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Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and ...

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Legislative Updates

GPTC hosts Beyond Community Policing: Building & Sustaining Positive Relationships for the Long Term

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is delighted to host a 40 hour training workshop in assisting law enforcement in its interaction with the public.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Sen. Tonya Anderson sworn in as State Senator

Senator Tonya Anderson (D- Lithonia) was sworn into office as a Georgia State Senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Legislative Updates

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Town hall meeting scheduled

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting for the city of Covington this Thursday evening at the Turner Lake Complex.

August 24, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Erosion control program up to code

Newton County's erosion and sediment control program has been found to be consistent with the state's minimum requirements, according to a report presented to the Newton County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.

August 24, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Man steals car, pushes it after running out of gas

With the increased price of gas, apparently even car thieves are finding themselves running on precariously low tanks.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

From a silent world to one of speech, laughter

When Gail Davis learned that her one-year-old daughter, Anna, was severely hearing impaired, her initial reaction as a hearing impaired person herself, was one of devastation.

August 24, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Life plus 5

 Trevarius Dexter White, 17, was sentenced to life plus five years in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday for his role as the shooter in the murder of Kawasikis Ricks, 29, during a 2007 botched armed robbery.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Dewey "Frank" Stone

Dewey "Frank" Stone, 96, died Aug. 22. Born in Walton County to the late William Seymour and Della Rogers Stone, he was a retired water technician. Mr. Stone enjoyed gardening and fishing and was a dedicated father and loving grandfather who loved being with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Louise Mobley Stone.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Lois Athera Keller

Lois Athera Keller, 79, of Covington died Aug. 21 at the Rockdale Medical Center. Daughter of the late Loyce and Johnnie Hay Wise, she was a life-long member of Porterdale Baptist Church. An avid coffee and Coke drinker, she loved Southern gospel music and church hymns. Mrs. Keller will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Howard Keller.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Charles Kinnett

Charles Kinnett, 65, of Snellville passed away Aug. 22. Born in Covington on Nov. 26, 1942, to the late Mr. Emory L. Kinnett of Covington, Mr. Kinnett retired from AT&T after 25 years of service and later worked for both Walmart and Publix. He was a member of Snellville Christian Church. His passion for life and wonderful sense of humor will live on in the hearts of his family and friends forever. To have known him was to have loved him.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Charlie Standard

Charlie Standard, 88, of Covington died Aug. 22. Daughter of the late George and Hattie Dial, she was a member of Sewell United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her flower garden. Mrs. Standard will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Alcovy notches fourth win

Alcovy softball coach Casey Bates said it coming in to the season. If the Lady Tigers were to be successful in 2008, it would come down to pitching and defense. So far, so good.

August 22, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Broadcast news down the tube

What the heck has happened to television news? And along the way, what has happened to the "news consumer"?

August 22, 2008 | Bob Furnad | Archives

Golden Dome Circus

The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Pork, the other white meat

 This week we have written about how state budget cuts would affect local agencies in Newton County. Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked all state agencies to shave 6 percent out of their FY 2009 budgets. This could result in a number of unnecessary and detrimental consequences for our public safety and health departments, local governments and judicial systems and our schools.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Not of little faith

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Gladstone's writing that those who propound guns in church are "Ye of little faith," I would like to offer that God also provides us all with a means of self defense.

August 22, 2008 | Chris Smith | Archives

Praise on the airwaves

 The Rev. William Davenport, pastor of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Social Circle, extends an invitation to the community to join them Aug. 26 as part of the live audience for the International Praise the Lord service at the Trinity Broadcasting Network studio in Atlanta. Doors open at 4 p.m. and guests are asked to arrive before taping begins at 7 p.m. The service will be viewed by millions of people at home and in eight countries worldwide.

August 22, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

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