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Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Second man arrested in murder case of Adrian Brooks

Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014 ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Percentage of Newton County students graduating surpasses state's average

Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Region Champs!

With the County-Line Championship and the Region 2-AAAAAA Championship at stake, the Newton Rams (8-2,4-1 region 2-AAAAAA) took on region rival Rockdale County (2-8 ...

November 09, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig of Covington passed away November 8, 2015, at the age of 56. Linda's valiant fight with Lymphoma Cancer started in ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart ...

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Operation Watchful Eye keeps tabs on sex offenders

During the week of Oct. 26-31 221 registered sex offenders were arrested across Georgia thanks to the state's sheriffs and Operation Watchful Eye.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Chicken Tracks Arts Festival

The Chicken Tracks Art Ranch and Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins of Beauty and Beast Art are hosting a new outdoor arts festival the weekend ...

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Gangsters come to Porterdale’s Speakeasy Dinner Club

Mobster Duke is in a major conflict about his woman and his money, and he is headed to Porterdale to settle the score. You can ...

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Single car accident leaves 2 dead on Halloween

Melody Story and a William Bowman died after a single car accident on Oct. 31.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Candlelight Christmas Tour Dec. 3

The Satsuki Garden Club hosts its Candlelight Christmas Tour, featuring eight properties circa 1840-1950 Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3-7 p.m.

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Geraldine G. Rider

Mrs. Geraldine G. Rider of Covington, age 81, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born in Porterdale, Ga on February 21, 1934 to the ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 28

Dennis Edward Baker, II, 25, Covington, November 2, Marijuana possession less than one ounce

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

NCSO Toy Ride approaching

The 17th Annual Newton County Toy Ride benefiting local children for Christmas and presented by the Newton County Sheriff's Office is approaching.

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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It's Who You Know

"You won't need to buy a thing," the salesman informed me. Where are the cameras? Was I being "punked?" Had Candid Camera arrived at the Conyers' Home Depot? Surely, this was a joke.

September 30, 2015 | Lisa Hetzel | RELIGION

Suspect killed in W. Va. shootout wanted for Covington woman's death

The suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 57-year-old Covington woman and longtime Goodwill employee was killed Tuesday evening in a shoot out with West Virginia Troopers.

September 29, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Oxford College farm ranked among nation's best

The organic farm at Oxfrod College of Emory University at Oxford has been named one of the top 20 sustainable, college-run farms in the country.

September 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stephen Andrew Chambers

Stephen Andrew Chambers, 59, of Covington, passed away September 27, 2015. Andy was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church. In 58 years, he never once missed a Sunday School class. While in high school, Andy began working for The Covington News, and it was there that he met his wife, Cathy. Following his employment with the newspaper, he worked for Naylor for 30 years, before his most recent service at Marshall's Distribution Center. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and working with the cows and horses at his farm. It was ...

September 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Past comes alive in Rotary Covington’s car show

It's once again time see yesteryear come alive in the Covington Rotary Club's 23rd edition of the Cars of the Past car show on the Covington Square Sunday, Oct. 4.

September 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Take a stand

The Army Corps of Engineers recently withdrew Newton County's 404 Permit for building the Bear Creek Supply Reservoir, adding more time and more money to a project that has been in the works for more than 15 years.

September 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Newton County Farm Bureau receives district awards

Newton County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Brent Galloway is the NCFB president.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy during Fall Break

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp for Newton County School System elementary students for fall break, Oct. 19 through 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Letter: Concerns over Bear Creek reservoir

Dear Editor,

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Questions about feasibility of landfill in Newton County

Dear Editor,

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Labor of Love

From start to finish

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

County unemployment rate drops slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate dropped infinitesimally in August, down from 7.1 percent in July to 6.7 percent. The slight decline mirrors metro Atlanta's figures, according to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

I-20 lane closures continue near Exit 90

Reconstruction on the Interstate-20 bridge at Exit 90 continues this weekend, causing possible congestion from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stan Shannon

Mr. Stan Shannon, 72 of Covington, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Stan was born in Athens to the late Grady and Doretha Lewis Shannon. He was a former owner/operator of Monroe Auto Brokers.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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