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NCSS graduation rates top rest of Ga.

Graduation rates, released Thursday, show the Newton County School System is four percentage points higher than the rest of the state's average.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


High Museum director to step down

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Statewide trafficking prosecutor named

Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of teh Newotn County Judicial Center.

October 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Family court graduates three

Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Store brands, meal-planning key to family grocery budget

 I was intrigued when I first heard about the Food Stamp Challenge.

April 20, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Porterdale residents report water bill errors

 Residents of the Kenzi Place subdivision in Porterdale are concerned about the billing process for their water and sewage services and believe the city is not working with them to resolve their grievances.

April 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Baseball: Habersham Central at Eastside

COVINGTON - On Wednesday it was a gorgeous day for baseball at Eagle Field.

April 19, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Georgia State to kick off football for 2010 season

ATLANTA - Georgia State President Carl Patton announced Thursday afternoon that the university will begin football.

April 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Newton High MCJROTC drill team ends season

The Newton High MCJROTC program has been fielding a drill team since it started in 1996, but the 2008 season was the most successful so far.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


A Christian voice striving to inspire

 The first-ever gospel expo, sponsored by Tracey Nelloms, owner of Acé Tra & Company, will wrap up a series of community events during the holiday weekend on July 6 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Banquet Under the Stars, 672 Moore's Street.

April 18, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Lessons from the East

 This Sunday is April 20 on our calendar, but on the Jewish calendar it is also the 14th day of the month of Nisan - in other words, the Feast of Passover.

April 18, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Choose friends wisely

 Do you want real happiness? Not the momentary fleeting pleasure that so many mistake for happiness, but real, deep seated happiness that can't be touched?

April 18, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


E.J. Carter

E.J. Carter, 81, of Social Circle, died April 15. The son of the late Eldon Carter and Viola Hall Carter, he was born in Marion County, Ala., in 1927. He was preceded in death by brothers Houston Carter and Wylie Harmon.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Betty Price

Betty Price, 76, of Monroe, died April 15. The daughter of the late Gladys Carter and Grady Carter, she was born in 1932 in Henry County. She was preceded in death by grandson Paul Autry.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Change is everywhere

Changing American culture is not an easy task - normally we only change out of pure necessity. If history has taught us anything, it is that we are not creatures of change.

April 18, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Gaithers in town

Bill Gaither is one of the nice guys in the music business.

April 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Issues with climate column

Dear Editor: Reporter, or should I say editorialist, Rachel Oswald has clearly imbibed heavily from Al Gore's Koolaid cup by perpetuating the global warming hoax on the well-meaning public. I dare say there is no conclusive proof, nor is there a vast scientific consensus that global warming, if it is happening at all, is man-made or the cause of the perceived increases in weather related natural disasters.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


BOE discussing change in top 10 requirements

 The Newton County Board of Education met Tuesday for their monthly work session to discuss several topics and review several handbooks for the 2008-2009.

April 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Snack Attacks

 A thief broke into a truck at Frito Lay Inc. and made off with off with approximately $300 worth of cookies, crackers, peanuts and chips, according to a Covington Police Department report.

April 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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