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The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Interested in working for wildlife? Volunteer opportunities with Wildlife Resources Division

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Are you looking for ways to work with or for wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

GEORGIA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree Academy runners used Peachtree Road Race to stay in shape

ATLANTA - Three members of Covington's Peachtree Academy cross country and track team found a popular way to stay in running shape for the soon ...

July 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Former FBI Agent Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court in Georgia

COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kenneth W. Hillman, III, age 47, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, has entered a guilty ...

July 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Salem Campmeeting to host 5k race Saturday at historic Salem Campground

COVINGTON, Ga. - Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 189 years of history as Salem Campmeeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K ...

July 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Female Bank Robber hits again

ATLANTA - David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in its efforts to identify and ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Sharon Alberta Baker

On July 15, 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Norris (Daisy) Browning was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named her Sharon Alberta Browning.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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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


Argumentum ad Hominem

A common attack leveled against any Christian witness is the old Argumentum ad Hominem attack. The argument ad Hominem is an attack leveled at the man. In logic the argument is a part of what Dr. Irving Copi of the University of Hawaii classifies as an informal fallacy. In this argument's most common form, rather than trying to disprove the truth of what has been stated, it instead turns its attack upon the person making the claim.

August 22, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Bodybuilding 101

If you took just one look at Olympic events this past week, you probably saw some pretty healthy looking athletes. Most likely, this was the result of many factors: youth, dedication, state of the art training and loads of encouragement.

August 22, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Better tell granny

I savor compliments from my grandchildren. I love it when they run into the kitchen, grab me around my waist and say, "You're the best granny!"

August 22, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


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