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Mrs. Ruby Rae Sharp

Mrs. Ruby Rae Sharp, age 78, of Covington passed away September 4, 2015. She was born February 13, 1937 in Newborn, Georgia to the late ...

September 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


William D. "Bill" Langford

Mr. William D. "Bill" Langford, age 67, of Covington passed away September 2, 2015. He was born June 19, 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the ...

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: September 2

Anthony Lamar Aiken, 61, Covington, September 1, Court Sentenced

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Reba Louise McCart

Reba Louise McCart of Covington went home to glory peacefully on September 1, 2015. She was born in Butts County on May 14, 1916. She ...

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


26-year-old, dead, found shot at Silos

Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Former Newton running back carries Wittenberg

Former Newton running back Rod Belcher is making tremendous strides during his freshman year at Wittenberg University.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


October means it's time for the World Series!

Major League Baseball has come to the end of a long, hot summer and the World Series looms large on the near horizon.

October 03, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


End of an era: Braves cut ties with center fielder Andruw Jones

By Paul Newberry

October 03, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Redan vs. Newton

Redan handed Newton its first region loss by the score of 36-6 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.

October 03, 2007 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Teen crushed in accident

 A 16-year-old Monticello girl is dead and her 18-year-old boyfriend has been charged with manslaughter after a tragic accident Sunday at the Stanton Springs Technology Park construction site.

October 03, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Evelyn Rhodes Belcher

Mrs. Evelyn Rhodes "MeMaw" Belcher died Sept. 20. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noel Jr. (Rosie Lee) Rhodes, she was born in 1942 in Newton County. Mrs. Belcher joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Mansfield, at an early age. She praised God in all four corners of the building, especially from the choir. As a cheerleader for God, she'd tap a pastor or singer on the shoulder to let him know that he was going a good job. Mrs. Belcher retired from C.R. Bard after 17 years and worked as a dietitian at several ...

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Man dies in accidental blaze

A 29-year-old man was found dead early Saturday morning after his trailer on Ga. Highway 20 burned to the ground in an accidental fire.

October 03, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Charlie Brown Jr.

Mr. Charlie "Pop" Brown Jr. died Sept. 14. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie (Minnie) Brown, he was born in 1948 in Jasper County. He was preceded in death by siblings Robert Brown, Ruby Mae Hector and Eve Stanford and daughter Cathy Laface Brown.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Charter officials address recent billing issues

While the first cable bills sent out by Charter Communications have caused a fair amount of anxiety for customers, Charter officials want to assure those customers that it is a misunderstanding and will be straightened out with the next billing cycle.

October 03, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Norman James Busbee

Norman James "Bo" Busbee, 74, of Covington, died Sept. 30. The son of the late Norman James Sr. and Carrie Middlebrooks Busbee, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Busbee was retired from The Atlanta Journal and also as a surveyor and an EMT. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending his grandchildren's events. Mr. Busbee also enjoyed fishing, making candy, playing cards, singing, hummingbirds and watching the Braves and Falcons. He was a humble man who was generous, fun loving and full of life and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Porterdale considers extending Friday night drinking hours

Patrons of Porterdale Bar and Grill could soon see the extension of last call from midnight on Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

October 03, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Emmie Mae Howard

Ms. Emmie Mae Howard died Sept. 23. The daughter of the late Mr. Hulon (Zona Bell) Howard Sr., she was born in 1941 in Morgan County. She attended Carrie H. Taylor Grade School in Shady Dale and Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Ms. Howard loved flowers and collecting angels. She was preceded in death by brother Mr. Hulon Howard Jr. and sister Ms. Eva Mae Howard.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


City Council discuss spending cable funds

A general consensus by the Covington City Council appears to have formed around funding several items with the Covington Cable proceeds. Those items are the airport, the city's pension fund and retiring the city's most expensive debt.

October 03, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Charlie Eugene Johnson

Mr. Charlie Eugene "Coon" Johnson died Sept. 21. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Hattie Clark) Johnson, he grew up in Jasper and Newton counties, later moving to Rockdale County. He was preceded in death by siblings Mr. John S. Minter, Mrs. Annie Lou Maddox, Mrs. Minnie Mae Griffin, Mrs. Sallie F. Williams, Mr. Jimmie Banks, Mr. Charles (C.B.) Banks, the Rev. Willie L. Banks and brothers-in-law Jessie and Johnnie Johnson.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Kerri LeAnn Mincy

Kerri LeAnn Mincy, 16, of Monticello, died Sept. 30 in Covington. Born in Henry County, she was an eleventh-grade student at Jasper County High School. While attending Piedmont Academy, she played softball. She was an active member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church and the New Rocky Creek Teen Ministry. People were drawn to Kerri's glowing, winsome personality. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved children and animals and expressed a genuine concern and compassion for everyone. She was instrumental in influencing her family to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Her ...

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


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