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Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays


The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Oxford College emergency practice set for March 21

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Peachtree Academy spring sports off to fast start

Peachtree Academy has come out of the gates strong in regards to its spring sports teams.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Gary A. Roper

Gary A. Roper, 63, of Covington, died Feb. 9 at Newton Medical Center. A native of Ozark County, Ala., he graduated from high school in Cleveland and had been a Covington resident for 34 years. Most recently employed with Guardian Automotive Inc. and retired from Fibervision in 1995, Mr. Roper also operated his own machine fabrication company for 15 years before turning the business over to his sons. Mr. Roper enjoyed playing the guitar and banjo and being around his family. He was preceded in death by sister Teresa Roper Sewell.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Charles Henry Walker

Charles Henry Walker, 84, of Porterdale, died Feb. 11 at Social Circle Health and Rehab. The son of the late W.F. and Annie Barron Walker, he was born in Walton County. Mr. Walker was a member of the Porterdale Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed working with children and supporting them in their church programs. A resident of Porterdale for 23 years, Mr. Walker retired from Hercules Inc. after 20 years of service. He is preceded in death by daughter Raydene Stapp Thomason and brothers J.W. Walker and Bobby Walker. Surviving are wife Grace Pollett Walker of Porterdale; stepson ...

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mattie R. Way

Mattie R. Way died Jan. 28. The daughter of the late George and Lucy (Allen) Watkins, she was born in 1937 in Buckingham County, Va. She moved to New Jersey and joined the Union Baptist Church in Passaic, N.J. She later joined Christ Temple Baptist Church, founded by her parents. Mrs. Way was a member of the choir and Missionary Circle and adviser to the Junior Usher Board. She later moved her membership to the United Methodist Church, Orange, N.J., under the leadership of her son-in-law the Rev. Alfred McCray Jr. She moved to Covington to live with ...

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


The Tuskegee Airmen

Good Hope Baptist Church will host the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen as part of its Black History Month celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

February 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Celebrate Arbor Day

The City of Covington mayor and council, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Covington Tree Preservation Board will host an Arbor Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to noon Friday.

February 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Lucy's spreads its wings

Fans of Lucy's Wings and Things in Newborn will be pleased to know a second restaurant location has opened not far from Georgia Perimeter College.

February 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


A spoon full of garbage

What would you do for a heaping helping of sweet, tasty - garbage?

February 13, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


I-20 on ramp from Alcovy Road to close temporarily

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the I-20 westbound on-ramp from Alcovy Road in Newton County will be closed, weather permitting, to traffic from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 14.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


In opposition to recent column

Dear Editor: I have been "wrestling" with Mr. Harwell's columns from time to time. I realize that his articles reflect his opinions, and they are thought provoking ones. But he also states disturbing "facts" to his readers that I question. I would be interested in knowing where the data was obtained that led Mr. Harwell to state in the Feb. 3 edition of The Covington News that, "The majority of people in this county who send their kids to public schools are renters, and the majority of those kids come from the lower segments of our society." Just what ...

February 13, 2008 | Beverly Copeland | Archives


Masiello enters guilty plea

A Covington man indicted for murder and arson pled guilty but mentally ill on Tuesday, receiving a sentence of life in prison plus 25 consecutive years.

February 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Eastside swimmers finish 35th at championship

Last weekend, Eastside High swimmers Drew Ellwanger and Nijyl Chavis each competed during the state high school championship at Westminster in Atlanta, placing 35th overall out of 47 teams.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Clemens hearing may be a good show, but don't expect it settled

By Tim Dahlberg

February 13, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


SKC goes green

Several new changes have taken place at the SKC Inc. plant in Covington including the production of an environmentally friendly bio-degradable film, a large reduction in plant water usage and the naming of a new chief technology officer.

February 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Elderly woman robbed in latest home invasion

In a second case of home invasion involving a man posing as a utilities worker, an elderly victim was robbed of $2,000, according to a recently released incident report from the Newton County Sherriff's Office.

February 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Middle Georgia pummels Oxford College, 105-44

OXFORD - In a season filled with little excitement and many tough losses, one Oxford College Eagle was able to overcome the adversity and put together a stellar performance on Monday night, despite his team pummeled by Middle Georgia, 105-44.

February 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


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