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General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

Dear editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

People make the difference

Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Letter: Cause for optimism

Dear Editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First county adopt-a-pet day a success

By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

October registration renewal notices delayed

The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia burning guidelines

Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Anslie nicole andre

 Keri Andre and Michael Andre of Conyers announce the birth of their daughter Anslie Nicole Andre at Rockdale Medical Center March 5. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Hawkins earns 2007-2008 All-State honors

Newton High's Jamon Hawkins was selected to the 2007-2008 Class AAAAA Boys Basketball All-State Team (first team).

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Sky high: Clanton signs with LBWCC

Eastside High, especially recently, is notorious for producing gifted athletes.

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Finger accidentally amputated

 A juvenile received an accidental finger amputation last Friday at a school on Ga. Highway 36 according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Piedmont headmaster charged with DUI

 A Monticello man who heads the Piedmont Academy, a preschool through 12th grade private school which has 12 seniors from Covington graduating this year, was arrested for driving under the influence April 26, according to a Georgia State Patrol incident report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Gresham's qualification challenged

 Board of Education candidate Horace Don Gresham's qualification for the District 2 seat has been challenged and a hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Monday.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Hannah Grace Wyatt

Little Hannah Grace Wyatt died May 6 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her parents and family.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

County ends year in black

 Newton County ended fiscal year 2007 with a budget fund balance of 25 percent or $14.5 million and was issued an unqualified "clean" opinion for its financial statements by certified public accountants.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Emotions run high in sentencing

 During an emotion-filled hearing, the Social Circle teen charged with the accidental death of his girlfriend apologized to her family before receiving his sentence in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

democratic stance

 A banker, a developer and a retired marine will all vie this July for the Democratic Party nomination for Newton County Chairman.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Atlanta Gas Light woos Covington

 At the request of the Atlanta Gas Light Company, the Covington City Council agreed on Monday to release information on the city's gas system to the company for a potential purchase offer.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Promoting Porterdale

 Porterdale may soon become a better town after all, at least if Sandy Fowler has anything to do with it.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Bible scholar credits God for her success

Shirley Bonner was awarded an Associate of Biblical Studies from Tripp Bible Institute in Marion, N.C., on April 23. Bonner maintained an A+ letter grade average during the 60 semester hours. She also is working on an additional 86 sets of lessons required to earn an Advanced Biblical Studies Certificate and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies.

May 09, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Run toward God

Last week America observed the National Day of Prayer. Prayers were offered across the nation for a country in distress, a country that has turned collectively from God with disastrous results.

May 09, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Mother's Day - Don't take her for granted

I used to take her for granted.

May 09, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives

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