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Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


High Museum director to step down

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Statewide trafficking prosecutor named

Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of teh Newotn County Judicial Center.

October 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Family court graduates three

Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William Herbert White

William Herbert White of Oxford passed away October 22, 2014. He was born November 19, 1934 in Monticello, GA to the late W.A. and Lorene (Lewis) White. Mr. White was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Business as well as LSU School of Banking. He was a successful and respected member in the banking field, retiring after four decades from Main Street Bank. Mr. White was a long-time member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Hansbrough one HEEL of a hoops player

My co-workers have a twisted sense of humor sometimes.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eagles battered and bewildered by Loganville, 13-1

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia State's Catherine Lee earns second Rookie of the Week award

ATLANTA - Georgia State's Catherine Lee was named Colonial Athletic Association softball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Alcovy, Eastside split region match on the tennis courts

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Eastside High golf leads Newton, Alcovy during annual Newton Cup

COVINGTON - On Tuesday the Eastside High golf team led after the first round of the Newton Cup, an annual tournament involving all three local high schools, including Alcovy and Newton.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Accusations swirl around teen beating incident

Residents of the Covington neighborhood where seven teenagers were arrested last week for the robbery and assault of a 16-year-old boy say the incident was connected to drugs the victim was bringing to the area and say several of the boys were wrongly charged.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


V. David Bishop

Mr. V. David Bishop, 73, of Mansfield, died April 1 at his home. The son of the late William Jackson and Julia Ellis Bishop, he was born in DeKalb County. Mr. Bishop was president of Bishop & Bergbower Contractors, a commercial pipeline business for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958, enjoyed woodcrafts and was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving brother.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Louise Jones Grier

Mrs. Louise Jones Grier passed away March 31 at her home following a courageous struggle with cancer. The daughter of Leroy and Esther Summerour Jones, she was born in 1916 and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. She married Hubert Grier in 1946, and he always declared that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. They were happily married until his death in 1998. Mrs. Grier was an employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Company for over 25 years where she served faithfully as a time keeper. She was a devoted member of Salem United Methodist Church ...

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Edward S. "Eddy" King

Edward S. "Eddy" King, 60, of Social Circle, died March 30. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years in Vietnam.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Spring break activities planned

For many, spring break is a time for family vacations. Trips to Florida or week-long jaunts to the beach are always popular.

April 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rams, Tigers split on the tennis court

COVINGTON - On Wednesday, the Alcovy and Newton tennis squads split a pair of crosstown tennis matches at Newton High School.

April 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Arrest made in latest murder

 A New Jersey resident was arrested Thursday for the recent murder of a Newton County man, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Social Circle annexation lawsuit officially concluded

 The dispute between Newton County and Social Circle over the city's annexation of 1,150 acres is now officially over with the Wednesday signing of a consent order by the county, city and landowners to end the lawsuit.

April 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Alcovy High special ed teacher charged with cruelty to children

 The Alcovy High School special education teacher and paraprofessional charged last week with cruelty to children were arrested for allegedly putting soap in the mouth of a severely handicapped student and sticking packing tape over the mouth of the same student, according to warrants filed by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Landfill expansion worries some

 Despite the county's efforts to calm the fears of residents of Lower River Road that the landfill does not pose a health threat, some people still have concerns.

April 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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