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Charles “Pete” L. Smith

Charles "Pete" L. Smith of Covington passed away July 27, 2016, at the age of 74. Charles was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jimmy Dale Anderson

Jimmy Dale Anderson, 69, of Conyers, Georgia passed away July 23, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Ballinger, Texas to the late Walter and Olga ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Hubert Ray Pye

Hubert Ray Pye, 61 of Loganville, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James V. Brown

James "Jimmy" V. Brown, 70 of Mansfield passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born in Madison, Georgia to Winford ...

July 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Stephen Richard Smith

Stephen Richard Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Banes, Cowan win primary run-off in Newton County

The Newton County Board of Elections released the unofficial results of the run-off primary elections held today.

July 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Covington man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Margie Bryans White

Funeral services for Margie Bryans White, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Wed., July 27, 2016 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Have you ever thought…

Are you looking for a place to meet with a friend, hold a community meeting or pause for a great cup of coffee? There is ...

July 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

4-H’ers discover the magic of no cell phones

Wahsega has long been my favorite 4-H camp, because even today, it's nearly impossible to check e-mail or make a phone call.

July 25, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Stigma of mental health issues

Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss. As a society we are more willing to talk about goals to eat healthier, exercise more, and ...

July 25, 2016 | Viewpoint Health | LIVING

Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

July 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

A look back at Covington’s role in the 1996 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are a few weeks away from taking place. However, this summer also marks the 20 ...

July 25, 2016 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL

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School calendar survey now online

Parent, teachers, and community members at large can now go online and give their feedback on school calendar options for the 2013-2014 school year.

January 11, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

New student information system for parents, students, teachers

Parents, students, teachers and staff will soon see a new information management system that would affect how grades, schedules and transcripts are stored and accessed.

January 11, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Packed crowd at prayer vigil for Glass family

Hundreds of friends, family, well wishers and community members packed into the sanctuary of Macedonia Baptist Church on Thursday evening for a prayer vigil and service for one of its own members, the Glass family, which lost four children in a fire on Tuesday.

January 10, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Main Street

The city of Covington recently paid for a consulting group to come in and study ways that Main Street Covington could become an even greater asset to the economic growth of downtown.

The consultants, NewTown Partners, represented by Christopher Jones made their presentation this week to the city council; you can read the highlights by finding the story "New plan for downtown Covington?" on CovNews.com.

January 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Reminder for safety

A true tragedy occurred in neighboring Rockdale County this week when four children's lives were snuffed out in a devastating house fire.

In the midst of the mourning, we urge people to use this reminder to ensure they're being safe with their home and family.

January 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Morgan: Rep. Broun part of the problem

I really wish they'd have told me something I don't already know. That was my response this week to a new poll by the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire. In it, Congress gets a lower approval rating than root canals, cockroaches, head lice and colonoscopies. It could hardly get much worse than that. Those results follow on the heels of a December Gallup poll that found members of Congress beat out just one profession - car salesmen - in popularity. And just before New Year's, Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 likely voters and found 69 percent rank Congress ...

January 10, 2013 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Perugino: Unilateral Disarmament of Americans

President Obama using Joe Biden as his mouthpiece is not unexpectedly making noise that he will implement gun control measures through the use of the Executive Order. Obama has been sending out messages about his commitment to restrict gun ownership by Americans since early in his first term. He has hinted at taking action to institute tight restrictions on guns and ammunition during conversations with liberal foreign heads of state and United Nations representatives. He has openly supported the UN Arms Treaty which mandates international restrictions of small arms and ammunition. Hillary Clinton, his sitting Secretary of State, has been ...

January 10, 2013 | William Peruguino | Columnists

Joe Burnice Clark

Joe Burnice Clark of Monticello died Jan. 10 at The Mews in Social Circle. He was born in 1915 in Hardin, Mo., the son of Joseph Gordon and Bertha Minnie Kallenberger Clark. Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Colorado with a master's degree and taught Industrial Arts for 35 years in Florida.

January 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mary Kitchens Lassiter

Mary Kitchens Lassiter, 86, of Covington, passed away Jan. 9, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, in Gainesville. Mary was born in 1926 in Newton County, the daughter of Thomas Watson and Genie Strickland Kitchens. A dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker, she loved cooking and taking care of her family. Mrs. Lassiter was preceded in death by her husband James William (Bill) Lassiter, brother Watson Harvey Kitchens and sisters Mildred Watkins and Ora Mae Short.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Lynda and Ken Haynie; son and daughter-in-law James William (Jim) Jr. and Joie Lassiter; grandchildren Kimberly Hughes, Jason, Brian and ...

January 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Clark Street crash kills one

A Covington man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck that blocked traffic on Clark and West streets around 4:20 p.m.

Johnnie Delmar, 44, was killed after being knocked off his motorcycle. According to a press release from Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Delmar was driving a 1998 Kawasaki ZXE motorcycle northbound on West Street heading toward Clark Street. A 2010 Dodge Caliber being driven by 65-year-old Irene Stanford was on West Street at Clark, facing south. She began to turn left and then stopped partially in the northbound lane of West Street after seeing the motorcycle ...

January 10, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Staff supports local for superintendent

A group of Newton County parents, teachers and residents converged on the monthly work session of the board of education Tuesday in order to offer their support, and a list of signatures, to the board in favor of promoting Samantha Fuhrey, current deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction, to the position of superintendent.

Lynn House, an instructional coach with the Newton County School System (NCSS), addressed the board with a prepared letter and a list of signatures, many of them from NCSS employees.

January 10, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

School board lists preferences for job

The Newton County School Board is one step closer to its search for a superintendent after the board unanimously approved a list of qualifications and preferences it wants in its next top official.

Current Superintendent Gary Mathews announced late last year his plan to retire June 30, at the end of the school system's fiscal year.

January 10, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Cookie Time

The holidays may be over, but you may not want to start your weight lost programs just yet as cookie lovers will be pleased to know that the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta have kicked off their cookie sells.

Girl Scout troops around Atlanta and in Newton County have begun accepting pre-orders for boxes of their cookies for 2013. Membership specialist Lisa Wust who represents Newton, Rockdale and Butts counties said the organization kicked off their cookie sales on Jan. 4 and will be accepting orders until the last week in January. Cookies will be delivered on Feb. 8, which ...

January 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Main Street board talks next steps with plan

The Main Street board chimed in on a review of their program and is positive in working with the city to possibly incorporate some of the ideas.

January 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Celebrate Recovery for the New Year

Christmas and the holiday season can bring hope, joy and peace. For some however, it can also bring sadness, regret and turmoil. All too often, we remember the past year or years of poor choices, broken relationships and missed opportunities. If we admit it, we've all at one time or another hurt ourselves, hurt someone else, and others have hurt us.

January 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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