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Newton ready for possible winter weather

Newton County is ready in the case of snowfall later this week on parts of north and central Georgia.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Resolving to unplug from devices

Many people struggle to find the right size clothing, shoes and undergarments. It's a situation that affects both men and women. Consider these facts:

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Resolve to wear clothes that fit in the year ahead

Many people struggle to find the right size clothing, shoes and undergarments. It's a situation that affects both men and women. Consider these facts:

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Lamar Sowell

Lamar Sowell of Mansfield, passed away January 2, 2017, following a brief illness. He was 88 years of age at the time of his death ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Health Inspection Scores

Alcovy Pub & Grill: 10176 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 12, 82/B

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO, Crime Stoppers seek help in identifying armed robber

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the public's help in reference to a recent armed robbery.

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Rev. Dickie W. Johnson

Rev. Dickie W. Johnson of Covington, passed away January 1, 2017 at 72 years of age. He was ordained in Brunswick, GA, at the age ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mamie Durand McElreath

Mamie Durand McElreath of Covington, passed away December 30, 2016, at 93 years of age. Lovingly known as "Granny", Mrs. McElreath was born and raised ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Willie Mae Ellington

Mrs. Willie Mae Ellington, age 87, of Oxford passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born in Porterdale, Georgia on February 10, 1929 to ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


John William Kinard, Jr

Mr. John William Kinard, Jr, age 87, of Mansfield passed away January 1, 2017. He was born May 19, 1929 in Jasper County to John ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Happy New Year from 'The Covington News'

Another year has come, and many of us are saying, 'Where did 2016 go?' While others are telling the year that was, 'Good riddance.'

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A loss for us all

To the editor:

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: Funeral home undergoing renovations

To the editor:

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


The Top 16 of 2016

A look back throughout the last 366 days finds many important stories throughout Newton County that were spread throughout the pages of this newspaper. The ...

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | TOP 16 OF 2016


1: A proposed mosque - August

Newton County was in the national spotlight in 2016 as the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) learned that 165 acres of land on Highway ...

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | TOP 16 OF 2016


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Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston, on February 28, 1937. Cary served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965, and was stationed in Spain. He then ran an insulation company based in Covington for 27 years, before retiring to enjoy more time golfing.

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Justin White

Deputy Justin White of Monticello, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 28. A 2007 graduate of Newton County High School, Justin served as a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office since 2012. He was a very dedicated law enforcement official who cared deeply about the people he served. Justin was among the best in dealing with situations involving family violence. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, loved fresh-water fishing, and deer hunting. Justin was a very loving father, who worked hard to support his family. He considered his dog, Max, to be his four-legged ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl Lynn Churchill

Cheryl Lynn Churchill, 50, of Covington passed away November 13, 2016. She was born November 29, 1965, in Covington to her father George Allen, Jr., who survives her and her mother, Florence Underwood Churchill who preceded her in death. Cheryl Churchill loved to fish, was a devoted Norte Dame Football Fan and enjoyed watching movies and nothing touched her heart more than her grandchildren. She was employed as a case worker for years with the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition Saturday, Nov. 5.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the more than 800 students in Georgia who applied for the prestigious council, only 108 were selected to serve, including Zackary Fallah, a junior at Newton High School, and Ralph Brown, a junior who attends both Eastside High School and the Newton College and Career Academy STEM Institute.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to a rate of 83 percent.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after many people have filled up on turkey and trimmings.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Host a turkey-free Thanksgiving

Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person's diet. Turkey also tends to be the star of the show on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Even though turkey can be a delicious addition to any holiday table, some people prefer to buck Thanksgiving tradition from time to time and divert focus from the golden gobbler.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, nowadays Thanksgiving often involves excessive amounts of food, with more food ending up in the garbage than in celebrants' bellies.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Covington Business Licenses

Business Name: Antiques & Stuff of Newton, 2177 ELM St. NE

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Nov. 28 to examine all aspects of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Sheriff Ezell Brown announced Monday.

November 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GDOT awards $868,000 for SR 142 in Newton

Newton County will receive more than $800,000 of the recently announced $7 million in resurfacing contracts awarded by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

November 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Post-election thoughts

Tuesday's election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States gripped the nation.

November 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Velinda Hardy: November and December full of activities on the Square

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Covington, and there are few places better to find activities and moments of reflections than downtown.

November 13, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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