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LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present

Editor,

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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State upset with Fulton County election officials

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel plans to report Fulton County officials to the state election board for sending workers home with thousands of ballots still uncounted.

Handel says the Fulton County tallying of more than 30,000 absentee ballots could have been finished had workers not left early Wednesday morning to rest. Fulton County election officials say the workers were exhausted and needed a break from the counting.

November 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Election 2008


Citizenship and the Christian

As Christians, we have a great responsibility, especially at a time of elections. The greatest privilege in the world is to be a Christian American. As such, we should pray earnestly, live morally, and vote responsibly. Never before has more been at stake in an election.

November 17, 2008 | the Rev. Wayne Rutherford LifePointe Church of the Naza | Pulpit Notes


Teacher profile: Debora Ondracek

 Debora Ondracek's fifth grade classroom at Porterdale Elementary School is attractively overflowing with paper maché volcanoes, rocks, test tubes and aquariums.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


A new era

 As you read this Wednesday morning, the day after a very long election season, we should have a new president - so you are either crying in your coffee or spilling it with trembling hands of joy.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ludie’s Sporting Goods

Located on Elm Street, Ludie's Sporting Goods has called Covington home since 1982. First located in Newton Plaza, the store moved to its current location in 1996.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Learn from history

Dear Editor: I felt the need to respond to so many of the editorials I've seen lately espousing that we need higher taxes. In talking with many, I have found they fall in to two groups. Those that truly do not fully understand economics and those who understand very well the negative impact it will have but feel we should do it anyway because, "it's the right thing to do."

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Uneven perspective

Dear Editor: In the "Our Thoughts" section of Sunday's paper it stated "the news media took great delight in showing the Palin effigy, but they did not demand this disgrace be taken down."

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


The battle of the bulge

I made a major decision recently. I decided to buy myself a pair of blue jeans.

November 16, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Opinion


Little help from my friends

 We were shocked and startled at the headlines in our Sunday paper that our local charitable ministries were out of funds and food to help our less fortunate neighbors.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Georgia federal and state election results

President of the United States (96% of precincts reporting)

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


A day of unity

The day after the country elected its first black president in what has been the nation's longest and most eventful election, residents of Newton County and Rockdale County gathered in the Covington square for an afternoon prayer circle. Led by Rev. Eric Lee of Springfield Baptist Church, the gathered – Republicans and Democrats, black and white – prayed for unity and healing from the recent years of a national divisiveness. They prayed for their counties' elected officials, civil servants, educators, first responders and fighting men and women abroad.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


The votes are in...24 of 24 Newton precincts reporting

PARTISAN ELECTIONS

November 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Obama triumphs, will be first black US president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states - Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.

November 15, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Election 2008


Solo Cup wins Work Ready Award for workforce development

Governor Sonny Perdue and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the Solo Cup Company as the Work Ready Business of the Year. Solo Cup Company, the global manufacturer of single-use food and beverage service products, instituted Work Ready into its three Georgia facilities earlier this year. Working with DeKalb Technical College, the company created job profiles and began using Work Ready to hire the most qualified candidates – resulting in more than 70 new hires. The company has reduced training time, increased productivity, lowered turnover rates and created a path for employee promotion and training.

November 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


OCTOBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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