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GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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


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Reader responds to Sunday column

Dear Editor: Now we know where Mr. Nat Harwell stands on presidential races. Now I will howl as he said about Mr. Obama. What about all that amazing foreign policy experience our present president had when elected. He hadn't seen the ball since the kickoff and still hasn't.

July 30, 2008 | Ernie Carlson | Archives


Dixie Boys coming to town

Friday Newton County will be hosting the Dixie Boys World Series. This will be the third time since 1993 the tournament has been played here.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dixie League opening ceremonies scheduled

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on the Covington square this Friday night. The ceremonies will include a live band, light shows and a presentation of the teams.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Clara Anita Maynard

Mrs. Clara Anita Maynard, 93, of Covington, died July 25. The daughter of the late John and Annie Mae (Hammonds) Mitchell, she was born in 1915 in Fulton County. Mrs. Maynard moved to the Covington area 37 years ago from Atlanta. She was a member of Mayson Methodist Church, Atlanta, and was a member of the Eastern Star, Center Hill Chapter and Leland Chapter. Mrs. Maynard was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mr. James L. Maynard, daughter Marianne Lingold, and daughter-in-law Barbara Maynard.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Linda H. Sewell

Linda H. Sewell, 56, of Oxford, died July 26 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Mrs. Sewell was of the Catholic faith, loved traveling to the beach and rescuing stray animals and enjoyed flowers. She will be fondly remembered as the sweetest and nicest person in the world. Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by stepson Channing Sewell.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bernice Duke Webb

Bernice Duke Webb, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at her home July 27. The daughter of the late Thomas Euell and Rose Laurel Reeves Duke, she was a faithful member of Baptist Tabernacle for over 30 years and retired from Pacific Uniform after 12 years of service. Mrs. Webb will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by daughter Teresa D. McCullers; sister Evelyn Banks; and brothers Bert, Van, Bub and Lamar Duke.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Housing bill passes Congress

The federal housing bill Congress passed Saturday, which President George Bush said he will sign, offers something for everyone, though its critics warn it does not solve any of the underlying problems that led to the economic downturn.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Blaze destroys Duncan Road home

An Oxford home collapsed in flames Monday before Newton County firefighters could control the blaze, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

July 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A secret garden

An old farm pond that was enclosed for swimming in the early part of the last century still lives on in the legend of Gibbs Pond, now incorporated into a sunken garden hidden away in a Social Circle neighborhood.

July 30, 2008 | Rebecca Thomas | Archives


World Series predicted to make impact

In addition to providing an opportunity for local residents to enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes, The Dixie Boys Baseball World Series is anticipated as having a $2 million impact on Covington's local economy.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Business, Alcovy High leaders building workforce together

Members of the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce met with business leaders to tour the facilities at Alcovy High School on Tuesday in hopes of building a relationship with the school and fostering the growth of a potential future workforce.

July 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Covington firefighter shot by Atlanta teen

A Covington Fire Department firefighter was shot but escaped serious injury while chasing down a car stolen by three Atlanta teens Saturday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A knight's tale

The Newton Knights, a Covington-based travel baseball team, is holding open tryouts for the 2008 fall squad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Methodist Church field.

July 28, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Newton County braces for Dixie World Series

Tommy Hailey has plenty to be excited about.

July 28, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Gearing for another season of Friday night lights

Is there really a worse time of year for a sports fan than the end of July?

July 28, 2008 | Ben Gumby | Archives


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