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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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By signing on the dotted line, you commit to one hour of play

 My youngest son, Eli, is a natural-born people-person. When we have company, he gives them an hour or so to settle in before bugging them for their undivided attention. Usually, his request involves playing with cars in his bedroom.

June 08, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Creative Kids Camp produces art, smiles

The Creative Kids Camp, put on by the Arts Association in Newton County, wrapped up its weeklong array of activities Friday with students performing skits and playing instruments at Allen Memorial Methodist Church in Oxford.

June 08, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


NCSS considers using recyclable lunch trays

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful Executive Director Connie Waller is a crusader. In April, KCNB volunteers worked with the community during the Great American Cleanup. Now it's on to the Newton County schools.

June 08, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Man arrested after attacking his ride

A Covington native was arrested after flying into a rage when asked to pay up for his fast food, according to a Covington Police Department report.

June 08, 2008 | Bryan Harper | Archives


Mortgage fraud defendant pleads guilty

 Herbert Patton Jr., 44, who was charged with one count of racketeering and nine counts of residential mortgage fraud, entered an "Alford" plea of guilty in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday and received a sentence of 10 years probation and $1,000 fine in exchange for testifying against his co-defendants, according to Newton County Chief Assistant District Attorney Layla Zon.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Million dollar pie

 Million Dollar Pie is the name of this 30-year-old pie recipe. Mrs. Carol Dunbar has had this recipe tucked away in her box of standard recipes but calls this one unusually good.

June 08, 2008 | Cristina Benton | Archives


Sheriff's hopefuls discuss issues

 Primary voters in the county will have a range of qualified sheriff's candidates to choose from come July 15. The four candidates running for the Republican ticket have a combined 79 years of law enforcement experience between them, and many have served the county for significant portion of their lives.

June 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


The News wins first place at GPA


 The Covington News staff won a total of 10 awards at the Georgia Press Association banquet June 6, including first place for general excellence in division E (tri-weekly and bi-weekly newspapers).

 Sports Editor Jason Murdock received first place honors for his sports section.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sen. defends controversial e-mail inquiry

 More than a year after Sen. John Douglas involved himself in a dispute with the Conyers Police Department, the senator, who is facing re-election, is caught up in another scandal with Covington's next-door-neighbor.

June 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bicycling 'Scooter'

Early this morning, long before most Newton County residents awoke from a long night's sleep, Scott Sewell made a few final preparations, kissed his wife Muffin and his two children Josh and Blakeney, hopped on his $4,500 bicycle and embarked on a seven-day journey.

June 08, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


The South back in play

The South may be about to rise again. Republicans can't take the region for granted any longer. To keep Georgia in the GOP fold, the Republican presidential campaign will have to spend money in the Peach State for the first time since 1996.

June 08, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


D-Day remembered

In the end, war is always about flesh and blood. Oh, we use unmanned drones and satellites for reconnaissance work, and laser-guided "smart bombs" to minimize human loss. But, in the end, war always comes down to man against man.

June 08, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Summer heat a huge enemy

Summer heat a huge enemy

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Good things happening around town

The more you watch and read the mainstream media accounts of how this country is just heading straight into Armageddon the more bleak most folk's outlook becomes on the world around them.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Nada Street McDowell

Nada Street McDowell, 81, of Monticello, died peacefully at her home June 6. The daughter of the late Arthur M. and Edith M. Williams Street, she was born in Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. McDowell was a graduate of Georgia College for women in Milledgeville and taught English and literature in Newton County schools for 17 years. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's furniture business in Conyers for 12 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Covington. Mrs. McDowell was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She is preceded in death by husband Bill McDowell, two ifants ...

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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