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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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Porterdale unveils logo

Porterdale continued its quest towards becoming a Better Hometown Monday as officials unveiled a new logo at the monthly city council meeting.

June 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Oxford chooses design firm for new city hall

 Oxford will not be participating in the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, as decided unanimously by the city council Monday evening, capping off a nearly two-year long information and decision-making process.

June 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lock up the lawn mowers

 They're clunky, heavy and good for cutting grass, but unfortunately, lawnmowers seem to have become the new hot commodity for those looking to make an illicit buck.

June 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Midway remembered

She was tired. She was so very, very tired. And she was hurting. God, was she ever hurting. And the irony of it was that she shouldn't have been there at all. For just 29 days earlier, in a faraway Pacific Ocean spot known as the Coral Sea, she'd been hurt so badly that the Japanese had written her off as sunk.

June 01, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Support our local economy

Support for local businesses is a direct investment in our community. For every dollar we spend in Covington and Newton County, our investment's return becomes more and more beneficial to the community at-large.

June 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hamilton Jordan's battle with cancer

Dear Editor: Hamilton Jordan was the most dedicated and dogged cancer fighter I have ever known. He battled royally against his own cancer and on behalf of the whole nation.

June 01, 2008 | William J. Todd | Archives


Interactive poll results

The Covington News' second poll of the 2008 Newton County Election season concluded Saturday. The interactive asked readers to choose between the current candidates for Newton County Board of Commissioners chairman.

June 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Beautiful creatures

 The fourth annual Hummingbird Festival at Gaithers Plantation began Saturday with thousands of local residents turning out to enjoy the beautiful birds, great weather and the many artisan crafts on sale.

June 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Channeling Martha Stewart for planning social gatherings

 I've been channeling my inner Martha Stewart recently, and she's dog-tired after hosting two parties in one week.

June 01, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Willie James Key

Mr. Willie James Key died May 22. the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kay, he was born in 1933. He was a kind hearted, devoted husband, father, grandpop and uncle and was loved by all. Mr. Key was preceded in death by parents; brothers Mr. Oscar Key, Mr. Rufus Key, Mr. Fred Key; sisters Mrs. Inez Williams, Mrs. Evelyn Hearn; nephews Mr. Tony Glover, Mr. William (Kanta) Hearn; sister-in-law Mrs. Birdell Ward; and brother-in-law Mr. Calvin E. Bowden.

June 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Man to serve 10 years for girl's death

 The Newton County resident charged with the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Newton County Superior Court Friday morning.

June 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Howard Phillips Milligan

Mr. Howard Phillips Milligan, 69, of Oxford, died May 30. Mr. Milligan, a life-long resident of Newton County, was the son of the late William Howard and Jane Phillips Milligan. He was formerly the co-owner of Red & White Grocery Store in Covington and the owner of the Red & white Grocery in Social Circle. He loved to fish and especially enjoyed his boats.

June 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Battling burglars

 A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Canady came home to the stomach-dropping sight of his side door having been kicked in.

June 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Suspicious fires point toward arson

 Investigators are calling two structure fires that blazed in Oxford and Porterdale early Friday morning "suspicious in nature," according to the Newton County Fire Department.

June 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Plans for the new library advancing

Plans for the county's second library are speeding along with the conclusion in May of a preliminary round of presentations by prospective architectural firms.

June 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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