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L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father's Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49 ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


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George C. Busbee

George C. Busbee, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at his home June 10. The son of the late Norman James Busbee and Carrie Lou Middlebrooks Busbee, he was born in Walton County. Mr. Busbee was a retired land surveyor and member of St. John's Baptist church, Lithonia. He enjoyed fishing and collecting clocks and loved his family dearly. Mr. Busbee is preceded in death by son James A. White.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sam Cofer

Sam Cofer, 88, of Covington, died June 4 at Rockdale Health Care. The son of the late Albert and Lila Moss Cover he was born in Butts County. Mr. Cofer was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and worked for Bibb Manufacturing until 1955 when he became a building contractor. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and going to Bojangles. Mr. Cofer dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Gledys Cofer, and brothers Robert Cofer, Roy Cofer and James Cofer.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Eula Mae Stowe Kiser

Eula Mae Stowe Kiser, 82, of Oxford, died June 11 at Park Place Nursing Home. The daughter of the late H. Lee and Lillian Swords Stowe, she was born in Walton County. Mrs. Kiser had lived in Newton County for 50 years and was a life-long member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was an excellent cook and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by son Ronald Stanley Kiser and husband Harvey Kiser Jr., to whom she was a devoted wife, looking after him at home for 21 years.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Charles Eugene "Chuck" Smith

Mr. Charles Eugene "Chuck" Smith, 72, of Conyers died June 10. The son of the late Virgil E. and Rose Grant Smith, he was born in Apple Grove, W. Va., in 1935. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He moved to Rockdale County from Illinois in 1973. Mr. Smith was a past member of Masonic Lodge No. 704 and worked at the Rockdale Food Bank. He is preceded in death by parents and sisters Betty Elliott and Mary Ann Beauseau.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Defendants plead guilty in Ricks murder

Three defendants charged in connection with the 2007 murder of Kawasikis Ricks pleaded guilty in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday, days before they were scheduled to go on trial.

June 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


New retail center names 4 tenants

More shopping, dining and hotel options are coming Covington's way with the recent announcement of commercial tenants for the Brentwood Retail shopping center.

June 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Program pulls teachers from around globe

Newton County Associate Superintendent of Human Recourses Dennis Carpenter arrived to the district three months ago and has a plan to fill all certified vacancies by fall.

June 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


An officer and a graduate

Among the excited graduates gathering today for the pomp and circumstance at Troy University is a special group of students.

June 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man charged with latest murder in local custody

The man charged with killing his roommate in the Trelawney subdivision has been brought back to Newton County from Alabama, where he was caught while trying to flee in April.

June 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lesson learned from first home

I have come to the conclusion lately that what financial success you achieve on buying and selling your first house sets the bar for every house you may own the rest of your life.

June 11, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Accolades for News staff

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.

June 11, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Kelly's keeps you swimming

 After running a pool business out of his home for 10 years, Kelly Ellis decided the time was right to expand his operation by opening up a store in downtown Covington.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Friday night sights, sounds

 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

June 11, 2008 | Bryan Harper | Archives


Don't mess with this film

When I purchased my $9.50 ticket to watch "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," I really didn't know what to expect.

June 11, 2008 | Bryan Harper | Archives


Child predators charged recently

 A Covington man was arrested in North Carolina after driving more than 150 miles in an alleged attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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