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Health and Fitness Expo coming Saturday

We are already two months into the new year, meaning the weight-loss plan is well under way or it's getting past time to shed those unwanted Holiday 2014 pounds.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Video from Feb. 17 BOC meeting

Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting will begin at 6:30 instead of the usual 7:00.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | BOC


Dorothy ‘Dot’ Johnston

Dorothy "Dot" Johnston, of Mansfield, passed away February 16, 2015 at Riverside Health Care Center. She was 92 years of age at the time of her death. After attending business school, Dot worked for Southern Railway in Atlanta for 8 years. She was married for 59 years, 22 years to Ralph Johnson and 37 years to Lt. Col. Charles Johnston. Dot resided in Mansfield for 46 years in the home built by her first husband, Ralph. She had the opportunity to travel around the world with her second husband, Charlie. Dot was a long-time member of Covington First United Methodist ...

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nell Pennington Blair Mundy

Nell Pennington Blair Mundy of Covington passed away February 15, 2015. She was 98, her birthday being December 11, 1916. The daughter of W.B.R. Pennington and Annie Gay Pennington, she graduated from high school and business school. Mrs. Mundy moved to Atlanta and was employed by Atlanta Pharmaceutical Company and thirty years with Scott Paper Company. Back in Covington, she transferred her membership to the Covington First United Methodist Church, where she had been baptized and married. During this time Mrs. Mundy was the President of the United Methodist Churchwomen, an Administrative Board member, Callie Cohen Circle, and ...

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sidney Wallace Denny

Sidney Wallace Denny, age 71, of McDonough died Friday, February 13, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to John W. and Sara Ruth Denny. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Townley. After his time spent with the Navy SeaBees, he worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. After retirement he started his own heating and air company, All Air, Inc.

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Medical cannabis oil bill showing Republicans true colors

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February 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


A New Era

This year The Covington News is celebrating our 150th birthday.

February 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Social Circle swimmers qualify for state

The Social Circle High School swim team girls' relay qualified for two events at the GHSA State Meet, which took place last weekend, February 6th & 7th at Georgia Tech. The girls, who made the state qualifying time last month in the 200 freestyle relay, worked hard towards getting the coveted time in the 200 medley relay as well. They successfully achieved that goal at a meet in Gainesville, swimming a combined 1.6 seconds under their goal time. In the medley relay, Tiffany Masden, a senior, swam backstroke, Emma Smith, freshman, did the breaststroke, Makenna Gray, senior, swam the butterfly ...

February 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Social Circle


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Woman steals form more than 100 people, 3 counties

An investigation by the Covington Police Department led to the arrest of Teresa Lynn Knight in a case that affected more than 100 people and three counties.

February 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jet soars to spelling bee win

The third time was the charm for Indian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls, winner of the 2015 Newton County School System Spelling Bee. Rawls, a sixth-grader, participated in the NCSS Spelling Bee as the East Newton Elementary School champion during his fourth and fifth grade years but just missed out on the top prize each time. This year, the super speller successfully spelled "ominous" and "disguise" to clinch the championship. Clements Middle School student Jayden Wheeler was this year's runner up.

February 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Anna Davis, Ian Cole named Valedictorians

Now that the spring semester is under way and winter break is behind us, the Newton County School System's high schools are announcing their top 10 students and 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

February 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dr. Washington gives back

Dr. Andrea Washington purchased hundreds of eyeglasses to donate to the Oxford Lions Club. On Wednesday, Dr. Washington and her staff gifted the eyeglasses to Mr. Richard Henderson and Martha Molyneux at her office.

February 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton's cutest couple is ...

Christy and her husband were selected as The Covington News' Cutest Couple via voting from our readers.

February 13, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Wintry weather possible for Monday

Dry, cold weather this weekend will make way for wet, cold weather Monday.

February 13, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Is this your dog?

A missing dog was found wondering around lost and scared near Social Circle Fairplay and Hawkins Academy Road Thursday.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


American Pickers TV show coming to Georgia

Think you might have a hidden treasure in that collection of what other people call junk? The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the HBO show on the History Channel, are coming to Georgia looking for junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find hidden treasures, rare artifacts, and vintage collectibles and they want to see what you've got.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Charles Sears

Charles Wayne Sears, of Covington, passed away February 10, 2015, at the age of 70. Charles, a member of Newton Baptist Church, was born to Dewey Mayson and Erma (Kitchens) Sears, who preceded him in death. Charles cherished his family and loved spending time with them. He retired from Delta Airlines after 33 years of service.

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton High School's top 10 named

The top 10 students in Newton High School's Class of 2015 were named Tuesday, with Ian Cole earning Valedictorian and Brittany Webb Salutatorian honors.

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested for forgery

After a check from a local law office was cashed at Big EZ, a Covington Police Department investigation led to the arrest of Teresa Lynn Knight.

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Joyce Mason

Joyce A. Mason born January 14, 1937, left this life to be with her Lord February 6, 2015. Mrs. Mason's passion was serving her God. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. Mrs. Mason was always willing to help anyone in need. She loved life and people. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Rella Allen; sister, Brenda Allen

February 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. W.A. "Billy" McElreath

Mr. W.A. "Billy" McElreath, age 81, of Covington passed away Sunday, February 08, 2015. He was born March 29, 1933 in Madison County Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McElreath who has preceded him in death. Mr. McElreath served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from the City of Covington and also owned and operated McElreath Garage in Covington for many years. A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington "Mr. Billy" could be found serving on just about any committee throughout the years, from the building and grounds ...

February 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vaccinations save lives

It is really a sad sign of our times to read about the uproar about whether vaccinations should be mandatory for children or whether vaccines for certain diseases cause abnormalities like autism.

February 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Take Control

Our elected officials must retake control of Newton County's affairs and finances and stop relying on appointed employees to make decisions and oversee their implementation.

February 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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