Heartland Arts Inc. invites the public to visit Artful Harvest, the annual invitational judged art show, sponsored by United Bank, during September.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Leadership still lacking

Two weeks ago we editorialized that the Newton County Board of Commissioners should show some leadership, define the county's form of government, and identify its true manager. The BOC held a workshop on the topic, but left the meeting without a solution, or even clarity on how Newton County should be led.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Recommendations to the BOC

The recent loan from Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis on behalf of Newton County to Commissioner J.C. Henderson was a huge problem for our local government.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ellis' letter about Henderson check

Following is the letter Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent the Covington News about the $4,500 paycheck advance given to Commissioner J.C. Henderson. It is reprinted here in its entirety.

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lorraine Elementary evacuation ends after sweep due to possible bomb threat

A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


In 1970, we had a riot; Ferguson looks like war

The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Columnists


Lunchtime concerts set for Thursdays

A series of concerts, all featuring different styles of music, are set for noon each Thursday in September. All will be held on the Square in Covington, and all are free to the public.

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Football in the SEC not a casual affair for fans

We made it, folks.

August 28, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists


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First 2008 murder case progressing

 The man charged with the first murder of 2008 in Newton County entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Not what the founders intended

During the last few years, there has been much debate in Congress over earmarking, which is the process of designating funds for a specific purpose in a spending bill. Critics of the practice call most of these earmarks "pork barrel projects." Members of both parties use the practice in order to secure funds for their districts and proudly point them out during their next campaign to prove they are in Washington to "bring home the bacon." Leadership of parties in Congress will often use earmarks to entice members to vote a certain position on legislation. The 2003 expansion of Medicare ...

March 28, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Beauty of spring

I've got several friends who don't believe in God. Our friendship is beyond the point where we debate the subject. We have each tried to sway each other toward our particular point-of-view without success.

March 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Gospel sage gifted with parables

The Rev. Martha Halcome has a timeless gift of teaching the young and old alike with parables. Inspired by Christ's example of teaching in parables as told in the Bible in chapters Matthew, Mark and Luke, she paints a picture with words to help others gain insight into the word of God.

March 28, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Alcovy teacher arrested on battery charges

A special education teacher and a paraprofessional at Alcovy High School were arrested and charged Thursday afternoon with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Big fat Greek festival

On Thursday afternoon, students at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus were met with all things Greek as they filtered through the building atrium.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


MATURE helps teens form healthy relationships

 Juvenile Court Judge and Mrs. Billy Waters and Pastor and Mrs. Gary Brown were honored on March 15 as marriage of distinction couples and served on a panel at the second annual Marriage Legacy Banquet sponsored by the MATURE Project (Marriage Appreciation Training Uplifting Relationship Education).

March 28, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Actions taken to lower methane levels at county landfill

Though methane gas was recently detected at lower explosive levels at many different points around the county landfill, officials say corrective actions have since been taken to remedy the problem.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Douglas sets forth proposed amendment to Georgia constitution

A constitutional amendment, introduced by Sen. John Douglas, to extend the terms of all General Assembly members from two years to four years, has cleared the Senate and its House subcommittee.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Fearing God is a good thing

 "Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word" (Psalm 119:161-168, NIV).

March 28, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Family violence incidents yield two arrests

A 59-year-old Covington man was arrested Tuesday after throwing his sister into furniture and threatening to kill her with a large knife, according to a Covington Police Department public information log.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Family violence incidents yield two arrests

A 59-year-old Covington man was arrested Tuesday after throwing his sister into furniture and threatening to kill her with a large knife, according to a Covington Police Department public information log.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County lawsuit still considered active

Until such time as the Newton County Board of Commissioners receives official word from the county attorney's office, the county's lawsuit against the city of Social Circle is still considered to be active.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Responding to religious skepticism

 Suppose on Monday you went happily to work, still humming "Christ the Lord is Risen Today, alleluia!" And a coworker hears you and says, "What are you so happy about? The resurrection of Jesus is malarkey. It is just a story invented to sell Bibles."

March 28, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Making a full circle

Brenda Wharton, sixth grade math teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, started her career in education as an assistant teacher in an advanced high school math classroom.

March 26, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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