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Teen's complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) - An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while she was pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 7.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in June.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia releases student growth tool

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain subjects compared to their peers.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

School Superintendent results by county

Here are the latest, unofficial returns from Georgia by county in the Republican runoff primary for School Superintendent.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

CPD officer shoots man wielding sword

A man wielding a "medieval" type sword threatened a Covington Police Officer who then shot the suspect Wednesday afternoon.

July 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA (AP) - Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Fuhrey’s superintendent contract extended

Students and parents can expect to see a now-familiar face behind the scenes and on the front line of public education in the Newton County School System for at least the near future.

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

BOE adopts millage rate

The Newton County Board of Education officially adopted a millage rate for maintenance and operations at 20 after the third public hearing and July combined meeting Tuesday night, giving even more than originally planned back to teachers and school employees.

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

City to add code officer, clean up properties

Minutes after passing the city's budget Monday night, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 to add a new code-enforcement officer to the planning and zoning department to ensure dilapidated homes and lots where homes were demolished avoid being overgrown.

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City rejects cell tower on Monticello Road

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston cast the tie-breaking vote to deny a controversial cell phone tower on Monticello Road Thursday night.

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

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Peyton Grace Keipper

Jennifer Burch Keipper and Scott Keipper of Tampa, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Grace Keipper May 1 at Brandon Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Dennis Burch and the late Jeanette Burch of Ruskin, Fla.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

1st birthday: Dallas Lee Reed

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Charlsie D. Pasetta

Mrs. Charlsie D. "Coco" Pasetta, 90, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Covington, died at Avalon Health Care in Newnan, Ga., on June 18. She was born in Lithonia on Sept. 13, 1919, to the late Gerald Austin and Thelma Louise "Nanny" Williams Austin. She was a photographer for Jones and Presnell Studios. The many children she photographer had difficulty pronouncing her name, hence they called her "Coco."

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Charles Piazza; brother Charlie Lawrence; sister Sara Whittaker. She is survived by her sons, John Piazza and Carl Piazza, and her ...

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Virginia Smith Milner

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Only informed voters, please

I favor low voter turnout.

June 19, 2010 | Bob Furnad Guest Columnist | OPINION

The ones called ‘Daddy’

Gripped in the heat of a typical Georgia summer, Father's Day nevertheless allows us to honor those most hallowed in our patriarchal society - our fathers. Yes, America's still a man's world. Women's advocates and bleeding heart liberals can protest all they want. But when push comes to shove, America wants John Wayne in the foxhole - and in the White House!

June 19, 2010 | Nat Harwell | OPINION

Covington Branch Library to close Mondays after July 1

Because the Newton County Library System lost $90,717 in funding from the county and an additional $8,900 from the state, the Covington branch will be closed on Mondays beginning July 1.

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees voted to reduce hours at the Covington Branch Library by closing the facility on Mondays, which will results in some utility savings. The money saved by not having to heat or cool the building on those days will cover part of the budget shortfall.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Sheila Skelton Barnes

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Thunderbirds to thunder clouds

At Rock Eagle 4-H summer camp, the word of the week is "hydration."

June 18, 2010 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Newton County's Most Wanted

The most wanted feature appears in The Covington News in the second-to-last Friday of every month. To view the most wanted list for this month, view the PDF to the left.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Whatley, Bates recognized at final board meeting

In a surprise move, the Newton County Board of Education changed their meeting agenda's Tuesday night to recognize Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley at his last board meeting before retiring at the end of the month.

June 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

Proposed Social Circle budget down 18 percent

The proposed 2010-2011 budget was presented to the Social Circle city council at a public hearing held Tuesday night.

June 18, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

Newton County Jail Log - June 18

o Stanley Wayne Flemister, 38, Rutledge, June 7. Child support default.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Laughter: The best medicine

Some say that laughter is the best medicine. Many dismiss the saying, though never intentionally. There is just so much to do, so much to worry about, and there just not enough time in the day to waste it on laughing. Besides, what exactly is there to laugh about?

June 18, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | LOCAL

Employees cut after rollback budget approved

Pink slips, sad goodbyes and voices on the edge of tears greeted dozens of county employees during the two days following the approval of the $46.3 million rollback rate budget by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

June 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

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