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This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on ...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

Vince Lowe might look like a picture of strapping health, but this biker has been waiting and searching for a kidney since 2009.

June 06, 2013 | | LOCAL


Freedoms eroding

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -- The Fourth Amendment

June 04, 2013 | | Columnists


'Heat' actor has 'sweet' memories

Once upon a time, Covington was not known for the vampires of Mystic Falls. It was the fast-paced police chases, robberies, bloody murder scenes, and various other gruesome crimes that put the city in the national spotlight.

June 01, 2013 | Carrie Huenke news@covnews.com | LOCAL


9 arrested for pimping, prostitution, pandering

Police arrested six "johns," including a Covington man, and a Covington woman charged with pimping in a bust of a prostitution operation at a Conyers motel Tuesday.

May 31, 2013 | Michelle Kim news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Escort planned for wounded soldier

SPC. Sam Walley, an Auburn, Ga., serviceman who lost an arm and a leg to an IED explosion in June, is making his first visit home, and special escort is planned for him when he returns to Georgia Thursday.

May 29, 2013 | | LOCAL


Lois Elaine Fortner Holloway

Lois Elaine Fortner Holloway, 58, of Monticello, died May 27, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon.

May 28, 2013 | | OBITS


John William “Billy” Moate

John William "Billy" Mote, 57, most recently of Monroe, formerly of Covington, died May 25. He was a native and longtime resident of Newton County.

May 28, 2013 | | OBITS


Proposed Bear Creek Reservoir scrutiny:

With the proposed reservoir nearing the construction stage, there has been no protection for the citizens'/ratepayers' protection provided by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

May 25, 2013 | Samuel M. Hay, III | Letters


Become an expert in your short game

For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.

May 23, 2013 | | Recreation


Flash flood watch expires, rain continues

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.

May 19, 2013 | | LOCAL


Rams debut under Banks

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.

May 18, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


McCray at work in Jags' rookie camp

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.

May 18, 2013 | | Newton


Holding court

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.

May 14, 2013 | Anthony Banks | Recreation


How home sellers shoot themselves in the foot

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.

May 11, 2013 | Ken Harney | Columnists


School board needs to choose wisely

Dear Editor:

May 11, 2013 | Tom West | Letters


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