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Farm Bureau celebrates farm-city week

Here's a piece of trivia you may not know: One bale of cotton contains enough of the "Fabric of Our Lives" to make 215 ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Now what?

Members of the Newton County commission surprised everyone with last Tuesday's vote to suspend action on the Bear Creek reservoir and focus instead on ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Covington News letters to the editor policy

Effective immediately (Updated 10/25/15)

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

What is different?

Dear Editor:

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Mary Ellene Rosser

Mrs. Mary Ellene Rosser, 91, of Covington passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. Ellene was born in Monticello, Georgia to the ...

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Oct. 21

Michael Ryan Allen, 19, Porterdale, October 20, criminal trespass

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Snapping Shoals awards $15,000 in grants

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded $15,000 in grants to 21 projects in Newton County through the co-op's Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are ...

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Peachtree Academy to Host Annual Harvest Festival Fundraiser

Peachtree Academy will host its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1801 Ellington Road ...

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Search continues for missing Newton County man

The Community United Effort (CUE) Center for the Missing will be in Covington Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, searching for missing Newton County ...

October 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lady Tigers fall in the 2nd round

It was a slow day at the plate for Alcovy softball in its second-round matchup against Mill Creek, Wednesday, which wasn't enough to support ...

October 23, 2015 | Kevin Nixon Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

Newton's unemployment rate drops

The Georgia Department of Labor announced a decline in Newton County's unemployment rates for September, as well as for the Metro Atlanta area as ...

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSO sponsors Halloween Shut-In

Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Community Supervision will sponsor its Ninth Annual Halloween Shut-In on Oct. 31, 2015 from 6 to ...

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57, native of Henry County Georgia and graduate of Henry County High ...

October 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. R.A. Maddox

Mr. Riley (R.A.) Maddox, age 82, of Oxford passed away peacefully in his home October 15, 2015. He was born January 8, 1933 to ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Candidates Forum Oct. 22 for District 43 Special Election

While early voting may have already started, voters will have a chance to hear from candidates themselves at the State Senate District 43 Candidates forum ...

October 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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It's Who You Know

"You won't need to buy a thing," the salesman informed me. Where are the cameras? Was I being "punked?" Had Candid Camera arrived at the Conyers' Home Depot? Surely, this was a joke.

September 30, 2015 | Lisa Hetzel | RELIGION

Labor of Love

From start to finish

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

County unemployment rate drops slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate dropped infinitesimally in August, down from 7.1 percent in July to 6.7 percent. The slight decline mirrors metro Atlanta's figures, according to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

I-20 lane closures continue near Exit 90

Reconstruction on the Interstate-20 bridge at Exit 90 continues this weekend, causing possible congestion from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stan Shannon

Mr. Stan Shannon, 72 of Covington, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Stan was born in Athens to the late Grady and Doretha Lewis Shannon. He was a former owner/operator of Monroe Auto Brokers.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Three new officers sworn in to CPD

Three new Covington Police Officers were sworn in by Mayor Ronnie Johnston during Monday's city council meeting.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two candidates announce for 5th District BOC seat

Local business owners Jared Rutberg and Travis Moore have announced that they will run for the District 5 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners in November 2016.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington heats up for series reunion in October

It's been 21 years since the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" went off the air, but for fans of the Southern crime drama, the series lives on in Covington.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble, age 39, of Roswell passed away September 20, 2015. She was born January 19, 1976 in Tucker, Georgia. Jill graduated from Gatewood Academy in Eatonton in 1995 and from Brenau College for Women in 1999. She worked as a corporate recruiter in and around the Atlanta area her entire career. Jill enjoyed vacationing at the beach and loved her family and friends very much. She was preceded in death her father, Dr. Earl Beck.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Southern Heartland announces Artful Harvest winners

The painting "Three Sisters," by Bernadette Smith won first place recently at the Southern Heartland's Annual Artful Harvest Art Show.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

School system, chamber select teachers of the year

Twenty-three teachers have been named Newton County School System and the New County Chamber of Commerce's 2014 to 2015 teachers of the year.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NMC to host events for Breast Cancer Awareness

Anchored in Hope is the theme for this year's Hope events for breast cancer awareness sponsored by Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center and Auxiliary. The events are hosted around the month of October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Hope festivities which all started with a luncheon and fashion show hosted by a group of Red Hatters and has grown over the years to include portraits of survivors displayed in the windows of downtown merchants and a free concert on the Covington Square.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase of its "eco-campus" expansion in Conyers.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Our Thoughts: Rainy day funds

The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System found itself in need after its 17-year-old HVAC system shut down.

September 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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