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New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Isaiah Miller's 29 points helps Newton blast Spartanburg Day in Blue Collar MLK Classic

A packed gymnasium at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee turned out in hopes of seeing a 32 minute highlight reel of one of the most ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

ATLANTA (AP) - As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain ...

January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | STATE

Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Houston Texans RB Akeem Hunt attributes time at Newton High for success

By Sherri Davis-Viniard

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

King's legacy celebrated as Trump, Lewis duel lingers

ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE

Our Q&A With Eastside Lady Eagles freshman Alysse Dobbs

When the Eastside Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Druid Hills 47-29 on Friday night, it not only gave the Eagles another win on the season ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Eastside's Des Dyer is coming into his own on and off the court

Underrated no more

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Newton hoops teams get big weekend wins ahead of MLK Day contests

When the Newton boys basketball team takes the court Monday against Spartanburg Day and Zion Williamson, they'll be doing so with a little national ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Yarbrough: Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

To Arms! To Arms! The Legislature is coming, the Legislature is coming!

January 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Pace: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Beloved Community

I try to write these monthly articles with a good thought in mind or something that helps us engage meaning-making. This month is certainly no ...

January 15, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Redman: Never give up

It was 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017 when I received the well-predicted "Happy New Year's!" texts that people were eagerly waiting to ...

January 15, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Belton: Another 'Forty Days' at the Capitol

As a new year arrives and we begin our proverbial "Forty Days" under the Golden Dome, I'd like to once again begin my weekly ...

January 15, 2017 | Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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Alcohol suspension overturned for The Social House

The Social House, located at 2101 Main St. in Porterdale, is able to serve alcohol again after a unanimous vote from the Porterdale City Council earlier tonight.

November 18, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie and Marie Guthrie.

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Donations for Deputy White accepted at local bank

Donations to the family of Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Justin White can now be made at any branch of Bank of North Georgia by making a secure deposit to the "Deputy Justin White Memorial Fund."

November 18, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and Florence Farley Page, who precede her in death. Marie-Paul is survived by children, Robert Bushey of Madisonville, Tennessee, Rebecca Holt of Duncan, South Carolina, Brian Fink of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida, and Melissa Wright of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Stone and Joyce Clark and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and was devoted to her family and friends who she loved ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: A Holiday Illumination

The Christmas season officially started in downtown Covington Thursday evening with the Lighting of the Tree.

November 17, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

No. 5 Newton looking for pay back against Henry County

Armani Harris will admit it. He, nor his Newton boys' basketball teammates, takes losing very well.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Fire Services selling Cajun Fried Turkeys for a cause

The Newton County Fire Services (NCFS) will host a Cajun Fried Turkey fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 241 Ebenezer Road, Gaffney, SC 29430.

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Council questions ordinance change

The Covington City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance change to allow The Cork Boutique to host alcohol tastings outside during its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 21.

November 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Alcovy's Koby Perry gets trio of offers

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar knew enough about the potential in Koby Perry until he was convinced that it'd just be a matter of time before scholarship offers would start trickling in.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Letter: This school works

Dear Editor,

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According to Samantha Fuhrey, NCSS superintendent, only a few Georgia school boards do such mid-year reviews and adjustments.

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston, on February 28, 1937. Cary served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965, and was stationed in Spain. He then ran an insulation company based in Covington for 27 years, before retiring to enjoy more time golfing.

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Parson: What’s happening on the farm?

I get asked what's happening on the farm several times a day, and I'm never sure if people really want to know that answer or if they are just making conversation. It makes no difference to me because each time I give them the real answer - from how the weather is, to weeds, to pests, to planting, to descriptions of a crop bounty.

November 16, 2016 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

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