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Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

State representatives provide insight

Five of Newton County's state-level representatives stopped by for the first-ever Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T Wednesday morning ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Turning Back the Pages - November 23- November 27

This week The Covington News is only turning back our pages to five years ago to see how far we have, or have not come ...

November 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Turning Back the Pages

Judges to be sworn in

On Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the jury impaneling room in the Newton County Judicial Center, the judges of the Superior Courts ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Tempers flare, offense sputters in Alcovy's loss to Salem

When Alcovy coach Justin Hunter looks back on his team's 42-34 loss to Salem on Tuesday night, he may be tempted to ask the ...

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton girls, boys basketball sweep Heritage-Newnan, now shift sights to Eastside

In typical head coach fashion, Tiffani Johnson could still pick out some of the warts in the midst of an impressive performance.

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Nine Alcovy football players make all-region squad

The Alcovy Tigers football team saw more proof of progress when first year head coach Chris Edgar took a peak at the All-Region 3-AAAAAA team ...

November 29, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Representative Jody Hice stops by Newton

U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th District Jody Hice paid a visit to the Newton County Republican Party Monday night before catching a ...

November 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee

ATLANTA (AP) - Raging wildfires fueled by high winds forced the evacuation of thousands of people and damaged hundreds of buildings in a popular resort town ...

November 29, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton boys basketball stays unbeaten despite tough weekend schedule

Most preseason boys basketball polls had the Newton Rams boys ranked No. 5. But after a season opening week of blowout wins against ranked teams ...

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

7 sent to hospital after report of Ohio State active shooter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Seven people were sent to the hospital Monday morning after an active shooter was reported on campus, the Columbus Fire Department said ...

November 28, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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WSA and county to move forward on water initiative

The proposal could help Newton County out of its financial woes.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

FMA entertains while educating middle school students

Using hip hop, dance, film and comedy, Forces in Motion (FMA) Live! made Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity come to life during a performances on Friday at Newton High School.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jason Smith named Teacher of the Year

Jason Smith wept and hugged his wife and sons when he was announced as the Newton County School System's top teacher.

October 09, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

We are in the last few weeks of another election cycle. Have you ever thought what the impact of winning can have on the winner's life? Sure, running for office takes a large amount of effort. But what then?

October 09, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Redman: Student Leadership

I have been in schools and around education for years and have watched several student counsels get formed. During these times I have seen that some students truly want those positions and others who didn't want the position as much would be more confident. Those with more confidence would get the position.

October 09, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION

More states should ban the death penalty

Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric. The death penalty has been abolished in the European Union and 19 U.S. states. Governors in four states that do permit capital punishment - Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington - have imposed a moratorium on executions.

October 09, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Village completes community housing initiative

After three years, the Village of Porterdale completed the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and Mayor Arline Chapman and City Manager Bob Thomson were part of the "graduating class" during GICH's annual meeting in Gainesville in September.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Trust and respect need to be earned back

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien served the residents of this county for eight years. He led the county's fire department and steered Newton residents to safety.

October 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sizing up what makes Georgia the place to be

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Take a close look at the constitutional amendments

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

NCWSA plan may not include Bear Creek

When discussing the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority's plan to purchase the county's water infrastructure, Hopkins said the topic of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir comes up frequently.

October 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

WSA and county to move forward on water initiative

Newton County elected officials this week heard a plan that could help the county out of its financial woes.

October 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Lloyd Kerr appointed county manager

Lloyd Kerr was officially named Newton County's Manager Tuesday.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Tigers shutout again, lose second straight game

The Alcovy High School football team suffered its second straight loss in a 52-0 defeat at the hands of the Evans Knights at home.

October 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Eastside unbeaten in region play

The Eastside High School football team stretched its Region 4-AAAA record to 3-0 with a 42-0 win at Henry County Friday night.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

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