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City’s proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June

City's proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June By Sandra Brands It took four meetings for the Covington City Council to review, revise and discuss the proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, a...

June 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican Nathan Bradley 41.91% 795 Stan Edwards 58.09% 1,102 BOC District 3 - Democrat Tim Brown 36.64% 466 ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Schulz, Edwards elected to BOC

Nancy Schulz has been reelected to the Newton County Board of Commissioners in District 3, and will be joined on the board by Republican Stan Edwards in District 1. "I want to thank my voters beca...

May 24, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry about walking. Beginning June 16 the Parking Autho...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come. Three times over. The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made signif...

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, on the finance committee and helped with ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia Lighting for more than 15 years, prior to doing military con...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting has ended with a total of 3,431 people casting a vote in the 2016 primary election in Newton County.Sending in ballots were 258 people, 123 of which were Democratic and 134 Republican....

May 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see? It could be a story about the expansion of the area's multi sports complex to include virtual sports. It ...

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

A life in numbers

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor - business, sports, even weight loss - seek numbers to tell them how well they're doing and how much better than how ma...

May 22, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Democrats' divisiveness and the House of Cards

While there has been much consternation and media coverage of the split between Trump supporters and the Republican establishment in the past few months, the Democratic Party has focused on its uni...

May 22, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Will the ‘Trump effect’ oust Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat. When he announced his candidacy last year, Trump was considered a joke in a Republican...

May 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School (NHS) seniors Tony Collins and Joshua Suber are among the 89 Georgia students named 2016 Gates Millennium scholars. The NHS students, like fellow Newton County School system stud...

May 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Education

4-H’ers celebrate year around the campfire

"We all have our differences. Some big and some small," said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School. "When we argue whether we can political this or political that we find our c...

May 22, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

One of the sure signs of spring is all of the graduation ceremonies and graduates celebrating the end of their high school careers. The sights of graduation are everywhere - there is a special grad...

May 22, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

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