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Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Robert "Bob" Collier

Robert "Bob" Collier, 63, of Conyers, passed away March 4. Mr. Collier was a hairdresser in the DeKalb and Conyers area for over 40 years.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Raymond Davis Grant Jr.

Mr. Raymond Davis Grant Jr. died Feb. 26. The son of the late Mr. Raymond Davis Grant Sr. and Mrs. Rebecca Grant Williams, he was born in 1945 in Newton County. Mr. Larcellous Williams was his devoted stepfather. He joined Grace United Church at an early age and attended public schools in Newton County, graduating in 1964. Mr. Grant was a cement finisher. He loved feeding the birds in the morning.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mary Sammons

Mary Sammons, 89, of Covington, died March 5 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late James Walter and Mary (Boswell) Sammons, she was born in Newton County. Miss Sammons was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church where over many years she taught The Joy Class Sunday school, served as church secretary was a member and officer of WMU and was very supportive of other churches and ministries. Miss Sammons was a long-time employee of Covington Mill, worked for Schwobilt Men's Clothing, Macy's in downtown Atlanta and was a volunteer for 35 years with Newton Hospital ...

March 07, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Arlene Peale Terrell

Arlene Peale Terrell, 68, of Social Circle, died March 1. The daughter of the late Elmer Earl Turner and Isabelle Pecor Turner, she was born in Colchester County, Va., in 1939.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Metal theft a major problem in Newton County

 Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series exploring the theft of scrap metal in Newton County. For part two, see the Sunday edition of the Covington News.

March 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


NCWSA considers brand new water conservation rates

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is considering the adoption of new rates to encourage greater water conservation among its residential customers.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


County fire dept. experiences year of positive growth

Though Newton County Fire Service responded to 200 more calls in 2007 than it did in 2006, the majority of the department's calls were for emergency medical services.

March 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Choosing your religion

 Darryl Moore's spiritual search began over 30 years ago while growing up in Connecticut.

March 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Welcome to the world of firearms

If you've never held a gun in your life, you may be the perfect candidate for the Covington Police Department's upcoming firearms class, according to instructor Sgt. Arvo Bowen.

March 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Croquet showdown

The Heartland Woman's Club will host its 17th annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

March 05, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


SHAPE Act not the answer

Our nation, and particularly our region, is home to some of the fattest people in the world. The problem is as much social as anything, especially in the south where deep fried, rich foods are as much a part of our culture as our accents. We have children at home playing video games and watching television for four or more hours a day, and schools have been limited more and more by stricter testing standards so physical education has been limited or, in some cases, all together suspended.

March 05, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Where do I turn?

Dear Editor: Many times we sit and watch our news programs or read in our daily newspaper and see stories of people going on killing rampages or even turning the gun on themselves. Today, I really feel and understand that if not for the grace of God it would have been me.

March 05, 2008 | Carletta Holland | Archives


Not even semi-good

After watching Will Ferrell ("Old School") bring his Funny or Die Comedy Tour to a packed Smith Center in North Carolina last week, I, alongside Tar Heels men's basketball coach Roy Williams and national player of the year candidate Tyler Hansbrough, was convinced that "Semi-Pro" would be more than just a semi-hit.

March 05, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


"Daddy, I'm scared."

It's an oft-heard refrain come bedtime at the Robbins' abode, along with "Daddy, I'm thirsty," "Daddy, I'm hungry," "Daddy, I'm going to throw up," "Daddy, I've got to go to the bathroom," "Daddy, tell me a story," and "Daddy, I can't go to sleep at 6 o'clock."

March 05, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


James M. Barnett

James M. Barnett Sr., 81, of Conyers, died March 3 at Rockdale Medical Center. Born in Spalding County, Mr. Barnett retired from Ford Motor Company. He faithfully attended Conyers Apostolic Church and enjoyed working in his gardens and working on old cars and tractors. He was blessed with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnett is preceded in death by son James M. Barnett Jr. and grandson Miles Barnett.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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