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*author's note: this piece originally ran in 2012. Thanks for reading - MBM

June 20, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

UPS adds new fee up to $1 for holiday-season deliveries

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December.

June 19, 2017 | Associated Press | State

From the C.P.A. to COP

When Tim Hawkins and his wife Marlisha signed up for the Porterdale Police Department's (PPD) Citizens Police Academy (CPA) in February, he had no ...

June 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Jené Moore balances dance and school

COVINGTON, Ga. - Jené Moore will be entering the seventh grade this fall. However, she is also a busy professional dancer. In pursuit of her career ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Derrick Henry graduates from The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Derrick Henry recently graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. In doing so, he joined ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State

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STOVALL: May the power of sports teach us to deal with our differences

Sunday Sound Off

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Lady Eagles basketball seeing signs of growth this summer

By Cameron Freeman

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Pace: Contemplating Father’s Day

I've been a father for almost five years, and it's been one of the hardest experiences of my life and yet also the most joyous. There are those of you out there, I know, who can relate to such an experience whether you're a father or not.

June 18, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Have You Ever Thought… Why Do We Have Father’s Day

As families gather to celebrate Father's Day today, let me share a very vital reminder that I got from a decision that another father made a few weeks ago. It was a decision about what really matters in life. He answered the question of what really is important.

June 18, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Local resident receives musical honor

Covington resident James (Tim) Walden Sr. will be inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall fo Fame Sept. 17 during the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He will be one of three inducted this year.

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Piedmont Newton’s Jim Weadick : A career of care

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Piedmont Newton Hospital's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Weadick retires June 30, he will end a career in healthcare that started in Vietnam in 1968.

June 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Health

In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and is using his newest platform as City of Covington Councilman to make changes he has long sought.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings. A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for her wiggly, silly grandson. The first time she ever asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I thought of my role model at the time, Maynard G. Krebs. I answered, "I wanna be a beatnik." From that moment on, throughout my childhood, one of her sayings was:

June 18, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 10 during the organization's Annual Meeting. Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia administered the oath of office.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July 10-13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and is $150 per session. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things dance packed into one week. At the Covington Regional Ballet School, campers from 8 to 18 danced their hearts out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all week. (Submitted Photos | The Covington News)

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

CAPTURED: Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after 3-day manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

June 18, 2017 | Erik Schelzig, Kate Bumback Associated Press | State

Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with who said what, how and to whom can obscure understanding of the larger issues. This might confuse many who don't have the time to follow this on a full-time basis. So here is a recap of what has happened so far.

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted a shocking photograph of another dead overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a heroin overdose, a 4-year-old strapped in back. As its Facebook page explained, "It is time that the non-drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis."

June 18, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

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