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.
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.
As the holiday seasons approach I think of how they were celebrated in Porterdale.
The power of one" is almost a modern-day mantra. There's the power of one person to make a difference. ("Just do it," says Nike.) There's the power of one person to save a life or to change the life of another, thereby justifying the first person's entire life, we've been told, and it's true. There's the power of just one vote to turn an election, the cry is heard. (Hardly. ...
Let's say your side or candidate won or lost last Tuesday. Aren't you just a little bit embarrassed by what it took to win or lose this election?
Some folks don't hold with Halloween around these parts and that's OK. I don't know any of these people personally, but I understand they're out there in our community- some silently condemning the holiday and some openly advocating for its end. Any holiday that incorporates meeting people, candy, baking, dress up, and decorating is aces in my book. I'd like to shake the gnarly old hand of the pagan who cooked up the idea ...
Ten scholarships valued at $14,250 are available from the Georgia Farm Bureau to Newton County high school students who plan to major in agriculture, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.
I heard last week that Rep. Jim Marshall (D., Ga.) is no fan of a GPS system. The Vietnam vet is still partial to an old-fashioned map for navigating his way up, down and across his meandering Eighth Congressional District. One aide told me that a staffer recently tried planting one on the windshield of the congressman's car as they set out for a day of campaigning and Marshall swiftly snatched it off and tossed it into the backseat with a warning not to bring it out again.
o Michael Dwayne Payne Jr., 31, Stone Mountain, Oct. 19. Court sentenced. o Kristopher Ray Simmons, 30, 35 Sarah Court, Covington, Oct. 19. Probation violation. o Henry Nelson Smith, 49, Rutledge, Oct. 17. Criminal trespass, criminal attempt to commit theft by taking, loitering or prowling, possession of tools for the commission of crime, parole violation. o John Randall Smith, 31, Reidsville, Oct. 19. Theft by taking. o Johnny Frank Smith, 51, 106 Valley St., Newborn, ...
An evening of acoustic movement benefit concert featuring Eric L. Summers, Corey Crowder and others will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Caldwell & Cowan chapel, 1215 Access Road in Covington.
Dear Editor: From all we've heard over the last week or so, hopefully the Newton County Commissioners realize they don't work for Chairperson Morgan. She seems to think they do. Pressure from her for various and sundry items on her wish list have become political footballs, more so than anything else we've seen in recent history, primarily because they don't make much sense to the majority of the people in the county. Morgan, ...
Dear Editor: I just read the "What if the hunted was the hunter?" and I feel as if I have been deeply insulted. I do not believe that this rant portrays the tradition of hunting as it has been known to my family or the community that I live in. I respect the author's right to express his opinion but I also feel that he is gravely miss-informed and his rant does not reflect well on your paper or our community. Simply put this article is insulting.