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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.