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Delores β€œDee” Gudgen

Delores "Dee" Gudgen of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 67. She enjoyed hunting for antiques, flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables and traveling to the beach and fishing with her husband. Dee was very artistic and creative, and she will be remembered for her imaginative care packages. She treasured pictures of her family as they were her priority. Dee was cherished by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew C. Bennett and Freda Farmer; sister, Yvonne Evans.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mabel A. Bone

Mabel A. Bone of Rutledge, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 95. She loved to spend time in her yard tending to her flowers. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, sewing, quilting, and playing the organ. Mrs. Bone will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Bone; parents, Elisha and Annie Studdard Allen; grandson, Kevin A. Bone; brother, Rev. Robert Allen.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Biggers Schell

Mrs. Louise Biggers Schell, age 94, of Covington passed away March 11, 2015. She was born January 6, 1921 in the Eudora community of Newton County to Josiah Newton and Nancy Bowden Banks. Mrs. Schell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carol Ann Biggers of Covington her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Jerry Prosser of Mansfield her grandchildren; Doug and Terri Biggers, Ann and Marshall McCart, Beth and Todd Nolan, Susie Holder, Chip and Alexis Prosser and Becky and Darrell Smallwood along with 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She retired from Newton Medical Center after ...

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Constance Graves

Constance Graves, 77 years old of Covington, died March 8, 2015 at Abby Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Savory Irish Cheese Soda Bread

Prep time: 10 minutes

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep time: 10 minutes

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Indian Creek students perform Aladdin

Indian Creek Middle School Chorus presents: Aladdin

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


How the legislative process works

*Content from legis.ga.gov

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Plastic bags - SB 139

The Senate approved a bill in late February that would prohibit cities and counties from imposing a ban on the use of plastic bags.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Early voting - HB 194

A push to reduce the number of early voting days in elections to 12 from 21 appears to be gaining traction among Republican lawmakers.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


LGBT protections - HB 323

A bill aimed at expanding workplace discrimination protections for state employees appears to be losing traction.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


The Tesla law - HB 393

Auto dealers appear to have won the latest battle against Tesla after a bill that would have allowed the electric car manufacturer to sell in Georgia direct to consumers appears to have failed for a second year.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


No-knock warrants - SB 159

A bill passed by a Senate committee last week would set more restrictive guidelines for the use of no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement to enter residences without a verbal command or knock on the door.

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Live: BOC public hearing on landfill

March 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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National Weather Service needs volunteers

The National Weather Service is looking for help in building a climate database and predicting floods.

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Pacho's, Wing Cafe receive failing scores

The follow up inspection on Pacho's Mexican Grill saw its already-failing score lower five points after tallying a 51 on its Jan. 9 inspection.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Turner murder conviction upheld

According to pickensprogressonline.com, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction of Quanitta Yvette Turner, a mother who was charged in the death of her infant daughter, Malay Chandler. Turner was sentenced to life in prison for holding her hand over her the 5-week-old baby girl's nose and mouth and smothering her to death.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington offers commercial license opportunities

COVINGTON, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Larry Baines took advantage of a program now open to all City of Covington employees, and is commercially licensed driver.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Reps.receive committees

The 2015-16 Legislative Term committee assignments were handed out in the Georgia legislature last week, and Newton County's representatives are in key positions.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton man, gay porn star, arrested

An Oxford man and male porn star whose company recently offered Justin Bieber $2 million to star in a porn movie with him was arrested in December for allegedly choking and assaulting his girlfriend in Rockdale.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Tommy Craig

Dear editor,

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


HB1

Dear editor,

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Keeping up with your smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Bill Calder of Newton County Farm Bureau and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Newton County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Congratulations Chamber

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual year-end banquet this past week.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Taking charge

Last week in our editorial about the reappointment for a year of county Attorney Tommy Craig we said that none of the commissioners gave a reason for voting for Craig.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Restaurant health inspection scores

Taco Bell, 6151 Highway 278, Covington, Jan 12, 92 A

January 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy Ellen KcKnight Blackshear

Our beloved Dorothy Ellen Mcknight Blackshear was born July 29, 1935 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, Sr. She was one of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers (Arbie, Carlton, Jr., Charlie and Arthur Mcknight) and two sisters (Gennie Munford and Pearlie Adams).

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ice brings numerous crashes to Newton

I-20 reopened and most of Newton County is safe for travel after black ice hit many roadways in North Georgia Friday morning.

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NMC and Piedmont look to partner up

Newton Medical Center announced today its Board of Directors had authorized hospital management to enter into "exclusive discussions" with Piedmont Healthcare aimed at formalizing a relationship between the two organizations.

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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