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Hice announces Service Academy Day for 10th District students

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host his annual Service Academy Day on Saturday, August 19th on the campus ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Covington Rotary hosts RYLA student

COVINGTON, Ga. -

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Leslie A. Cotman

Leslie A. Cotman was born in Harlem, NY on April 14, 1949 to the late Unadeene E. Jones and Frederick Cotman. She lived in New ...

July 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Letters: Welcome back!

Dear Editor,

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: All of our content has equal value

The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Interested in working for wildlife? Volunteer opportunities with Wildlife Resources Division

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Are you looking for ways to work with or for wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

GEORGIA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree Academy runners used Peachtree Road Race to stay in shape

ATLANTA - Three members of Covington's Peachtree Academy cross country and track team found a popular way to stay in running shape for the soon ...

July 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Former FBI Agent Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court in Georgia

COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kenneth W. Hillman, III, age 47, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, has entered a guilty ...

July 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Newton County Jail Log: June 15

James Miles Avery, 59, Lithonia, June 8, defective equipment, driving while license suspended/revoked, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement

June 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of their students and whose professional capability and integrity inspired the admiration and respect of not only students but fellow staff and the community.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


1976 skeletal remains could be local

GREECE, N.Y. - Investigators with the Greece Police Department in Greece, New York are asking for your help to identity an unknown child found in 1976 that could be from the local area.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Paul Deerman

Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and operated Paul's Body Shop for 52 years. He was a devoted family man who liked to travel and fish whenever possible. Mr. Deerman was also an avid sports fan – especially NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Eva (Croft) Deerman.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the important field of logistics.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


GBI Crime Lab Identifies Central Georgia Counterfeit Pills

DECATUR, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Crime Lab has identified counterfeit pills related to the reported overdoses in the Central Georgia area.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Freddie Andrew Lewis

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me….Psalm 23:4

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Exercise saves Conyers man’s heart

CONYERS, Ga. - Nearly one year ago, doctors at Piedmont Heart Institute told Bill Warner he likely would need a heart transplant. Warner, 65, suffered from cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart) and his condition was causing his heart to fail.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Newton County Community Partnership receives $10,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County Community Partnership a $10,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Madison to celebrate July 4th early

MADISON Ga - It's time to paint Madison red white and blue for the Cultural Center's annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the front lawn, sponsored by Jim Boyd Insurance.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Montessori School students raise funds through reading

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Montessori School of Covington's Lower Elementary Class wanted to participate in a community service project this year. They chose to have a Read-a-thon to raise funds for the Newton County Library.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local student recognized at LaGrange College commencement

Daniel Garrett of Covington, Georgia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LaGrange College with a B.A. Degree, History and a B.A. Degree, political science.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SHA awards annual scholarships

Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. (SHA) hosted its annual scholarship presentation Wednesday, May 24.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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