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Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Shad Eric Aaron, 41, Oxford, June 21, probation violation

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Our Thoughts: A day to celebrate independence

Not to be cliché, but isn't it great to be an American?

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Hudgens urges caution with fireworks

GEORGIA - As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Engagement: Carey - Stillerman

Tim and Katherine Carey, of Greensboro, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erin Kathleen to Tom Stillerman, son of Jim and Pam ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments


GBI Crime Lab Identifies Two New Fentanyl Analogues

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab in Cleveland, GA has identified two new fentanyl analogues, acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl. Both of ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

GEORGIA - Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia’s first TV, film museum to open in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Convention & Visitor's Bureau is pleased to announce that there is a brand new museum dedicated to Georgia television and ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Newton County Health Inspection Scores: June 2017

Alcovy Pub & Grill, 10176 Alcovy Road, Covington, June 16, 95/A

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Operation Red, White and Go!

COVINGTON, Ga. - With the thousands of guests descending on the City of Covington for the annual Stars and Stripes Fest Independence Day celebration, City of ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County All-Star teams one game away from playing for championship

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Historic Fourth of July Weekend travel congestion relief

GEORGIA - To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related interstate lane closures from noon Friday ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Julia (Judy) Lott

Julia (Judy) Lott, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 90 years of age. Mrs. Lott attended Union Chapel, a one-room schoolhouse in ...

June 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Convenience Centers to be open Monday, July 3

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County's five Convenience Centers and one Recycling Center will be open Monday, July 3.

June 29, 2017 | Staff Report | County


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County 10u and 8u All-Stars' Day 1 results

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Elizabeth Gail Baker

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Gail Baker: April 11, 1954 - June 13, 2017. Funeral Service Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sims ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of local venues.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late Euell Thomas Coker and the late Mary Frances Robison.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Piedmont Academy students present ‘The Shaggy Raggy’

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's K-3 class has been very busy. Teacher, Mrs. Mary Ramsdell and the students have been working together to design and form a quilt.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy celebrates graduating kindergartners

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy held its Kindergarten commencement ceremony at the Cougar Gymnasium May 16.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly taken their own lives in Georgia, with 14 occurring in the past two months. The majority of the suicides were committed with firearms, with hangings as the second most used method.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith on May 3. Certificate holders will also be recognized at GMA's annual convention in June in Savannah.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the Reverend Samuel Burney Hay, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, from 1923 until 1926. Sam spent the first sixteen years of his life in Auburn, "The Loveliest Village On The Plains" and learned "War Eagle!" early on, witnessing many Auburn football games at a tender age. He then became a handsome gridiron star at Auburn High and Tuscaloosa High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he supported his father's presidency of Stillman College during the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in a row at the Collin County TennisFacilities in Plano, Texas Thurday. The Eagles edged out Brookdale (NJ) which accumulated 26 points in the tournament.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College


Letters: Thank you, Pastor Payne

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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