Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month
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.
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.
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.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
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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.
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.
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.
After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.
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.
Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.
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 ...
By Hal Bock
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.
A high-speed pursuit ended with a horrific wreck Wednesday morning after a 15-year-old attempted to elude law enforcement officers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman out of New York was arrested Thursday for shoplifting shoes from the Shoe Department.
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.
Heard-Mixon Elementary fifth-grade teachers Mary Horton and Sandi Newsham spent Friday morning before class digging up a year-old "pumpkin box."
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Mr. and Mrs. Roger Glen Criswell announce the engagement of their daughter Adrienne Leann Criswell to Wayne Lee Owenby Jr.
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.
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.
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.