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Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Newton Recreation accepting ads

The Newton County Recreation Commission is offering a unique opportunity to advertise in the form of a 4 feet by 8 feet ball field fence sign to be located at Turner Lake Complex, City Pond Complex and/or Stone Road Complex.

January 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


The phrase is student-athlete, not the other way around

I love commencement exercises. I love to witness graduates - wearing their cap and gowns with the tassel up top - flying freely about in the air.

January 13, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Bad day: Hawks lose a win, then lose the game

By Paul Newberry

January 13, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Enjoying wedding bliss

Ah, the joys of married life. Pure bliss, is it not? It's kind of like visualizing a crystal clear lake as a new day dawns, with nary a ripple on the mirror-like surface. Tranquility and unruffled calm abounds.

January 13, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Hurst pleads guilty in gas station murder

In a surprise turn of events, the man accused of murdering a gas station owner in August 2007 pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional five years.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Chamber of commerce hosting annual meeting at Charlie Elliott Center

It's not too late to buy your tickets for The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting this Thursday evening at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

January 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Class of '57

After meeting only twice in the 50 years since their graduation, the Newton High School class of 1957 decided regular get-togethers were in order. So those class members still living in the area made the promise to meet once a season for a nice breakfast.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Search and rescue

A small group of search and rescuers clustered together on a hilltop at the FFA-FCCLA Center preparing for the thunderous roar of the approaching helicopter.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Watterson enters Newton County sheriff's race

Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson is officially pursuing his lifelong dream after announcing Friday afternoon that he intends to run for the position of Newton County's next sheriff.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


From computer science to improv

 After a day of lecturing on the dry subject of computer science at Georgia Tech, Bill Leahy goes a step further than the typical Atlanta commuter in his quest to unwind.  

January 13, 2008 | Ben Watt | Archives


Husband, wife preach the word

Established in 1824, the Porterdale Baptist Church began outside the village across Ga. Highway 81 from the Baptist Cemetery. Noah Phillips donated land to the church with the understanding that if it ceased to be a church, it would revert back to the Phillips family. When the Porterdale Mills were established, the church moved to the village and the property went back to the Phillips family.

January 11, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Grieving for Meredith Emerson

The New Year has begun with tears in Georgia. Every day we have heard updates on the missing hiker, Meredith Emerson. The news has gone from bad to horrible. January 1, Meredith Emerson, a 24 year old from Buford, and her dog Ella are last seen hiking on a trail near Vogel State Park. January 2, Emerson's car, water bottle and dog leash are found. January 3, despite bitter cold, nearly 100 police and volunteers search the mountains for Emerson. Gary Hilton, who had been seen hiking in the area, is named as a "person of interest." January 4 ...

January 11, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Facing loneliness

In the Broadway spoof "Spamalot" there is a poignant scene where King Arthur is lamenting his plight and feeling isolated and alone. During this dark moment his knights rejoin him and sing, "He's all alone, apart from us" to which Arthur then picks up and sings, "Each one of us is all alone. So what are we to do in order to get through? We must be lonely side by side, it's the perfect way to hide."

January 11, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


This Child Changes Everything

I know - this is the same title you've seen the last two weeks, but there's a reason for that. The changes Christ's birth made and continue to make cannot be summed up in 500 words. Look now at Luke 2:12, where the angel is telling the shepherds about the life-changing birth in Bethlehem. In this verse the angel makes clear that something is very significant about this birth, our God entering our world:

January 11, 2008 | Pastor Jonathan E. Scharf | Archives


A New Beginning

With a start of a new year, we often think of new beginnings. Resolutions are not usually lasting.

January 11, 2008 | The Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives


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