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Billie Jean Veal Hardy

Billie Jean Veal Hardy, 76, of Conyers, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1941 at Snapping ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rex J. Mitchell

Rex J. Mitchell, of Covington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 83 years of ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


C.A.R.E. Scholarship awarded in Porterdale

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale resident Gabrielle Brewer is the latest recipient of a C.A.R.E. scholarship. She will be attending Georgia State University. She ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Morris Communications selling newspapers to GateHouse Media

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 9

Christopher Treshanne Ashby, 35, Conyers, Aug. 3, back for court

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Piedmont Healthcare to open 27 retail clinics

ATLANTA – Retail clinics located in 27 Walgreens stores in metro Atlanta will become an extension of Piedmont Healthcare beginning this month. Called Piedmont QuickCare at ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Newton County adds 17 full-time fire recruits

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County's Fire Services has grown by 17 members this week.

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Richard Frederick Lingner

Richard Frederick Lingner, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 74 years of age. Mr. Lingner was a pilot for Eastern Airlines, Miami ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star Spirit Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Waffle House will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) once again in their Spirit Day this Thursday 11:30 ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Register for the 2017 Covington Fuzz Run, Run Where the Stars Walk

COVINGTON, Ga. - Get ready to run (or walk) where the stars walk when you register for the Covington Fuzz Run! The 34thAnnual Fuzz Run will ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga. - This summer 44 students from Newton County attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letter: Handicapped discrimination ruling against the BOC

Editor's note: This press release was provided to The Covington News Friday, Aug. 4 by Commissioner J.C. Henderson with an attached copy of ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: We’re all in this together

There is one thing we at The Covington News think everyone can agree on: We all want to live in a friendly community that offers ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: BOC learns about county’s real water needs

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) learned about our community's real water problems at a special called meeting Aug. 3. An engineering evaluation ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Birth: Marie Grace Tyree

Matthew and Molly Tyree welcomed their daughter, Marie Grace Tyree, into the world April 29, 2017. She was born at Piedmont Newton Hospital and weighed ...

August 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments


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L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart and Lucy Marcum Duty, who have preceded her in death, she was originally from Chapmanville, WV. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Life Praise Center and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley F. Adams; her parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a 40-hour training course at Georgia Public Safety Training Center. This course is intended for law enforcement officers assigned

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative export strategies. Each semi-finalist will receive a reimbursement grant up to $5,000 to apply toward expenses related to building export capacity and activities.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status. Oak Hill Elementary School, South Salem Elementary School, Clements Middle School and Liberty Middle School earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. A complete obituary may be found at www.harwellfuneralhome.com. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 770-786-2524.

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington, and was involved in the JOY Sunday School Class. She was also an active member of the Covington Pilot Club. Mrs. Arnold was employed as a school nurse in the Newton County School System for several years. In addition, she worked for several doctors in the Newton and Rockdale area, including Dr. Robert Faulkner. She was a gentle soul who loved babies and never met a stranger. If you were her friend, you were considered ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past weekend. It marks the third straight tournament the All-Stars have gone undefeated in. The first was held in Griffin on June 3, and the last two at City Pond.

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and is using his newest platform as City of Covington Councilman to make changes he has long sought.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 10 during the organization's Annual Meeting. Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia administered the oath of office.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July 10-13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and is $150 per session. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things dance packed into one week. At the Covington Regional Ballet School, campers from 8 to 18 danced their hearts out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all week. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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