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Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


FBI seeking public’s assistance to ID four-time serial bank robber

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, requests the public's assistance in its efforts to identify a metro Atlanta ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Avis Pendley

Mrs. Avis Pendley passed away April 17, 2017. She prepared her own obituary using Ecclesiastes – 3: 1-10 as the format.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lucile M. Hays McGaughey

Mrs. Lucile M. Hays McGaughey, age 98, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Mansfield ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being ...

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Registration now open for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Programs

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Ladies, you don't want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to ...

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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Bennett Cade Brooks

Bennett Cade Brooks, son of Clint and Kelli Brooks of Conyers, celebrated his first birthday June 19. He is the grandson of Kenneth and Donna Knight of Covington and Jerry and Marguerite Brooks of Conyers.

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Abbegayl Crooms

Abbegayl Crooms, daughter of Derrick and Misty Crooms, celebrated her first birthday July 13. Her maternal grandparents are Sonny and Debbie Jackson of Covington. Great-grandparents are Gerald and Bonnie Curtis of Covington.

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


County fails AYP as a district

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2007-2008 Adequate Yearly Progress report Friday and, for the first time, the Newton County School System did not meet AYP.

July 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Kamryn L. Juhan

Matthew and Kaylé Juhan of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Kamryn Leigh Juhan June 26. She weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Gone but not forgotten

More than 60 years after the murders of four black sharecroppers at Moore's Ford Bridge in Monroe - what is believed to be the last mass lynching in America - no one has ever been charged with their deaths.

July 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Hadley E. Dyer

Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Kim Hibbard) Dyer of Gray announce the birth of their daughter Hadley Elizabeth on June 29. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long

July 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Reviving the trivium

Providence Christian School grew out of the vision of Crosspointe Baptist Church and its founding leadership team - Dr. Alan Posey, Darrell Head and Jim Ferguson. The vision of Crosspointe's leadership and congregation is to give birth to ministries that will positively impact the surrounding communities.

July 25, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Mercy or maisrey

Let's complete our look at what has to be the most familiar passage of Scripture - the 23 Psalm.

July 25, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Get a grip

When I took golf lessons, I was told that mastering the golf grip is a vital part of the quality of a golfer's game. I came to realize that everything is connected. Without the proper grip, my ball would go in the wrong direction.

July 25, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


U.S. of South still a good idea?

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey has uncovered the rather astounding fact that one in five lifelong Southerners still thinks the South should be its own nation.

July 25, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Archives


A summer of learning

As hard as it is to believe, my days as The Covington News intern are over.

July 25, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Our thoughts...

Now is the time to shop locally.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kathryn Pennington

Kathryn Pennington, a longtime resident of DeKalb County, passed away July 22, two weeks before her 96th birthday. She was born Kathryn Elizabeth Johnson to Bonham Lemuel Johnson and Carrie Mitcham Johnson in Covington in 1912.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Luverne Phillips

Mrs. Luverne Phillips, 85, of Ellaville, died July 19 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany. The daughter of James Edgar and Claudie Dudley Owens, she was born in 1923 in Houston County, Ala., She worked with her husband in Phillips General Store in Ellaville and was a homemaker. Mrs. Phillips attended the Ellaville/Schley Co. Senior Center and was a member of Unity Christian Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Averett Phillips and son Billy Wayne Phillips.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Doctor accused of sexually battering patient

A Covington doctor was arrested after two patients reported that he touched them inappropriately during medical treatment, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

July 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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