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Lady Rams give new coach Erin Steele first softball win at Alcovy

COVINGTON, Ga. -- After a slow first inning, the visiting Newton Lady Rams softball team were warmed up enough to shut Alcovy out 9-0 in a ...

August 16, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports

Eastside softball opens up region play with Luella shutout

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a showing of pure domination, the Eastside Eagles softball team controlled every aspect of their region opener against Luella leading to an ...

August 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

New dog park unveiled at Chimney Park

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park now offers a place for four-legged friends to run and play with the addition of Sandy's Dog Park.

August 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Five things we learned from Alcovy's scrimmage at Miller Grove

We're a little over 24 hours away from the kick off of the 2017 football season, and we're going to start off with ...

August 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

BOE receives 5-year technology proposal

COVINGTON, Ga. - According to Adam Phyall, Newton County School System's (NCSS's) director of technology and media services, 60 percent of NCSS's 15 ...

August 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Five Things we learned from Eastside at Walnut Grove

In what feels like it took an eternity to come around, the high school football season has finally kicked off with schools all across Georgia ...

August 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

UPDATE: Memorials spring up under bridge

UPDATE, (Aug. 15, 5 p.m.) - Makeshift memorials have sprung up under the Mt. Tabor Road bridge where the body of 27-year-old Kelly Marshall was ...

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

NCSO HEAT Unit arrests speeding driver on drug charges

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit arrested a McDonough woman on drug charges Thursday evening ...

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

CPD arrests two juveniles after report of vehicles being entered

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested two juveniles early Monday morning after responding to a report of vehicles being broken into.

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part IV

When it was all said and done, 11 black men who had been working against their will as peons would be murdered (Peonage, as we ...

August 15, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

New Leadership: Covington Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

COVINGTON, Ga. - Joshua H. Kirkham, a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accepted a call to serve on March 5 ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

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Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 acres of potential. Today, it is a certified organic farm producing quality vegetables as well as a college farm supporting the education, research and community outreach mission of Oxford College.

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder, felony escape and hijacking a motor vehicle.

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State

BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to direct County Attorney Megan Martin to "have a completed application for ground ambulance licensure executed by Commission Chairman Banes and submitted to the State no later than June 22, 2017."

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County GHSA schools - Alcovy, Eastside and Newton - are expected to compete.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Johnson denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing Michael Williams and setting his body on fire last month was denied bond by Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. at the Newton County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed to be too high by councilmembers.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart and Lucy Marcum Duty, who have preceded her in death, she was originally from Chapmanville, WV. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Life Praise Center and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley F. Adams; her parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the Covington Police Department (CPD) Friday at another Alcovy Road motel.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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