Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as the new general manager for The Covington News.
Fletcher previously worked as program manager at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning, a nonprofit think tank focused on community development, and as executive administrative coordinator for the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Fletcher received graduate degrees in sociology and public health from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She currently is also a sociology instructor at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. She is a former program director for the Tulane Xavier National Center for Excellence in New Orleans, LA.
As general manager, Fletcher will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of The Covington News, its website and magazines. She will be responsible for overseeing both advertising and editorial components of the media company.
“I’ve known Hosanna for a number of years and have always had the utmost respect for her and her commitment to the community. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team and look forward to her bringing a fresh perspective to local media,” said Charles Hill Morris, regional publisher for Morris Multimedia, owner of The Covington News.
Fletcher, her husband Kevin, and their two children live in eastern Newton County.
“This is an amazing opportunity to serve the community in a capacity that feeds my fire for information and knowledge. Not only will I be able to learn a new industry, but I will be able to bring an objective perspective to the role of the community newspaper,” said Fletcher of her new role. “I have a deep love for this community. I am looking forward to being part of a team that helps move it forward.”
The Covington News is one of Newton County’s oldest continuously operating businesses, dating back some 150 years. It is the only newspaper and newspaper website based in the county.