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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


Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


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Concerns aired at Covington Town Hall meeting

High utility bills and what the city is doing to lower them were among the top concerns voiced by attendees at a Covington town hall Thursday evening.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Fuzz Run around corner

 Newton County, get ready to run. In less than two weeks, thousands of people will take to the streets in the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run on Sept. 13.

August 31, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man tells police he was run over by a car

A Conyers man who claimed he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newton County ended up going to jail for domestic battery after deputies discovered he might have been less than truthful, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

August 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


You are cordially invited...

The Arts Association in Newton County has unveiled their 2008-2009 Arts Series. This year's lineup includes such noted acts as John Berry and internationally renowned pianist Joyce Yang as well as favorite local performers, The Community Band and The Covington Regional Ballet.

August 31, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Hungry for the Word

The members of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mansfield recently welcomed the Rev. Reginald Jacobs to their church family. Over the past 16 years, Jacobs served pastorates in five churches in Griffin, Atlanta, Social Circle and Tifton.

August 29, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The character of witness

I have been writing about Christian witnessing in these last number of columns. When all is said and done, the best advise on the subject comes from the pages of the Bible itself. 1 Peter 3:15-16 in The Living Bible reads, "Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell Him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way. Do what is right; then if men speak against you, calling you evil names, they will become ashamed of themselves for falsely accusing you when you have ...

August 29, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


The truth about tithing

When you start talking about money, you have everyone's attention, because there does not seem to be enough to go around. Sooner or later, we all need to come to grips with our financial responsibility to God as the owner of all things. Where does God fit into your finances?

August 29, 2008 | Pastor Wayne Rutherford | Archives


Wilbert Bradford Sr.

Wilbert Bradford Sr., 69, of Covington, died Aug. 27. The son of the late James Floyd and Hattie W. Bradford, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bradford loved talking to people, going fishing and traveling to the beach.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Volunteering:A labor of love

In the 1880s, the American worker was first honored with picnics and demonstrations, creating the three-day Labor Day weekend many of us will kick off today.

August 29, 2008 | Terri Kimble | Archives


Covington SWAT team arrests 3

 The Covington-Newton County S.W.A.T. team struck at a Kirkland Road home on a search warrant Thursday afternoon, arresting at least two men and one woman after reportedly finding large amounts of cocaine inside.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Drink up...

Social Circle voters will soon be asked to decide whether hard alcohol should be sold by the drink at restaurants in the city.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


SACS review team names NCSS a quality school system

After a weeklong review of the entire Newton County School System, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) named the district a "quality" school system Wednesday.

August 29, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Rep. Marshall to visit site of Chimney Park to discuss No Child Left Inside

Congressman Jim Marshall will be visiting Newton County next Tuesday to talk about No Child Left Inside, proposed legislation that if passed, may provide funding for more environmental education and projects such as Chimney Park.

August 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gaithers' movie delayed due to possible actors' strike

Plans to film a movie at Gaithers Plantation have been put on hold until the spring due to fears of a possible actors' strike, according to the film's director.

August 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Kayaker rescued from Yellow River

 Newton County and Porterdale Fire units rescued a kayaker Tuesday evening after stronger than normal waters ripped away his boat, leaving him stranded on a rock in the Yellow River.

August 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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