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David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

No evidence of blackmail against Chair discovered in June

When Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis accused two commissioners of blackmail in a written statement earlier this week, he did so despite having been ...

August 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy softball loses third straight game

The Alcovy High School softball team is now 0-3 this season after dropping Tuesday's game against Region 3-AAAAAA opponent Evans High School. An error-filled ...

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Chairman says commissioners “blackmailed” him

In a document submitted to The Covington News, on Tuesday, Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis said District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims and District 5 ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Recreation Commission decisions stir up BOC

Levie Maddox, Newton County Commissioner, District 5, moved for a discussion to upgrade and modernize the bylaws of the Newton County Recreation Commission during the ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Hundreds gather at courthouse to discuss mosque

Around 50 people spoke in front of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and hundreds of their fellow residents during a town hall meeting Monday ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Public hearing on mosque tonight

The Newton County Historic Courthouse will be the site of a public hearing on a proposed mosque on Hwy. 162 and County Line Road tonight.

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Islamic group asks Justice Department to review county’s actions

The U.S. Department of Justice has been alerted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to a moratorium on permits ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Three arrested for Chevron robbery

Three people have been arrested in connection to the armed robbery that occurred at the Almon Road Chevron on Saturday, according to the Newton County ...

August 22, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

County discusses moving community centers under city of Covington

An attempt by some Newton County commissioners to move the operation of Washington Street and Nelson Heights community centers to the city of Covington during ...

August 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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The Attitude of a Believer

There are so many people, places and stories that one could analyze regarding the attitude of a believer, yet this carefully chosen prophet provides a fantastic example through his testimony of following God's will with an imperfect attitude.

June 07, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Dr. Melvin Baker named to Oxford City Council

Dr. Melvin Baker was sworn in as a member of the Oxford City Council Monday night, replacing Terry Smith.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Oxford

Man robs CVS, steals Oxycodone and allergy medicine

A Covington man was arrested for robbing a CVS pharmacy Monday night, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

June 07, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She was an active member in both churches and faithfully taught Sunday school for several years. Her passion was working with youth and encouraging their relationship with the Lord and growing in faith. In her continued service for her Lord, Harris was also a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Feeding Team. She was a dedicated employee at The Bank of Covington for many years ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

City of Covington to host free legion field grand opening event

Drive Time and the Newton County Community Band will perform at the official grand opening of Legion Field, hosted by the city of Covington.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High School and received an engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Gene, a lover of politics, worked and served in many different areas during his lifetime. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Shortly after, he consulted in areas of public works, rural affairs, low head hydroelectric redevelopment as a White House Advisor and was appointed as Floor Leader for President Jimmy Carter during the 1980 Democratic National Convention. During his time in Washington ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended the Otis Nixon Sunday School Class. Most recently, however, she attended First Baptist Church, in Covington, and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Her favorite pastime was traveling. Thompson was a friend to many in both the Salem community and Newton County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold Thompson; parents, Robert Lee and ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

With lack of vets, Eastside turns to rookies

Eastside athletics has had a great spring. The men's track and field team won its first ever state title, and the baseball team had a Final Four finish in the state playoffs following an exciting season.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

High school basketball championships leaving Macon

Since 1969 the Macon Coliseum has been home to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) boys and girls state basketball championships, but come 2017, this will no longer be the case.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Eastside’s Bruce Evans named co-coach of the year

In only his second season as head coach of the Eastside High School baseball team, Bruce Evans has been named the Region 4-AAAA Co-Coach of the Year.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Alcovy girls' basketball gets new coach

Alcovy High School has hired Justin Hunter as the new coach of the girls' basketball team. For Hunter, the job was fate.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

New-look Tigers excel in spring practice

When the 2016 football season rolls around, the Alcovy Tigers will look a lot different.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Certification could mean big things for Newton

Newton County was close to seeing 9,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment come to county, if only the timing was a little better.

June 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

At 85, Porterdale resident continues to serve others

Bobby Jack Savage is a road runner.

June 04, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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