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Christmas events this week in Covington

Thursday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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

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James E. Quintrell

Mr. James E. "Jim" Quintrell, 87, a long-time resident of Newton County died Aug. 6. Son of the late Thomas and Eunice Quintrell, he was born in Fannin County on May 26, 1921. He proudly served our country in the newly formed Army Air Corp during World War II in the Pacific theatre. Stationed in Guam, his group retrofitted B-029 Superfortresses for high altitude, long-range missions. His team worked on the Enola Gay before it dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After the war he attended college on the G.I. Bill and graduated from Young Harris College in 1949 ...

August 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

The Foreclosure Effect

As foreclosures in Newton County continue to climb to all-time highs, the affects of them - disappointed dreams of homeownership, declining property values and hundreds of vacant homes - are spreading around the county.

August 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Infant death suspect found dead

A woman suspected in connection with the death of a 7-week-old infant in Hall County was found dead Thursday in a Newton County home.

August 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Local Obama supporters attend event

Three months away from the November elections and several weeks before he officially accepts the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Barack Obama's campaign to win over Newton County is in high gear.

August 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Teaching with technology

With each new school Newton County adds to its every growing school system, new cutting edge technology is ushering in creative teaching methods. The county's newest school, South Salem Elementary, is poised to take interactive education to a new level.

August 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Good finance habits

 A person would have to be marooned on a desert island to be unaware that America is experiencing an economic slump. Predictions are that things will continue to decline as the impact of subprime mortgage foreclosure ripples across the country. While a recession makes everyday life a little tougher for most of us, I think the greater concern is the underlying financial illiteracy that caused so many people to risk their homes with these potentially disastrous loans.

August 10, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Francis found guilty of murder

After two days of testimony from experts, family members, neighbors and law enforcement, jurors convicted Thomas Francis of malice murder for the 2006 fatal shooting of his wife, Shelly Francis, swiftly delivering their verdict after about an hour of deliberation Thursday in Newton County Superior Court.

August 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

The science of chocolate

I was shocked to hear myself say, "I only paid $3.95 for high grade gas," this week. Only?

August 08, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives

Caray was a friend

In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it would heal, and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.

August 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Our thoughts...

The Covington City Council and the Newton County Board of Commissioners in a rare joint vote approved, unanimously, this week to issue $23 million in bonds to fund the public portion of the county's hotel/civic center project.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Bandits make off with bushes, lotto tickets, fuel

First it was air conditioners, then catalytic converters... now shrubs?

August 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Creating a church home

 CrossRoads Baptist Church is preparing for their first homecoming event and dinner on the grounds Aug. 24.

August 08, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Nothing but the truth

In my last article I introduced the subject of whether or not Christians should witness. It seems as if in our modern society everyone is afforded the right to their beliefs but Christians.

August 08, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

When seconds count

All over the world, clocks are counting down to the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Bejing Olympic and Paralympic Games. Timing will be critical in every aspect. Delays can affect both athletic performance and spectator satisfaction. The difference between winning a medal and going home without one may be a matter of a fraction of a second.

August 08, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Covington Kiwanis Club honored by PAGE

The Kiwanis Club of Covington received recognition from the Professional Association of Georgia Educators for their involvement with the STAR program Thursday at their weekly meeting at the Covington YMCA.

August 08, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

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