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Judge Horace J. Johnson (video)

Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ross to open in March

It's almost here.

January 31, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

BOC responds to Craig TV report

The 11Alive report from "The Investigators" on Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, and the pay he received in 2014, brought a lot of attention to the Board of Commissioners this week, a lot of which was negative from the talk around the county and social media responses.

January 31, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Eastside dominates on senior night

Between the boys and the girls game, Eastside celebrated its seniors in the final regular season home game of the season. The seniors didn't disappoint the fans and parents in attendance as both the boys and the girls recorded important region victories over Walnut Grove.

January 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Woods posts 82, highest score of his pro career

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Atlanta area man shot dead trying to rob dog breeder

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say a metro Atlanta man was fatally shot as he tried to rob a bulldog breeder he had contacted through the website Craigslist.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

WASHINGTON (AP) -

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Craig controversy gathers steam with 11Alive report

Some local residents expressed anger at County Attorney Tommy Craig and the Board of Commissioners Friday following a Channel 11 news report on Craig's longstanding tax problems and his $1.1 million income from the county last year. Watch it here.

January 30, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Ga. law enforcement watching for drunk game day drivers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says authorities will be on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Metro Atlanta man shot dead after responding to pit bull ad

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say a metro Atlanta man was fatally shot after meeting with two people who advertised a pit bull for sale online.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Newton County Jail Log 1/25/09

Marchelus Latrell Dennis, 17, 230 Oak Hill Dr., Covington, Jan. 1. Failure to stop, driving without a license, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

January 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Richard Shelton Dudley

January 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Eloise Henderson

Eloise Henderson, 75 of Monroe, died on Jan. 21. The daughter of the late Samuel and Thelma Bell Pike, she was born in Bibb County in 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband the Samuel Carson Henderson.

January 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Michele Goudet Wright

January 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Successor chosen for Clinton's Senate seat

ALBANY, New York - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

January 23, 2009 | By Michael Gormley Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

New elementary school named

Newton County's newest elementary school officially has a name - Live Oak Elementary School. The Newton County Board of Education approved Jan. 20 the measure to name elementary school No. 14, which is located on Kirkland Road.

January 22, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education

Elks Club Hoop Shoot

High scorers: First and second place winners of the Palmer-Stone Elementary Elks Hoop Shoot smile with their medals and basketballs. Pictured are Coach John Krieger, front left, Ashleigh Williams, Montia Major, Rodrekis Mitchell, Tyree Ligon, Coach Kerry Hood, back left, Zachary Ledbetter (first place boys ages 8-9), Breshay Norwood (first place girls ages 8-9), Vianca Grier (first place girls ages 10-12), Amir Butts (first place boys ages 10-11) and Elk member Ray Edwards.

First place winners from each of the county's elementary schools will compete in their age categories in the countywide Hoop Shoot at 1 p.m. Sunday ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Anything truly is possible

Watching the inauguration this week, I wondered what it would feel like to speak in front of 40 million people.

January 22, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Tree bandits strike again

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are on the look out for thieves who swiped trees last week from the yard of a home on Cambridge Drive.

January 22, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | LOCAL

BOC approves spending freeze

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a spending freeze at their Tuesday night meeting, effectively resulting in a de facto transfer of power from the county chairman to a majority of the board.

January 22, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | LOCAL

Hulon H. Kitchens

Mr. Hulon H. Kitchens, 87, of Conyers, died Jan. 21. He was born in Newton County in 1921. Mr. Kitchens proudly saved our country in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. Mr. Kitchens was a member of Newton Baptist Church. He enjoyed bird hunting and loved his family. Mr. Kitchens was preceded in death by parents Andrew and Minnie (Parker) Kitchens and wife Fairy Cowan Kitchens. He is survived by his church family and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Jan. 23, from 6 ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are husband Joseph Myles Holahan Jr. of Anderson, S.C., children Christine Turner of Charleston, S.C., Cathleen LaFave and husband Jim of Hickory ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

Screening can prevent prostate cancer deaths

As part of the Metropolitan Atlanta Prostate Proactivity Campaign, men in Newton County were treated to free prostate screenings Thursday.

January 22, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | LOCAL

My first week as chair

Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive in head first. My first week as chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners was a lot like diving in head first. There is so much to learn, so many names to remember and don't even mention the acronyms.

Everyone tells me that soon I will be speaking in this foreign language and even know what it means. I have become reacquainted with old friends, met many new ones and have reinforced my faith in the Newton County employees.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OPINION

Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS

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