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Young mom beats colon cancer, celebrates milestone

Carrie Fleming was only 30 years old when she was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer at Piedmont Newton Hospital.

March 12, 2017 | Special to The Covington News news@covnews.com | Health

Redman: Closer than a brother

How close are you willing to get with people?

March 12, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Harrop: A Plot to Poison Obamacare

Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At ...

March 12, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Gingrich Cushman: Frameworks, Gratitude and Grievances

Today's hyper-connected, social media driven world shapes the information and news that each of us consumes. What many of us see on search engines ...

March 12, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Crawford: Goodbye casinos, hello yachts

The General Assembly session is more than two-thirds done and on track to adjournment.

March 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought… How one good idea can open the way to even more good ideas?

One great example of how one good idea can build on another is what is happening at Chimney Park. A very special place is becoming ...

March 12, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Marshall's Music Minute: Big St. Patrick's weekend of music

Howdy, folks! So glad that so many of you enjoyed the last edition, and I appreciate the feedback. It's shaping up to be another ...

March 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Melvin: Newton County Drug Free Coalition to host drug-free event at NHS

On March 15, Newton High School students and partner agencies of the Newton County Drug Free Coalition will host an event to educate students about ...

March 12, 2017 | Mollie Melvin | Health

Our Thoughts: A newspaper’s role

There is a saying – "Journalism doesn't tell you what to think, it tells you what to think about." In today's day and age ...

March 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Anderson: Happily serving at the Capitol

Last Friday was Crossover Day and arguably one of the busiest times during the session for legislators. Crossover Day signifies the last day Senate bills ...

March 12, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Jeffares: Week 9 from under the Gold Dome

This week, the Georgia Senate completed day 33 of the 40-day Legislative Session. With Crossover Day successfully behind us, my colleagues and I are now ...

March 12, 2017 | | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Welch: CPA week 6 – Shots Fired

Week 6 of the Porterdale Police Department's (PPD) Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) gave the class the chance to see, handle and fire some ...

March 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | OPINION

Yarbrough: Low-performing schools initiative takes a major step forward

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law. Last week, the ...

March 12, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Bouchillon: SPLOST voting nears deadline

There is one week of early voting left for the 2017 SPLOST referendum. Those who wish to vote early may visit Suite 103 of the ...

March 12, 2017 | Baxter Bouchillon | OPINION

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NCSO investigates burglary in Oxford

Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking into a business break-in in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost over the weekend during the deadly tornadoes that touched down in south central Georgia.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Littering reported in Oxford

On Jan 17, Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of littering on Moore Street in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the late Harold Sr. and Flora Raydene Stapp.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to convalescents who cannot leave their homes.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know which avenue to take. Leading a youth organization or mentoring children can change the lives of both children and volunteers in numerous ways.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 semester.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Kemp: Be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns citizens to be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims. Over the weekend, violent storms devastated the South, leaving many in need of assistance.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Cars broken into outside Covington sports bar

Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a car break-in outside of Five O'clock Somewhere sports bar on Turner Lake Road early Saturday morning.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

BOC, SWA hold joint work session

A large group of concerned citizens turned out at the Historic Newton County Courthouse Monday night for the first-ever joint work session between the county's board of commissioners (BOC) and solid waste authority (SWA).

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton boys still climbing MaxPreps national rankings

The Newton boys basketball team continues its climb up the national rankings even as it continues its quest for a state title and possible undefeated season.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

PREP BASKETBALL: Region records, standings and this week's game

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and the coming week's games.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Detectives investigating robbery at Krystal on Hwy 278

Detectives with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating an armed robbery at the Krystal located at 3230 US-278 on Jan 22.

January 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Severe storms rip through South Georgia

As you may have seen and heard in the news, an enormous storm system made its way through the Southeast over the weekend claiming the lives of 15 people in south Georgia alone. According to authorities, this is the most severe weather this area has seen since 1993.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

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