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Deal signs for building of $50 million cyber center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal approved the building of the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the banks of the Savannah ...

February 18, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE

Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb ...

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County

MotS: If you had the funds SPLOST has, how would you spend them to improve Newton County?

With the SPLOST vote being held on March 7 The Covington News is offering a preview on where

February 18, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Your Thoughts

NCSO honors officers at annual awards ceremony

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) honored its own and remembered a fallen brother Friday night as the department held its Eighth Annual Awards ...

February 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Hardy resigns as Main Street director

Velinda Hardy, Covington Main Street director, has resigned effective immediately, according to an email to merchants from Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins ...

February 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Eastside's Keiodre Perry explodes for 49 in loss at Mary Persons

Special to The Covington News

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Newton boys run past Peachtree Ridge in first round of state tournament

February 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Newton Lady Rams lack 'want to' in first round state tournament loss to Duluth

Despite having a No. 2 seed, a Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament runner-up finish and an impressive regular season record, the Newton Lady Rams went one-and-done in ...

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

SPLOST deadline Tuesday

Feb. 21 is the last day to register to vote on next month's SPLOST referendum. The election is March 21.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 28

Bobby Scott Anglin, 53, Covington, Dec. 27, criminal trespass, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine

December 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

No. 2 Newton's South Carolina tourney games to be broadcast live online

The Class AAAAAAA No. 2 Newton Rams (10-0, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAAAAA) will be in action Wednesday through Friday at the Farm Bureau Classic at Doman High school in Spartanburg, SC.

December 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Q&A with Tennessee football commit Jaquan Henderson

Last week Newton's Jeremiah Holloman officially signed a letter of intent to play football at UGA. But Holloman is not the only Division I prospect that adorned the Newton football roster this past season.

December 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Recycling Centers littered after holiday

Cars and trash pile up outside a Newton County Recycling Center location this morning before its opening.

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County

10 break-ins reported at Alcovy Fitness

Ten entering auto complaints were reported Dec. 22 in the parking lot of Alcovy Fitness to later have the stolen items found in a neighboring parking lot.

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Mary Claude Webb

Mary Claude Webb, age 88, of Covington passed away Monday, December 27, 2016. She was born September 28, 1928 in Hillsboro, GA to C.G. and Euel Henderson who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Webb was a longtime member of Newborn United Methodist Church and currently a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a loving, caring mother who was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Frances Henderson Tucker.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan

Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan, 98, passed from this life on December 23, 2016. Her husband, Jack Hays Morgan Sr., and son, Davis Carter Morgan, preceded her in death. She is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SUNDAY SOUND OFF: The Newton County Christmas and New Year's Wish List

Does it still feel like Christmas? It does to me, at least until after the New Year.

December 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Alcovy hoops teams learning lessons in holiday tourneys

The coaches for both Alcovy basketball programs have engaged in a different way of seeing progress.

December 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

JJ Holloman makes commitment to UGA official, will report to Athens in January

JJ Holloman was so sure about his decision to sign his football scholarship with Georgia, he couldn't wait until February's National Signing Day to put the ink on the dotted line.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

No. 2 Newton shakes off slow start against Whitefield

On a night when the No. 2 ranked Newton boys (ranked No. 1 according to Maxpreps.com) would honor one of the current pillars of its program, a game Whitefield Academy team did its best spoiler routine.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton Lady Rams dominate Whitefield Academy

The Newton Lady Rams jumped out of the gates early, then flexed their defensive muscles midway through the third quarter while coasting to a 74-41 home win over the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Crawford: Some good news for the holiday season

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: Dedicated to the believers this Christmas

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Belton: Bidding adieu to a good year for Georgia

As we say goodbye to another year and think about our many blessings, I'd like to write a positive article about where we stand today. While I agree our federal politics are a mess, Georgia is in a very good place, especially compared to our sister states.

December 23, 2016 | Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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