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Judge Horace J. Johnson (video)

Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

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

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New York lefty Glavine reflects on 300th win

By Hal Bock

August 08, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Murder suspect still at large

The family of murder victim Aslam Muhammad has announced an award of $5,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer, said a Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

August 08, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

High-speed police chase ends in crash

A high-speed pursuit ended with a horrific wreck Wednesday morning after a 15-year-old attempted to elude law enforcement officers.

August 08, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Are our bridges safe?

Last Wednesday's tragic news of a major bridge collapsing in Minneapolis has caused public officials across the nation to sit up and take stock of the bridges in their own jurisdictions.

August 08, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Musing over life's questions

Funny how you can look back at things and see the impact certain folks have had in your life, and when it was that you started thinking in a different way about things.

August 05, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Excellent coverage

Dear Editor: We would like to express our thanks to The Covington News for the article "Uniting against cancer" on May 30 that publicized our battle against cancer while uninsured and the efforts of our community to help us through a fundraiser. The article by Rachel Oswald was sensitive to our personal situation yet informative of our needs and the position many people are facing with rising insurance and medical costs.

August 05, 2007 | Charles and Melanie Thacker | Archives

Homes damaged by runaway van

Reckless driving and an unlit cigarette reportedly lead to a man's van careening through multiple yards before slamming into the back of a house Tuesday.

August 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Shoplifter caught

A woman out of New York was arrested Thursday for shoplifting shoes from the Shoe Department.

August 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

ATV traps 73-year-old

Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Gilbert was dispatched to Cooper Road for a wreck with injuries Wednesday, where he discovered Eugene Hodges, 73, trapped under an overturned ATV.

August 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Frozen in time

 Heard-Mixon Elementary fifth-grade teachers Mary Horton and Sandi Newsham spent Friday morning before class digging up a year-old "pumpkin box."

August 05, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Recovering from the coils of Internet addiction

Hello. My name is Kari and I'm a recovering Internet addict.

August 05, 2007 | Kari Apted | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. Roger Glen Criswell announce the engagement of their daughter Adrienne Leann Criswell to Wayne Lee Owenby Jr.

August 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Candice) Reed announce the engagement of their daughter Camethia Reed of Covington to Marcus Hardeman, son of Bobby English and Brenda Hardeman of Covington.

August 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Bennett Cade Brooks

Clint and Kelli Brooks of Conyers announce the birth of their son Bennett Cade Brooks June 19 at Rockdale Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

August 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Dr. and Mrs. Briscoe

Dr. and Mrs. H.D. (Wanda) Briscoe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 21. They were married in 1957 in Miami. They moved to Covington where they opened Covington Clinic. Dr. Briscoe worked as a veterinarian for many decades, and Mrs. Briscoe taught for a few years at Rockdale County High School and stayed home with her children - Don, David and Janice. They now enjoy spending time with grandchildren, friends and family and enjoy traveling and spending time in the mountains.

August 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

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