UPDATE: The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for counties including Rockdale and Newton has expired but warnings of rain storms continues through the night.
Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.
According to Brad Hill of bleachereport.com, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray is having a fair to good rookie camp. Hill said that McCray's role on the Jaguars is expected to be that of a backup corner and special teamer.
Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.
With full-fledged sellers' markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers.
Two people were killed, including a teenager and infant, and three others injured in a wreck on I-20 in Rockdale County that police believe was caused by illegal street racing.
If you're looking for a way to delight your mom for Mother's Day, the Phoenix Pass nonprofit for homeless women and children is offering a unique opportunity designed to make her feel like a queen.
The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers. Then in game two, Lowndes' offense came alive and provided plenty of support as the Vikings swept Alcovy 2-0 and 8-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Noel George Field.
The No. 1-seed Eastside Eagles were upset by fourth-seed Troup County in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
All three Newton County high school baseball teams have earned a berth into the 2013 state playoffs, beginning Friday.
The Alcovy girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the state playoffs, falling 1-1 (3-2) in penalty kicks to Douglas County Tuesday night.
Dear Editor: I saw the article (Dec. 3) about the Newton High Band (seeking $6,000 to perform during the Sugar Bowl halftime show). They have worked hard to meet their goal to go on this trip.; I would ask the people of Newton County to come forward to help these kids (go) on a trip they will never forget. To ...
Dear editor: It was wonderful to see all of the citizens of Covington who joined the musicians, children's choir and local elected officials to enjoy the lighting of the Christmas lights at the county courthouse. What would have been a wonderful and fun evening for everyone was turned into a town hall meeting. This was a result of a thorough review of county and ...
The year 2010 came in on winged shoes and never stopped running. It dashed past us in a flash, and here we sit, disbelieving this year is almost at its end but grateful for the sweetness that always brings a year to its close. It is the season when we turn out attention to others, be they our own family and friends or those we do not know - but yet ...
The Turner Lake Road roundabout finally officially opened on Tuesday, an innovation that has been in the works since 1999.
After reading your thoughts from the Sunday edition on Nov. 14, I almost laughed myself into a coma. Apparently, the staff at the Covington News is either trying to get its own late night talk show or a special commentary spot on Fox News. In your article, you spoke so graciously of George Bush's candor. Well… let's look at the meaning of candor. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines candor as being honest or sincere ...
In valor there is hope. ~ Tacitus We have often in this space noted how fortunate we are to have the quality of police protection locally that stacks up against any other community in this country. Last week, two local lawmen, Georgia State Trooper Shane Allen and Covington Police Officer Anthony Walden, were honored ...
Chuck Berry has some deep roots in agriculture. He represents the fifth generation of his family to work the land.
There were wedding bells ringing loudly around Social Circle last Saturday when Ashley Standridge, granddaughter of local business owners Bob and Mabel Standridge, and Jordon Flores, youth minister from The Avenue Church here in Social Circle, were united in marriage. My husband and I knew something big was going on when we walked to the end of our street on Lakewood Drive ...
As the weather turns cooler, I often turn inward, seeking warmth and clarity after the active, overtly outward living of spring and summer. November marks the beginning of such spiritual shenanigans for me with the blustery days leading up to our big day of Thanksgiving. I spend time everyday giving thanks and taking names. This year, I took the idea of reflection a step further with a series called "Hello, my name is Gratitude" on ...
"Cats," one of Broadway's longest-running musicals, was playing at the Fox Theatre some years ago. Friends proposed a night out, and I accepted, despite not feeling even the least bit warm and fuzzy toward the subject cats, to put it mildly. Not long into it, I walked out. A stage full of human beings crawling about on all fours in cat costumes just didn't cut it, gave me heebie-jeebies, in fact.
The Newton County Buy Local initiative is gaining momentum. In recent years, the community has come to understand the incremental impact of voting locally with their consumer dollars that help build a stronger local retail economy. In turn, this makes Newton County a more viable and desirable location for retail investment. Testimony to this fact is the announcement in the past few months of Cracker Barrel's decision to develop a new store, the ...
This column is in response to several previous letters that have been submitted to The Covington News, to clarify what the facts are about the impact to our community concerning the film industry presence in Newton County.
I'm joining the raggedy-looking corps arrayed on the fringes of society who claim the end is nigh.
After a long, hard morning of minor meltdowns, I open the Teenager's bedroom door to toss in a gaggle of shoes that she's left in a pile at the front door. I wish I could tell you we are one of those families who own a home with such nice floors that shoes are left at the front door on purpose, but that's just not the case. Our flooring may be new, but ...
Yes, it's bad out there. People are hurting. Families are in crisis. No job, no home, no food. On a recent Monday, the clients' waiting room at the Community Food Pantry was standing-room only. FaithWorks just next door has cut its days of operation back due to the lack of financial resources to help more folks with rent and utilities.