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It’s alive!

After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...

March 29, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Out Thoughts

Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

March 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists


County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


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Becky Rutherford

Becky Rutherford, 97, of Social Circle, died June 7. She was preceded in death by parents Linton and Effie Norwood Peterson and husband Hoyt Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Buck 'n Kid restaurant in Covington for over 20 years. She was a member of Social Circle First Baptist church and loved her family.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hazy, hot and humid

Newton County residents hoping that the hot dry months of last summer were behind them are out of luck.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


2 women running for tax comm.

In the race for the Republican nomination for Newton County Tax Commissioner are two women with considerable financial experience: incumbent Barbara Dingler and Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington/Newton County United Way.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gaithers a possible film setting

Newton County, long a hotspot for movie companies seeking an authentic small-town Southern setting, could be the site of another movie, described as "hip-hop visits 'On Golden Pond,'" this summer.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Summer at the library

Catch the reading bug. That's the word from the Newton County Library as the summer brings with it two months of activities for children, teens and families alike.

June 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Mets rough up A's, 18-6

COVINGTON - With the final week of Dixie Boys Little League play left at City Pond, the Athletics really wanted to squash all the talk about their dismal 2008 season.

June 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Awards serve as a reflection of passionate, tireless souls

Last weekend it was announced that our publication, The Covington News, won 10 awards at the Georgia Press Association banquet for a non-daily.

June 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Dixie Boys World Series Golf Tournament begins Friday

Take me out to the...golf course...

June 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


The mystery of the campus robber

Beyond measuring the prospects of the Georgia football team and the misuse of credit cards on a grand scale at Georgia Tech, you don't hear much about the goings-on in higher education these days.

June 11, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Child predators arrested

A Covington man was arrested in North Carolina after driving more than 150 miles in an attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

June 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


The dark Knights

MONROE - The Newton Knights, an 11 and under AAA travel baseball team from Covington, could not find the touch they desired during the JB Athletics Touch 'Em All Classic last weekend at Criswell Park.

June 09, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Hawkins invited to prestigious sports festival

 Newton High senior shooting guard Jamon Hawkins has been invited to participate in the USA Junior Nationals International Sports Festival from July 21-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

June 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Legionnaires take twin bill from River Rats

 CONYERS - American Legion Post 77 took a twin bill from the Grayson River Rats in formidable fashion Thursday at Legion Field in its 2008 debut.

June 09, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Built Ram tough

It was a very short summer vacation for some 30-plus prospective Newton High boys basketball players.

June 08, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


Hot time, summer in the city of sports

Besides my immediate family - mother, father and brother - my cousins Jack, 10, and Michael, 8, mean the world to me, and absolutely love sports. And now with the recent addition of a third cousin, Luke, it appears my hands will be full for quite some time.

June 08, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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