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John Darrow Seymour

John Darrow Seymour, 72, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Local students graduate from Andrew College

The following students graduated Saturday, May 6 at Andrew College's Commencement Exercises.

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Outdoor grill safety for the summer

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Tina Barrick of Newton County ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kids fishing events: Make a fishing friend for life

Fishing together with your child can build powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember! Don't know how to fish? No problem. Visit ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Fishing and boating activities create fun, family memories

Georgia lakes, rivers and ponds are waiting for your visit, and what better time to get outdoors than during National Fishing and Boating Week, June ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Local schools receive grants for growing

Alcovy High School (AHS), Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) recently were awarded grants through the Grants for Growing program ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Our Thoughts: Graduates share a learning experience

We have thousands of high school seniors graduating from local high schools this weekend – public schools, private schools, homeschools, etc. This is a time of ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop ...

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living


NCSS Superintendent accepting applications for Student Advisory Council

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey is currently accepting applications for openings on her Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton shines at state FFA Convention

Eighty-six Newton County FFA members recently attended the Georgia FFA State Convention in Macon. FFA members received numerous accolades while in attendance.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Newton County Jail Log: May 24

Gayla Dalyn Atkins, 47, Oxford, May 22, theft by receiving stolen property

May 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of local venues.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late Euell Thomas Coker and the late Mary Frances Robison.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Piedmont Academy students present ‘The Shaggy Raggy’

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's K-3 class has been very busy. Teacher, Mrs. Mary Ramsdell and the students have been working together to design and form a quilt.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy celebrates graduating kindergartners

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy held its Kindergarten commencement ceremony at the Cougar Gymnasium May 16.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly taken their own lives in Georgia, with 14 occurring in the past two months. The majority of the suicides were committed with firearms, with hangings as the second most used method.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith on May 3. Certificate holders will also be recognized at GMA's annual convention in June in Savannah.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the Reverend Samuel Burney Hay, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, from 1923 until 1926. Sam spent the first sixteen years of his life in Auburn, "The Loveliest Village On The Plains" and learned "War Eagle!" early on, witnessing many Auburn football games at a tender age. He then became a handsome gridiron star at Auburn High and Tuscaloosa High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he supported his father's presidency of Stillman College during the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in a row at the Collin County TennisFacilities in Plano, Texas Thurday. The Eagles edged out Brookdale (NJ) which accumulated 26 points in the tournament.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College


Letters: Thank you, Pastor Payne

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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