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Hannah Thomas at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub

Wow, it's been one ridiculously hot summer. How many days in a row have the thermometer hit 90 degrees? Fortunately, though, throughout this heat ...

August 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Newton County Jail Log: August 10

James Robert Aldridge, 54, Garden City, August 9, back for court

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Testing presentation highlights Board of Education meeting

The Newton County Board of Education has recently requested permission from the Georgia Department of Education to use the Iowa Assessments from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ...

August 10, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia partner on contract extension

Piedmont Healthcare today announced it has secured a contract extension with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA), which will protect in-network access to all ...

August 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Health

Reform and outreach in the community

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

$40 million in investment, Chili’s announced

One hundred thirty five jobs and around $42,750,000 in investment were announced by Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins to the ...

August 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Making cents of property tax dollars

Millage rates. Real and personal property. Taxes and rollback rates.

August 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

A walk among the tombstones

There is a tombstone lying on the bed of Ashley Shares' pick-up truck.

August 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Gabrielsen Cup features two local junior golfers

The First Tee Chapter of Atlanta conducted its annual Gabrielsen Cup Junior Golf Tournament at John A. White Golf Course July 28 and 29. The ...

August 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation

Covington team named Georgia American Legion champs

Covington's American Legion Post 32 baseball team is the 2016 Georgia American Legion Champions. The Post 32 team won the Georgia State American Legion ...

August 08, 2016 | Alan Howard | Recreation

FCA unites local athletes

The six football teams in Newton and Rockdale counties may be rivals on the field, but the teams recently bonded together under one roof at ...

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Covington baseball player shines on big stage

One of Covington's very own got a chance to make a big play on one of the largest stages this past week.

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Rotary Club to provide benches for park

The Rotary Club of Covington will help build out a park behind the Newton County Administrative Building.

August 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

4-H’ers honored by commissioners

Newton County 4-H members were honored at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners just before the vote to approve the ...

August 07, 2016 | Terri Kimble | Agriculture

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Square Perk closes

After almost six years of serving local residents coffee, lunch and community fellowship, Square Perk Café has closed its doors starting Friday.

July 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New Senior Services Director named as Josephine Brown retires

At a luncheon held in her honor, Josephine B. Brown, the Executive Director of Newton County Senior Services, symbolically turned over the keys to her office and announced the names of the new Director and Assistant Director.

July 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Health

Eula Mae “Maw Maw” Smith

Eula Mae "Maw Maw" Smith, 91 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at Riverside Health Care, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Porterdale to the late Troy and Lona Mann Rutledge. Eula Mae attended Tabernacle of Praise. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family and the Lord beyond measure. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 51 years, Virgil Smith; and children Troy Smith, Sonny Smith, and Peggy Avant.

July 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES

Glenn R. Conley

Glenn R. Conley died June 12, 2016 of complications from an auto accident several years ago.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken

Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken, 83 of Athens, formerly of Lyons, Ga, died June 29, 2016.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, May 16, court sentenced to work release

June 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

New airport terminal celebrated

State, county and local dignitaries turned out early Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport.

June 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mr. Leon Belcher

Celebration of Life

June 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Covington’s Fourth of July celebration to be bigger, brighter this year

As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the illuminated sky had tears trickling down their face.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow County Sheriff's Office to obtain certification, according to a press release.

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

‘Go-to site for entertainment’ coming to Covington

A "one of a kind, massive, film, TV, music and video gaming production site" is close to coming to Covington.

June 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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