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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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Atlanta Falcons are now trying to move on

By Paul Newberry

August 22, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Open house vandalized

A complainant called the Newton County Sheriff's Office after he discovered visitors to his open house had made a mess.

August 22, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Bred for violence?

The media coverage of accused Michael Vick's dog fighting ring and of vicious dogs mangling small children has increased the number of calls the Newton County Sheriff's Office receives reporting canine behavior.

August 22, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Sigman throws in hat for City Council race

Former Covington council member Bobby Sigman has announced that he will run for Councilman Mike Whatley's seat in the November municipal elections.

August 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives

Aggressive driver allegedly leads police on chase

Brandon Chaz Barnes, 25, was arrested Saturday evening and charged with 12 different crimes after leading police on a foot chase through the woods.

August 22, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Residents benefit from new fire rating

Covington homeowners are advised to contact their insurance agents now to inform them of the Covington Fire Department's newly improved rating from the Insurance Service Organization which will become effective Oct. 1.

August 22, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Testimony from witnesses heard in Barnes

Emotions ran high Tuesday as nine eyewitnesses were called to the stand in the motion status hearing of accused murderer Laney Barnes.

August 22, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Grace Allen

Grace Allen was born and passed away Aug. 16. Surviving are parents Britt and Sandra Allen of Athens; sister Lexie; brother Jake; grandparents Harold and Shirley Awtry of Bishop, Charlie and Cathy Allen of Covington; great-grandparents Betty Z. Edwards, Brice Allen, both of Covington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

August 22, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Lois Coady Maddox

Mrs. Lois Coady Maddox, 86, of Social Circle, died Aug. 20 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. The daughter of the late Vance and Mamie Parish Curtis, she was born in 1921 in Newton County. Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by husband Mr. Lindsey A. Maddox. She lived in Henry County for a number of years and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, Kitchen Kuties and the Henry County Hospital Board and a member and volunteer of Farm Bureau of Henry County and a member emeritus of the Order of Eastern Star.

August 22, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Building pride at Eastside High

It's been a long 14 years without a field house, but now athletes and coaches at Eastside High School have a brand new athletic facility with state-of-the-art weight lifting equipment, plenty of office space, locker rooms and large storage areas.

August 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

The arts in Newton

The Arts Association in Newton County has once again put together a varied and rich cultural program for the 2007-2008 Arts Series, featuring not only local but regional and international acts.

August 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Oxford plans science center

Administrators at Oxford College of Emory University want to construct a state-of-the-art science center on the campus to enhance existing programs and house new ones with expanded capabilities.

August 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Band director to be profiled on TV

Usually Newton County residents see Alan Fowler, band director at Eastside High School, in his classroom, bleachers or on the football field - but Monday morning the greater Atlanta metro area can see him on the small screen.

August 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Staying power: then and now

This thing in Iraq, and the one in Afghanistan as well, has about gotten to the point where every last one of us is going to have to think it through again. Each of us needs to start from scratch and think these matters through completely. Next, then, we're going to have to do something, individually and corporately, that maybe all of us are a little uncomfortable considering: we're going to have to make a personal commitment to be involved with it, and stick with it until what we feel the correct course of action to be has ...

August 19, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Get ready for the Fuzz Run

With the heat wave still in full effect, the Covington Police Department is already getting loose in anticipation for their 24th annual Fuzz Run.

August 19, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

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