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Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill. The bill provides immunity for possession of cannabis oil for registered patients and caregiveres inside Georgia.

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

CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

The Covington News Digital Edition for March 20, features a guide to area summer camps, along with our regular Friday content.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Eagles fall in final minute

The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside

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Jaguars split with Cleveland State

By Rocky Merritt

March 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Eastside wrestling announces summer league

The Eastside High wrestling program has announced the 2008 summer league, which will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning May 29 at Eastside High School. (The dates range from May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 31.)

March 12, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Falcons had their shot, now Favre is long gone

It goes without saying that the world, me included, will miss Brett Favre.

March 12, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day

 If green beer, Irish food and music and revelry are what you're looking for this St. Patrick's Day then go no further than your hometown restaurants, bars and pubs.

March 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


 Despite the best efforts of an award-winning ensemble cast, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is weighed down by a poor script with a myopic focus on the tawdriest aspects of the relationship between Henry VIII and the Boleyn sisters.

March 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Basketball rules March

I never knew a tournament bracket could bring me so much joy. How could it really? It's nothing but a bunch of lines on a piece of paper that by the end of the second day of play is littered with more red marks than a high school English paper.

March 12, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

'Pain don't hurt'

These are the five greatest mysteries of this Earth: 1. How Stonehenge was formed; 2. Whatever happened to Amelia Earhart; 3. Women; 4. Why I despise all things mayonnaise (mayonnaise is basically white lard. You would think I would like it since I'm white... and lard); and 5. Why I can't keep my eyes off the 1989 motion picture, "Road House."

March 12, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

She's the Mann

 Even though she has taught for only four years, Amber Mann has taken on several duties at Eastside High School other than simply teaching advanced and Quest freshman English.

March 12, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

The lines and the lights

 The year was 1932. Trouble had knocked at America's door. Poverty was rampant, and people were looking for a leader who would offer sustaining hope. Everywhere the cry was heard: "Is there a man who can give us a new and brighter day?"

March 12, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Local optometrist covers all the bases

 Located inside Wal-Mart's Vision Center, optometrist Dr. Andrea Washington's general practice has been treating eye patients in the area since July.

March 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Pinewood derby day

 Cub Scout Packs 888 and 747 will host the third Yellow River District Pinewood Derby Races from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lockett Family Life Center at Prospect United Methodist Church on Ga. Highway 212.

March 12, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Police, recyclers unite against metal theft

The buzzword these days among the law enforcement personnel and scrap metal recycling industry in dealing with metal thefts is "proactivity."

March 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

High speed chases end in crashes

 Two high-speed attempts to escape Newton County law enforcement this weekend ended in crashes, resulting in arrests or severe injury.

March 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Marijuana dispute ends in murder

Two suspects were arrested and charged within 24 hours of allegedly killing a Covington man after a dispute over a drug deal in the City of Covington's first murder of the year, announced on Tuesday at a Covington Police Department press conference.

March 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

State grant gives Stanton Springs Parkway a boost

The four-county Joint Development Authority has been awarded a $1 million state grant for the development of the first mile of road for the Stanton Springs parkway.

March 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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