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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Rebecca “Becky” Marks Byrum

Becky Byrum's greatest dream came true on July 22, 2016 as she went to Heaven to worship at the Throne of Our Lord. Her ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Sitting among history makers

Recently we were notified that the Covington News was to be honored by Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials at a conference held at Savannah State University for our coverage of the murders at the Moore's Ford Bridge in Monroe, between Walton and Oconee counties.

June 25, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Donkeys fizzle again

As Georgia's 2008 political campaign scene develops, the missed opportunity for state Democrats becomes increasingly clear. A recent poll showed competition in a Georgia presidential campaign for the first time since 1996.

June 25, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Our thoughts...

Giving the community a voice to speak its mind on issues of local importance is one of the most important duties of a community newspaper.

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Erick Hunt on the issues

Erick Hunt on the issues

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Tribal beat

 Many people might think Native Americans have been long gone from the area, but a local powwow this weekend aims to show native cultures are closer than one might think.

June 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Star-spangled events

 Newton County has long been a place for family and fellowship, and the Independence Day holiday is no exception.

June 25, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Barbara Brooks

Barbara Brooks, 62, of Newborn died June 22. Mrs. Brooks was of the Pentecostal faith.

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Olin L. Cook

Olin L. Cook, 85, of Covington, died June 21 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Luther and Nannie Arnold Cook, he was born in Orange County, Fla. He was a retired U.S. Army Major and employed by Civil Services for 25 years as a computer programming systems analyst. Mr. Cook was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, where he was a member of Murphy's Gang Sunday School class and a former member, deacon and church treasurer of Heritage Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling with his late wife Mary Ida Hays Cook, who died ...

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Home builder sentenced for mortgage fraud

A home builder scheduled to go to trial this week for racketeering and mortgage fraud accepted a plea deal in Newton County Superior Court Monday, although the trial was continued to another date.

June 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Asbestos found on Sycamore Trail property

Asbestos has been found among the construction materials dumped onto property located on Sycamore Trail and will have to be cleaned up to avoid the health risks associated with the material.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Railroad crosstie placed across Kirkland Road

On June 20, two unknown persons carried a railroad crosstie from the Plum Orchard Leasing Office and placed it across the west bound lane of Kirkland Road.

June 25, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Marketing expert to run for District 95

After years of working in the corporate sector, Erick Hunt has decided to try and apply the lessons he learned in fiscal responsibility to the state capitol with a run for the District 95 seat.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Newton County man robbed at gunpoint

Deputies are looking for three men who attempted to rob a Newton County man of drugs or cash at gunpoint and shot at a fleeing car before escaping themselves, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

June 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Chairman candidate cited by county code enforcement

Hubert White, a Democratic candidate for county chairman, has been cited by Newton County Code Enforcement for garbage debris. However, most of the trash has already been cleaned up, according to officials.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

From Conyers to Italy, Schmetzer eyeing karate world championship

William "Andrew" Schmetzer has qualified to represent the United States of America at the WAKO Junior World Championships Sept. 21-29 in Naples, Italy, where there will be more than 50 countries participating.

June 25, 2008 | Elizabeth Christian | Archives

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