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Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, "Every Body Walk Newton," will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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The church as the temple of God

The New Testament gives us a variety of images to describe the church: the people of God, the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, the believers, the saints, the elect and the field of God, just to name a few.

October 13, 2008 | the Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Pulpit Notes

Teen shot in back Tuesday

A 19-year-old Newton County teen was shot in the back during a robbery Tuesday night and is now unable to speak after going through surgery according to investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

October 13, 2008 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stephanie Tyler

Stephanie Tyler, a fourth grade math and reading teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, knows how to mix together a heap of classroom structure with a pinch of no-nonsense discipline, combine them with a dollop of educational games for her students and end up with a pleasing result.

October 12, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education

Man shot near Stewart Church Road

An unidentified man was shot late Tuesday night near Stewart Church Road in Covington and air lifted to Atlanta Medical Center.

October 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman Josh Briggs | LOCAL

Thoughts on 9/11

This could be one of those generational things perhaps, but I think it's more in the way of a universal matter of compassion, awareness and plain shock that transcends any era.

September 14, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

The real deal

Among likely voters, John McCain now leads Barack Obama by 10 percentage points, according to Gallup.

September 14, 2008 | Maggie Gallagher | Archives

Hurricane price gouging

Because Hurricane Ike is sweeping across the Gulf of Mexico, where there are many oil refineries and drilling stations, the oil companies have once again taken an opportunity to gouge the American public at the pump.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Congratulations General Mills

This week Gov. Sonny Perdue visited the Covington General Mills plant to congratulate the company for its efforts to reduce water consumption.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Myspace profile helps crack stabbing case

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a home on Varner Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 11 in reference to a stabbing.

September 14, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

My stance: Keep quiet

Y'all keep asking when I plan to write a column about politics. It's such a hot topic, one that is especially important to families. It only seems natural that I'd chime in with my beliefs, right?

September 14, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Rebecca Shai Holder of Social Circle and James Wayne Skelton of Monticello were married Aug. 22 in Savannah.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Philip and Becky Howard and Delores Howard of Kennesaw announce the engagement of Jennifer Howard of Marietta to Danny Hartman of Covington, son of Don and Sue Hartman of Social Circle.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sequoia Alexis Sanders

Belinda Stanley and Lyle Sanders of Covington, announce the birth of their daughter Sequoia Alexis Sanders Aug. 24 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 18 inches long

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

David Scott Mansfield

David and Mariana Mansfield of Oxford announce the birth of their son David Scott Mansfield Jr. Aug. 25 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. His grandparents reside in Georgia and Mississippi.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

City of Covington water rates changing

The city of Covington is preparing to change its water rates to bring in line the prices that city residents and residents living outside of the city pay. The council is also expected to approve a new water conservation rate schedule.

September 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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