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Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Our Thoughts...The speaker's visit

 Glenn Richardson speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives stopped by the Covington Rotary Tuesday to give an update of upcoming activities during the next term of the Georgia Assembly, which starts in January.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The gas crisis — a look both ways

With gas prices in Newton County now well below $3 a gallon, is it time to break out in a rendition of "Happy Days are Here Again?" Not exactly.

November 03, 2008 | By Jim Tudor | Our Thoughts


God is doing some building - Part III

The ground is broken. The building process has officially begun its slow journey to completion. Abiding Grace is building a church just as soon as all the ground gets moved and the signatures are all in place, and all that other stuff. But, remember, this physical building we're constructing is nothing compared with the building God is doing in us.

November 03, 2008 | the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf Abiding Grace Lutheran Church | Pulpit Notes


Higher taxes to rebuild, bind

When I think of America, I remember the land of my youth - where we put a man on the moon in less than a decade, conquered diseases like polio, small pox and others, built highways and bridges to create opportunities for growth, and had an educational system that was second to none.

November 03, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


Ramsey's still going strong

Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Christian heritage

Our heritage is very important in determining our future. Karl Marx once said that a people without a heritage is easily led. He certainly talked a lot of people out of their heritage.

November 03, 2008 | Doyle West Christian Life School of Theology | Pulpit Notes


Our thoughts...Professors support Ayers

If you have ever wondered why after you sent your child off to college with proper and respected viewpoints of life and patriotism, and upon return from their first semester break their viewpoints are completely changed, this might be the reason why.

There is a petition on the Web currently signed by 3,247 college professors, including professors at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, who support the character of William Ayers - a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


From scraps to stunning

Treasured trash: Third grade students at East Newton Elementary School worked with local artist Carol Veliotis during their art class to create treasures out of trash for the school's garden. The week-long program is an annual event and rotates schools each year. Veliotis uses everything from discarded wreaths to old wading pools to create recycled art with the students. "Keep your imagination going," Veliotis told the students. "Look at things and see not only what they are but what else they could become."

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Our thoughts...

This week the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has endorsed an idea for a second stimulus package to follow a $168 billion stimulus package passed in February and a $700 billion package passed a bit more than two weeks ago.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Reaffirming nod

Dear Editor: My husband and I recently and reluctantly started a new subscription to your newspaper. Our first paper was received on Sunday, Oct. 19. When I read your editorial "Our thoughts…Misplaced priorities" it was like a reaffirming nod that this subscription was a good thing.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Losing our small town charm

Dear Editor: As a relatively new resident of Newton County (2 years) I would like to share my view on the new hotel and convention center project.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Our thoughts...

 On Thursday night The Covington News/covnews.com, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Newton County Farm Bureau will present a local political forum.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Ford a pillar of local auto business

 In business for 67 years, Covington Ford is one of the city of Covington's oldest businesses and most well known car dealerships.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


A little night music

Classical music aficionados and anyone who wants to enjoy a quality, live piano performance will have to travel no farther than Newton High School next week.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Jerome Cardell Glover

Jerome Cardell Glover

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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