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It’s alive!

After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...

March 29, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Out Thoughts

Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

March 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists


County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


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Action needed

While there are a number of steps private citizens can take to reduce their carbon footprint, no matter how much we reduce, reuse and recycle it will not be enough to mitigate the effects of global warming. To seriously address climate change it will take a massive intervention by the federal government, which until now has shown a reckless disregard for the consequences of non-action.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gentle giant

The first time I ever saw him was in a picture.

April 16, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Making a change

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Friday's edition of the News will feature part three of the series featuring solutions to the problem.

April 16, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Three women escape injury in shootout

 A Decatur man was arrested and charged in connection with a shooting Sunday night that damaged a nearby vehicle with three passengers inside, though no one was injured, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Burglars steal property worth $100,000

 Four Newton County teens were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the burglary of approximately $100,000 worth of property from a home in Walton County on April 6.

April 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Johnny's serves New York-style pies in Covington

Fans of Johnny's New York Style Pizza in Conyers will be delighted to know that a new franchise was recently opened in Covington.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Covington native has a role in a major film

 Although she has had roles in several big Hollywood movies, Covington native Ellia English's recent turn as the nurse and confidante of a family dealing with some ethically questionable medical practices in "My Sister's Keeper" was a first for her.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Martha Ann Green

Martha Ann Green, 72, of Covington, died April 12 at Abbey Hospice. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by parents John Oliver and Ruby Pearson Harper. She was a multi-faceted member of Shiloh United Methodist Church for 64 years and taught Sunday school for 60 years. Mrs. Green worked for 25 years as an insurance agent with Frank Malcom and Associates. She lived a life of exemplary giving and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

April 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dedicated to change

 For Newton County residents who want to do more to affect climate change than simply changing their own lifestyles have several places where they can go to find like-minded individuals.

April 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington approves strategic plan

In a special called meeting Monday evening, a quorum of the Covington City Council unanimously approved a series of strategic objectives that they will give priority to.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


The cookie crumbles

Anyone old enough to remember Herman Talmadge and Lester Maddox and who attended any college in Georgia probably recollects taking a course called Western Civilization. Most likely a goodly part of the assigned reading had something to do with Edward Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." If you came from a small town, as did I, you may remember being a little intimidated by a textbook that looked as thick and weighed as much as that staple of every college kid's dorm room in those pre-computer dark ages: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

April 13, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Keep it in the car

On a gorgeous weekend morning, I should be pruning my hedges and attending to my rose bushes - but instead I have to clean up the many items people throw into my yard as they speed past my home.

April 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Events for all ages planned for National Library Week

Today marks the beginning of the National Library Week and the Newton County Library plans a week full of activities. After a successful week last year, this year's efforts promise to deliver.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rembrandt of recycling

 When you approach Gwendolyn Maggitt's front door, you can't help but notice two potted autumn joy sedum's framing the bottom step. Perfect for the current conditions in Georgia, the hearty plants require very little water and enjoy basking in full sun.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Maybe simplifying is the real way to make progress

 I received a typical message from my friend Cheryl at 8:07 one morning.

April 13, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


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