This past weekend the Covington News and its staff were the recipients of the Georgia Press Association's highest honor, the coveted General Excellence award. This means that your newspaper was deemed the best in the state in its size category.
Main Street Covington is hosting their fifth annual bi-weekly summer concert series on June 13 and 27. Starting at 7 p.m. Friday the Covington square will be hosting the sounds of both the Newton County Community Band
Becky Rutherford, 97, of Social Circle, died June 7. She was preceded in death by parents Linton and Effie Norwood Peterson and husband Hoyt Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Buck 'n Kid restaurant in Covington for over 20 years. She was a member of Social Circle First Baptist church and loved her family.
In the race for the Republican nomination for Newton County Tax Commissioner are two women with considerable financial experience: incumbent Barbara Dingler and Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington/Newton County United Way.