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Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, "Every Body Walk Newton," will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Covington man wins free ribs for a year

Chip Moore of Covington won free Shane's Rib Shack for a year after entering the company's Holiday Wait and Win promotion.

March 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Alcovy High students dismissed early

The students of Alcovy High School have been dismissed after a county water main break Friday.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside soccer defeats Henry County

The Eastside Lady Eagles (7-3, 3-3 4AAAA) dominated possession and play in their 3-1 win against the Henry County Lady War Hawks (1-7, 1-5 4AAAA) in soccer action Wednesday night. The victory, however, did not come easy.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


Eastside's academic team wins state championship

For the second consecutive year, and the fourth in the last six years (2016, 2015, 2012 and 2011), the Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 State Championship.

March 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Easter Sunday Church services

Churches with services on Palm Sunday

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Federal Bank brings financial literacy to Newton County schools

Newton Federal Bank presented a check to Newton County Schools in the amount of $54,000 Friday.

March 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tim Smith announces campaign for board of education

Tim Smith, a lifelong resident of Newton County, announced Friday his campaign for Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Tim ‘Tee’ Brown announces run for BOC

Tim 'Tee' Brown is running for District 3 County Commissioner of Newton County. He qualified on Friday, March 11.

March 21, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016


Focus on communication this spring

Today is the first day of spring, marking a period of rebirth and renewal.

March 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Oxford’s community classroom series to begin this spring

Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.

March 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: March 16

James Ray Adams, 53, Covington, March 10, Probation violation; theft by taking

March 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


J.D. Parks

Mr. J.D. Parks, age 80, of Covington passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1936 in Ellijay, Georgia to the late Horace and Stella Davenport Parks. Mr. Parks was a carpenter and describe by his family as a "jack of all trades". He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby "Booties" Parks, his brother Jack, and his sisters; Katherine, Joann, Bennielee and Glenda. Mr. Parks is survived by his children; Doris Stowe (Gary), Billy ...

March 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Barbara Estep

Mrs. Barbara Estep, age 79, passed away March 11, 2016. She was born April 7, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Lewis Everett and Althea Cooper Van Akin. Mrs. Estep served in the United States Army and retired achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After her service to her country she worked for 30 years at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Estep was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club and enjoyed going to the beach and loved cruising. She also enjoyed shopping, antiquing and collected twisted butter knives. Mrs. Estep was preceded in death by her ...

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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