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County vehicle stolen from landfill

A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Within an hour’s drive: Broadway in Atlanta brings ‘Annie’

In less than hour, Newton County residents were able to throw themselves into the Municipal Girls Orphanage with Little Orphan Annie and for two nights ...

March 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Opinion

Lewis Henry Carter

Lewis Henry Carter, age 76 of McDonough, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Hollywood, Florida to the late Mavis Davis and Lewis ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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

Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State

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STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ranked Rams squad that was just a couple of ball bounces away from an undefeated regular season. Newton's season ended in the Class AAAAAAA state tournament's Elite Eight round, losing to eventual state champion Tift County.

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Eastside freshman Alysee Dobbs shows leadership beyond her years

When one thinks of a leader in a high school sport, one would automatically place an upperclassmen in that category.

March 26, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn't take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the Newton Lady Rams.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out about the school name you wear on your jersey on game nights sounds like something from a corny made-for-TV sports movie.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County Teams up against anyone in Georgia, and they can compete, if not win.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same hallways at Newton High.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Rick Rasmussen: At home on the court and in the classroom

Some may think it hard pressed to find an average high school basketball coach quoting Lord Tennyson. But then some would probably say that Newton High boys basketball.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

LaTrelle Cawthon: A.P.E. teacher has found her perfect fit

LaTrelle Cawthon felt like she needed some divine intervention in order to get her into the place she's in now, dedicating her life to serving special needs kids.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

Dr. Craig Lockhart: Passion fuels vision for stronger NCSS

Something shifts in Dr. Craig Lockhart's voice when he starts talking about the vision he has for the Newton County Schools system.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

Chris Edgar: Serving Newton County on and off the football field

If you want to catch a glimpse at what Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar values most about his role in the Newton County community, go and check out some photos of him back around Christmas time.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

Extension agent graduates UGA Extension Academy

I was a Newton 4-H'er for eight years, following in my dad's footsteps. I worked for the 4-H Foundation and as a secretary. I tried out finance, journalism, and retail jobs, but 10 years ago I moved back here and announced I was ready to commit to an extension career.

March 26, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for his imagination to go free. He is an extremely intelligent little guy who, despite a late birthday would probably be the top of a kindergarten class right now.

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion

Parson: Weather can determine when it’s time to plant veggies

You know people ask me about the weather: I'm a farmer. This "winter" has been an interesting time to talk about the weather. Consistent warm weather this past winter made last week's seasonable cold seem out of place in March. I remember an April Easter freeze in 2007 that was later and colder than the recent cold snap.

March 26, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

Have You Ever Thought… What having a home means?

For some people, having a home means owning some property. A place that is yours. For others it may mean to rent or lease but it still grows to feel like home. Home is also a place for family. Home is a place where memories are made. It is a place of security, a place to step away from the world and feel you are "home". Someone has well stated it when they said, "Home is where they have to take you in whether they want to or not."

March 26, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

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