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Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie

Light up the holidays

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

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING

Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Landfill expansion worries some

 Despite the county's efforts to calm the fears of residents of Lower River Road that the landfill does not pose a health threat, some people still have concerns.

April 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Alcovy outlasts Panthers in region action, 11-7

COVINGTON - In just its second season, the Alcovy High baseball team matched its win total from a year ago Friday night with an 11-7 victory over Jackson County.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Knights finish second at USSSA Super NIT Warm-up

MORROW - On Saturday, the Newton Knights, Covington's 11 & under AA boys travel baseball team, competed in a field of AAA and AA teams from the Atlanta area in the USSSA Super Nit Warm-up at the Morrow/Lake City Complex.

April 02, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

From court to the classroom

Carrie Tinsley, fifth grade teacher at Middle Ridge Elementary School, is only a second year teacher, but she has lots of experience with young people.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Remember the fallen when on Victory Drive

Night fell too soon upon the marble-like monument as I stood facing the nose of a huge granite marker in the center of the median.

April 02, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Nothing wrong with 'Boo'

It was sometime in the early 90s, Sanford Stadium in Athens, the Tennessee Volunteers beating the snot out of our beloved Dawgs - again.

April 02, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Old school values

My old Catholic elementary school has been struggling, and that's not good for anybody.

April 02, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives

All dogs go to heaven

For the pet-owner dealing with the loss of a beloved pet, Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home and Crematory has you in mind when it opens up its pet crematorium later this summer.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Newton County records fifth murder of year

 A Newton County man was found murdered in his home Sunday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, in the County's fifth homicide of the year.

April 02, 2008 | Mandi Singer | Archives

Chicken by Lions

 The Covington Lions Club will hold its 36th annual Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 9 at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Challenger emerges in 2008 tax chief race

Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington Newton County United Way, will challenge incumbent Barbara Dingler for the position of tax commissioner in the Republican primary this July.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Two men rob Covington Chinese restaurant on U.S. Highway 278

 Two men robbed and held up a Covington Chinese restaurant late Friday evening, according to the Covington Police Department.

April 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Human toll

Unlike previous Iraq War movies, "Stop-Loss" has a real chance of appealing to a wide audience due to its close focus on the human fallout of the war instead of the political aspects surrounding it.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

lights, camera...Covington

Tyler Perry will be filming scenes for his newest movie in Covington this Thursday and Friday.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Encounter new cultures at Oxford

 Newton County residents will have an opportunity to travel to new places and encounter new cultures without leaving the state at two upcoming events at Oxford College.

April 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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