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Covington council discusses blighted houses

The Covington City Council spent a full day of work at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens during its 2015 retreat Tuesday.

April 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Purchasing policy change could have big impact

The county's controversial legal spending was the elephant in the room Tuesday as a joint citizen-county committee met for a second time to discuss tightening the county's purchasing policy.

April 01, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

US stock indexes open on a soft note, continuing declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening April on a weak note, continuing their downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stock indexes extend slide in early trading

U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. A report indicating that U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring last month weighed on the market. Oil prices rose.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia House, Senate rapidly pass state budget agreement

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers approved a $40 billion state spending plan for the next year Tuesday night, giving raises to the state's top judges and pushing $103 million in costs for some part-time school employees' health insurance to local districts.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. lawmakers pass $900 million transportation funding bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta streetcar to continue offering free rides

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Cushman: Liberty or bondage?

My 11-year-old daughter asked me to explain how Wisconsin's 14 Democratic state senators can leave the state while they are supposed to be working.

March 06, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Safety everyone’s concern

With a declining tax digest and recessionary pressures continuing, yet another round of budget cuts are inevitably facing Newton County commissioners. They met in a retreat this past week and have begun the budgeting discussions.

March 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

In through the out door

Recently we editorialized on how shameful it was for our so called "conservative" majority" in the state senate to take a secret no-names shown vote to kill a bill that would have allowed local communities and their taxpayers the right to vote on whether they would like to have the right to sell alcohol on Sunday.

March 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Remembering Audrey Atkinson

Audrey Atkinson was the all-American girl. Blonde and bubbly, she could have been anyone's daughter, granddaughter, sister or best friend. But Audrey had a secret. The 19-year-old was being abused by her boyfriend.

March 06, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Tip of the Week -March 6

All the signs are there, friends – a bad economy, the desire to get healthy, and our awareness that going green really is good. Growing your own herbs and vegetables just makes sense. You pay pennies a pound for healthy foods for your family that you've grown with your own two hands. You have an abundant supply of vegetables during harvest and you can freeze and/or can the surplus. It's a win-win situation. If the thought of starting your own garden is a little daunting, consider attending an informational meeting about Newton County's Community Gardens at The ...

March 06, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | LOCAL

One Fabulous Mama: Mother blogger

I got to talking about blogs with this man/boy at the new library. He was endearing, but creepy too. Like Malachi from Children of the Corn. Anyway, Malachi was telling me all about his blog and how I should read it because it's real. Not like the blog I write. Malachi assured me his blog was vastly superior because, while I was wiping snotty noses and teaching long division, he was living. Apparently what I'm doing is some subpar-fictitious version of living.

March 06, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

Engagement - Frix-Willard

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Frix of Covington announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brittany Kayla Frix to Timothy Ryan Willard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Monty Willard of Covington.

March 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Engagements

Eyesore of the Week - March 6

Needs new paint: This eyesore is located on the back of a building on Washington Street. If you would like to submit an "Eyesore of the Week," send a picture to news@covnews.com or by mail to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

March 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Court Sentencings - March 6

o Ashley Leatherwood, violation of probation, 90-150 days detention center, followed by intense probation.

March 06, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington celebrates its heritage

The inaugural Black History Program Saturday afternoon honored the late Coach Henry J. Wright, III and the R. L. Cousins men's basketball state runners-up of 1965. Music, dance and step performers entertained the audience between reflections and special remarks. Wright's family and the three attending members of his 1965 basketball team received keys to the city and Mayor Kim Carter presented a public proclamation in honor of the special guests.

March 06, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Croquet tournament March 12

The Heartland Woman's Club will hold its 20th annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament at 9:30 a.m. March 12 at Oxford College of Emory University.

March 05, 2011 | Paula Travis | LOCAL

Three dead, two hurt in Highway 36 crash

Three women were killed and two others remain hospitalized after a wreck at 8:30 p.m. Friday on Ga. Highway 36.

March 05, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Rositha Norvel Bolden

Rositha Norvel Bolden, 53, passed away March 3, 2011, at her residence in Covington, GA. Mrs. Bolden was a retired Sergeant of the United States Army after 20 years of service. During her service, she received an Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal, Army Good Conduct medal (5th Award), National Defense Service medal, Non-commissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), and the Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar. Upon her retirement, she continued her education at Dekalb Technical College, where she received her Associates Degree; and then ...

March 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Sat. Black History event moved inside

Update: Saturday's Black History celebration has been moved inside to the banquet hall at 1138 Monticello St., next to Plain Nuts catering, because of Saturday's expected rainfall. The event will still start at 3 p.m.

March 04, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Wet weekend ahead

Your weekend could be a washout, with heavy rain possible late Saturday.

March 04, 2011 | | LOCAL

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