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Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion


Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and ...

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Legislative Updates


GPTC hosts Beyond Community Policing: Building & Sustaining Positive Relationships for the Long Term

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is delighted to host a 40 hour training workshop in assisting law enforcement in its interaction with the public.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Sen. Tonya Anderson sworn in as State Senator

Senator Tonya Anderson (D- Lithonia) was sworn into office as a Georgia State Senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Legislative Updates


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Horse of a different color

Campus security officials going about their early morning routine of readying Oxford College for morning classes received a bit of a shock Wednesday when they came upon a zebra roaming the third floor of Seney Hall.

April 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Blimpie owner acquitted of child molestation charges

 A sandwich shop owner charged with child molestation was acquitted of his charges in Newton County Superior Court on Thursday.

April 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man arrested for wandering drunk in nursing home

 A reportedly drunk man wandering the halls of a Covington nursing home early in the morning Wednesday was arrested after a pursuit, according to a Covington Police Department report.

April 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Jeanine Scott Bruce

Jeanine Scott Bruce, 77, of Covington, entered into her heavenly home, April 23, after a brief stay at Abbey Hospice. She and her husband lived in their early married years in Avondale Estates and later moved to Americus where Mrs. Bruce enjoyed being a member of the DAR and UDC. After leaving Americus, they moved to Covington. Mrs. Bruce enjoyed studying genealogy, working on the computer, reading and antiques.

April 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


FiberVisions set to make $18 million expansion

 FiberVisions Inc. announced earlier this week that it has approved an $18 million expansion for its Covington plant that is expected to bring 40 new jobs to the city.

April 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


James H. Dodson

James H. Dodson, 85, of Covington, died April 23. Mr. Dodson loved working in the yard and was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by son Steven Dodson and brothers Travis Morrison and Lewis Morrison.

April 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Ella Jane Turner

Ella Jane Turner, 60, of Porterdale, died April 22. The daughter of the late Aquilla E. and Ella Ruth Wheeler Hailey, she was born in Newton County. Mrs. Turner was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and House of Grace in Covington. Mrs. Turner enjoyed cards, board games and Wheel of Fortune and loved spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by husband Marvin Turner and brothers Perry and Charles Hailey.

April 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Teen tantrum

 Teens are known to have occasional tantrums, but one juvenile's back seat meltdown earned him a trip to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

April 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Local pastor an expert on 'clergy killers'

The Rev. Randolph Kanipe was recently added to the distinguished list of alumni of the Oxford Round Table which is made up of government officials, business leaders, presidents and chancellors of universities and colleges, professors, school leaders, religious leaders and attorneys from all over the world.

April 25, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Crystal clear statment

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me'" (John 14:6, NIV). That is a pretty clear and clearly exclusive statement.

April 25, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


A civics lesson

I'm sure more than once you've heard the expression, "If you don't vote, you have nothing to complain about." Yes it's trite and overused - but it's true.

April 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Avoiding Disney

"Man, I wish we were only four hours from Disney World," my friend from the Atlanta area gushed.

April 23, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Global warming a real issue

Dear Editor: First, thank you for running the series on global warming. The more people know about this, and what they can do, the better. Second, to the person who wrote in and does not believe global warming is real. Let's look at the scientific groups which say it is real: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences, NASA, EPA, CDC, NOAA, the British Royal Society, American Geophysical Union, and more. Now, let's look at the scientific groups which say it isn't real or is in doubt: Oh wait, there are none. That should tell ...

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Up close and personal

Promising a close, intimate atmosphere between stylist and client, Bella Salon has opened its doors in Clark's Grove.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


EPA recommends denial of Bear Creek

 In March, the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommended to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that they deny Newton County's permit request to build a reservoir at Bear Creek.

April 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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