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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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Immigration bill in works in General Assembly

ATLANTA - A key Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday outlined a bill he plans to file intended to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Eastside's Cook signs golf scholarship

Addison "Ace" Cook II has been playing golf competitively since age 7. He's also been an accomplished artist for almost as long. Beginning in the fall, he'll take both skills to Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta after signing a letter of intent to join the burgeoning golf program. Cook was part of last year's Region 8-AAA champion golf team and is often considered Eastside's top player.

January 25, 2011 | Josh Briggs | LOCAL

Margaret Skelton

Miss Margaret Skelton of Conyers passed away at Rockdale Medical Center on January 24, 2011 at the age of 82. Margaret was born in Covington to D. C. "Bill" and Dolly (Ramey) Skelton and was employed by Covington Mill and Bibb Manufacturing for many years. Margaret was known as "caretaker" by her family members as she raised her siblings after the passing of her mother, and was also known as grandmother by her nieces and nephews. She was known as "Squiney" which evolved into "Nenny" and was everyone's angel. Her specialty was making biscuits for her family and friends ...

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Loganville man kills ex-wife then dies

MONROE, Ga. - Investigators in Walton and Greene counties say they believe a Loganville man killed his ex-wife, then died at a relative's home.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Bus service, alternative school changes on the table

The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Man convicted in 1988 killing set to die

ATLANTA - A death row inmate convicted of the 1988 murder of a preschool fitness instructor was set to be executed Tuesday, and his attorneys were readying a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to postpone the execution.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Harwell: Unemployment unrelenting

After a while, unemployment starts messing with your mind. Akin, perhaps, to a tide encroaching upon one's solidly built sand castle, it takes you through several stages. At first the impressive edifice seems impervious to watery invasion; after all, its construction benefited from one's extensive experience from building sand castles. Angular moats surrounding the castle deflect momentum of the onrushing waves, dissipating the sea's destructive might. The seaward wall, bulwarked with evenly spaced towers, withstands the first few encounters with surf. Inside the walls, the castle proper seems secure and unfazed by the seaside assault.

January 25, 2011 | Nat Harwell | News Columnists

Stolen car found ablaze

A burning car found in woods off Capes Drive early Saturday morning was apparently intentionally ignited, and fire officials are asking that anyone with information on the blaze come forward.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Tommy Granger

Tommy Granger of Covington, passed away January 22, 2011, at the age of 95. Mr. Granger, a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award, was a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theatre. He was a member of North Covington United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, eating catfish, and working with his two brothers at Granger Brother's Garage. Mr. Granger was a loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge (Potts) Granger; and his parents, Steven Nathan and Olivia (Roseberry) Granger; 5 brothers and ...

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

City to absorb some power costs

Georgia has been hit by high unemployment and extreme weather during the past year, and the City of Covington is hoping to give utility customers a little relief.

January 23, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 23

o Joshua Bryan Epperson, 24, 8224 Lakeview Drive, Covington, Jan. 18. Burglary.

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

At Home with the Alexanders

Who: Jim and Paige Alexander; children Zack, 17, and Alana, 16; family dogs Buster, Axel and Cindy

January 23, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

McAfee-Hallman: One Fabulous Mama - Learning to be loved

I learned to not trust anyone who loves me when I was a child. I think many folks do, not just the gaggle of McAfee children. Seems to me, most of us spend a large part of our lives playing bumper cars with our relationships. We charge at one another and then, bounce off into space until we make connection with the next car. We're always looking over our shoulders, afraid and exhilarated by the proximity of the other cars in the ring. It's a brutal, confusing way to live and so many of us find ourselves loving ...

January 23, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

Eyesore of the Week - Jan. 23

Trashed trailer: This eyesore is located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 212 in Covington. 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.

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Save-a-Lot grocery to open Feb. 10

Coming soon: Workers from McMichael's Construction ready a 24,000 square foot location in the Covington Corners shopping center, located at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Highway 278. The discount Save-a-Lot grocery store is expected to open Feb. 10 and hire 20 to 25 employees.

Applicants can apply at save-a-lot.com/careers or by going through local employment agencies, Tomlin said. Save-a-Lot exclusively sells its brands to offer more competitive prices to traditional grocery stores.

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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