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Oxford native named president of ABAC Ambassadors

OXFORD, Ga. - Kerstin Hilley has been selected as the 2017-2018 President of the ABAC Ambassadors, one of the most prestigious leadership organizations at Abraham Baldwin ...

May 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: History of the City of Covington

Editor's note: This column is the start of a weekly series of historic musings brought to you by The Covington News' Columnist Marshall McCart ...

May 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Best Bank parent company closed by Feds

COVINGTON, Ga. – Guaranty Bank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which did business in Georgia as Best Bank, was closed Friday, May 5 by the Office of the ...

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business

Peachtree Academy baseball sweeps Praise, earns state title game berth against Westminster Christian

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ After winning their first game against Praise Academy 12-2, Peachtree Academy dug deep to stop a semifinals if-game when they won the second ...

May 08, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Peachtree Academy

STOVALL: Is Peachtree Academy turning into a GICAA "title town" school?

There's a program in Covington with championship pedigree brewing. But if you look in the obvious places, you just might miss.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy

Peachtree Academy tennis teams bring first ever state crown to school

COVINGTON, Ga. -- In 16 years of existence, coming into this school year, Peachtree Academy athletics had zero state championships to boast of.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy

UPDATE: CPD identifies murder victim burned in woods

UPDATE (May 8, 9:45 a.m.): COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) has identified the man who was murdered and his body left ...

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton's Isaiah Miller commits to UNC-Greensboro

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Crawford: The governor tries another idea for improving schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Harrop: What's Wrong With Obama's Getting $400,000 for a Speech?

Reports that Barack Obama will receive $400,000 for a speech at a Wall Street health conference have produced some violent finger-wagging by populists on ...

May 07, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Conason: The Grifters Do 'Tax Reform'

If you were paying attention to what we learned about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, then you know that the president of the United ...

May 07, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Gingrich Cushman: He's only just begun

Last Saturday marked President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. But you already know that, since he, his administration, his critics and members of ...

May 07, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Speak up and be heard

It has been written in this space before that journalism does not tell people what to think, but helps inform us what to think about.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The Ulcofauhatchee Holler: What's the word around town

Welcome back, friends. It's so good to see you once again. Well, folks, The Sunday Buffet is no more. One and done. We struck ...

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Weekly Fix Music Calendar

This week the city is hot and buzzing with diverse music, and The Covington News is giving you the in tell on the where and ...

May 07, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living

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BOC rescinds bid proposal

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to rescind a RFQP #16-06A (Request for Qualifications and Proposals) from March 2016. The RFPQ solicited bids for solid waste service for the unincorporated parts of Newton County.

March 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Eastside's Jesse Walden will continue basketball career with LaGrange College

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Although Jesse Walden's basketball career at Eastside High has ended, he will retain the number 33 for his jersey number in college.

March 22, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

2017 SPLOST Results

UPDATE March 21, 8:35 p.m.: With all the precincts reporting, 2004 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, while 647 votes were cast against it, Steele reported.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just a drill.

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles, it was a game that came down to the final inning, culminating in a dramatic comeback attempt for the Eagles of Eastside. However, despite showing a lot of resiliency, Woodward escaped Eastside with a 5-4 game one win in a three-game series. Here's five things we learned about Eastside after its first true big game encounter of the season.

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care center, if approved by the Covington City Council.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up short against Woodward Academy.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine driving under the influence (DUI) charges over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released from the Newton County School System (NCSS).

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that she received a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as part of the Posse Foundation's national program that sends teams – or posses - of students to top colleges and universities.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the oldest of seven and the only surviving sibling. She is the widow of Franklin Harper and she has one child, Ms. Ann Bradford. She is affiliated with the Church of Covington and members of her church visits her at Pruitt Health Covington Manor, where she has been a resident for several years. Ms. Harper was surprised to hear that she was 100 years old, but expressed her appreciation for living through a century. (Submitted Photo ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments

Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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