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William D. "Bill" Langford

Mr. William D. "Bill" Langford, age 67, of Covington passed away September 2, 2015. He was born June 19, 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the ...

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: September 2

Anthony Lamar Aiken, 61, Covington, September 1, Court Sentenced

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Reba Louise McCart

Reba Louise McCart of Covington went home to glory peacefully on September 1, 2015. She was born in Butts County on May 14, 1916. She ...

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


26-year-old, dead, found shot at Silos

Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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Irene Agnes Almand

Irene Agnes Almand, 75, of Covington died June 26. A loving grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and crocheting and was an avid reader. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Lucile Mays Bynerd and her husband, William Joseph Almand.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emily Stearns

Emily Stearns, 62, of Covington, died peacefully at her home June 26. The daughter of the late Marcus H. and Mary Hodges, Poppell, she was born in England. She worked as an LPN at Covington Manor Nursing Home for 18 years and worked for Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Star Crest Nursing Home in Conyers. Mrs. Stearns was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Perry. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is preceded in death by daughter Millie Carrier.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Social Circle administrative offices moving this fall

By the end of 2008, Social Circle's administrative offices will move into an antebellum home in the heart of the city on North Cherokee Road.

June 29, 2008 | J.T. Long | Archives


Sophisticated burglars break into cars parked in driveways

Newton County was hit by a string of car break-ins early Wednesday morning marked by an unusual level of sophistication, according to victims' accounts.

June 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Raft kids

 The power of many outweighs the strength of the few. For proof, look no further than the teenagers at Project Adventure.

June 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Every dance a prayer

 Blue skies and balmy temperatures welcomed the 200-plus dancers and attendees of the fourth annual Eastern Native American Charity Powwow at Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm.

June 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


SIU busts Lower River Road drug haven

Special Investigations Unit agents struck a known drug haven that was also the site of an unsolved 2003 homicide Thursday night, arresting five men and the home owner in connection with selling cocaine and ecstasy, according to the unit leader.

June 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Impact fee collection at all-time low

With the housing market in a slump, impact fee collections have fallen to an all-time low for the county.

June 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


A sign of the times

Newton County residents can always tell when election season rolls around because of the campaign signs that sprout like mushrooms on street corners, private yards and businesses.

June 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Candidate Rudy Cox on the issues

June 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Soaked with pride

The Newton American Pee Wee All Stars clinched the district championship on June 19 with an 11-2 win over the host Monroe County squad.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


East Stars crowned champs of inaugural tourney

DOTHAN, Ala. - The first ever Dixie Boys Future Stars Tournament, held at the new Miracle Field Complex, finished play Sunday, proving that more than likely it will be an annual event based on the turnout.

June 27, 2008 | Dewayne Fuller | Archives


Inaugural Eagle Golf Tournament begins Monday

The first ever Eagle Wrestling Golf Tournament is Monday at the Indian Creek Golf Club.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed with a breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Piedmont Academy ends youth summer basketball camp

Piedmont Academy recently finished its annual summer basketball camp that ended the week of June 16.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


From underdogs to wonderdogs, Bulldogs from California win title

In the summer hit "Get Smart," the silly Maxwell Smart - a blundering spy agent who eventually nabs the bad guys and sweeps the girl off her feet - catapults to instant hero status in the end.

June 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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