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Changing the CULTURE

On Friday night, the Alcovy Tigers basketball team welcomed South Gwinnett to town. Going into the game, Alcovy was looking to get its first win of the season. Despite Alcovy playing with outstanding effort, once against they came up short, losing 64-54.

December 20, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Cooking with Melanie: Eggnog and eggnog poundcake

Eggnog

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


A before-New-Years Netflix resolution

2015 is coming. With that will come a bunch of New Years resolutions – from people that will never fulfill them – like, "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'm gonna start going to church" and of course "I'm going to stay single" as if it takes a new year to start the process, but I digress. What you should really focus on is all of the really good movies that are leaving Netflix after December.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


Covington student makes Academic Achievement list at GSSU

Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


How to find the right school fundraiser for you

The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


West Newton Elementary School removed from state focus school list

The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Rainbow to distribute 40,000 lbs of food

Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut

Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Morgan County to Emory E. and Beverly L. Blasingame Conner. She was first married to Olin Lemuel Darby who died in 1945 leaving her with a 5-year-old son and expecting a second son in October. She remained a widow and sole support of her children until 1950 when she married Charles Stewart (Chink) Chesnut. They moved to Chesnut Farm on Chesnut Road where their son Charles was born. She resided there until Chink died and her health declined.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


First F-150 in Georgia goes to Covington resident

The first 2015 Ford F-150 sold in Georgia will be driven in Covington, as Newton County resident Mike Poole made the purchase at Covington Ford.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Alcovy UMC hosts Giving Tree

Alcovy United Methodist Church is working with the Salvation Army's Toy Drive for the third year, and helped supply toys to those who might otherwise not have anything for Christmas.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lady Tigers advance to 1-1 in region play

The Lady Tigers of Alcovy got their first win in region 2-AAAAAA this season on Friday evening. It wasn't an easy one by any means, as the Lady Wildcats of Lovejoy gave them all they could handle. But, Alcovy fought it out, and displayed some toughness with a 51-46 win over Lovejoy.

December 13, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


History for Henderson

J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order

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


Our thoughts: The spirit

It's hard to believe that we have less than two weeks left until Christmas day … after all we been reminded that it was coming since August at many places.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Kali Bell and Christopher Powell

Ms. Jurlean Bell of Covington is proud to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Kali Bell, to Christopher Powell, son of Ms. Norma Lewis of Stone Mountain. The wedding will take place Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Church at Covington in Oxford.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


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Global warming a real issue

Dear Editor: First, thank you for running the series on global warming. The more people know about this, and what they can do, the better. Second, to the person who wrote in and does not believe global warming is real. Let's look at the scientific groups which say it is real: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences, NASA, EPA, CDC, NOAA, the British Royal Society, American Geophysical Union, and more. Now, let's look at the scientific groups which say it isn't real or is in doubt: Oh wait, there are none. That should tell ...

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Up close and personal

Promising a close, intimate atmosphere between stylist and client, Bella Salon has opened its doors in Clark's Grove.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


EPA recommends denial of Bear Creek

 In March, the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommended to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that they deny Newton County's permit request to build a reservoir at Bear Creek.

April 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man attacks his girlfriend with a hot curling iron

 A Newton County man was arrested for reportedly beating, punching, slapping and attempting to burn his girlfriend, who is seven months pregnant with his child, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Economic study looks to 2020

An economic development study intended to guide Newton County and Covington's growth strategies over the next three years and beyond is currently underway.

April 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Arsonist pleads guilty to 2006 fire

 One of the four people charged with a 2006 arson that burned a Newton County family's home pled guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

April 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Cavanaugh joins News staff as general manager

 After a two year respite from the newspaper industry, The Covington News General Manager T. Pat Cavanaugh is thrilled about the prospect of getting back into the swing of things.

April 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Mary "Frances" Fleming

Mary "Frances" Fleming, 88, of Covington, died April 20 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late Charlie A. and Eula Bailey McCord she was born in Newton County and was a charter member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Fleming was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by husband C. W. Fleming and son James Lee Fleming.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Spring is in the air

If you looking to hear some soothing classical music and haven't been to the symphony lately, you don't need to spend $60 and drive 50 miles to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Newton County Community Band is holding their spring concert Monday at Eastside High School in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

April 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Vivian Denise Jones

Ms. Vivian Denise Jones (Ms. Bill) died April 12. The daughter of Ms. Ruby Kate Durden and the late Mr. James A. Jones, she was born in 1960 in Newton County. She joined Bethel Bara Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Newton County High School in 1980 and worked in various facilities preparing food for residents. Her last two jobs were with Wal-Mart bakery and the Newton County Detention Center. Ms. Jones took pleasure in spending time with her girls, family and friends. She especially loved cooking for her girls, decorating, joking with family members and playing with her grandsons.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Quentin Gerrold Perry

Mr. Quentin Gerrold Perry died April 11. The son of Mr. Thomas Kimball Sr. and Ms. Jeanette Perry, he was born in 1966 and grew up in Covington, attending Newton County High School. He graduated from North Georgia College. Mr. Perry was known for his smile and humbleness. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was employed with Kimball Plumbing Company and later as a supervisor for Publix Grocery Store.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tellis Sherrod Wood

Mr. Tellis Sherrod Wood died April 12. He was born in 1980 in Newton County and attended Heritage High School. He was employed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in Conyers, and had a business called TSW Home Decorator. He was preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Willie Edward (Grace) Wood, Mr. Pete Duffy and Mr. John Robert Turner.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Revolutionary

I have always been a fan of the Revolutionary era of our nation's history. The discussions on natural rights and individual liberty, the cornerstones of our founding, have always interested me. So when I heard that HBO was about to run "John Adams," a miniseries based on David McCullough's book of the same name, I was excited, despite the fact that I have never been a fan of Adams.

April 23, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Inaugural Bike Fest to encourage safety, give away bikes

The Covington-Conyers Cycling Club (C4) in conjunction with the Covington Police Department will host its inaugural Bike Fest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Washington Street Community Center.

April 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Newton County Tigers win tourney

The Newton County Tigers 12-year-old AAA baseball team traveled to Ellenwood this past weekend to participate in the USSSA Director's Cup Qualifier Tournament.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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