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Lucile M. Hays McGaughey

Mrs. Lucile M. Hays McGaughey, age 98, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Mansfield ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

BOC approves East Georgia settlement

COVINGTON, Ga - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to approve the $10 million settlement with East Georgia Land and Development Company ...

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being ...

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Alcovy baseball still upbeat despite loss to Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - The Alcovy baseball team fell to region foe Heritage High School 3-1 Friday night in their first of a three game series that ...

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Newton track team honors memory of Mushadi Ibere

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kevin Barnes has been Newton's track and field coach long enough to know the drill when it comes to Senior Nights.

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Eastside golf teams flex muscles in Newton Cup

The Eastside Eagles boys and girls golf teams both took home wins over their county rivals in the Newton Cup finals Wednesday.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

Eastside boys soccer finds 'barometer' game at Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - In the waning moments of the Eastside boys soccer team's 3-0 Friday night loss to Heritage, Champ Young took on the persona ...

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican ...

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Gingrich Cushman: Life, Resurrection and Easter

Growing up in rural Georgia in the 1970s, I thought of Easter not only as the resurrection of Jesus, but as a sign that spring ...

April 16, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Yarbrough: This week a time to remember what Easter is all about

Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

April 16, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Suspicious activity leads to drug, gun arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a man April 12 on gun and drug charges after suspicious activity caught their attention.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 7 years' active duty, and 16 years in the United States Naval Reserve. On Mr. Harrison's 68th birthday, he began his walk across the United States, starting on Tybee Island, GA, and ending in Santa Monica, CA - covering 2,431 miles and taking 7 months to complete. Mr. Harrison performed in community theater and loved music. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.

February 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Early SPLOST voting begins Monday

Early voting for the March 21 SPLOST vote begins Monday.

February 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

The venue for Newton's Elite Eight game with Tift County is set

The venue for the Class AAAAAAA Elite Eight matchup between the Newton Rams (28-1) and the Tift County Blue Devils (26-2) has been set.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It's an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game's biggest shots when he sunk four straight free throws in the waning moments of an 89-83 triple OT win over defending state champ Westlake.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There's still so much to unpack in Newton's 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we're going to give ourselves an extra day to talk about this one before moving on Tift County.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out an 89-83 win over the defending Class AAAAAA state champion Westlake Lions Thursday night in a packed Newton High gym.

February 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

BOC will have to mandate service

If citizens in unincorporated parts of Newton County are going to be mandated to purchase curbside trash pick-up, it will have to come from the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC), County Manager Lloyd Kerr told The Covington News Thursday.

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born in Atlanta to Thomas Childs Crenshaw and Mary Jane Rollins Crenshaw.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

Members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) were advised of a potential budget shortfall at Tuesday's meeting after the sale of recycling/convenience center hang tags did not meet expectations.

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site detour. Local traffic will be allowed along SR 36 up to the bridge construction zone.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back a couple of weeks to the Rams' Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament championship weekend.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution as passed Monday night.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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