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Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill. The bill provides immunity for possession of cannabis oil for registered patients and caregiveres inside Georgia.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists


County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

The Covington News Digital Edition for March 20, features a guide to area summer camps, along with our regular Friday content.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


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Fred Daniel

A bus arrived in heaven today carrying the clear, perfect pitch, tenor voice of Fred Daniel. Imagining all those awaiting the arrival of that bus brings comfort to those who saw him off on his trip. Fred was greeted by his parents John and Alice Daniel. He grew up in Porterdale, the youngest of 12 children. He was then reunited with his wife Hilda Dial Daniel. He once said about his wife of 64 years, "She has been by my side for a long time. My wife raised my children because I was on the road. It has been a ...

November 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Karen Joan Jackson

Karen Joan Jackson Johnson, 55, of Monticello, died Nov. 6 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. Mrs. Johnson was born in DeKalb County and lived in Covington for a number of years before moving to Monticello seven years ago. She was a member of Smithboro Baptist Church. Father, Spurgeon "Spurgie" Eugene Jackson and grandson, Samuel Williams, preceded her in death.

November 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Karen Joan Jackson

Karen Joan Jackson Johnson, 55, of Monticello, died Nov. 6 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. Mrs. Johnson was born in DeKalb County and lived in Covington for a number of years before moving to Monticello seven years ago. She was a member of Smithboro Baptist Church. Father, Spurgeon "Spurgie" Eugene Jackson and grandson, Samuel Williams, preceded her in death.

November 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Helen W. Patrick

Helen W. Patrick, 90, longtime resident of Oxford, died Nov. 7 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle, after complications resulting from a fall. She was preceded in death by husband E.L. (Pat) Patrick and daughter Linda P. Wise. Mrs. Patrick loved her church, Covington, First Presbyterian, where she was an elder and was active in the Presbyterian Women. She also served as a volunteer with meals on Wheels and the Hospital Auxiliary. She used her talent as a pianist playing for programs at Covington Manor and other nursing homes. She lived the last two years at Merryvale Assisted Living, Oxford.

November 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Doris Elaine Pope

Doris Elaine Pope, 60, of Conyers, died Nov. 7. Mrs. Pope retired after 37 years of service from Wilmac Container Corp./Pratt Industries. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Charles Emory Pope. Mrs. Pope loved the outdoors, trips to the mountains and nature trails. She was a good Christian woman with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by her children.

November 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Gaither's UMC on transgender issues

Dear Editor: The United Methodist Church values its connectional system of sharing the love of Jesus Christ throughout the world. We, the members of Gaither's United Methodist Church, also value our connectional system and find it necessary to address the article appearing in The Covington News Nov. 2.

November 09, 2007 | The membership of Gaither's United Methodist Churc | Archives


Where were you on election night?

Dear Editor: I would like to ask the citizens of Covington where you were on Tuesday during the city elections? We are given the right to vote as well as the freedom of speech. I was shocked to see the low rate of voters who cared enough to come out and vote. It was hard for me to go vote with arthritis, but I went to vote for my person of choice for mayor.

November 09, 2007 | Diane Skinner | Archives


The art of advertising

 I like advertising.

November 09, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


New financiers expected for civic center

While the original private financiers of the hotel/civic center project have backed out, parties involved in the project say they are confident that it is still viable with new private financiers expected to step in soon.

November 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man allegedly kills girlfriend, shoots self

A middle aged Oxford man shot and killed his girlfriend Tuesday night before turning the gun on himself in an attempted murder-suicide.

November 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Man allegedly kills girlfriend, shoots self

A middle aged Oxford man shot and killed his girlfriend Tuesday night before turning the gun on himself in an attempted murder-suicide.

November 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Voter turnout low

Even considering the fact that it was not a general election year, voter turnout at Tuesday's municipal elections was relatively low.

November 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Teacher of the year

Eric Adams, Latin and Greek teacher at Eastside High School, was honored Thursday evening as the 2008 Newton County Teacher of the Year.

November 09, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


New additions made to traffic unit

The Newton County Sheriff's Office traffic unit will soon welcome their newest additions when Deputy Jack Redlinger and his partner, a 2008 Harley Davidson Electra-Glide, join the team.

November 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Senior Services Art Show

The Newton County Library will host a "meet and greet" and art exhibit showcasing pieces created by participants in Newton Senior Services' art program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov 8. Those pieces will be on display at the Newton County Library through Thanksgiving then they will be moved to the Turner Lake Complex where they will be available for sale 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27 during a special art show. NSS art instructor and coach Ray Smith, left, pictured with Newton County Senior Services Executive Director Josephine Brown, right, has donated his ...

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


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