Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.
The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.
Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.
Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.
The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.
The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play
Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.
Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Volunteers from a multitude of backgrounds descended upon the Graves Chapel Cemetery on Monday to give the historic landmark a much needed facelift.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the double murder of a young couple as new information concerning the case continues to emerge.
Seeking a third term as county chairman, Aaron Varner cited the success of the county's new impact fee ordinance and the county's relatively well-off water supply as reasons voters should re-elect him.
The Newton High boys waltzed to their fifth consecutive win with a convincing 58-39 victory over Union Grove on Friday night at home.
CONYERS - Based solely on effort, the Eastside High boys basketball team stood toe-to-toe Friday night with Heritage.
Oh, if only they had some size.
MCDONOUGH - Smooth ball movement. Steady defense. Easy transition baskets. Solid shooting.
OXFORD - As the snow melted from Sunday's wintry wonderland, so did the opportunity of a heroic late comeback for the Oxford men's basketball team.
By Charles Odum
Terri Webster spent 19 years as a single parent and learned to cope with life's challenges by trusting God to answer prayer. She was recently named coordinator of the Single Parent Ministry at Eastridge Community Church. Under the supervision of missions director, Linda Miller, she and team members, Denise Barrett, Scott and Sue Brannon and Sharon Waters, are actively seeking resources to build a support system for single parents.
Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part commentary from Jenny Thompson. The second will appear in the Sunday edition of The Covington News.
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe in Roe V Wade, recognized a constitutional right to privacy and legalizing abortion in the United States.
Dear Editor: I wanted to write and tell you of our experience with Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in Covington when my mother passed away on Dec. 23, 2007. To lose a loved one is difficult but to lose one at Christmas is even more difficult. I took my mother to Caldwell & Cowan to preplan her funeral a year ago, and we immediately knew that we wanted to work with their staff. They were honest and their prices were fair and competitive. Owner Judson Caldwell gave us his undivided attention and spent a great deal of time with us in selecting ...
In my last article I tackled the difficult but important subject of making judgments. Many people today want to argue that you should never make a judgment about anything (they have already made their judgment on that issue). Many times people will bolster their arguments by appealing to Matthew 7:1-2, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." "See," they argue, "Jesus said it is wrong to judge."