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Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Threats

Last week we ran a story that certain leaders of our large African-American community would call for a public march if their concerns about the Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of many of his committee assignments was not properly addressed.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


31st annual Fuzz Run

The Covington Fuzz Run saw hundreds of people running through the streets of Covington, for a good cause Saturday.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


An improved News and Advertiser

For years the Covington News Company has published an alternate advertising product called the News and Advertiser that has been delivered on Tuesday's and is carried to 15,000 homes.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Catherine Crenshaw Berry

Catherine Crenshaw Berry, also affectionately known as "Nanny", passed away September 10, 2014, at the age of 100. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, spending time outdoors and canning vegetables. She owned Berry's Boat Dock, and for more than 72 years, people came expecting to see her sitting on the front porch swing! She never met a stranger. Nanny loved animals, but more than anything, she loved her family and cherished her time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Franklin Berry; sons, Ronald Franklin Berry, Ralph Glenn Berry; parents, Ralph John and Corrine (Ivey) Crenshaw ...

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Thomas Tillti

John Thomas Tiltti, 71, of Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in New York, New York to the late Phillip and Helvi Tiltti.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


DUI and Drugs

Sharon Deloris Banks, 58, Covington, Aug 28, Littering Highway, DUI First Offense, Open Container

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD warns of utility scam

The Covington Police Department is warning City of Covington utility customers against a scam.

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woman charged with incest, sodomy

The Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a complainant residing near Robertson Rd. who said they observed some inappropriate text messages to her 15-year old son from someone known to the family.

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Cousins Middle commemorates 9/11

The students and faculty of Cousins Middle School commemorated September 11, 2001 during a Thirteenth Anniversary Program Thursday. The CMS BETA Club presented the colors for the program, which featured the school's band and chorus. Newton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Johnny Robinson layed a wreath, and the guest speaker was Army Chief Warrant Officer 3rd class Phillip Carswell.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GPC Newton students scholarship eligible

From a scholarship for community service to scholarships for education majors to a healthcare scholarship specifically for Walton County residents, students enrolled at the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus can find ways to help fund their education - but first, they have to apply.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


What is happening with content

As The Covington News changes to a Sunday-only publication in print, our coverage of Newton County will show no signs of decline.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Betty Mathis

Mrs. Betty Mathis, 72, died at her home March 28. She moved to Monroe two years ago after living in Conyers many years. Mrs. Mathis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Social Circle and was a former longtime member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief Team, a Red Cross volunteer and an avid gardener. She was previously employed by Bio Lab in Conyers as a shipping manager.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Omra L. Kitchens

Mr. Omra L. Kitchens, 90, of Covington, died March 28. Mr. Kitchens, son of the late Andrew and Minnie Parker Kitchens, was born July 1, 1917 in Newton County. He was of the Baptist faith and was a lifelong resident in Newton County.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tommie Lou Lewis

Mrs. Tommie Lou Lewis, 81, of Conyers and formerly Atlanta, died March 28. The daughter of the late Merce Marrow and Martha Lucille Nalley Smith, she was born August 23, 1926 in Carroll County. Mrs. Lewis worked for Arrow Shirt Company for many years, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Atlanta and was a devoted Braves fan.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Louise Shupe

Mrs. Louise Shupe, 97, of Conyers, died March 29. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Otis Nixon Sunday school class. Mrs. Shupe retired from the U.S. Government Quartermasters after 30 years of employment. She loved to travel and made many picture albums. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Shupe, parents, Thomas Conner and Vashti Mehetttibell Parker and sister, Vashti Skinner.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rams punish Stephenson for first region victory, 11-1

By Eric R. Wallace

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Heritage cruises by Eastside, 11-1

CONYERS - The Eastside High baseball team was expecting big things Friday evening at Danny Blue Field, such as an upset over number one seeded Heritage.

March 30, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


By Michael Smith-Foot

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Comedy club on hold for now

Plans to open a comedy club on Washington Street are indefinitely on hold though the owner of the property still hopes his dream will become a reality.

March 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Several arrested for the beating, robbery of a teen

Seven teens were arrested and charged for acting as a gang in connection with the assault and robbery of a Covington juvenile, according to the Covington Police Department.

March 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Oxford woman bids big in Burbank

 Kathy Stone couldn't believe it when she saw her name card flashed in front of the studio.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Future of Newton County History Center becomes clearer

Once architectural drawings for the Newton County History Center are received, the county plans to begin accepting bid proposals with construction slated to begin this June.

March 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Soccer: Eastside, Alcovy split

COVINGTON - The Alcovy High boys soccer team captured more than a 1-0 win Friday night over cross-county rival Eastside.

March 30, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Newton, Alcovy split on the tennis court

COVINGTON - Crosstown rivals Newton and Alcovy High met Wednesday on the green top to settle the score once and for all.

March 28, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Game of the Week

Tonight the Alcovy High boys and girls varsity soccer teams will hope to do something they've yet to accomplish in Region 8-AAAA South action - beat crosstown rival Eastside.

March 28, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


DeAngelo Hall joins long list of potentially good stars

Lately I've been hearing people around Atlanta remark "good riddance" and other negative comments over the departure of former Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who has recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with the Oakland Raiders.

March 28, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


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