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If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy set for Friday in fatal shooting by police

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An autopsy is planned for Friday after a handcuffed man was shot and killed by police in Savannah, authorities said.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

I believe that Newton will win

For a year now, Lowndes has had this game circled on its calendar because last year Newton went down there and beat them, and this year they're gonna do it again.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Holmes emerging as star

Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

SEC Banter: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 18, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists

Volunteers needed for river cleanup

An outdoors cleanup group is looking for volunteers to help keep our "Rivers Alive."

September 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Three house fires in 24 hours

If you were prevented from driving down Crowell Road around the time schools were released Wednesday, here's why: County fire personnel were dispatched at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, to 261 Crowell Road to battle a structure fire, according to Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien.

September 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Balcony construction on Square OK'd

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 18, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

I-20 work begins again

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin work again this weekend on the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 between Almon and Salem roads, according to a press release.

September 18, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

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March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Alleged gunman clears building

Officers were called to investigate the discharging of firearms on City Pond Road early Sunday morning and ended up arresting one man with a gun, but only after they were forced to chase him to an area Waffle House.

March 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Charity starts at school

Montessori School of Covington middle school students gave $1,000 in grant money to two Newton County non-profits on Friday afternoon. Five students presented $600 to the Future Farmers of America's summer Wildlife Camp and $400 to Prevent Child Abuse Newton.

March 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Saying farewell

Although thunderstorms blanketed the Covington area Friday afternoon, ruining plans for the soldier send-off on the square, nothing could dampen the spirits of those at the Covington National Guard Armory who gathered to bid farewell to the soldiers of Honor Company B, 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade.

March 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Local JROTC cadets of the year honored

The East Side Scottish Rite Association honored JROTC cadets of the year from seven area high schools Thursday night and gave them scholarships at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge on the Covington square.

March 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Celebrating healthy living

Reaching for the sky: Members of the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club participate in stretching and cardio exercises during the PeachCare for Kids Day and Health Fair on Friday. Participants included PeachCare, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Amerigroup, which paid the SCBGC membership fee for those enrolled in Amerigroup, the Social Circle Ace Hardware store and the Wal-Mart of Covington, which provided free vision screenings. For more information on the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club, call (770) 464-0069.

March 29, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

McCart-Cox

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Todd McCart announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lynn McCart of Covington to Joshua Richard Cox of Cornelia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Cox.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements

Elijah Wilson

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays

We’re raising adults

Someone once said that when children are small, the days are long but the years are short. How very true. Much of child-rearing is so numbingly boring that the days drag by, each one a long loop of feedings, nose-wiping, and hiney-cleaning set to the din of unruly chaos. It often feels as though it will never end.

March 28, 2009 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

New theme school involves all stakeholders

For the past two years I was part of a group assigned the task of studying magnet and theme schools for the Newton County School System. This past fall, the Newton County Board of Education approved the creation of a parental involvement theme elementary and middle school. However, I now realize that the committee appointed to study theme schools was not finished with its mission and purpose and that there is still work to be done. The committee failed to adequately communicate the process and the vision of the proposed schools to the community at large.

March 28, 2009 | Kendra Mayfield Guest Columnist | News Columnists

EYESORE of the week

Past its prime: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located just east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Elm Street/Alcovy Road.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Ellen Pressley

Ellen Pressley, 68, of Covington, died March 27. She was born in Fulton County, Ga. on August 21, 1940 to the late Neal and Carolyn Evelyn Duckett McKenney. Mrs. Pressley was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Glenn Pressley and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Neal and Jean Pressley of Conyers, Greg and Connie Pressley of Covington; grandchildren: Chris Pressley, Melissa Parker, Casey Pressley, Scott Pressley; great grandchildren: Annalie Parker, Ashton Baker.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

River of words

The winners are: Local River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 17. Sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful and judged and funded by the Covington Service Guild, students were invited to create art and write poetry about water. First place winners received $100 savings bonds, second place winners received $75 savings bonds and third place winners received $50 savings bonds. Winners were entered in the national and state River of Words contests.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log

Akeem Antwon Prewitt, 19, 6A Hazel St., Porterdale, March 9. Probation violation.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

The magic at 40

Last Friday one of our local icons of science education, a fellow by the name of Jim Honeycutt, dropped in on classes at Eastside High School. Jim's columns on astronomy occasionally grace the pages of this paper, as he follows a – no pun intended – stellar career in the public schools by teaching astronomy at Oxford College of Emory University.

March 28, 2009 | Nat Harwell | OPINION

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