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City of Covington holds annual council retreat, reviews 2016, sets goals

The City of Covington City Council met Monday for its 2017 council retreat. The meeting, held at Covington fire station 22 on Alcovy Road was ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


David Wayne Hayes

Mr. David Wayne Hayes, age 47, of Covington, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at his home.

February 01, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


FBI continues efforts to identify Alpharetta/Tifton bank robber

Atlanta David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in his efforts to identify the ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Deal highlights Georgia tourism, unveils 2017 travel guide

Gov. Nathan Deal today was joined by leaders from Georgia's tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Clements Middle School Principal Joy Warren a finalist for Principal of the Year

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals has announced that Clements Middle School Principal Ms. Joy Warren is a finalist for Principal of the Year.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Will digging into your family history unearth the unexpected?

Actress Katey Sagal discovered a surprising fact about her family history when she appeared on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show, which ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Board of Elections named Newton County Department of the Month

Newton County Chair Marcello Banes not only represents more than 102,000 Newton County residents but also more than 600 Newton County employees.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Super heavy shipment moving from Columbia County to Alabama tomorrow night

Currently a 656,000-pound shipment sits off Interstate 20 at the Columbia County Scales awaiting a tactical route to Alabama starting at 7 p.m ...

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia State’s Newton Campus fields now home to Peachtree Academy

Georgia State University's Newton Campus has leased the university's ball fields to Peachtree Academy.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


2017 Georgia Travel Guide unveiled as Year of Film

Members of Hospitality and Arts, and Tourism Directors representing all 159 counties of Georgia met on the North Steps of the Georgia State Capitol to ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Kemp warns storm victims to be wary of unlicensed contractors

In the aftermath of violent tornadoes in South Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns affected property owners to be wary of unlicensed contractors once ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


President Trump declares Major Disaster for Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement ...

January 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


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Georgia Lottery Corp. raises over half-billion dollars for HOPE, Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced today that fiscal year 2017 first-half and second-quarter profits have reached their highest since inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2017 soared to $541 million – $24.5 million ahead of last year's record. Second-quarter profits transferred to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account will amount to $267.4 million, surpassing last year's second-quarter transfer by more than $4.8 million.

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 25

Michelle Piercette Arnold Jr., 19, Covington, Jan. 19, hold for other agency (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost over the weekend during the deadly tornadoes that touched down in south central Georgia.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the late Harold Sr. and Flora Raydene Stapp.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to convalescents who cannot leave their homes.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know which avenue to take. Leading a youth organization or mentoring children can change the lives of both children and volunteers in numerous ways.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 semester.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns citizens to be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims. Over the weekend, violent storms devastated the South, leaving many in need of assistance.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Severe storms rip through South Georgia

As you may have seen and heard in the news, an enormous storm system made its way through the Southeast over the weekend claiming the lives of 15 people in south Georgia alone. According to authorities, this is the most severe weather this area has seen since 1993.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Charles (Ricky) Aycox

Charles (Ricky) Aycox, of Covington, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Aycox was a hard-working family man. He adored his children and considered them to be the love of his life. Mr. Aycox took great delight in coaching his kids on the ballfield, and giving them life advice. He was an avid Tech fan, and also enjoyed watching wrestling with Timothy and Melanie. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Nell (Kenney) Aycox.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a member of the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and the Newton County Public Library. Additionally, she dedicated time to the Covington Woman's Club, as well as various bridge and garden clubs. Mrs. Watson had a gift for needlework – winning awards for different projects. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Vernon Watson; parents, Martin J. and Catherine (Muggenthaler) Smith.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross
Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this weekend as of early Sunday morning in an ongoing multi-day tornado and severe weather outbreak.
NOW is the time to prepare for round three of severe weather in our area. DOWNLOAD the Red Cross Emergency App! Visit www.redcross.org/apps
TORNADO SAFETY TIPS:
Watch for tornado warning signs such as dark, greenish clouds, large hail, a roaring noise, a cloud of debris or funnel clouds. Secure outside items such as lawn furniture or trash ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Morrow, of Jefferson.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


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