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Rock Plains PTO disbanded

The Rocky Plains Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization board has been disbanded after alleged misuse of funds by PTO board members.

October 21, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McDonalds paid for with counterfeit bill

A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Today in Pictures

a look around town through the camera

October 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Mr. Robert C. Cason

Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mr. Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty

Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia workshops urge women to embrace outdoors

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are offering a series of workshops intended to encourage women to embrace outdoor activities.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Officer fires at car after pedestrians struck

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A police officer opened fire on a driver that police say struck at least two people -- including an officer -- after a fight in a bowling alley south of Atlanta spilled into the parking lot.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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National GOP donating to Scott

Austin Scott, the Republican candidate for the Eighth Congressional District, is getting a boost from the national party in his campaign against Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall.

October 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Preview new CovNews.com

For the past few months, we have been hard at work on a new iteration of CovNews.com that we hope will provide readers with the best and easiest way to learn about the happenings in your community. This is a beta site and, as such, we are hoping for some feedback before the site officially changes over in a few weeks. So please, visit beta.covnews.com and give it a test run. If you find any problems, please let us know either by commenting below, sending an email to tsmith@covnews.com or by posting on our Facebook ...

October 07, 2010 | Tyler Smith | Covington

Picture of the Day - Oct. 6

The sun highlights a tombstone in the confederate cemetery behind Oxford College.

To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.

October 06, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Time of the Seasons

It's great to live where you can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall is especially welcome this year, following a summer that hung on just a wee bit too long.

This past weekend was a perfect fall weekend. Many people stopped downtown on Sunday and walked through the Covington Rotary club's annual car show, which seems to get better with each passing year.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Homework needed on ballot amendments

Pay attention to the constitutional amendments

October 06, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

No fan of Facebook, but the movie’s good

When I first heard of the "Facebook movie," I groaned along with everybody else. It's bad enough I bought into the social networking era, got a profile and informed the world of my self-indulgent thoughts, but to watch a movie about it? With Facebook dominating almost everything on the Web and even our personal lives, a movie about Facebook just seemed too much.

October 06, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | News Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 6

• Maurice Quantale Avery, 27, Monroe, Sept. 25. Child support default.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Parking ordinance temporarily suspended

Nearly every car owner who lives in Covington is violating the city's current parking ordinance, simply by parking a car outside their home, if that car weighs more than 2,000 pounds.

October 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Future firefighters

Junior firefighters: To prepare for "Fire Prevention Week" during the week of Oct. 3-9, Piedmont Academy students in pre-school and kindergarten had a special visit by the Jasper County Fire Department on Tuesday. The firefighter explained the importance of having a family fire safety plan, what to do if their home were to catch on fire and who to call, as well as "stop, drop and roll." The firefighter was dressed in their fireman's suit for the students and explained all the "bells and whistles" associated with their attire along with the tools they use to fight a fire ...

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Saluting Georgia’s citizen-soldiers

Five years ago this week, I was in Iraq in a dirty, foreboding piece of real estate known as "The Triangle of Death." That is not a misnomer. I almost found out the hard way.

October 06, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Have a say

The opinion page of The Covington News is the heart and soul of its editorial existence.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Roots and berries

The way I figure it, you spend the first half of your life attempting to get away from your roots and the second half trying to get back to them.

October 06, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Electricity prices to increase statewide in 2011

Utility customers across the state will get more bad news in 2011, as electricity prices are expected to increase.

Covington residents can expect to pay around 7 percent more for electricity, because the City of Covington will have to pay its provider, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, a similar increase. The cost for customers will not come in the form of a rate increase, but will instead be passed on through the power cost adjustment, or PCA, which is designed to pass increased market costs on to customers.

October 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

The burns and the bees

I think summer break should happen during autumn. One little week off in October just isn't enough when the weather is this lovely.

October 06, 2010 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Social Circle Theatre gears up for show

They're celebrating 90 years or so of stories and a decade of community theater this weekend in Social Circle.

October 06, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Social Circle

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