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William D. "Bill" Langford

Mr. William D. "Bill" Langford, age 67, of Covington passed away September 2, 2015. He was born June 19, 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the ...

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: September 2

Anthony Lamar Aiken, 61, Covington, September 1, Court Sentenced

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Reba Louise McCart

Reba Louise McCart of Covington went home to glory peacefully on September 1, 2015. She was born in Butts County on May 14, 1916. She ...

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


26-year-old, dead, found shot at Silos

Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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James Taylor Godwin

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Our thoughts...

Today marks the end of the campaigns for the several political hopefuls. Today also marks the beginning of the campaigns for the general election in November.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Daisy L. Shiver

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Stuart Rounds Taber

Stuart (Stu) Rounds Taber died peacefully July 16 at his home on the creek in Monroe, following a courageous two-and-one-half year battle with cancer. He was born in Pawtucket, R.I. A 1958 graduate of South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., he was a talented football and baseball player and pitcher. He played summer league baseball in New England during his high school years. At Florida State University, he played football and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, graduating in 1962. He was a member and former elder in the Presbyterian Church.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Gail Lorraine Williams

Ms. Gail Lorraine Williams was called to her heavenly home July 13. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Annie) Williams, she was born in 1954 in Social Circle. Ms. Williams was a free-spirited child who joined Graves Chapel AME Church at an early age. She graduated from R.L. Cousins High School and attended Kentucky State University, Frankfurt, Ky. where she majored in business management. She was a dedicated member of the concert and marching band where she played clarinet. Returning to Georgia, she held various business management positions at Spelman College, The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent ...

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Freda Catherine Snellgrove

Freda Catherine Snellgrove, 87, of Conyers died July 11 at Riverside Health Care. Born on Jan. 14, 1921 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Ornan J. Stokes and Catherine Mize Stokes. She was a resident of Conyers for 41 years and was the owner of Snellgrove Auto Electric. She was a member of Conyers Church of God where she was involved in the youth programs. Mrs. Snellgrove loved her nine children and spending time with them and she also loved to read, watch Braves games and NASCAR. She was preceded in death by her husband Brady ...

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lake-side food and fun

 While residents living on Jackson Lake have been familiar with the Bear Creek Marina for many years now, owners Shane and Sheryl Spencer are ready to reintroduce their newly renovated marina to the whole county.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


South Salem holds sneak preview

As the summer winds down, families return from vacations with anticipation of getting their children ready for the upcoming school year.

July 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Blue Willow Village nears completion

More than a year after its groundbreaking, the Blue Willow Village, Social Circle's much anticipated tourist attraction, is nearing completion, with main construction complete and an opening date anticipated for September.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Swim team wins district; 21 qualify for state meet

Twenty-one Covington YMCA swimmers qualified for the state meet last weekend during the District 6 Championships in Macon.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Message not received for slumping Francoeur

Do you ever have trouble with your cable television? Have you ever lost a signal while talking to someone on the phone? Ever had problems logging onto the Internet?

July 16, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Newton American All Stars sweep tournaments

The Newton American Training League All Stars (ages 5-6) rolled to a perfect 10-0 record last week as they won the Dixie Youth Baseball Sub-District Title in Grayson, as well as the South Gwinnett Invitational in Snellville.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


CEWC hosts fishing event

The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is hosting a free summer event before children go back to school.

July 16, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Masons' lodge vandalized

The meeting space of the historically-black Masons in Covington was recently vandalized with spray painted religious statements and a racial slur, according to the lodge's leader.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


One killed at home on Kirkland

 Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a Kirkland Road home Tuesday afternoon.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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