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Fall Festival, car show at CrossRoads

CrossRoads Baptist Church , in Social Circle, is holding its 10th Annual Community Fall Festival tonight from 6-8 p.m.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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 the Newton 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


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Eaton makes first trip to Covington, meets with city officials

 Chuck Eaton, commissioner of the Georgia Public Service Commission, made his first visit to Covington on Friday to meet with city officials and take a tour of the city's municipal gas system.

March 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


World traveler comes home to Georgia

When Willie Hawk left Covington in 1976 at the age of 17 after signing up with the Navy, he hadn't intended to make it his career.

March 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


What do you believe?

Easter Sunday has been a special day in my life for literally as long as I can remember. A few years back we converted our family's grainy, old, Kodak movie films from the 1950s and 1960s into a more modern format; those early films showed us all dressed up in our finery, either getting ready to go to church or just after getting home. And there were the Easter baskets and egg hunts and the family get-togethers that attended the day.

March 23, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Fun and interesting Easter facts, figures and memories

The most difficult search this Easter has nothing to do with hidden eggs. As a Christian mom, I struggle to teach my children the meaning behind our Easter traditions. I get so wrapped up in the shopping, meal planning and decorating that I often fail to focus beyond the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts.

March 23, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Robbery occurs in residential area

A Newton County woman was robbed at gunpoint in a residential subdivision while on her way to church Friday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Sunday sales should get vote

One of the big issues in the state legislature during the next few days will be whether or not voters in cities and counties should be allowed to vote on whether or not they will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in their communities.

March 21, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Mansion dreams

If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the Gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of Heaven.

March 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Newton County Tigers crowned King of the Diamond

CONYERS - The Newton County Tigers a 12 and under AAA travel baseball team won their first tournament of the 2008 season during the King of the Diamond USSSA World Series Qualifier on Sunday at Johnson Park.

March 21, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Newton High tennis sweeps Redan in region play

STONE MOUNTAIN - On Tuesday afternoon, the Newton High boys and girls varsity tennis teams made the trek to Redan High School to do battle with their Region 2-AAAAA rival.

March 21, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Young Harris spanks young Jaguars, 8-1

By Eric R. Wallace

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton Knights runner-up at King of Diamond tourney

CONYERS - The Newton Knights, an AA 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, competed in the King of the Diamond tournament last weekend at Legion Field.

March 21, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Worldwide impresses at track championship

NEW YORK - D'Angelo Cherry (Mt. Zion High) of the Covington Worldwide Track Club won the 60 meter dash at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships Sunday.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


'This, too, shall pass'

Speaking before the East Metro Board of Realtors Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) spoke at length of the troubles facing the housing industry, saying "these are trying times."

March 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Two die in late afternoon wreck on County Road 213

Two people died in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on County Road 213, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Reward offered in connection with hit-and-run incident

The family of the pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run incident and a local bar are offering $1,200 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver, according to the victim's mother.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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