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US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Partners in Education

Dear Editor,

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


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Helena Walker Cooper

Mrs. Helena Walker Cooper, 85, of Sparta, Tenn., died Nov. 23 at Erianger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. The daughter of the late Wesley M. and Ova Greer Walker, Mrs. Cooper was born in Sparta in 1922. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Stone Cooper and brother Ralph Walker.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


An "Ole' Tyme" Newborn Christmas

After the Thanksgiving goodies are gobbled down and the shopping is done, come relax and celebrate Christmas with Newborn's second annual Ole' Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 3 pm. To 6 p.m at the Old School House and Town Hall on Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


We gather together

First Thanksgiving: Brandy Davis tends the replica of the first Thanksgiving supper, created by Joseph Hurt, by the gift shop at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. Hurt is the creator of the Joseph Hurt Creationist and Natural History Museum at the newly opened Blue Willow Village.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Vampire love comes to life

"Twilight," the best selling young adult novel, made its big screen debut this weekend. The movie was highly anticipated not only by teenage girls but also adult women. The movie is hard to categorize, but it's something of a cross between romance, sci-fi, and action.

December 06, 2008 | Amanda Briggs Film Critic | Movie Reviews


Our thoughts...Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Bulldog Tire Company

Tommy Coker opened Bulldog Tire in Covington in 1986, more than a quarter century ago. He had worked in a tire company in Monroe for 19 years before that.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


vampire love comes to life

"Twilight," the best selling young adult novel, made its big screen debut this weekend. The movie was highly anticipated not only by teenage girls but also adult women. The movie is hard to categorize, but it's something of a cross between romance, sci-fi, and action.

December 06, 2008 | Amanda Briggs | Movie Reviews


Commentary...Not all Republicans are racists

 This is in response to the column by Bill Shipp in The Covington News "Advice for the GOP."

December 06, 2008 | Elizabeth Christian Covington | Letters


Georgia Perimeter College hits record enrollment

Enrollment at the University System of Georgia's third largest institution set a new record of 22,808 students registered for fall 2008, helping to bring the system closer to its goal of 100,000 new students by the year 2020.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Brenda Johnson

Mrs. Brenda Johnson, 65, of Bay Minette, Ala., formerly of Covington, died Nov. 23. Mrs. Johnson was a member of High Point Baptist Church, Covington. She was preceded in death by husband Mr. Perry Johnson.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Flora Mae (Nanny) Reid

Flora Mae (Nanny) Reid of Covington, 87, of Covington, died Nov. 23. She was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle for 34 years, where she served in the WMU. Mrs. Reid was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by husband George Thomas Reid; parents Clifford and Lena Mary Day Brewer, daughter Geneva Davis and sons Tom Reid, Terry Reid and Allen Reid.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


An “Ole’ Tyme” Newborn Christmas

After the Thanksgiving goodies are gobbled down and the shopping is done, come relax and celebrate Christmas with Newborn's second annual Ole' Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 3 pm. To 6 p.m at the Old School House and Town Hall on Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Family Events


A chat with Valdora Roachford

Below is a transcript of the chat with Valdora Roachford from Monday morning. The Roachford family was featured in the ABC reality show "Wife Swap," which aired this past Friday.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bush pardons 14 individuals

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others, The Associated Press learned Monday.

December 05, 2008 | Deb Riechmann Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Lighting the way

We knew he was a great man when we featuring him as one of our 10 Men of Newton for 2008. Apparently many others know what a selfless, jovial person Flemmie Pitts is. Congratulations Mr. Pitts on being the honoree to light the Historic Courthouse in a special holiday tradition for Covington.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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