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'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

It was 4:15 p.m. on Monday, long past the time students walked out of their classrooms for the day, but a group of teachers stuck around.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education

Wal-Mart: Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbelts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a New Jersey highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ethics complaint against Jason Carter dismissed

ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint accusing Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter of violating state law by sending fundraiser invitations during the legislative session.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK (AP) - When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Man loses wheel, crashes motorcycle

A man traveling south on Hwy. 212, approximately 50 feet past Hwy. 36, crashed after his front wheel came off Friday.

September 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It's the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city's sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

The Fall Rain

As the color of nature changes we also prepare for the colder temps and rainy days.

September 29, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Savannah harbor dredging deal close

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Ports Authority's top executive says a cost-sharing agreement needed to start work on a $706 million deepening of the waterway to the Port of Savannah should be finished within two weeks.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Ga. highway officials buy image-boosting radio ads

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Boy hospitalized after he's run over by lawnmower

BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy is hospitalized with severe injuries after his father accidentally ran over him with a riding lawnmower.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market slid lower to start the week, following declines in European markets.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.

September 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Georgia Department of Driver Services announces dates of July closings

All Georgia Department of Driver Services licensing and testing centers will be closed on Saturday, July 3. Customer Service Centers statewide will reopen to serve customers on Tuesday, July 6th. (All DDS customer service centers statewide are always closed on Monday).
DDS Administrative Offices in Conyers - including the customer service telephone lines - will be closed on Friday, July 2. These administrative offices (and the contact center) will resume operation on Monday, July 5th.
The days following any closing are typically very busy days, so please plan ahead. DDS launched new hours of service statewide - opening earlier and staying later to ...

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fire destroys home on Crowell Road

A home on Crowell Road between Brown Bridge Road and Interstate 20 was a complete loss after a fire Monday afternoon sent ferocious plumes of black smoke high into the air.

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Barbara Jean Bradford Peters

Barbara Jean Bradford Peters, 77, of Social Circle, died on June 19. The daughter of the late James Bloyd Bradford and Hattie Wright Bradford, she was born in 1933 in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her son, the late Jim D. Peters.

Surviving are husband James W. "Jay" Peters of Social Circle; sons Bobby J. Peters of Social Circle, Donnie E. Peters of Watkinsville, and Tim M. Peters of Social Circle; daughters Mary Ann Link of Social Circle and Cathy P. Craig of Social Circle; sister Dorothy Munson of Oxford; brother Harold Bradford of Covington; 24 grandchildren and ...

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Fast thinking by citizen nabs three suspects in burglary

Fast thinking and keen observational skills by a neighbor nabbed three burglary suspects last week.
According to reports, a man called 911 around 1:48 p.m. June 16 and reported that three men were burglarizing a home off Dearing Road. The man reportedly gave excellent descriptions of the three suspects while speaking with dispatch operators as well.
Deputies arrived and after speaking with the witness put out a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for all three suspects. By the end of the day the men - 18-year-old Marcellus Nipple, 23-year-old Lorenzo Moore and 18-year-old Jelani Forde - had all been arrested ...

June 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Local man gets robbed after meeting woman from chat line

Two people were arrested in connection with a June 4 robbery that occurred after a man met up with a woman he spoke with on a chat line.

According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison, the man spoke with a female calling herself "Apple" on Quest Chat line, and after speaking with her for several days, set up a meeting at a clubhouse in the Neely Manor subdivision. When he arrived, she got into his car, and shortly thereafter two black males approached the vehicle, one pointing a gun, and demanded his belongings. The victim ...

June 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Spring Semester Dean's List

North Georgia College & State University (published June 20, 2010)

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Louis W. Sewell

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Sigman

Mrs. Elizabeth Sigman of Oxford, GA died Monday June 21, 2010 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1937 in Covington, GA to John William and Clellia Thomas Barrett. Mrs. Sigman retired from C.R. Bard and ISS, both companies are located in her hometown of Covington, Georgia, where she worked for over 46 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Loganville.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Robert "Jack" Johnson

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

My father, my hero

 "It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Father knows best

Fathers carry a heavy load. For centuries, if not since the beginning, men have juggled the roles of manhood and fatherhood. Some fathers walk that carefully balanced walk; others simply fall off, most accepting themselves for what they are: men first, father second.

June 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | LOCAL

Golden patriarch

On Father's Day it is only appropriate that we honor the patriarch of Morris Multimedia, the owners and publishers of The Covington News, since 1986.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Woman claims robbery to score more Xanax

A 29-year-old mother was arrested Wednesday morning after falsely reporting a robbery in order to get more prescription medication.

June 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Juvenile on probation beats mom, brother

A juvenile girl already on probation was arrested Wednesday after reportedly beating up her mother and brother.

June 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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