A memorial service for Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan, who passed away yesterday will be announced at a later time, according to his family. Sheridan's family appreciates all that friends and family of the late mayor have done, as well as the outpouring of prayers and sympathy from the public.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1032 Dixie Road and Ga. Highway 142.
Towering high above even the Christmas tree atop the main entrance at Newton Medical Center, a construction crane on Monday morning delivered a very precious piece of cargo to the medical center, its brand-new Philips Ingenia 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The $1 million MRI apparatus will offer a broader range of diagnostic imaging and will be faster and less constricting for patients, said Jim Weadick, administrator and CEO of Newton Medical Center. ...
Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan died at Athens Regional Medical Center Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack Friday.
The annual festival of lights called "Twilights at Chimney Park" will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the popular park. Admission will be $5 per person, with children under 2 admitted free.
The Covington News is still searching for its missing turkey from The Great Turkey Hunt promotion that ran in the Sunday, Nov. 24 edition. If you have the missing bird figurine, bring it in for your $50 reward for guessing its hiding spot.
Billy Hugh Aaron of Covington passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at the age of 81.
Walker Sams Kirkpatrick, 82, of Covington, passed away Dec. 2, 2013. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of High Point Baptist Church but often attended Gaithers United Methodist Church in Covington. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen B. Kirkpatrick; parents, Robert and Maggie (Loyd) Kirkpatrick; and his sister, Myrtle Harper.
Sandra Smith, 69, of Mansfield passed away Nov. 30, 2013. Ms. Smith worked 48 years for Yates Insurance Agency as an agent and office manager. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, especially at the beach, and was an avid NASCAR fan. Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Branson Farr and Jessie Dean Smith, grandson James Harley Smith, great-grandson Justin Chase Moon, and sister Betty Faye Smith.
The Covington City Council did not vote on a proposal to spend $5 million on developing the Covington Municipal Airport at their Monday night council meeting.
Michael T. Daniecki, 49, of Covington, died Nov. 5. Mr. Daniecki had been a resident of Covington for 35 years. For six years he owned and operated Reliable Plumbing Co. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church but attended Central Community Church. Mr. Daniecki was an avid Georgia Bulldog and Falcon football fan.
The Covington Police Department is on the lookout for the man who robbed the First Georgia Community Bank Monday afternoon.
Jennifer Lee Gardner, 20, of Warsaw, N.Y., formerly of Covington, died Nov. 1 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of George Gardner and Susan Crater Gardner, she was born in 1987 in Wyoming County, N.Y. She graduated from Eastside High School in 2005 and worked at Sonic and Alcovy Truck Sales. In Warsaw, she worked at Unidex as a receptionist and was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church. Her desire was to ...
Mr. Isaac Henderson Sr. died Oct. 28. The son of the late Janie Henderson, he was born in 1921 in Newton County. He graduated from Washington Street High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Mrs. Claude (Emaly) Jordan, 89, of Covington, died Nov. 1. The daughter of the late William Harry and Lenora Dunn Davis, she was born in 1918 in Walton County. Mrs. Jordan was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class, the Callie Cohen Circle and the Singing Saints and played music for Bible School classes. She was a member of the Daughters of ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has broadened their search for the remains of a dismembered woman to areas other than the neighborhood where pieces of her body were initially found.
Mr. Homer Elwood Piper, 79, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Covington, died Nov. 3. Mr. Piper was a Shriner and served with the 82nd Airborne in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Senior Citizens at Rhodes Jordan.
Mary C. Rhodes, 86, of Social Circle, died Nov. 3 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Howard Harrison Cottrell and Grace Margaret McKeag, she was born in 1921 in Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Rhodes was retired from C & S Bank where she worked in the bookkeeping department. She started sewing and making her own clothes at the age of 14 and continued throughout her life, even making her own patterns. She ...
Mrs. Augusta Mallory Willson, 99, died Nov. 2. The daughter of the late Horace and Laurie Mallory, she was born in 1908 in Athens. Mrs. Willson was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by husband Leroy M. Willson Sr.
The "Grandpa Bandit" who allegedly robbed the First Georgia Community Bank in September has been identified as Bobby Joe Phillips.
The Arts Association in Newton County will present the Morehouse College Glee Club at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Church at Covington in Oxford.
Featuring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe at the top of their game, "American Gangster" is an instant classic in the bloody crime genre.
The seniors of Eastside put an exclamation point on their great season at Homer Sharp Stadium Saturday night as the Eagles defeated Rockdale County, 42-6.
Thanks to a superb effort Saturday during the Region 2-AAAAA cross country meet, both the Newton boys and girls will be advancing to the state championships on Saturday in Carrollton.