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Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Eyesore of the Week

Here is this week's eyesore.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A taste of fall

The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer sounds: concert on the Square

Residents gathered for some late summer music provided by the Drive Time Band Friday Night in the newly renovated Square.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


An improved Sunday edition

We are excited about our new Sunday package, which will be delivered early Sunday morning by our experienced carrier force.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Queen for a day: Eastside's homecoming

Eastside senior Shanila White was named the Eagles' Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game against Jonesboro.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


DUI & Drugs

James Edward Nelson, 59, Oxford, Sept 7, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Required Position & Methods of Turning at Intersections

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Corey Dawayne Allen, 29, Covington, Sept 9, Disorderly conduct

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Beauty of spring

I've got several friends who don't believe in God. Our friendship is beyond the point where we debate the subject. We have each tried to sway each other toward our particular point-of-view without success.

March 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Gospel sage gifted with parables

The Rev. Martha Halcome has a timeless gift of teaching the young and old alike with parables. Inspired by Christ's example of teaching in parables as told in the Bible in chapters Matthew, Mark and Luke, she paints a picture with words to help others gain insight into the word of God.

March 28, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Alcovy teacher arrested on battery charges

A special education teacher and a paraprofessional at Alcovy High School were arrested and charged Thursday afternoon with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Big fat Greek festival

On Thursday afternoon, students at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus were met with all things Greek as they filtered through the building atrium.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


MATURE helps teens form healthy relationships

 Juvenile Court Judge and Mrs. Billy Waters and Pastor and Mrs. Gary Brown were honored on March 15 as marriage of distinction couples and served on a panel at the second annual Marriage Legacy Banquet sponsored by the MATURE Project (Marriage Appreciation Training Uplifting Relationship Education).

March 28, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Actions taken to lower methane levels at county landfill

Though methane gas was recently detected at lower explosive levels at many different points around the county landfill, officials say corrective actions have since been taken to remedy the problem.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Douglas sets forth proposed amendment to Georgia constitution

A constitutional amendment, introduced by Sen. John Douglas, to extend the terms of all General Assembly members from two years to four years, has cleared the Senate and its House subcommittee.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Fearing God is a good thing

 "Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word" (Psalm 119:161-168, NIV).

March 28, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Family violence incidents yield two arrests

A 59-year-old Covington man was arrested Tuesday after throwing his sister into furniture and threatening to kill her with a large knife, according to a Covington Police Department public information log.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Family violence incidents yield two arrests

A 59-year-old Covington man was arrested Tuesday after throwing his sister into furniture and threatening to kill her with a large knife, according to a Covington Police Department public information log.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County lawsuit still considered active

Until such time as the Newton County Board of Commissioners receives official word from the county attorney's office, the county's lawsuit against the city of Social Circle is still considered to be active.

March 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Responding to religious skepticism

 Suppose on Monday you went happily to work, still humming "Christ the Lord is Risen Today, alleluia!" And a coworker hears you and says, "What are you so happy about? The resurrection of Jesus is malarkey. It is just a story invented to sell Bibles."

March 28, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Making a full circle

Brenda Wharton, sixth grade math teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, started her career in education as an assistant teacher in an advanced high school math classroom.

March 26, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


4,000 to remember

The war in Iraq reached a major and disturbing milestone on Sunday with the death of the 4,000th coalition soldier.

March 26, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Sounds fishy to me

In the news recently is a story about how the state Department of Natural Resources decided to "outsource" the state's hunting and fishing licensing and boating registration.

March 26, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


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