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Three Ring Studios ready to progress

COVINGTON, Ga. - Three Ring Studios, the future home of film, music and gaming development in Covington, is well on its way to becoming a reality ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Birth announcement: Jaxon Lanier Walden

Timothy and Kimberly Walden, of Covington, announce the birth of their son.

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments

Sweet ride

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods (GSF) Foundation joined forces with Alcovy Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to provide local foster children with bikes May 13. Covington ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Redman: Heart of the home

Every day of the summer, the young boy would trample through the living room onto the crystal-clean carpet tracking in dirt, mud, or clay that ...

May 14, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Mahathre: Despite declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates, there is still more work to be done

Despite historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancies and births in the United States, and a 63 percent reduction in the teen pregnancy rate ...

May 14, 2017 | Veronica Mahathre | Health

CFD donates to Piedmont Newton Hope Boutique

COVINGTON, Ga. - Piedmont Newton Hope Boutique receives a generous $564 donation from the Covington Fire Department. The Hope Boutique, opened in 2006 with the help ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Piedmont Newton Now Offers 3-D Mammograms

Piedmont Newton Hospital now offers 3-D breast imaging technology. The tomosynthesis 3-dimensional imaging units take better images of the breast interior, decreasing the number of ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Columbus Regional in Exclusive Negotiations with Piedmont Healthcare

Monday, Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Telling It Like It Is... Yearning for the good old days

I remember hearing my Granny Stapp say "We're living in a different world now" many times and that simple phrase is truer now more ...

May 14, 2017 | Beth Rowe | Columnists

Oxford College’s Theodosia Wade diving into retirement

OXFORD, Ga. - Theodosia Wade, professor of pedagogy in biology at Oxford College of Emory University, is retiring this summer. She has served for 29 years ...

May 14, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Hice congratulates Galloway

MONTICELLO, Ga. - On Tuesday, May 9, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) hosted a signing ceremony for Wyatt Galloway, whom he nominated for a prestigious appointment to ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

NHS students charged after jumping on patrol car

COVINGTON, Ga. - Two Newton High School students were charged with disorderly conduct after videos surfaced on social media of them standing and jumping on a ...

May 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue

Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue, of Covington, was born Jan. 20, 1918, and passed away May 8, 2017, at the age of 99. She was a ...

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Deborah Parham

Mrs. Parham met and married the late James Parham in 1967 and three sons were the results of this union. Mr. Parham went home to ...

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Lemar Shepherd

Lemar was born on November 29, 1937 in Newton County to the parents of Mr. Henry L. & Millie Maude (Freeman) Shepherd.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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Eastside's Keiodre Perry ready for new challenges at Northern Oklahoma

Keiodre Perry has overcome a lot during his four years of high school.

March 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Man on the Street: How would you bring businesses into Newton County?

Newton County has been enjoying some economic growth recently. The Covington Town Center, among other developments, will give businesses room to arrive and grow. How would you get those business to come here?

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Your Thoughts

Pictures of Progress: Three Ring Studios

A plot of land off Highway 142 and City Pond Road is currently being cleared to make way for the construction of Three Ring Studios - South Campus Covington Georgia. The studios will host pre-production/production/post-production of various entertainment projects including film, television, music and video-gaming. Covington's own Passarella Construction Company is the general contractor on the project handling all aspects of the project (clearing to finish landscaping), Vice President of Covington/Newton Economic Development David Bernd said. Bernd said there will be sound stages operational by the end of this year with the completion of the rest of ...

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Local

Melanie Bell: Filling 40-year-old shoes and making them her own

Newton County Probate Judge Melanie Bell decided she was going to pursue a career in law when she was nine years old and has been at the top of her class ever since pursuing her goal.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton

One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn.

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Tree falls on house Tuesday

A large tree fell on a Mill Village house during Tuesday night's storms. According to a Covington Fire Department spokesman, the tree fell onto the house at 6217 Collins St. N.E. at around 9:30 p.m. March 21. CFD cleared the house and reported no entrapments or injuries. (Darryl Welch | The Covington News)

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

BOC sends IGA back to subcommittee

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to send its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) back to the joint BOC/SWA subcommittee for further revision.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy Savage Davis and son-in-law Ed Davis. Other survivors include his brother-in-law Walter Hugh "Sonny" McDonald, Jr., Peggy Stallings, and his sister-in-law Judy McDonald Hooten and her husband Dennis Hooten. In addition, Leon was "Unk" to Shawn Hooten-Loftin and her husband Ricky and their two daughters, Rainey and Raleigh along with Trista Hooten-Wilson and her husband Michael as well as sons Cotton Young and Palmer Wilson. He was "Uncle Leon" to: Annson McDonald Bates and Andy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education's (BOE's) request for a salary increase for each member of the BOE. So they agreed to give the BOE authority to make its own decisions about future salary increases.

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

BOC approves procurement and check writing policy

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a new procurement and check writing policy at its March 21 meeting.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new Code of Ethics

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to approve the county's new Code of Ethics.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot of a closed business.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow participation.

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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