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Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Morrow, of Jefferson. The bri...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of J. Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington. The bride is the ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

4-H’ers honored for service work

As a second grader, I remember finding out that Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't actually royalty. Somehow I'd come up with that idea since he had his own day, I guess. As an adult, I was even more ...

January 21, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

Man on the Street: How do you take out the trash?

Waste disposal is a hot topic around Newton County these days. The Covington News wants your take on the issue. Here is what we found so far. Nancy Head: "I don't have a whole lot. I do recycle...

January 21, 2017 | Jarred Todd covintern@covnews.com | Your Thoughts

Anderson: Getting Started in 2017

Monday, Jan. 9, marked the start of the 2017 legislative session in the state of Georgia and my first day as a state senator. Fifty-five senators from across the state took the oath of office and o...

January 21, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Not s...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Georgia's Sonny Perdue nominated to lead agriculture department

Georgia's Sonny Perdue has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, who served two terms as the state's Governor, is considered by many to be not o...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Newton County addresses accounting problems discovered in financial audit

Newton County is implementing changes to address issues discovered during the forensic audit of the county's financial practices last year, according to a news release from Newton County Public Inf...

January 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Mentors celebrate National Mentoring Month

The month of January is recognized for many things. It is the start of a new year, a time to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and even a time to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Da...

January 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING

Isaiah Miller drops 37 on South Gwinnett as No. 1 Newton stays perfect

Rick Rasmussen wanted to leave as little room as possible for a South Gwinnett fourth quarter comeback Friday night. So just seconds before the third quarter ended, and despite top-ranked Newton ...

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Lady Rams fall to South Gwinnett

Jurnee Smith gave her best superhero impression during the fourth quarter of Newton's Friday night game against South Gwinnett, but it still wasn't enough. The seventh-ranked Lady Rams fell 64-58...

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery Martec Anquian Barkley, 24, Covington, Jan. 17, parole violation Wesley Kevin Blalock, 39, Decatur, Jan. 12, failure to appear for a fi...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan was a member of the Covington Service Guild for more than 20 y...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. The service will be held Saturday, Ja...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Weapons taken in trailer theft

On Jan 18, Covington Police (CPD) responded to Elite Auto Collision at 8415 Hazelbrand Road on a report of a stolen trailer. The trailer reportedly contained two rifles. The victim, an employee of...

January 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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