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Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Child predators charged recently

 A Covington man was arrested in North Carolina after driving more than 150 miles in an alleged attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Forums scheduled for sheriff candidates

Newton County voters will have the chance to ask the candidates for Sheriff their thoughts on the issues of the day in two upcoming forums.

June 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Woman found dead after accidental fall

A Covington woman was found dead Saturday morning in the woods after accidentally falling off a five-foot wall and breaking her neck, according to the Covington Police Department.

June 11, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lea Ann Kollar

Lea Ann Kollar, 52, of Augusta, went to sleep and woke up in heaven June 8. She was preceded in death by father John Robert Kollar and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Goransky.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Becky Rutherford

Becky Rutherford, 97, of Social Circle, died June 7. She was preceded in death by parents Linton and Effie Norwood Peterson and husband Hoyt Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Buck 'n Kid restaurant in Covington for over 20 years. She was a member of Social Circle First Baptist church and loved her family.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hazy, hot and humid

Newton County residents hoping that the hot dry months of last summer were behind them are out of luck.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


2 women running for tax comm.

In the race for the Republican nomination for Newton County Tax Commissioner are two women with considerable financial experience: incumbent Barbara Dingler and Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington/Newton County United Way.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gaithers a possible film setting

Newton County, long a hotspot for movie companies seeking an authentic small-town Southern setting, could be the site of another movie, described as "hip-hop visits 'On Golden Pond,'" this summer.

June 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Summer at the library

Catch the reading bug. That's the word from the Newton County Library as the summer brings with it two months of activities for children, teens and families alike.

June 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Mets rough up A's, 18-6

COVINGTON - With the final week of Dixie Boys Little League play left at City Pond, the Athletics really wanted to squash all the talk about their dismal 2008 season.

June 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Awards serve as a reflection of passionate, tireless souls

Last weekend it was announced that our publication, The Covington News, won 10 awards at the Georgia Press Association banquet for a non-daily.

June 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Dixie Boys World Series Golf Tournament begins Friday

Take me out to the...golf course...

June 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


The mystery of the campus robber

Beyond measuring the prospects of the Georgia football team and the misuse of credit cards on a grand scale at Georgia Tech, you don't hear much about the goings-on in higher education these days.

June 11, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Child predators arrested

A Covington man was arrested in North Carolina after driving more than 150 miles in an attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

June 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


The dark Knights

MONROE - The Newton Knights, an 11 and under AAA travel baseball team from Covington, could not find the touch they desired during the JB Athletics Touch 'Em All Classic last weekend at Criswell Park.

June 09, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


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