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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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Missing pieces

If you have driven by Alcovy High School lately you've seen the front drive and area near the tennis courts dug up while heavy equipment litters the area. Some of you may be wondering why a 2-year-old school is seemingly under construction again. The answer is quite simple. The county didn't have the funds to complete what architects planned years ago.

June 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Birdies for baseball

By Jason Coffin

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Two face charges in 2007 shooting

The trial for the remaining defendants charged with the 2007 fatal shooting of Kawasikis Shawnte Ricks begins this week in Newton County Superior Court.

June 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Gibbs, camp draws top achievers

When it comes to giving back to the community, Karen Gibbs is a good start.

June 15, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Lone democrat runs for tax commissioner

 Nicholas Day, the only Democrat running for tax commissioner, is campaigning on a platform of one thing only - to secure a homestead tax exemption for all seniors, regardless of income.

June 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

David Winton Jernigan

Mr. David Winton Jernigan, 57, of Covington, died June 11. the son of the late John Lee and Sara Muggridge Jernigan, he was born in 1951 in Athens. Mr. Jernigan was the owner of Nu-Da Sales and a faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was president of United Methodist Men's Club at Shiloh and a member of the Covington Elks Lodge. He was an NASCAR race fan and enjoyed fishing trips with family and friends.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


 One might think that Father's Day is just another celebration, but for a day usually overshadowed by Mother's Day, one father stands out.

June 15, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Samuel Gregory McLurkin

Mr. Samuel Gregory McLurkin died June 7. He was born in 1957. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. June 14 at Rust chapel United Methodist Church, Oxford, with the Rev. Quincy Felder and the Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Interment followed at Oxford Historical Cemetery.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

BOC candidates tackle issues at forum

At a crowded political forum Tuesday night, candidates for the Board of Commissioners District 1 and 3 seats debated the freezing of tax assessments, the merits of the Bear Creek Reservoir and the expansion of the county's landfill.

June 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Republican Stance

 In the race for the Republican nomination for county chairman, incumbent Chairman Aaron Varner's two challengers both say they would do a better job bringing commercial and industrial growth to the county.

June 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Parents need to take charge

During a monthly Newton County Board of Education meeting a few weeks back, I sat and listened to the mother of an Eastside High student complain to the board about the school's policy regarding absences and tardiness. Her complaint stemmed from a suspension her daughter received due to excessive tardiness. Now before I get into this, let me quickly shed some light on the situation.

June 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Looking after an ailing heart

Two score and eight years ago, a fine doctor and my namesake, Thomas Harris, debuted me at the Georgia Baptist Hospital.

June 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Learning Center extends thanks

Dear Editor: The Learning Center wants to thank all the young students and families of First United Methodist Church Preschool for their recent Little Ones for Literacy Campaign. The children donated over 250 new and used books for The Learning Center to distribute to needy Newton County families. They also collected enough pocket change that The Learning Center will be able to provide the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new hardback book each month for an entire year, to 20 children.

June 13, 2008 | Mollie Melvin | Archives

Parents must be vigilant

It's really hard to be a parent in today's fast-paced, instant gratification world.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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