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David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Vision of the future

Deanna Middleton began wearing glasses when she was in third grade.

March 02, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


New appointments made to several key city committees

A number of the city of Covington's volunteer committees have been dissolved or are in the process of being retooled with several new appointments to the city's major committees already in place.

March 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Thomas Howard Parham III

Mr. Thomas Howard "Tommy" Parham III, 60, of Oxford died Thursday, Feb. 28. Mr. Parham was born August 14, 1947 in Bibb County to the late Thomas Howard Parham, Jr., and Dorothy Rebecca LaFavre Parham. He was a longtime resident of Newton County, attended Red Oak United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was a Boy Scout leader.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Vandy McGiboney

Mr. Vandy McGiboney of Covington died Feb. 29 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 57. Son of the late Horace and Vera Franklin McGiboney, he was a carpenter in the construction business. Mr. McGiboney loved going to the Waffle House, riding a Harley motorcycle and fishing. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Recreating black history

Several Newton County Schools closed Black History Month with presentations and events Friday.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Alcovy Baseball: Fast learners

The Alcovy varsity baseball team, though young, will rely on a vast amount of returning sophomores this season.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Oxford finally gets new maintenance facility

Most people know Feb. 29 as the day that comes once every four years in leap year, but in Oxford, the day now carries added significance.

March 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Leaps and Gaps

Leap years are special, aren't they? It has to be for those one in fifteen hundred or so folks who were born on February 29. How cool is that? Getting one year older every four years constitutes quite a gap, created by just one leap, eh?

March 02, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


On the roads with Jesus

The roads of Newton County got a little bit cleaner Saturday morning as 1,400 people from 15 different churches turned out to pick up trash for the third annual "On the Roads with Jesus" project.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Crime Briefs

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Thompson-Long

Ken and Brenda Thompson of Decatur, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Elizabeth of Covington to John Gabriel Long of Covington, son of Larry and Sue Long of Columbus, Miss.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Comfort for the troubled soul

"Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest " (Psalm 119:143-144 MSG).

February 29, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Wake up!

Have you ever watched kids play that swimming pool game "Marco Polo" where one has to close their eyes and try to catch the others just by their sense of hearing? On our youth trip last week, I was reminded how frustrating that game can be, especially when the person who is "it" doesn't peek. I can only imagine the frustration of truly being blind. The few minutes in the game is plenty frustration and reaching out into the darkness for me.

February 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


The Good Shepherd

In these weeks leading up to Good Friday and Easter, it will do us all well to take a fresh look at who Jesus really is.

February 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Travis Mooney

Travis Mooney, 16, of Covington, passed away Feb. 26, after fighting a courageous battle against acute myelogeneous leukemia.

February 29, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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