Elmer "Mo" Blankenship, Sr. 87, of Oxford, passed away on September 23, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on May 29, 1927 to the late Mindy Smith Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington where he served as a deacon. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was one of the founding members of the Newton County Touchdown Club. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, a longtime scout leader and scout master of Troup No. 211 of Oxford. He loved watching his great-grandson ...
Known as the "Day of Atonement," Yom Kippur is a day when people who subscribe to the Jewish faith atone for sins between themselves and G-d of the past year. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath, which means no work can be performed during the holiday. Fasting is a part of Yom Kippur, and Jews are expected to observe a 25-hour fast that begins before sunset on the evening before the holiday and ends after nightfall on Yom Kippur. The Talmud, which is the collection of Jewish laws and traditions, also lists several lesser-known restrictions regarding Yom Kippur. Washing and ...
Because we have no place for teens to hang out with their friends, such as a movie theater or a bowling alley, many of our Newton County teenagers visit local cities like Conyers to spend time with friends.
The long history of The Covington News is starting a new chapter in just nine days.
U.S. Baseball Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its Covington, GA location and the beginning of registration for its winter/spring program.
There will be twice the tickling of the ivories Sunday, as Covington will get a chance to listen to two organs at one concert.
Mrs. Jeanne Wiley Driver, age 80, of Covington passed away September 24, 2014. She was born September 12, 1934 in Covington to the late James and Nezzie Prickett Wiley. Mrs. Driver was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; a good Christian woman who was a member of Sardis Congregational Church and attended Gaither's United Methodist Church and Porterdale Presbyterian Church. She loved nature, flowers and was an Atlanta Braves fan. Mrs. Driver was a private duty nurse who sat with many families during extended illnesses; she was loved by everyone who knew her.
A Newton County School System teacher was arrested Thursday for sexual assault of 15-year-old student.
More citations had to be given to parents and guardians from Newton County for their children violating Conyers' underage curfew law over the weekend.
Of all the experts I have read or consulted lately about the situation in the Middle East, the one who made the most sense was quoted recently in The New York Times. She's Jennifer Shelton-Armstrong, identified as a 45-year-old Democrat in Mission Viejo, California, who participated in a poll about President Obama's handling of foreign policy and terrorism. This is what she said: "He is ambivalent, and I think it shows. There is no clear plan."
In spite of all the recent political upheaval in the county and the back-channel threats of more to come, Newton County is still a beautiful place to live.
A variance for a proposed 150-foot cell phone tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway has been heard but not yet approved by Newton County officials. A public hearing on the variance is scheduled before the Board of Zoning Appeals at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. A story in Friday's Covington News contained incorrect information.
The final Fall Luncheon Concert today will be moved from the Square to its rain location, Turner Lake at noon. Blues band the Bobby Swain Band will perform on at the recreation center. For more information call 770-385-2077 or 770-786-8188.
Eastside senior Shanila White was named the Eagles' Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game against Jonesboro.
We are excited about our new Sunday package, which will be delivered early Sunday morning by our experienced carrier force.
Residents gathered for some late summer music provided by the Drive Time Band Friday Night in the newly renovated Square.
The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.
Here is this week's eyesore.
When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.
Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.
James Edward Nelson, 59, Oxford, Sept 7, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Required Position & Methods of Turning at Intersections
Corey Dawayne Allen, 29, Covington, Sept 9, Disorderly conduct
A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.
If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.
College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.
Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.
Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.
Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.