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Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Max G. Kilgore

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 ...

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston

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.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts on 2050: Make changes now

It's time for a change on the 2050 Plan - both to the document itself and officials' approach in presenting it to the public.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Diabetes: A talk with the doctor of the nation

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.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Health


Public comment disclaimer

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.

July 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts on community hospital

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.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Challenges facing farmers today and tomorrow

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.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mae Hardman

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 ...

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. A.L. Crane

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mark Jeffries

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martha Ann Mahan

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jayne Satterfield

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris T. Mitchell Bowie

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 ...

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton Newsflash: More construction this weekend

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:

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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John S. Wright

Major John Sharpe Wright, USAF (Ret.), 85, of Oxford, died Nov. 28. The son of the late Felix H. Wright Sr. and Verda Crawford Wright, he was born in 1924 in Newton County. He was preceded in death by wife of 53 years Barbara Dahl Wright.

December 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Dacula able to cage Eagles on the hardwood

DACULA - On Friday, the Eastside boys and girls basketball teams were swept by host Dacula in region action.

December 16, 2007 | Ryan Zontek | Archives


First phase of Stanton Springs parkway nearing completion

The first phase of construction of the parkway leading into Stanton Springs is nearing completion. With its completion, officials say they are being contacted by an increasing number of prospects interested in locating to the industrial park.

December 16, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Loganville at Alcovy

The undefeated Loganville Red Devils arrived at Alcovy High School on Friday night looking to extend their perfect season one more game.

December 16, 2007 | Brian Harper | Archives


Public greets Mitchell Report with a shrug of indifference

By Nancy Armour

December 16, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Feast of historical proportions

Cooking a holiday meal - with the variety of dishes and decorations involved - can challenge any chef, but imagine having to bake a ham with only the freshest ingredients not knowing at what temperature to set the oven or how long to cook it.

December 16, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


33 arrested in flea market raid

December 16, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Oxford teacher balances faith and science

At first glance, the life Theodosia Wade seems to be a contradiction. The devoted wife of a Presbyterian minister, Wade is also a very passionate teacher of biology at Oxford College. But despite the divide between science and church, Wade is able to harmonize her love for both.

December 16, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Water restrictions expected to stay in place for 2008

Newton County residents hoping for an easing next year in the Level 4 drought restrictions which would allow them to resume watering their lawns again shouldn't hold their breaths.

December 16, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Christmas in Washington

WASHINGTON - There is something about visiting the president's house that leaves one in awe. I had a chance to go to the White House on the regular tour for the purpose of seeing the Christmas decorations.

December 14, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


District honor band members

Six students from Cousins Middle School have been selected to participate in this year's District Honor Band.

December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


NCSS becomes national board of distinction

 The Georgia School Boards Association recently recognized the Newton County Board of Education as one of 15 boards in Georgia earning the title of "school board of distinction."

December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Days of Christmas past

The First Baptist Church of Covington will present, "The Covington Christmas Musical" Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Eastside High School Auditorium. The presentation features "I'll Be Home for Christmas," a musical about family and hope in the golden days of radio.

December 14, 2007 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


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