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LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present

Editor,

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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More than money

Dear Editor: I was greatly saddened to read Samuel Hay's letter to the editor, which dealt with the house fire and the demise of Mr. Aubrey Whelchel. Mr. Whelchel taught math and science at Newton County High School while I was a student there in the late 1950s.

Mr. Whelchel was one of the many fine teachers that Newton County was blessed to have during that time and who affected so many lives. I remember Mr. Whelchel and how he insisted on performing and doing what he was paid to do. He had his own style of maintaining discipline ...

December 27, 2008 | Felton Hudson Stone Mountain | Letters


Santa's helpers

Saturday we had the opportunity to show some real Christmas Spirit. We gathered, bright and early, along with the other elves from the Covington Rotary and the Rotary Interact Club from Eastside High school bright and early, and helped Santa load up close to 900 bags of goodies for boys and girls of Newton County.

Santa is fortunate to have such a group as the Covington Rotary to organize and raise money from folks in our community in order to provide this service to families who are having a tough time this Christmas season.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Leadership blessings

As this year comes to a close, we are fortunate to have had good management of our county. We have been blessed with leadership over the year that has managed to ensure that, with all the fiscal uncertainties swirling around us here in Georgia, Newton County stands tall and secure.

We are losing some very good leaders on Jan. 1, leaders in county government in our court system, our law enforcement, education and even our coroner's office.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Magazine thief

Dear Editor: I'd like to address this to the person who stole two magazines from the Newton Library. To the person who stole the new copies of Essence and the National Review: your theft of the current issues of these magazines, although not a great monetary loss, are a significant loss to our community. These issues both commemorated the historic election of Barack Obama. Now that they have been taken from the library, many people will be unable to enjoy the articles and pictures that mean so much to our country.

It makes me wonder who you are. I ...

December 27, 2008 | Wendy Harrington Covington | Letters


Buy local...Freshway Market

Concerned about where your food comes from? Interested in supporting the locally grown movement?

If you don't have the time to drive to the farmer's market in Atlanta every week to stock up on fresh produce, then you might want to check out Freshway Market of Social Circle as an alternative.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Consider financial gifts to family

At this time of year, you may be thinking about finding the "perfect" gifts for various family members. You can find any number of thoughtful presents, but if you'd like to give something that can have an impact long after the holiday season is over, consider making a financial gift.

You could, of course, just write a check. But you may be able to do more for your intended recipients by finding a more creative gift. Here are a few possibilities:

December 27, 2008 | By Joe Stier Financial Columnist | News Columnists


“A Christmas Carol” live at the Alliance

Scrooge is back in the Alliance's annual holiday gift to Atlanta. Now in its 19th year, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition for generations of families throughout the Southeast. Atlanta's own Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, again directs this lavish musical complete with holiday music and jaw-dropping special effects. Chris Kayser returns for a 16th season in his portrayal of Scrooge, setting a not-to-be-missed standard of excellence.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Family Events


C.R. Bard donates $4,000 to DeKalb Technical College

C.R. Bard Inc. donated a $4,000 grant to DeKalb Technical college Business Office Technology program at the Covington Campus for curriculum upgrades.

Liz Allgood, a 1998 graduate of the Business Office Technology diploma program at DeKalb Tech, knew that her employer C. R. Bard Inc. through their foundation supported higher education and highly skilled employees.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Gertrude Wood

Gertrude Wood, 84, of Covington, died Dec. 14. A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by sister Mary Sue Ryer of Conyers and brother James Gordon of Commerce, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 17, at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens with Rev. Danny Evans officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Jeanne M. Smith

Jeanne M. Smith, 84, of Covington passed away on Dec. 13 of complications from heart surgery. The youngest child and only daughter of Mae and Ward Robertson, she was born in 1924 in Batavia, Ill. Mrs. Smith had three brothers Gerald, Wallace and Richard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hampton Smith (1920 - 1969) and her daughter Melinda Eudy (1952 - 1994).

She attended the University of Illinois and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English. She married Hampton Smith in 1951 in Illinois. They lived in many parts of the country as Hampton pursued a ...

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Obituaries


The gift of time

We are living in a time when we all have doubts and fears - about our jobs, our world, our future. We are living in a recession. We are struggling. We are worried. But, the Spirit of Christmas is alive and well, and it's up to all of us to find ways to nurture that spirit and enjoy the season without getting caught up in a spending frenzy. Christmas has always been about giving and generosity, but our culture of materialism and consumerism can cause stress and anxiety, as well as empty wallets. By getting creative with our giving, we ...

December 27, 2008 | Dr. Bettye Ray Guest Columnist | News Columnists


Leon Lowry

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Caroline Kennedy to seek Clinton's Senate seat

ALBANY, N.Y. - A person close to the discussions says Caroline Kennedy will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

Kennedy has told Democratic Gov. David Paterson she wants the job should Clinton be confirmed as secretary of state for President-elect Barack Obama.

December 26, 2008 | By Michael Gormley The Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Our thoughts...Shame, shame

This certainly will be a bittersweet Christmas for former Alcovy High School teacher and coach Derrick Roberts as well as paraprofessional Nanette Surber.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Clara Beth Pickett

 Shane and Stacy Pickett of Oxford announce the birth of their daughter Clara Beth Pickett Sept. 11 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Announcments


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