After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.
Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.
Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.
Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...
Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.
Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...
This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.
Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.
The National Weather Service is looking for help in building a climate database and predicting floods.
The follow up inspection on Pacho's Mexican Grill saw its already-failing score lower five points after tallying a 51 on its Jan. 9 inspection.
According to pickensprogressonline.com, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction of Quanitta Yvette Turner, a mother who was charged in the death of her infant daughter, Malay Chandler. Turner was sentenced to life in prison for holding her hand over her the 5-week-old baby girl's nose and mouth and smothering her to death.
COVINGTON, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Larry Baines took advantage of a program now open to all City of Covington employees, and is commercially licensed driver.
The 2015-16 Legislative Term committee assignments were handed out in the Georgia legislature last week, and Newton County's representatives are in key positions.
Ms. Shirley M. House, 64, of Porterdale, died March 28. Ms. House was born and raised and lived all of her life in Porterdale. She retired from Hercules and Lithonia Lighting. She was preceded in death by father James C. House.
Edward S. "Eddy" King, 60, of Social Circle, died March 30. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years in Vietnam.
By Eric R. Wallace
COVINGTON - On Monday night the Eastside High girls soccer team gathered to play one last home game against the crosstown rival Newton Lady Rams.
Dressed in homespun woolen uniforms 20 men sauntered downfield to challenge members of Sherman's Union Army, intent on taking the field in their quest to reach the Gaithers plantation house.
Rickey Hutchins, 46, and Tonya Bundrant, 45, both of Snellville, were arrested March 25 after Newton County Sherriff's Deputies discovered them taking household fixtures and copper wire out of a vacant house on Ga. Highway 11, according to an NCSO incident report.
Ms. Randi Bridges, 44, of Oxford, died peacefully at her home March 28. She was born in Fulton County and attended Mount Paran Church of God, Atlanta. She enjoyed boating and power walking and loved spending time with her friends, family and, especially, her animals.
Bonnie Elizabeth Knight Cobb, 58, died March 24. The daughter of the late James and Betty Knight, she was born in Newton County and enjoyed singing and acting.
Mrs. Betty Mathis, 72, died at her home March 28. She moved to Monroe two years ago after living in Conyers many years. Mrs. Mathis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Social Circle and was a former longtime member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief Team, a Red Cross volunteer and an avid gardener. She was previously employed by Bio Lab in Conyers as a shipping manager.
Mr. Omra L. Kitchens, 90, of Covington, died March 28. Mr. Kitchens, son of the late Andrew and Minnie Parker Kitchens, was born July 1, 1917 in Newton County. He was of the Baptist faith and was a lifelong resident in Newton County.
Mrs. Tommie Lou Lewis, 81, of Conyers and formerly Atlanta, died March 28. The daughter of the late Merce Marrow and Martha Lucille Nalley Smith, she was born August 23, 1926 in Carroll County. Mrs. Lewis worked for Arrow Shirt Company for many years, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Atlanta and was a devoted Braves fan.
Mrs. Louise Shupe, 97, of Conyers, died March 29. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Otis Nixon Sunday school class. Mrs. Shupe retired from the U.S. Government Quartermasters after 30 years of employment. She loved to travel and made many picture albums. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Shupe, parents, Thomas Conner and Vashti Mehetttibell Parker and sister, Vashti Skinner.
By Eric R. Wallace