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Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Reba Mae Gibson

Reba Mae Gibson, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Oxford, passed away September 10, 2016. She was born in Union Point to the late Herschel and ...

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Laurie Pless

Laurie Pless, 59, died of natural causes on September 16, 2016, her birthday.

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 21

Diallo Wayne Abraham, 22, Covington, Sept. 14, court sentenced serving 8 days

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr.

Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Covington.

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas ‘Tommy’ Jackson Hutchens

Thomas (Tommy) Jackson Hutchens, 73, of Covington, passed quietly Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born in Newnan on March 28, 1943, to Thomas and ...

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The three victims in Monday's fatal accident identified

Two of the three victims in Monday's fatal accident involving a Newton County School System (NCSS) school bus were under the age of 10.

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Teachers of the year announced by NCSS

The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced its teachers of the year for each of its schools Tuesday.

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New pillars installed at Chimney Park

Members of the Satzuki Garden Club and Friends of Newton Parks Board of Directors gathered at Chimney Park Monday, Sept. 12 to dedicate a new ...

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Pipeline expected to reopen soon

A week after the pipeline leak in Alabama resulted in a gas shortage across the southeastern United States, Colonial Pipeline has announced that construction, fabrication ...

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Gov. Nathan Deal signs order to ban gas price gouging

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday prohibiting the hiking of gas prices as a response to the current gas shortage affecting southeastern ...

September 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Academy homecoming court named

The 2016 homecoming festivities for Piedmont Academy concluded Sept. 9 with the crowning of Ashley Johnston as Miss Cougar and Bailyn Whitaker as Miss Homecoming ...

September 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Dan Forster honored with National Seth Gordon Award

Dan Forster, recently retired Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), was recognized with the Seth Gordon Award, the highest ...

September 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Our Thoughts: Safe and sound

The promise of autumn coming this week seems to be bringing a certain sense of relief that our hottest days will soon be behind us ...

September 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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William "Junior" Jefferies

Mr. William "Junior" Jeffries, 65, of Covington, died Oct. 26 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Dee Sr. and Gaynelle Brannon Jeffries, he was born in Newton County in 1943. He was the owner of Jeffries Machine Company Inc. in Covington for over 35 years. Mr. Jeffries was a trustee at Faith Tabernacle, Byron, and a dedicated Christian. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and working on antique tractors. Mr. Jeffries was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by brother Danny G. Jeffries.

Surviving are wife of 41 years Noami ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts... Funds for children

We appreciate the fact that Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton asked the Covington City Council for permission to use seized drug money to assist in purchasing equipment for A Child's Voice, the child advocacy center which services the Alcovy Circuit - which includes Newton and Walton counties. We are equally pleased the council approved his request.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Alcovy falls to Mt. Zion 32-15 on the road

The Mt. Zion-Jonesboro Bulldogs hosted the Alcovy Tigers at Tara Stadium Friday night in a game with strong regional implications. The Tigers (4-4, 3-3 Region 4-AAAA) had their sights set on taking third place in the region, but it was the Bulldogs (6-3, 5-2) who moved into second with a 32-15 victory. Few fans were cheering on either side of the stadium in the rain and bitter cold, and it was a rocky start for both teams with the weather seemingly having negative effects early on. Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman didn't think the weather could be blamed for his ...

November 06, 2008 | Rachel Kellogg | Alcovy


Early voting changes elections

I went to the local election office in DeKalb County last week to cast an early ballot for the Nov. 4 election, thinking it would be a good idea to vote ahead of time and beat the crowds on election day.

November 06, 2008 | By Tom Crawford | OPINION


Our Thoughts... Riding coattails

The Covington News and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a political forum Thursday.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Late touchdown costs Newton chance at .500

The Newton Rams tipped their hand in the first two minutes of their homecoming region battle, losing 18-13 to the Frederick Douglass Astros on a drizzly Friday evening at Sharp Stadium.

November 06, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Newton


Fletcher's, family-owned for 76 years

Fletcher's Jewelry, a staple on the Covington square, has been in business in Newton County since 1932 and has been family owned for four generations.

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ralph Hull

Ralph Hull

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Nov. 4, 2008 Sample Ballot for Newton County

PARTISAN ELECTIONS

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Nov. 4, 2008 Sample Ballot for Newton County

Partisan

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Circuit City to close 155 stores, cut US jobs

RICHMOND, Va. -- Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is closing about 20 percent of its U.S. stores, including 14 in Illinois, and cutting thousands of jobs in an effort to return to profitability as it finds consumers reluctant to spend and its vendors less eager to give it credit.

The nation's No. 2 consumer electronics retailer said it will shut 155 of its more than 700 stores and leave at least a dozen markets entirely, including Phoenix and Atlanta, by Dec. 31. It will lay off about 17 percent of its domestic work force, which could affect ...

November 04, 2008 | Michael Felberbaum The Associated Press | Business


Obama's grandmother dies 2 days before election

HONOLULU (AP) - Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

November 04, 2008 | By HERBERT SAMPLE, Associated Press Writer | Election 2008


Letter to the editor

Greed is not good

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts...The speaker's visit

 Glenn Richardson speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives stopped by the Covington Rotary Tuesday to give an update of upcoming activities during the next term of the Georgia Assembly, which starts in January.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The gas crisis — a look both ways

With gas prices in Newton County now well below $3 a gallon, is it time to break out in a rendition of "Happy Days are Here Again?" Not exactly.

November 03, 2008 | By Jim Tudor | Our Thoughts


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