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Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL



November 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington

Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie

Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING

Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Frank B. Coulon III

Frank B. Coulon III, 75, of Covington, died Oct. 3. The son of the late Frank B. Jr. and Eileen Holleran Coulon, he was born in Fulton County. He was retired from Storey Theatres where he once served as president of United Vendors. Mr. Coulon enjoyed music, photography and computers. He was an avid reader and wrote books in his spare time. He also enjoyed writing letters to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, spending time in Florida and traveling to Ohio to work on genealogy. He is preceded in death by son Clifford Beiser, grandson Adam Beiser and sister Jane White.

October 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Following the evidence

Looking to increase efficiency as the county grows, the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Newton County District Attorney's Office recently entered into an agreement which should streamline the sharing and disposal of criminal evidence.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Now is the time

Like the Gillette commercial featuring Tiger Woods, Thierry Henry and Roger Federer goes, "the only thing that matters is today" for the Rams.

October 05, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Local man robbed in work parking lot

An unlucky man was robbed at gunpoint while at work Thursday morning, but thanks to some quick police work, the suspect was in custody later that afternoon.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Grady Eugene (Bud) Hodges

Grady Eugene (Bud) Hodges, 73, of Mansfield, died peacefully at his home Oct. 3.

October 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

All outdoor watering banned

Newton County Water Resources Director Karl Kelley reported the declaration of an outdoor watering ban to the Newton County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night's meeting.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Helping Covington's needy

I have a rather hard time understanding why some would say that the taxpayers' money is being spent foolishly in regard to the City Council's decision to buy property to lease to the homeless shelter and FaithWorks.

October 03, 2007 | William B. Wade Jr. | Archives

Ice cream truck

Have you ever seen a dog when it hears a train coming?  The dog hears it about 40 seconds before you do. Its head pops up alertly. The dog's ears spring to attention. It looks around with a curious, puzzled glare, one eyebrow cocked, trying to figure out what exactly that sound is. Is it a cat? Another dog? A giant ribeye tumbling down the street?

October 03, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives

Protecting our water

Dear Editor It seems some things never change. Old man river keeps rolling, fish keep jumping and we keep our noses to the grind stone so the Joneses don't get in front of us. Trouble is, one day you look up and find nothing is the same.

October 03, 2007 | Cindy Roesel | Archives

New Chinese restaurant opens up

A new Chinese restaurant - which promises to offer customers a healthier variant of such popular dishes as sesame chicken and fried rice - has opened its doors in downtown Covington.

October 03, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Fall is in the air for Harvest Weekend

Downtown Covington merchants are busy decorating their windows with warm fall colors and selecting items to mark down for this weekend's annual Harvest Weekend.

October 03, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Lost in the desert

The time of the year a movie is released in theaters is often a good indicator of the type of movie the audience should expect when forking over their $8.

October 03, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Netherworld opens its gates for 2007

NORCROSS - As the Halloween season shifts into gear for 2007, hardcore fright fans are busy weighing their options for chills and thrills. While there's certainly no shortage of events and entertainment options out there, one destination is sure to make the list for all true fear junkies: Netherworld Haunted House.

October 03, 2007 | Robert Lamb | Archives

Dressing up history

Many United States presidents had careers outside the realm of politics before they began stumping. George Washington worked as a surveyor in his early 20s and Abraham Lincoln farmed, split rails for fences and kept a store in New Salem, Illinois, before making the leap into government.

October 03, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

In the shadow of Sputnik: growing up in the space age

It was 50 years ago this month that the first artificial satellite entered space. While I was excited about a satellite, I was disappointed that the first one did not belong to us. I was already into my hobby of astronomy and rocketry and was building rockets made of aluminum which were somewhat dangerous.

October 03, 2007 | Jim Honeycutt | Archives

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