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Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


Have you ever thought …

A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of ...

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


When our habits become spiritual

We moved to Oxford eight years ago so that I could be the college chaplain at Oxford College of Emory University. We left behind family ...

June 26, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Columnists


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass ...

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, Part 2

In my previous column I started a series on something that both myself, and you as readers, I'm sure, are very passionate about - music ...

June 19, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

Who we are is a product of the people who shape and form our personalities long before we are fully aware of our dependence of ...

June 19, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Orlando is why we need surveillance

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch - twice - and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

June 19, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Defeating radical Islamic terrorism

I normally do not opine about national issues, as I am a state legislator. But I find I must make an exception in this case ...

June 19, 2016 | Dave Belton | Columnists


Juvenile Court gets another tool in Casey Foundation

The Newton County Juvenile Court will have another tool to reduce juvenile detention and increase public safety starting in August.

June 18, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


Undeserving

As I write this I am in the midst of Vacation Bible School. I truly enjoy VBS. It is a chance to share the Gospel ...

June 12, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


A Trump presidency would sink all boats

Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world. What does ...

June 12, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Some good guys leave the playing field

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ...

June 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Nelson Heights to host 4th annual Juneteenth festival

Newton County is having our fifth annual Juneteenth Festival at Nelson Heights Community Center from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

June 12, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


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Yell it from the street corner

PJ Alexander preaches to local traffic quoting Bible scriptures. Alexander said he picks a place and preaches on the street corner every weekend. "People stop and thank me for spreading the word, so it makes me feel as if I'm making a difference," he said. In the cold March weather, there were horns honking and people waving as Alexander stood on the corner preaching about Jesus and holding the Bible.

March 09, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge | Covington


Local Civil Rights heroes honored

Two Newton County Civil Rights leaders stood on the steps of the historic courthouse to be recognized for their contributions to Newton County history.

March 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson Lynda Edwards | LOCAL


Eagles stay perfect

The Eastside Eagles continued their unbeaten run through the early 2013 season against cross-county rival Alcovy Friday.

March 09, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Concerns for Eastside High School

As representatives of District 1 in Newton County, we have heard concerns from our constituents about language in the upcoming Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax vote on March 19 as it relates to the future of Eastside High School.

March 09, 2013 | John Douglas Jeff Meadors | Columnists


YACS senior named National Merit finalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County resident Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.

March 09, 2013 | | Education


Moms Run in Covington/Conyers

Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in Covington/Conyers/Social Circle.

March 09, 2013 | | LOCAL


Jeffares: Capitol Update

Crossover Day is a rite of passage all remaining Senate bills must go through before transferring to the opposite chamber – the House of Representatives. In order to meet the midnight deadline, the Georgia Senate worked hard to adopt nearly 30 pieces of legislation.

March 09, 2013 | Sen. Rick Jeffares, Guest Columnist | LOCAL


Daylight saving time this Sunday

The time change for daylight saving time will occur Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. This time was chosen because it was decided this was the least disruptive time of day. We change our clocks to save money on energy due to more natural light. However, studies have shown these savings to be nominal because people turn their lights on early in the morning.

March 07, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Stay on the course

The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Raines | Recreation


Eastside rallies past Newton

Eastside and Newton had to wait a week for a game which was rescheduled after rains canceled the first scheduled county matchup, and it took the Eagles a little longer to get started Saturday.

March 05, 2013 | Mikayla Newton | Eastside


First Lady reads to Newton students

First Lady Sandra Deal read to children Monday morning at South Salem Elementary School as she kicked off "Read Across Georgia" month.

March 05, 2013 | Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | Education


Newton County Jail Log - March 3

Masiska Milner Robinson, 29, 5113 Nixon Circle, Covington, Feb. 8. Contempt of court.

March 02, 2013 | | Newton County Jail Log


32 years of memories up in flames, but faith in God remains

In February 1980, more than 33 years ago, my husband and I purchased a home in the Settlers Grove neighborhood. Our daughter Katrina Elizabeth was just a toddler.

March 02, 2013 | Elizabeth Partridge-Godfrey Special to the News | LOCAL


Holt: Ga. House tackles lobbyist and ethics bills

The House considered 40 bills and resolutions last week, as we closed in on what is known as "crossover day." Crossover day is legislative day 30, and is the last day a bill or resolution can pass from its home chamber to the other chamber of the General Assembly. With hundreds of pieces of legislation now in the system, the competition to get bills across before the deadline makes for a frenzied atmosphere.

March 02, 2013 | Doug Holt Guest Columnist | Columnists


Should you send that text?

Did you know that the number one killer of teenagers is car accidents? While there are a multitude of reasons that contribute to the leading cause of death among teens, one of the most prevalent reasons is texting while driving.

February 28, 2013 | Alexis Duffey | LOCAL


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