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Covington News hires new editor
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The Covington News recently hired Tharon Giddens to be its new editor. Giddens worked at The Augusta Chronicle for 18 years, spending the last handful as the features editor.

“We’re excited to have Tharon as part of the Covington News team, because of his expertise and years of experience in the newspaper industry,” said Publisher Charles Hill Morris Jr. “He’ll be a great addition, and the entire staff is looking forward to working with him to improve the content and products.”

Giddens has also worked for the Gwinnett Daily News, Anderson Independent-Mail in South Carolina and the Rome News-Tribune and has covered a variety of beats, including local government, cops and courts and features.

“I’m excited to be here. This is a dynamic community,” Giddens said. “It’s a great job opportunity.”

As editor Giddens is responsible for overseeing all editorial content. If a resident has a story idea or wishes to discuss news coverage, please contact Giddens by e-mail at or by phone at (678) 750-5011.