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Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Interested in working for wildlife? Volunteer opportunities with Wildlife Resources Division

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Are you looking for ways to work with or for wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

GEORGIA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree Academy runners used Peachtree Road Race to stay in shape

ATLANTA - Three members of Covington's Peachtree Academy cross country and track team found a popular way to stay in running shape for the soon ...

July 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Former FBI Agent Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court in Georgia

COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kenneth W. Hillman, III, age 47, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, has entered a guilty ...

July 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Salem Campmeeting to host 5k race Saturday at historic Salem Campground

COVINGTON, Ga. - Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 189 years of history as Salem Campmeeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K ...

July 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Female Bank Robber hits again

ATLANTA - David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in its efforts to identify and ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Sharon Alberta Baker

On July 15, 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Norris (Daisy) Browning was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named her Sharon Alberta Browning.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Alice Terrell Appling

Sarah Alice Terrell was born on March 8, 1954, in Covington, to the late Mr. John Bass Terrell, Sr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Eyesore of the week

Abandoned: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located off Ga. Highway 36 just before Flat Shoals Road.

If you know a property you would like to submit as the "Eyesore of the Week," send us a picture or address to news@covnews.com or 1166 Usher St, Covington, GA 30014.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


L. C. ( Clark) Brand

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Kindergarten roundup dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round?Up during the week of March 9 -12. Children must be 5-years-old by September 1 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2004) to register for the 2008?2009 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children. At the time of registration, parents must provide their child's social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form #3231, and hearing, vision and dental screening record form #3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools announce Pre-K registration dates

Parents wishing to register their children for Newton County School System's Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K program should mark their calendars for the week of February 23 - March 4, 2009. The school

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts... Community first

 The saga of redecorating the elected official's office/city of Covington meeting room has finally come to an end, we think.

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... A wise decision

Our editorial page is designed to spark public debate on issues facing our community. Any comments we make, for or against an issue facing our community, is just our opinion and no more. We extend you the invitation to respond on this same page, without comment from us.

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Change for the better

Dear Editor: As one of his so called "bleeding heart liberals," I again take issue with Nat Harwell's column: "USA: Beware the USB." Mr. Harwell seems to follow in the footsteps of a Rush Limbaugh, Jerry Falwell or some noted others in diverting attention from the real issues and crises of our country in order to project blame for such on our new president - not without a hint of bigotry, distortion, innuendo, tone-deafness and cynicism. Maybe, just maybe, it takes some assertive, unilateral action on Mr. Obama's part to undo the irrevocable damage that George W. Bush has ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


I made a mistake, I’m sorry

Dear Editor: Thank God that we finally have a new administration that understands ethics and integrity.

 As the new administration begins to fill its cabinet posts, it certainly is refreshing to see that our new Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, the former head of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, was asked to explain why he did not pay $43,000 in back taxes while he was at the International Monetary Fund. We have been told, "It was an honest mistake."

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


J.C. Maddox

Former State Rep. and attorney J.C. Maddox, 76, of Calhoun, passed away Jan. 29 at Gordon Hospital following a brief illness. He began his law practice as an associate with Ronald F. Chance in 1961 and became a partner in the Chance & Maddox Firm. He was a graduate of Porterdale High School in 1949, West Georgia College in 1956, the University of Georgia in 1957 and John Marshall University in 1961. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. Mr. Maddox was active in local politics, having served as Georgia State Representative. He also ...

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Warren “Kirk” Kirkland

Mr. Warren "Kirk" Kirkland, 83 of Covington, passed away Feb. 4. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Pratt Kirkalnd. Mr. Kirkland, a former Marine, was a longtime local business owner, Jaycee, Kawanian and Elk. Golf, fishing, gardening and travel were his life's pleasures. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family alike. He is survived by his daughters June (Tony) Cordell, Becky (Andy) Christo, Patti (the late David) Roberts-Jones, Joy (Herb) McCaull, Emmalie Kirkland, Julie (Roy) Griffin; brothers James, Sam and Tommy Kirkland of Homassassa, Fla. Mr. Kirkland was "Pop" to nine grandchildren and ...

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Jerry F. McKoon

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Feb. 4 Pet of the Week

The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a gray and white long-haired cat, about 1-2-years-old. The shelter has other cats and kittens available for adoption. Also the shelter has a 3-month-old, mixed-breed, puppy, black; a blue heeler/Aussie mix; a black Lab mix; a brown and white terrier mix, 1-yar-old; another Lab mix, tan; a shepherd mix, black; an adult hound mix with blue collar; a blue merle with black collar; a 2-year-old cocker spaniel, black; an adult brindle-colored dog named Hunter; a white and tan Akita; two 8-month-old Spitz-mix dogs, one named Bert and one ...

February 04, 2009 | Courtesy of the Newton County Animal Shelter | Pets of the Week


Eastside High School named 2008 Georgia School of Excellence

Only 26 of these flags are flying statewide and of those 26, only nine are flying on Georgia high school campuses. It's the flag marking the 2008 Georgia Schools of Excellence. And Eastside High School is one of them!

On January 23, 2009, Eastside High School was officially recognized as a 2008 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement at the Georgia Department

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Covington woman claims $250,000 prize for office pool

ATLANTA - A Covington woman, who is the treasurer of a Forest Park lottery pool, has claimed a quarter-million dollar lottery win. Candice Goodson, and eight of her co-workers at Premier Transportation, matched the first five winning numbers in the Jan. 27 Mega Millions drawing and won a second prize of $250,000.

The others in the lottery pool with Goodson are ecstatic. Members of the group chose to use their date of hire for the lucky combination.

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County Jail Log (2/4/09)

Walter David Hardin, 53, 12145 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Jan. 27. Failure to appear.

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


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