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Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Rams snag 28-14 road win over Greenbrier

EVANS - If any team needed a win, it was the Newton Rams who traveled to Evans to take on the Greenbrier Wolfpack Friday. And win they did.

October 29, 2008 | Erice R. Wallace | Newton


Subprime Development

Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.

October 27, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


Pulpit Notes

The Church as the

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Pulpit Notes


Robert P. Campbell Jr.

Robert P. Campbell Jr.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts...

 Like most of our readers, we have we have been unwilling participants in a financial dance of titanic proportions over the last few weeks. We have seen businesses that we thought were the strength and core of our country's financial security, collapse right before our very eyes.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter to the editor

Grass greener at YMCA

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


School 2009 Teachers of the Year announced

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Newton County Teacher of the Year. Each of the 21 nominees was elected as the 2009 Teacher of the Year at his or her school.

October 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Citizens for tax relief?

 Dear Editor: I formed a group named Newton Citizens for Tax Relief some two years ago. Since then we have worked with the School Board and the Board of County Commissioners to increase the homestead exemption for seniors. The School Board saw fit to let the voters of Newton County vote on a $10,000 increase in the senior exemption, and it passed by 78 percent in February.

 The County commissioners then voted to let voters decide if seniors could have a $10,000 increase in their property tax which will be voted on Nov. 4.

October 25, 2008 | Frank Davis | Letters


Be vigilant

 A 56-year-old man, who is also a grandfather, was arrested last week by the Newton County sheriff's deputies for electronic furnishing of obscene material, computer pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Don’t tolerate inaction

 It was just two weeks ago that people here in Georgia were mad, frustrated and distraught because of the lack of gas.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Give me a break

Dear Editor: This week, there is in a local newspaper a real good article, about an additional increase in the homestead exemption for the property owner's of Newton County, that is over 65 year's old and has income of $25,000 or less per year, that will be on our Nov. 4 ballot for the senior's of Newton County.

The article went on in detail, of how much it would cost each taxpayer of the county per year in additional tax. The article quoted our chief tax assessor Tommy Knight, as saying that it will cost each ...

October 25, 2008 | Horace D. Gresham | Letters


Dow jumps 936 as governments pledge bank aid

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent.

The market was likely to rebound after eight days of precipitous losses that took the Dow down nearly 2,400 points, but no one expected this kind of advance, which saw the Dow by far outstrip its previous record for a one-day point gain, 499.19, set during the waning days of the ...

October 24, 2008 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | AP Top Stories


Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: After spending a considerable amount of time in an interview with Rachel Oswald expressing my position, I regret having to write this letter to set the record straight.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Getting what you pay for

The governor and Georgia Legislature are scrambling to balance the budget, looking at a potential $1.6 to $2 billion deficit. The state is required legally to balance its budget and can only do so by cutting services or by taking out loans to cover the deficit. The amount that can't be cut from the budget will come from the pockets of Georgia taxpayers - you and me.

October 22, 2008 | By Paula Travis, Columnist | OPINION


New Web site

Friday was an exciting day for us here at The Covington News, we debuted a new interactive, user friendly, state of the art Web page, covnews.com.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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