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City of Covington to host free legion field grand opening event

Drive Time and the Newton County Community Band will perform at the official grand opening of Legion Field, hosted by the city of Covington.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: June 1

George Earl Anderson, 40, Atlanta, May 31, weekenders

June 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


NCSO investigating end-of-year party shooting

A Covington man was shot in the hip on May 28 following an end-of-the-year party on Stone Road, according to the Newton County Sheriff's ...

June 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11 ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr. of Covington. At an early age, he attended and joined the First United Methodist Church of Covington. He grew up and lived his early adult life in Covington. After graduating Newton County Comprehensive High School in 1976, he later earned a degree form Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). Allen was a born mechanic and loved working with his hands. This led him into several employment paths, always showing his gift of resourcefulness and problem solving ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where he served as a Deacon and the Sunday School Director. He proudly served his country with the U.S Army, and he retired from Lithonia Lighting after 50 years of service. In addition, he was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, in Covington and the Newton County Masonic Square Compass Club. He was a big Atlanta Braves fan. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edgar Pierce and Edna Geneva Edwards ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8, 1931, in Atlanta, to John Howard and Mae (Hill) Pound. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1949, and furthered his education at Auburn University where he graduated in 1953. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Jimmy retired after a successful 30-year business career in sales and management in the newspaper industry. In retirement, he owned and operated a dry-cleaning business with three locations in Covington. He was a member of the ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at the Porterdale Maternity Hospital on Poplar Street to the late Idus and Nellie Ivy.

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only two will begin this summer at a date and time to be announced.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry about walking.

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, on the finance committee and helped with the worship music. He owned and operated D&D Septic Tank Services from 1980-1988, and D&J's Trenching Services since 1992. A kind and forgiving man, he had a great sense of humor and was very business savvy. Dennis was a visionary with an excellent imagination. A loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother, he will be dearly missed by all who ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia Lighting for more than 15 years, prior to doing military contractor work for 12 years. Jeff was a hard-worker, and he loved the Georgia Bulldogs. A dedicated father and loving brother, he will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Virginia Martin Hall; and brother, Mickey Hall.

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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