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Our Thoughts: Thankful musings

After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.

November 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Covington News canned food drop-off location

Throughout this holiday season you can help feed local families simply by coming by The Covington News.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis ...

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 18

Antwuan Deangelo Banks, 30, Conyers, November 15, Probation violation; theft by shoplifting; probation violation

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crop production rises

It's been a good year for soybean and corn production, while cotton is down almost 20 percent from a year ago.

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent were married in a twilight ceremony September 26, 2015, on the patio at The Lake House in historic ...

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Weddings

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Olympic-sized responsibility

Every four years, anyone who visits my home on a summer evening could peer into my window and see me glued to the television watching the competitions of the Olympic Games. I love rooting for everyone in red, white and blue. Usually, it's all about who is fastest, makes the least splash or really sticks the landing. But, as I've watched the pre-coverage and coverage of the Beijing games, I've realized they matter much more than simply as a testament to athletic prowess.

August 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Guns in churches?

 Dear God,

August 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Great job recreation department

Dear Editor: As a citizen of Newton County and Covington, I want to express my thanks to Tommy Hailey and his staff for the excellent job they do in promoting recreation in our county.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr.

Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr., 75, of Covington, died at his home Aug. 11. The son of the late Willis B. and Jewell E. Bennett, he was of the Baptist faith and worked for Bibb Manufacturing for over 30 years. Mr. Bennett enjoyed going fishing, raising rabbits and chickens and working in his garden. He dearly loved his family and will be missed by all.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Jack Thomas Boozer

Mr. Jack Thomas Boozer, 71, Conyers, died Aug. 13. The son of the late John Marshall Boozer and Ruby Vanhorn Boozer, he was born in DeKalb County in 1936. He graduated from Avondale High School and proudly served our country in the United States Army and while in the service played football and baseball. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked as a mail carrier. Mr. Boozer was a member of Conyers First Baptist Church. He was a member of the pilots' association and enjoyed flying airplanes. He also loved to play golf, landscaping and ...

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

James Joseph Hayes Jr.

James Joseph Hayes Jr., 42, of Covington, died Aug. 4 at Newton Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing, watching horror movies, loved music and ice cream and collected eagles. He was preceded in death by his father James Joseph Hayes Sr.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Albert Shannon

Albert Shannon, 65, of Covington, died Aug. 13 at Rockdale Medical Center. The son of the late Herschel and Julia Powers Shannon, he lived in Newton County most of his life and recently opened Shannon Trucking Company. Mr. Shannon enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and going to the Music Barn and loved being with his family. A member of Living Waters Baptist Church, he attended Central Community Church. Mr. Shannon was preceded in death by his son-in-law Brent Bates.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Beyond the sanctuary

 Oxford Baptist Church continues to serve the community as a warm, spirit-filled and focused ministry. The mission statement is three-fold: obeying God, building relationships through him that last an eternity and caring for all people.

August 15, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

God's fairness

 In my last few articles I have been addressing the issue of the Christian witness. If what the Bible reveals is true, then the absolute worst thing a believer can do is succumb to the lie that religion is a private issue not to be discussed in proper company. If the Bible is true, then not to witness is, in my opinion, tantamount to criminal neglect. If it is true, there is a life after death; if it is true that we will spend that life in one of two places (heaven or hell) and if it is true that ...

August 15, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Windowsill prayers

 "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father, who is unseen. Then your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you," (Matt 6:6 NIV).

August 15, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Discovery through words

 After years of hard work teaching area adults fundamental reading skills, Newton County READS is within grasping distance of a long-standing goal - to see the county officially recognized as a Certified Literate Community.

August 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Town aims to condemn adjacent lot

Unable to purchase a piece of property adjacent to the Newborn Town Hall, the Newborn City Council has empowered the city attorney to proceed with condemnation of the property in order for the town to acquire it for the expansion of a public parking lot.

August 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Francis sentenced to life

Thomas Francis received a total sentence of life plus seven years today in Newton County Superior Court for the 2006 murder of his wife Denise Michele "Shelly" Francis.

August 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Riding on success

Despite oppressive August heat, more than 1,100 cyclist joined the ranks of the Covington Century Bike Ride on Aug. 2.

August 14, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Our thoughts: Protect responsible home buyers

 Last Sunday we ran a front page story on foreclosures. If you drive through many of the newer communities in Newton County and Social Circle, you can see evidence of those foreclosures plainly in the unkempt yards and in some cases broken windows caused by vandals.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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