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Johnston responds to Smith's letter

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith read a letter during the council comment section of Monday night's meeting against the actions of Mayor Ronnie Johnston.

October 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Importance of bringing new business to the city

Dear Citizens,

October 06, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | LOCAL

About what progress has happened during the last four years in Covington?

The current presidential race is said by some to be the year of the outsider. Covington was ahead of that trend four years ago when ...

October 04, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Have You Ever Thought …

Most of us will never serve in an elected position. Most of us will not have great wealth. Most of us will not make some ...

September 27, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Parties seek the right path on immigration

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 27, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Let's get physical

The 19th Annual Family Health and Fitness day USA was yesterday. Man, you missed it… Wait, what is that exactly?

September 27, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Johnston: Let's move Covington forward

Dear City of Covington Residents,

September 20, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | Columnists

The long, yet refreshing, debate

It was a long debate. "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews clocked in at three hours. The CNN debate in Simi Valley, California, ran ...

September 20, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists

What a difference others can make when facing a life crisis

I do not believe we were created to face life alone. It is said that humans among all creation needs the nurture of the family ...

September 20, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

‘Religious freedom’ and its unintended consequences

If you've been watching TV, you surely have seen the controversy in Kentucky where a court clerk has been in and out of jail ...

September 20, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Double homicide on Helm Drive

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a double homicide on the 100 block of Helm Drive, near Almon Road and ...

September 17, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

7 qualify for District 43 Special Election as of Tuesday

With qualifying for the State Senate District 43 seat this week, candidates are revealing their desires to be state senators and grab a hold of ...

September 16, 2015 | Martin Rand III, Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Politicians are human beings too

Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) is a politician who's had a lot of things going his way.

September 13, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Jobs in Georgia still strong

On the Economic Development Committee, we talk a lot about attracting good jobs to Georgia. We also hear a lot of reports about where the ...

September 13, 2015 | Dave Belton | Columnists

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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

Covington native awarded Army medal

In a recent ceremony in Warner Robins, U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, Eighth District of Georgia, presented the Meritorious Service Medal to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Ike Robertson of Covington.

June 20, 2013 | | LOCAL

Vacation in Covington

For at least one resident of Orlando, Fla., and his family, there is someplace even more magical than Magic Kingdom itself: Covington, Georgia. Move over, Disney World. Covington has a lot to offer as well…at least if one is a fan of any of the TV shows and movies that have filmed in this area.

June 20, 2013 | By Carrie Huenke | LOCAL

NCSS wins public relations awards

The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received national recognition for publications produced during the 2012-2013 school year.

June 18, 2013 | | LOCAL

Fishing reports

According to, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 15, 2013 | | SPORTS

Clements Middle HonorRoll

The following students were named to the All-Year Honor Roll at Clements Middle School:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Thanks, Dad

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.

June 15, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Road work projects this week

The following road maintenance and mowing projects are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17-20, weather permitting:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Program aids recycling in Covington

The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Social Circle native makes music run

Taylor Marie steps out of her makeshift performance space in the corner of The Village Grille's main dining room, where she has just finished her second set, alongside lead guitarist Ryan Shafer.

June 13, 2013 | Shane Wilson | LOCAL

Severe thunderstorm warning until 1 a.m.

Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.

June 13, 2013 | | LOCAL

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