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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Lynn Hall Loyd

Lynn Hall Loyd of Covington, passed away Oct. 6, at the age of 60. Born at Crawford Long Hospital in 1948, she attended Kirkwood Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School. An employee with Lithonia Lighting for 25 years, she enjoyed fishing, playing slot machines, making her own music CD's, and cooking - but above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Loyd was preceded in death by her daughter, Kandi Jeanette Mitchell; parents, James and Phyllis Jakes Hall; and her pet, Max.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Two-faced Handel

Dear Editor: I am a relative newcomer to Newton County, and am fascinated by local politics as exhibited by recent events reported by The Covington News. I read with interest the letter last Friday, which states the writer's opinion that the News is biased in the 5th District Commissioner's race. I had not been given that impression, and thought the Editor's note explained the situation satisfactorily.

 I have personally been perplexed by the Secretary of State's assertion that she does not have jurisdiction over county commission races. Does she only have jurisdiction over statewide offices, such ...

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Mutt Show

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


More than a sum of the parts

Odell and Leah Caldwell have spent a lifetime of ministering to others out of their overflowing love for Christ. They have worked tirelessly, endured hardships and continue to make themselves available for any task in their golden years - whether it is cleaning the church or supporting events.

October 13, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson Religion Writer | Religion


Stouthearted proclaimation

"I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; before the 'gods' I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted" (Psalm 138:1-3, NIV).

October 13, 2008 | John Pearrell Columnist | RELIGION


Donuts for breakfast

"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" Then Jesus called a little child to him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. …Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he ...

October 13, 2008 | John Donaldson Columnist | RELIGION


Showing love to difficult people

Recently, my pastor challenged the congregation to go 24 hours without complaining. When he made that request, I thought, "OK, I'll take that challenge." By three o'clock, I fell off the wagon and wondered how the rest of the church faired.

October 13, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson Columnist | RELIGION


Understand your purpose - Part II

I Corinthians 10:31

October 13, 2008 | the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf | Pulpit Notes


Newton falls to crosstown rival Rockdale

It just wasn't in the cards for the Newton Lady Rams softball team (10-14 overall, 4-4 Region-2-AAAAA) to end their regular season on a winning note when they faced the Rockdale Lady Bulldogs (9-14-1, 3-6) Region 8B-AAAA) losing by the score of 1-0 at the Earl O ' Neal softball complex Thursday.

October 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Newton


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


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