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Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Eyesore of the Week

Here is this week's eyesore.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A taste of fall

The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Summer sounds: concert on the Square

Residents gathered for some late summer music provided by the Drive Time Band Friday Night in the newly renovated Square.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


An improved Sunday edition

We are excited about our new Sunday package, which will be delivered early Sunday morning by our experienced carrier force.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Queen for a day: Eastside's homecoming

Eastside senior Shanila White was named the Eagles' Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game against Jonesboro.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


DUI & Drugs

James Edward Nelson, 59, Oxford, Sept 7, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Required Position & Methods of Turning at Intersections

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton County Jail Log

Corey Dawayne Allen, 29, Covington, Sept 9, Disorderly conduct

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Square closure today

College Avenue will be closed on the Covington Square from 6-8 p.m. today.

September 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Local laundry mat robbed at gunpoint

The Faith Coin Laundry was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, the second robbery in three days in Covington.

December 14, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Legislators express concerns to BOE

Representatives of Newton County in the Georgia General Assembly attended the Newton County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to hear what board members felt were the most pressing legislative issues regarding education in the state next year.

December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Horoscope warns of nudity

Many people believe in horoscopes and that astrology controls their fate.

December 12, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives


Quite a character

Marjorie Morgan attended the University of Georgia intending to study veterinary medicine.

December 12, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Cuban cuisine comes to Covington

In the case of Mi Tierra, a delightful Cuban restaurant located on Ga. Highway 20, Castro's loss is Newton County's gain.

December 12, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


A season for giving

The Friends of the Newton County Library is sponsoring a Gift Tree just inside the lobby at the Newton County Library. The tree is decorated with colorful paper ornaments each listing a type of book or audio-visual item with the amount it takes to purchase the item. Anyone can donate the suggested amount to the library to purchase a title in his name or to honor someone.

December 12, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Wear your jammies to the Library

Since moving into the new building on Floyd Street nine years ago, Newton County Library employees have established a few holiday traditions for children in the area.

December 12, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Meditative thriller

"The good-old days..."

December 12, 2007 | Robert Lamb | Archives


Eastside wrestling soars at invitational

 MCDONOUGH - The Eastside varsity wrestling squad placed second among 32 teams from seven different counties during the 36th Annual South Metro Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Union Grove High School.

December 12, 2007 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Larry Holmes takes spot in Boxing Hall of Fame

By William Kates

December 12, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Oxford College falls in region battle, 73-40

OXFORD - It was just one of those days for the Oxford College Eagles on Saturday.

December 12, 2007 | Robert Lougee | Archives


Salem at Newton

Jamon Hawkins scored a team-high 22 points to help the Rams rally back from a four-point halftime deficit against Salem, 61-50, on Saturday evening at Newton High School.

December 12, 2007 | Brian Harper | Archives


Chapman announces candidacy to Porterdale city council

Local painter and former state government official Arline Chapman has announced her candidacy for Porterdale Councilman Perry Barnett's vacated seat.

December 12, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


8.5 months of water left

A little over a month since Gov. Sonny Perdue's mandate that 61 north Georgia counties must cut their water consumption levels by 10 percent, Newton County has decreased its levels by 6.3 percent.

December 12, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


The Georgia Lottery: following the money to Newton County

Recent articles published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution detail exactly how much lottery money goes toward education and how much lottery administrators give themselves in bonuses.

December 12, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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