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Of the power that is in imagination?

Behind the Newton County Health Department and near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, you will find a very different place, Chimney Park ...

August 30, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Jimmy Carter shows a special kind of courage

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Newton resident publishes first book

Ellen Kelly Gordon, a daughter of the late Deacon Nelson Kelly and Mrs. Jeanie Kelly and a Newton County 1978 graduate, has published her first ...

August 23, 2015 | | LIVING


Have you ever thought?

Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted in our nation. One out of three women will be abused in their life time. In addition many ...

August 23, 2015 | B. Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Newton County Jail Log: Aug 19

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default

August 23, 2015 | | LOCAL


A stage show at the courthouse

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Barbara Morgan | Letters


While you were sleeping, the government you deserve

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Steve Brown | Letters


What’s in store for this weekend?

Events 8-21-15

August 20, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Demands for senior services will rise at as population ages

There's no place like home.

August 17, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Of how powerful words can be?

Whoever said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" was wrong. Words are powerful.

August 16, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The courtesy of legitimacy

This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on ...

August 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


School starts - and the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


John Douglas returns to work at GPC

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...

August 14, 2015 | | LOCAL


Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL


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Conyers band plays with Heart N' Soul

The drive to Wild Bill's in Duluth takes right around 45 minutes. Just inside the main entrance, the music still seems to be miles away.

July 18, 2013 | Shane Wilson news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Conyers weighs development issue

Both critics and supporters agree the development of Four A International's 308-acre parcel could change the face of Conyers. But how that might play out is the question.

July 16, 2013 | Kathy Hooks khooks@rockdalenews.com | LOCAL


NCAA gymnast Jarrett flies high

Trent Jarrett went down a path few men travel.

July 13, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | SPORTS


Women needed on golf courses

Decades after the women's liberation movement, one would think females would make up more than just 20 percent of active golfers.

July 11, 2013 | Lisa Vaught | Recreation


Manage your game more effectively

Constantly watching golfers playing shots that they either can't do or playing the wrong type of shot for the situation is frustrating.

July 06, 2013 | Bryan Raines Special to The Covington News | SPORTS


At Salem, standing on holy ground

When Pat Cavanaugh asked me to write a column about Salem Camp Meeting, I should have said that it would be easier to write a book than a column about this place which means so much to me.

July 04, 2013 | Sam Ramsey | Columnists


GPTC has highest enrollment jump

Based on preliminary data from the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Piedmont Technical College has the highest summer semester increase in student enrollment among the 25 technical colleges statewide.

July 02, 2013 | | LOCAL


Summer workers up unemployment

The number of Newton County residents with jobs continues to increase, but an influx of new graduates looking for work caused the unemployment rate to jump from 8.6 percent in April to 9.3 percent in May.

June 29, 2013 | | LOCAL


Eastside grad named Stamps Scholar

Mercer University has named Mary Lathem of Covington one of nine Stamps Leadership Scholars.

June 25, 2013 | | Education


NCSS staffer studies nutrition

Denise Woods of the Newton County School System was busy in the classroom and kitchen recently, learning to add more flavor to its nutrition programs and develop a better understanding of menu planning, ingredient quality, production, garnishing and service.

June 25, 2013 | | LOCAL


Guest column: Closing shoals not answer

My husband and I live right beside Factory Shoals Park. I have been here for more than 30 years. My husband was born and raised right beside the park; his family has lived and worked the land on and beside Factory Shoals Park for more than 100 years.

June 25, 2013 | Robin McClure Aiken Guest Columnist | Columnists


DNR approves major law enforcement change

Meeting Tuesday in Statesboro, Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.

June 25, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to The Covington News | SPORTS


McClure Aiken: Closing shoals not the answer

My husband and I live right beside Factory Shoals Park. I have been here for more than 30 years. My husband was born and raised right beside the park; his family has lived and worked the land on and beside Factory Shoals Park for more than 100 years.

June 25, 2013 | | LOCAL


DNR takes aim at rule change Tuesday

More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.

June 22, 2013 | Jeff Gill The Gainesville Times | SPORTS


Women's Wellness health fair June 22

The public is invited to the second annual Women's Wellness Community Service Event, hosted by State Representative Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers), on Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, Conyers.

June 21, 2013 | | LOCAL


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