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Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Letter: Can We Trust the Board of Commissioners with a New SPLOST?

To the editor:

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb ...

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Everything's coming up Nancy

Move over, Hillary, its Nancy's turn to take center stage.

August 03, 2008 | Maggie Gallagher | Archives


Community ties

Dear Editor: The Project Adventure Kids staff and youth would like to personally thank the Covington News for being a sponsor of the 20th Annual Covington Century Bike Ride. Your support has helped us tremendously. We have had so many phone calls from the community wanting to participate by being a rider, sponsor, and volunteers. You have really pulled the community together to help make this bike ride the biggest not only in Project Adventure Kids eyes but also in the state of Georgia. With more than 1,000 cyclists already signed up to attend, we want to make sure ...

August 03, 2008 | Donna Auchenbach | Archives


Wasted revenue

Dear Editor: More spin on the civic center/hotel project! We now have two new hotels building in the Industrial Park area with conference rooms. There are already numerous venues in the county for performances. Our tax dollars should be spent on basic services at all times but especially during a down-turn in the economy.

August 03, 2008 | Samuel M. Hay III | Archives


Merchants should think locally too

Last week, we wrote about the virtue of shopping locally. In that editorial, locals were encouraged to spend money here instead of heading up the road and spending it in another community.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Serenity Ann Sego

Serenity Ann Sego, the infant daughter of Shenna Kaye Sego of Griffin and William Scott Mitchell of Conyers, died July 31. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Carisma and Genesis Sego; brother, Ryan, Trevor, Andrew and Trent Mitchell; maternal grandmother Jean Burnette of Griffin; maternal grandfather Robert Sego of Griffin; paternal grandparents Jeff and Patricia Ann Davis of Conyers; paternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mitchell of Covington; maternal great-grandparents Beatrice Dobson of Griffin and Emma Jean Rowland of Forest Park; numerous aunts, uncles, other family and close friends.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Florida, North Carolina snag opening round wins

Offense was abundant in the first two games of the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Folks and spokes

More than 1,000 cyclists participated in Saturday's Covington Century Bike Ride, which wound through the communities of Newborn, Mansfield, Social Circle and Rutledge. Cyclists could choose to peddle a 30, 50, 80 or 100 mile ride. Project Adventure Kids, the event's organizing group, hosted a spaghetti dinner for all the participants and sponsors after the ride.

August 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Florida, North Carolina snag opening round wins

Offense was abundant in the first two games of the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Home sweet home

 Only 10 minutes of the game may have been played, but emotions were already running high during host team Newton County's first round game against team Georgia.

August 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Defending champs fall in first game

The 2007 defending Dixie Boys World Series champion South Carolina went down in a hard fought battle Saturday, dropping a 8-7 decision to Texas at City Pond Park.

August 03, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Impact looking for players, sponsors

Just because the highly coveted Dixie World Series is going on doesn't mean there aren't any other special teams in Newton County.

August 03, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


AYP results in school changes

Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress and what determines it isn't easy. In the years that have followed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each state has devised its own testing system and guidelines for holding school districts accountable for student performance.

August 03, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Meeting set to discuss civic center

On Tuesday, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Covington City Council will vote on a number of issues concerning the hotel/civic center project, among them officially selecting a private developer for the project and the increasing of hotel/motel taxes to pay for the project.

August 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Dozens obtain liquor pouring permits in July

Since the Covington City Council approved a new alcohol ordinance in June requiring restaurant/bar managers and bartenders to submit to background checks in order to serve alcohol, approximately 80 individuals have received their permits.

August 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Trial begins this week for man accused of murdering his wife on Halloween

Jury selection for the trial of Thomas Marlin Francis Sr., for the 2006 alleged murder of his wife in their Social Circle home begins Monday in Newton County Superior Court.

August 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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