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Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Laodicea: then and now

Through the Apostle John, Christ sent seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor. Laodicea was the last letter, and it is recorded in Revelation, chapter 3, verses 14-22.

December 07, 2007 | Rev. .Wayne Rutherford | Archives


Local County Roundup

The Eastside boys and girls varsity basketball teams avenged their losses to crosstown Newton on Saturday by defeating Morgan County on the road in Tuesday action.

December 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton's late rally falls short, 51-47

Energy that high school basketball players bring to the court is nothing short of impressive and eye-opening, even in defeat.

December 07, 2007 | Robert Lougee | Archives


Dodgers, Andruw Jones reach preliminary agreement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones is set to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the dangerous slugger they sorely need.

December 07, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Athlete of the Week

You could see it in his eyes - sheer determination; a fire that screamed you cannot and you will not beat me.

December 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Alcovy seeks first win over Jackson County

Both the Alcovy boys and girls varsity basketball squads are each seeking their first win of the season tonight against the visiting Jackson County Panthers.

December 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Public warned to beware of phone scam

A mysterious new scam has left victims in Newton County questioning calls regarding jury summons and bench warrants.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Kaye Adams Phillips

Kaye Adams Phillips, 54, of Covington, died Dec. 5 at Emory University Hospital. Born in Fulton County in 1953, she retired from AT&T with 25 years of service. Mrs. Phillips was a seven-and-one-half-year liver transplant survivor and a very active member of Covington First Baptist Church and Pairs and Spares Sunday school class. Mrs. Phillips was a devoted daughter, wife and mother and loved cooking and home decorating. She was preceded in death by father Herman P. Adams.

December 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Two robbed in Hy-Line parking lot

 Two Hy-Line employees were robbed at gunpoint earlier this week while they sat in a delivery truck in the company parking lot located at 4432 County Road 213 in Newborn.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Cotton halts ordinance softening felon work restrictions

 At the request of Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton, the Covington City Council voted to table the second reading of an ordinance which would make it legal for convicted felons to work in establishments serving alcohol two years after their conviction date.

December 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Tour de Georgia to bypass Covington

 With the official announcement of the host cities for the 2008 Tour de Georgia on Wednesday by event organizers, local suspicions were confirmed - the city of Covington will not be hosting a stage race next year.

December 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Dismemberment suspect appears before court

 Franklin Benson, who is accused of murdering and dismembering his girlfriend, made his first appearance at the Newton County Judicial Center on Thursday for a bond hearing.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Body discovered on Jackson Lake

 Police discovered the body of a middle-aged woman Tuesday morning on the shores of Jackson Lake in southern Newton County.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Body found at Jackson Lake

Police discovered the body of a middle-aged woman Tuesday morning on the shores of Jackson Lake in southern Newton County.

December 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Robert Johnson Jr.

Robert Johnson Jr. died Nov. 21. The son of Robert Lee Johnson and Nellie Ruth Johnson, he was born in Atlanta in 1948.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


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