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Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First candidates forum Oct. 8 for District 43 Special Election

The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hay’s lawyer files motion for dismissal of county countersuit

Suits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

Dear editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

People make the difference

Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

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County fire department receives FEMA grant

The Newton County Fire Department has received a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in the amount of $45,680 for the purchase of a mobile Fire Safety House and teaching aides for the fire safety education of children and adults.

August 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Our thoughts...

Possibilities abound for project

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

City sees increase in net assets

The city of Covington has been issued an unqualified 'clean' opinion for its 2007 audit. The city ended the fiscal year in December with a fund balance $24.4 million.

August 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Downtown revitalization

Working with a constrained space, architects of the hotel/civic center project have developed a glass atrium feature which will connect the hotel to the civic/conference center and is envisioned as a multi-use space.

August 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Long-time CPD veteran dies Aug. 6

 Flags flew at half-mast outside of the Covington Police Department station yesterday, marking the loss of one of Covington's finest.

August 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

DIXIE BOYS UPDATE: Three teams headed to final day

Before a crowd of stunned team Georgia fans and elated Florida fans, after a 14-6 Sunshine state victory, Florida coach Mike Sollazzo and South Carolina coach Bill DeLavan drew two pieces of paper out of a Dixie Boys World Series baseball cap.

August 07, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Betty Goldman

Betty Goldman, 73, of Covington died Aug. 4. Daughter of the late Joseph and Nettie Wilson Sonnier, she enjoyed writing poetry and loved her family. Betty has a grandson, Jimmy "Bubba" Crowe, waiting in heaven.

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

A breath of fresh air at... O-Zone

 If you're looking for some good, down home music and don't feel like trekking downtown and pay the high price of admission to the Fox Theater or Phillips Arena, O-Zone Bar & Grill in Covington has you covered.

August 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Danny Hodges

Danny Hodges, 56, of Covington died Aug. 3 at Heartland Hospice. Mr. Hodges was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He loved his family and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Hodges.

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears

Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears, 58, of Covington died Aug. 3 at Piedmont Hospital. Mr. Sears was a life-long resident of Newton County and was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Mason and Erma Mae Kitchens Sears. He had been employed as transportation supervisor for 18 years by the state of Georgia, where he covered Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties. He had been a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church 27 years, where he served as usher for church services and also served as building superintendent. Mr. Sears was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed deer hunting and camping ...

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Runoff results

Banker Kathy Morgan defeated builder Hubert White in the county's primary runoff Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for county chairman, 55.8 percent to 44.2 percent.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald and Michelle Kim | Archives

More than making copies

After 12 years in the printing business, working at Summit Printing Company of Oxford, Audra Eubanks decided the time had come to do something different.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Parent involvement needed for AYP

Sunday's front page story dealing with AYP in the Newton County School District outlined schools in the district that have not met the minimum requirements set forth by the state.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Dixie Boys cause for excitement

This has been an exciting sports week for Newton County. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the area to enjoy our hospitality, our shopping and most of all the Dixie Boys World Series.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sad tradition returns

Of all the political phenomena in Georgia over the last several years, perhaps nothing has been more surprising than the return of our politicians' open disregard for public education and our electorate's acceptance of their attitude and actions.

August 06, 2008 | Bill Ship | Archives

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