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Two arrested for meth possession

Covington Police Department arrested a man and his wife for possession of methamphetamine less than one ounce with intent to distribute at Covington Lodge after responding to an anonymous call March 3.

March 08, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


A senior’s thoughts on graduation at Sharp

Recently it was announced that this year's graduation will be taking place at Sharp Stadium. Eastside High School's graduation will be taking place on Friday, May 25at 7 p.m. Alcovy and Newton graduations will be taking place the following day.

March 07, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Education


A Seuss extravaganza

Friday, Mar. 2, would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel's (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) 108th birthday. In his memory, the Newton County Library held their annual reading of his most popular books in their meeting room.

March 04, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


Spending time with loved ones key to life

One of my favorite memories growing up is playing outdoors with my parents and, of course, my imaginary friends. During the first five years of my life, my parents and I lived on an abundance of land.

March 04, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | News Columnists


Rain washes EHS band at Daytona 500

The Pride of Eastside High School Marching Band almost had the honor of playing at the Daytona 500 recently; the event was rained out.

March 01, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Education


EHS to present "Little Shop of Horrors"

Eastside High School's drama department will present their spring production "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. March 1 and 3, and 2:30 p.m. March 4, in the school's auditorium. Tickets will cost $3 for teachers, $5 for students and $7 for adults.

February 29, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


Celebrating the past, shaping the future

This year, Eastside High School started their first black history program off with a bang. During social studies classes on Tuesday, students and staff members reported to the auditorium to watch the presentation.

February 29, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Education


The Cinderella Shop has sale today

The Cinderella Shop, which supports various hospital programs, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering 20% off its products from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at its Morgan Plaza location, 2145 Pace St # B Covington.

February 28, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Covington


Youth has pink cast to honor bus driver

Lawson Beshear was out riding go-karts with a friend when the cart turned over and he broke his arm. After much consideration, Beshear chose pink, over all other colors, for his cast.

February 26, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


Health Expo hits Covington

The Covington News sponsored an inaugural Health and fitness Expo from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway.

February 25, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Covington


Covington Health Expo is today

The Covington News is sponsoring an inaugural Health and fitness Expo from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway.

February 24, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Covington


Cookies for the troops

On Feb. 21, Virginia Pearson, co-founder of Operation Sandbox, donated over 800 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq along with those serving on the home front as well. The Girl Scout cookies were donated by Charlotte McGuley who is currently working on her gold star award through the Girl Scout program.

February 24, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


Teenage twins surviving on their own

Michael and Nathanial Hodge aren't your average 19-year-old twins. The Alcovy High School seniors have been self-sufficient and living on their own since they were 16.

February 22, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


Two arrested after a fight at Stevi B’s

On Feb. 20 at 9:13 p.m., Officer Gene Nuqui responded to a fight that took place at Stevi B's Pizza on U.S. Hwy 278. Officer Nuqui was advised via radio that two female customers were fighting inside of the restaurant after a verbal confrontation. Both subjects were placed under an arrest.

February 21, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Covington


Man lies about identity, gets arrested

A Covington man was arrested Thursday for obstructing an officer and giving false information after he was approached by law enforcement and asked to identify himself amidst a routine check.

February 18, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL


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