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PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present


August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

New Leadership: Covington Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

COVINGTON, Ga. - Joshua H. Kirkham, a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accepted a call to serve on March 5 ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Frank “Paw Paw” Gossett

Mr. Frank "Paw Paw" Gossett, age 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Funeral services for Mr. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton has ties to NFL standouts

By Cameron Freeman and Tyler Williams

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

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Loganville Greenjackets win state title

MONROE - The Loganville Greenjackets won the USSSA baseball boys 9 and under AA state championship June 22 at Criswell Park.

June 30, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Georgia Wrath, Newton Knights place in AAA state tournament

Two Covington USSSA travel baseball teams - the Georgia Wrath and the Newton Knights - each placed in state tournament action last weekend.

June 30, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Taming the Tigers

"Keep it up ladies!"

June 30, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Driving differently

With gasoline close to $4 a gallon, many commuters are now more open to exploring alternative modes of transportation, which raises the question 'Is Newton County finally ready for public transportation?'

June 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Former coach found dead in Blairsville

The Newton County coaching fraternity and Union County community received sad news Thursday as former Newton County High School teacher and Lady Ram basketball coach Mike West was found dead at the age of 42.

June 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Every dance a prayer

Blue skies and balmy temperatures welcomed the 200-plus dancers and attendees of the fourth annual Eastern Native American Charity Powwow at Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Bennie Pickett

Bennie Puckett, 70, of Locust Grove, died June 25 at Henry Medical Center. The son of the late Benjamin F. and Minnie Bell Smith Puckett, he was born in Thomaston. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958 and later retired from ABF Freight Systems in 2001. Mr. Puckett was a member of The Potters House in Covington, serving God faithfully as a true man of God. He enjoyed working on small engines and working in the yard, loved the Georgia Bulldogs and was a history buff, especially interested in war eras.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Drug house on Lower River Road busted

Special Investigations Unit agents struck a known drug haven Thursday, which was also the site of an unsolved 2003 homicide, arresting five men and the home owner in connection with selling cocaine and Ecstasy, according to the unit leader.

June 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Feeding the multitude

For more than 24 years, the Bethlehem Baptist Church doors have been open in the summers, welcoming all children ages 4 to 12.

June 29, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Bessie Sue (Ray) Wesson

Mrs. Bessie Sue (Ray) Wesson, 95, of Covington died June 27. Formerly of Macon, Mrs. Wesson moved to the Covington area in 1994. Her hobbies included gardening, quilting and cooking. Mrs. Wesson was a member of the First Congregational Holiness Church, Macon. The daughter of the late Otis Hamilton Ray and Sara Annie (Dobbs) Ray, she was born in Rockdale County in 1913. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Mr. Marion "Bill" Wesson and brothers Howard Ray from Macon and William Ray from Porterdale.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Evelyn Sudduth Wiley

Mrs. Evelyn Sudduth Wiley, 84, of Covington, widow of C.T. Wiley Sr., to whom she was married for 58 years, died June 26 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming. Mrs. Wiley retired from CDC in 1995 after more than 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling and spending time in the mountains and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Irene Agnes Almand

Irene Agnes Almand, 75, of Covington died June 26. A loving grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and crocheting and was an avid reader. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Lucile Mays Bynerd and her husband, William Joseph Almand.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Emily Stearns

Emily Stearns, 62, of Covington, died peacefully at her home June 26. The daughter of the late Marcus H. and Mary Hodges, Poppell, she was born in England. She worked as an LPN at Covington Manor Nursing Home for 18 years and worked for Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Star Crest Nursing Home in Conyers. Mrs. Stearns was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Perry. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is preceded in death by daughter Millie Carrier.

June 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Social Circle administrative offices moving this fall

By the end of 2008, Social Circle's administrative offices will move into an antebellum home in the heart of the city on North Cherokee Road.

June 29, 2008 | J.T. Long | Archives

Sophisticated burglars break into cars parked in driveways

Newton County was hit by a string of car break-ins early Wednesday morning marked by an unusual level of sophistication, according to victims' accounts.

June 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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