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Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First candidates forum Oct. 8 for District 43 Special Election

The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hay’s lawyer files motion for dismissal of county countersuit

Suits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County children should prepare for new bioscience jobs

The ribbon cutting of the Governor's new $14 million Bioscience Training Center and the College and Career Academy in Newton County can hardly be ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters: Bowing down

Dear editor,

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

People make the difference

Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

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Lesson learned from first home

I have come to the conclusion lately that what financial success you achieve on buying and selling your first house sets the bar for every house you may own the rest of your life.

June 11, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Accolades for News staff

This past weekend the Covington News and its staff were the recipients of the Georgia Press Association's highest honor, the coveted General Excellence award. This means that your newspaper was deemed the best in the state in its size category.

June 11, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Kelly's keeps you swimming

 After running a pool business out of his home for 10 years, Kelly Ellis decided the time was right to expand his operation by opening up a store in downtown Covington.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Friday night sights, sounds

 Main Street Covington is hosting their fifth annual bi-weekly summer concert series on June 13 and 27. Starting at 7 p.m. Friday the Covington square will be hosting the sounds of both the Newton County Community Band

June 11, 2008 | Bryan Harper | Archives

Don't mess with this film

When I purchased my $9.50 ticket to watch "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," I really didn't know what to expect.

June 11, 2008 | Bryan Harper | Archives

Child predators charged recently

 A Covington man was arrested in North Carolina after driving more than 150 miles in an alleged attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Forums scheduled for sheriff candidates

Newton County voters will have the chance to ask the candidates for Sheriff their thoughts on the issues of the day in two upcoming forums.

June 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Woman found dead after accidental fall

A Covington woman was found dead Saturday morning in the woods after accidentally falling off a five-foot wall and breaking her neck, according to the Covington Police Department.

June 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Lea Ann Kollar

Lea Ann Kollar, 52, of Augusta, went to sleep and woke up in heaven June 8. She was preceded in death by father John Robert Kollar and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Goransky.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Becky Rutherford

Becky Rutherford, 97, of Social Circle, died June 7. She was preceded in death by parents Linton and Effie Norwood Peterson and husband Hoyt Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Buck 'n Kid restaurant in Covington for over 20 years. She was a member of Social Circle First Baptist church and loved her family.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Hazy, hot and humid

Newton County residents hoping that the hot dry months of last summer were behind them are out of luck.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

2 women running for tax comm.

In the race for the Republican nomination for Newton County Tax Commissioner are two women with considerable financial experience: incumbent Barbara Dingler and Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington/Newton County United Way.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Gaithers a possible film setting

Newton County, long a hotspot for movie companies seeking an authentic small-town Southern setting, could be the site of another movie, described as "hip-hop visits 'On Golden Pond,'" this summer.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Summer at the library

Catch the reading bug. That's the word from the Newton County Library as the summer brings with it two months of activities for children, teens and families alike.

June 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Mets rough up A's, 18-6

COVINGTON - With the final week of Dixie Boys Little League play left at City Pond, the Athletics really wanted to squash all the talk about their dismal 2008 season.

June 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

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