Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.
Max G. Kilgore of Covington, Georgia, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, Tennessee, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, Tennessee, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, Tennessee. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after ...
Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston age 69 of Conyers died July 4, 2014. A Celebration Service will be held at noon Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist in Lilburn. Pastor Rev. Cavin Cawthon officiating.
It's time for a change on the 2050 Plan - both to the document itself and officials' approach in presenting it to the public.
Here in Georgia, diabetes is far too commonplace. Maybe your parents were treated for it, or your grandparents. Perhaps you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or diabetic. For many people, understanding what this disease really is and how it's treated is complicated.
It is the policy of the Covington News to allow people, with some form of identification, to voice their opinions, thoughts and concerns about our community. However, it is our policy to have comments free from personal attacks and inflammatory remarks toward people. This does not promote reasonable discussions and, we feel is detrimental, to furthering discussion on an issue or topic.
One of the cornerstones of pride in the Newton County community is that we have our own hospital; and throughout its existence the taxpayers have supported its development.
Though farming was once big business in the United States, by 2012 less than 1 percent of Americans were professional farmers. Many challenges face today's farmers, many of which are largely unknown to the general public.
Mae Hardman, of Rabun Gap, formerly of Porterdale, Georgia, passed away July 15, 2014. Mae was born November 26, 1925, to Carrie Mae (Lunsford) and William Grady Hardman. She had lived in Rabun County since 1971, where she taught at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School until her retirement. Prior to teaching, Mae was a social worker for Bibb Manufacturing Company for 27 years. She was very active in both of her communities, which she dearly loved. Mae served in many civic organizations and held positions over the years in both the Porterdale Presbyterian Church and the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Mae dedicated ...
A.L. Crane of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. He was 78 years of age at the time of his death. A.L. loved people and never met a stranger. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone who needed him. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family. A.L. was preceded in death by his son, Wade Crane; parents, Alvin M. and Gladys (Segars) Crane; and his former spouse, Joann Covington.
Mark Jeffries, age 41 of Covington, passed away July 15, 2014. Mark was a true Believer who loved the Lord Jesus with all of his heart. He was an accomplished bass fisherman and loved to hunt. He had a great sense of humor, and was a talented cook, guitarist and singer. Mark enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, and he cherished his time with Mary McCullough, the person closest to his heart. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father, William Dee "Junior" Jeffries.
Martha Ann Mahan of Social Circle passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 81. A very dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Covington and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, she was also a member and past president of the Callie Cohen Circle of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Mahan enjoyed traveling and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking.
Jayne Satterfield, 78 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, July 16 at Abbey Hospice. Jayne was born on February 23, 1936 to Charner and Frieda (Seddon) Peacock in Atlanta. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Satterfield was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Orlin R. Satterfield in 2013 and her parents.
Doris T. Mitchell Bowie of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 93. Mrs. Bowie was a lifelong resident of Newton County, and faithful member of Voice of Pentecost, in Covington. Additionally, she was a former member of United Pentecostal Church, where she served as youth director, the ladies auxiliary leader and Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Bowie was a published song writer and poet, and proud member of the National Poetry Society of Who's Who. She enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with those she loved. Mrs. Bowie was preceded in death by her first husband ...
If you're out and about this weekend, avoid sections of I-20 in Newton County as construction continues. Lane closures and long delays can be expected in the following areas and times:
Approximately 200 people ignored the dire warnings of inclement weather to attend the first in a series of community meetings to address county growth issues at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Saturday morning.
Most of the time, if a customer needs assistance in a Home Depot store a friendly sales associate is more than happy to assist a customer find something.
Brad and Kristi Williams of Covington announce the birth of Hayden Michael Williams on Dec. 15 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 18 inches long.
The Newton County School System needs more experienced leaders according to central office administrators.
The scene: A track met at a school in Wrightsville, Georgia, about 100 miles south of Athens, and sixty miles east of Macon. The scorching Georgia sun blazed the field; runners were poised for the one-mile race. The gun was fired, and they were on their way. One of them was a black boy, a sixth-grader, who dreamed of being an athlete - perhaps a basketball player or a track star, like his two older brothers. But a timidity kept him from making the first step. Now, at last, he had his chance.
Not long ago I couldn't help but notice some additions to the downtown Covington area. Near the town square, at corners featuring pedestrian crosswalks but lacking traffic signals, spiffy new signs have sprouted in the middle of the street. These signs are rectangular in shape, appear as little columns in the center of the street, are bright yellow and white and feature a miniature STOP sign near the top of the column.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pittman of Bryan-College Station, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Elizabeth Pittman to Adam Scott Anthony of Bryan-College Station, son of Mrs. Lisa Anthony of Bryan, Texas.
Katy and Dean Terrell of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Cheyenne Elizabeth on Dec. 20 at Rockdale Birth Center. She weighed 7 pounds 3.4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Most students don't think math is a very exciting subject - but when Mike Byster works a problem, kids laugh and shout.
Morris A. Fincher, 60, of Covington, died Jan. 17 at heartland Hospice. The son of the late Morris B. Fincher, he loved to garden and do yard work.
Both State Sen. John Douglas (R-District 17) and State Rep. Doug Holt (R-District 112) will be running for re-election.
Despite an order by the Newton County Superior Court to cease its operation, a scrap metal yard on Roseberry Road appears to still be in business.
A 9-year-old boy was struck by a school bus on Plum Orchard Drive while on his way to school early Friday morning.
The Democratic Party has its first candidate for Newton County Sheriff after Lt. Ezell Brown officially announced his intentions to run for the soon to be vacated position.
The Graves Chapel Cemetery will receive a much needed facelift Monday when Hands on Newton hosts a cleanup of the historic cemetery.