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Crawford: Buddy Carter tries to jerk a knot in their tail

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

August 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Letter: BOC learns about county’s real water needs

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) learned about our community's real water problems at a special called meeting Aug. 3. An engineering evaluation ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Butts: It isn’t easy being obedient

Growing up I loved songs like "Fight the Power," "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Party," "I Fought the Law," "Anarchy in the U ...

August 06, 2017 | Andy Butts | Religion

Have you ever thought?... How we should react to a total eclipse of the sun?

About 40 years ago Reba McEntire had a hit song, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." In keeping with that thought we are ...

August 06, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

The Alcovy Telegraph: Some fantastic weather and a quick shout out

Welcome back to the Telegraph, friends. How about this weather we've been having? Low humidity and much lower temperatures. We actually had low temps ...

August 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

McCart: Vince, Jerry Jeff & Ronald

I've oftentimes thought about what really influences and makes the person who they become. Naturally, it's a lot of things, I think. First ...

August 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Birth: Marie Grace Tyree

Matthew and Molly Tyree welcomed their daughter, Marie Grace Tyree, into the world April 29, 2017. She was born at Piedmont Newton Hospital and weighed ...

August 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments

Birth: Aveline Elizabeth Steward

Michael Steward and Elizabeth Brown announce the birth of their daughter, Aveline Elizabeth Steward. Aveline arrived at 2:37 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 ...

August 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments

BOC votes to table juvenile court judge pay again

COVINGTON, Ga. - For the second time in as many regularly scheduled meetings, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to table a proposed pay ...

August 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton coach expects state champion Cedar Grove to 'bring it' in Saturday football scrimmage

COVINGTON, Ga. - Scientifically speaking, a theory cannot be proven until it has been tested through experimentation.

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Route over Cedar Grove only means more work for Alcovy softball

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Alcovy softball coach Kelli Wesley wasn't exactly sure what to expect from her team's first outing against an opponent that wasn ...

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

UPDATE: Lennox released from hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Ken Malcom confirmed Terence Lee Lennox has been released from the hospital but not taken into custody for ...

August 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Ruth Wilson King

Ruth Wilson King, 90 of Covington, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at the Benton House in Covington. She was born in Covington, GA to ...

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Eastside volleyball ready to pursue another playoff run

COVINGTON, Ga. - Much like all of the fall sports teams across the county, the Eastside Volleyball team is gearing up to take on a new ...

August 04, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

Public input sought as comprehensive transportation planning begins

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County is preparing for its future by developing a long-range transportation plan and is utilizing input from the community to do so.

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | County

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No summer rest for new-look Newton boys basketball team

MORROW, Ga. – If you closed your eyes and walked into the Clayton State University gymnasium on Friday night, you may have thought it was late January instead of mid June.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Life after football persuades Newton's Jaison Taylor to commit to Navy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Once upon a time, Jaison Taylor had aspirations not unlike most high school football players.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: June 15

James Miles Avery, 59, Lithonia, June 8, defective equipment, driving while license suspended/revoked, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement

June 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

June 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of their students and whose professional capability and integrity inspired the admiration and respect of not only students but fellow staff and the community.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

SWMA elects new officers, gives final approval to bonds

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) elected a new chairman and gave final approval to a $25 million bond issuance at its regular meeting Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

1976 skeletal remains could be local

GREECE, N.Y. - Investigators with the Greece Police Department in Greece, New York are asking for your help to identity an unknown child found in 1976 that could be from the local area.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State

UPDATE: Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.:

June 15, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

June 15, 2017 | Kate Brumback Associated Press | State

BOC votes to amend IGA, sell landfill

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night at a special called meeting to amend its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), and sell the county landfill and convenience centers.

June 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

NCSO following every lead on escaped prisoners

UPDATE: Two escaped inmates captured in Tennessee after manhunt in slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

June 15, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy places third in the Kirby Smart 7v7 tourney at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. – The Alcovy Tigers are proving once again to be a difficult out in 7-on-7 passing league tournaments.

June 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton's Elija Godwin striving for a spot in the Junior Olympics

COVINGTON, Ga. -- When an athlete competes in more than one sport, they work to excel and dominate in both sports in order to make a name for themselves in the community, state and even sometimes the country.

June 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

County to let state pick EMS provider

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted during a special called meeting Tuesday night to not pursue a license to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the county, opting instead to let the State of Georgia find a provider.

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Paul Deerman

Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and operated Paul's Body Shop for 52 years. He was a devoted family man who liked to travel and fish whenever possible. Mr. Deerman was also an avid sports fan – especially NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Eva (Croft) Deerman.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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