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Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Science Fair winners

Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Diploma drillmaster

Colandra Taylor's office at Newton High School is peppered with college information pamphlets and testing guides.

October 31, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Candidate responses: Carter and Tingler

The following are the responses of Roger Tingler and Kim Carter to a series of questions submitted by several civic organizations in Newton County and distributed and compiled by The Covington News.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Dismembered body parts found in woods off Ga. Highway 212

Newton County Sheriff's investigators located several severed body parts of a murdered woman Tuesday morning in a wooded residential area off of Ga. Highway 212.

October 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Sullivan-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Sullivan of Acworth announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Sullivan of Sandy Springs to Brandon Smith of Sandy Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smith of Covington.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Compton-Walters

The Rev. and Mrs. William Donald Compton of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Marie to the Rev. Daniel LeRoy Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Leroy Walters of Madison.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


The chambered nautilus

Time being the precious commodity that it is, I find myself spending more and more of it on the simple little things which, in my own judgment, I've come to consider as having value. I've tried to stop spinning my wheels in order to put in appearances at functions or other activities just because it might be politically correct or, in some other selfish way, advantageous to do so.

October 28, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Hale close to setting Stratford season records

Covington resident and former Eastside standout Blake Hale is closing in on some major single-season records held at Stratford Academy.

October 28, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Don't monkey around with drugs

All students at Heard-Mixon Elementary School participated in a parade around the school Thursday afternoon as part of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Red Ribbon Week.

October 28, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Slowed to a crawl, Giants and Dolphins pick up new routine

LONDON - Not even someone as impeccably prepared as Giants coach Tom Coughlin had a strategy to help five team buses crawl through London's notoriously difficult gridlock.

October 28, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Aubrey Kale Strozier

Charles Strozier and Christina Owenby of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Aubrey Kale Strozier Aug. 2 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed three pounds and 11 ounces and was 16 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Michaela Anne Terry

Melissa and Steve Terry of Covington announce the birth of a daughter Michaela Anne Terry April 4 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Helena Hargrove

Caroline and Chad Hargrove of Gainesville announce the birth of a daughter Helena Carolann Hargrove at Gwinnett Hospital Aug. 17. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Phillip Hudson Harri

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Harris of Covington announce the birth of their son Phillip Hudson Harris Oct. 5 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta. He weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Aubrey Alexis Norton

Chad and Jessica Norton of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Aubrey Alexis Norton on Oct. 9 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Kaylie Rae McDonald

Blake and Stacey McDonald of Covington announce the birth of a daughter Kaylie Rae McDonald on Aug. 2 at Newton General Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds and 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

October 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


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