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Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Frank “Paw Paw” Gossett

Mr. Frank "Paw Paw" Gossett, age 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Funeral services for Mr. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton has ties to NFL standouts

By Cameron Freeman and Tyler Williams

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Preseason All-Newton County Team

The sports staff of The Covington News spent several days pouring over film, last year's stats and performances and observations from offseason progress to ...

August 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Navicent Health President, CEO elected to Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, president and CEO of Navicent Health in Macon, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association ...

August 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Letter: Thank you for helping my child through a difficult time

Dear Ms. Greco,

August 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Clara Ruth Morgan

Clara Ruth Morgan, of Covington, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 88 years of age. A loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Morgan adored spending ...

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Pipe bursts at Judicial Center

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday a flange on a water line going into the Newton County Judicial Center failed. The failure ...

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Briana Erin Wilson McFalls

Briana Erin Wilson McFalls, age 26 of Bowdon passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. She was born ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Billie Jean Veal Hardy

Billie Jean Veal Hardy, 76, of Conyers, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1941 at Snapping ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rex J. Mitchell

Rex J. Mitchell, of Covington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 83 years of ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Henderson-Wait

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Marston of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Dr. Sheryl Lynn Henderson to Mr. Philip Edward Wait of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Langdon H. Wait of Action, Mass.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Oscar Mell Lunsford

Mr. Oscsar Mell Lunsford of North Augusta died April 8. Mr. Lunsford was a native of Covington, a former resident of Orlando, Fla., having made North Augusta his home for the past 14 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Cokesbury Sunday School Class, a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a retired Engineer with Lockheed Martin.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tornado watch issued for Newton until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area until 10 p.m.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Brenda Fay Yarbrough

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joe Brown Piper Jr.

Joe Brown Piper, Jr., 75, of Snellville went home April 8 after a courageous 9-year battle with cancer. Mr. Piper was a loving husband, father and grandfather and avid fisherman who will be dearly missed. Mr. Piper was a former member of Glen Haven United Methodist Church in Decatur for 34 years and served faithfully in many capacities, and he was a current member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Snellville. Mr. Piper was retired as an account executive with Colonial Baking Company after 33 years of service.

Mr. Piper was preceded in death by his parents Joe Brown Piper ...

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Did you actually read it?

Dear editor: For the love of journalistic integrity, please pull Mr. Patrick Durusau's column entitled, "Irrelevant Rand," so that Mr. Durusau can actually read the book "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. Mr. Durusau's interpretation of this novel is so egregiously wrong that there is no possible way that he has read it.

April 10, 2009 | Christopher Peters Lansing, Mich. | Letters


Typical baseless criticism

Dear Editor: Mr. Durusau correctly identifies that sales of "Atlas Shrugged" have skyrocketed recently but quickly loses touch with the facts after that ("Irrelevant Rand" 4-3-09). Greenspan associated with Rand years before he rejected her Objectivist philosophy. Someone who understands and is committed to defending individual freedom would not agree to fill the role of Chief Economic Dictator of the United States. Unfortunately, we are now paying for Greenspan's abandonment of those principles: his cheap credit policies at the Fed made him a primary architect of the housing bubble.

Durusau implies that Rand believed all people act in their ...

April 10, 2009 | Justin Ketterer Atlanta | Letters


Thank you for responding

As we have stated in the past, we are fortunate to have a well run library here in Newton County. We are fortunate, also, to have a very talented executive to run that library.

We recognize the fact that the library, like the other agencies in our county, has had to tighten its belt to meet budget deficits. One of the cost-cutting measures proposed by Greg Heid, the director of the Newton County Library, was to close on Saturday.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Time warp

Dear Editor: I re-read Columnist Nat Harwell's article on Fixing America three times trying to uncover exactly what it was that ignited reader Barbara Morgan. To me every word penned by Mr. Harwell was the ungarbled and unvarnished truth. However, Ms. Morgan has paid for "rights" to mock and disagree with Mr. Harwell to her heart's content. Nonetheless, a line should be drawn for anyone's dissent at going after another's job because he has different values and views. So Democratic, isn't it? They espouse and demand their inalienable rights but deny and attack other's ...

April 10, 2009 | Felton Hudson Stone Mountain | Letters


Run or walk for the YMCA

The YMCA, which was founded in England in 1844 by a group of evangelicals who wanted to assist the families and children suffering because of the sprawl created by the Industrial Revolution, started in this country in 1851. Since then the Y has grown into an organization that assists families from babies to grandparents.

Newton County is fortunate to have an active Y, which is located on Newton Drive in Covington. Our local Y provides programs for kids that include swimming, gymnastics, flag football, soccer and basketball. 

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Two roads named after Newton residents

Three Newton County residents - Jack Hays Morgan, Davis Morgan and Lamar B. Hays - were honored during the recently completed 2009 Georgia legislative session by having two roads named in their honor.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Pet of the Week

Puppy eyes: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a 10-12-month-old Chihuahua, beige. Also available for adoption are two terrier mix puppies, 7-weeks-old, black and white; a great Pyraneese, adult, white; a friendly collie mix, 3-4-months-old, red; a brown and black shepherd mix, 4-months-old, with John Deere Collar; a black and white Lab mix; a 9-month-old blue tick hound, gray merle with brown; a brown 2-year-old Lab mix named River; three beagles, one adult and two 7-week-old puppies; a yellow Lab mix; a beagle/Bassett mix, 2-3-years-old, tri colored. The shelter also has beautiful cats and ...

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lowell Thomas Biddy

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sue P. Bridges

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


A bushel and a peck

Dapper zoot-suited mobsters and gun molls take to the stage as the Arts Association of Newton County brings to life the classic musical, "Guys and Dolls," featuring The Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers.

The event is one of the highlights of the Arts Association's spring season.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


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