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Harrop: Phone addiction has unleashed a deadly toll

It was a horrific scene. The pickup truck had smashed head-on into a bus taking elderly church members on an outing. Thirteen died. The 20-year-old ...

April 11, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Jury selected to hear murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A jury was seated late Monday afternoon to hear the case of a teenager accused in the 2016 murder of a Covington restaurant ...

April 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Evelyn D. Bruce

Mrs. Evelyn D. Bruce, age 84, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away April 10, 2017. She was born February 21, 1933 to John and ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Amos Sutherland

Amos Sutherland of Oxford, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84. Mr. Sutherland worked for 35 years for the Georgia Department ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Barbara Carnes

Barbara Carnes, of Covington, passed away April 9, 2017, at 86 years of age. For more than 25 years Mrs. Carnes worked at Newton Medical ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Newton baseball maintains playoff hopes despite loss

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Coming into the seventh inning with a one run lead on a windy Friday afternoon game at home, victory seemed sure for the ...

April 10, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Newton

The Esoteric South: God Bless the people who have to drive to Atlanta on a regular basis

(Author's note: This column was originally conceived of and most of it written several weeks ago. As fate would have it, last Thursday as ...

April 10, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Eastside baseball optimistic despite series sweep to Luella

It won't be spring break anymore, but the Eastside Eagles are getting a week's worth of practice time and rest from games at ...

April 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Kaliya Eutsey, Daphne Ramirez help lead charge for Alcovy soccer

COVINGTON, Ga. - To an outsider looking in, it might have appeared that Alcovy girls soccer coach Chris Ubriaco had momentarily lost control of his team.

April 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Radio show celebrates 10 years on air

One of Newton County's local radio shows is celebrating 10 years on air today, April 9, with the show "Thy Brother & Sister's Keeper ...

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business

Gingrich Cushman: Surviving weather and turbulence

In the South, spring thunderstorms and tornadoes can leave deadly destruction in their wake. The milder storms bring relief from pollen, leaving the air purer ...

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Harrop: Liberals find community, and that could be big

During the presidential campaign, many Hillary Clinton voters in Atlanta's suburbs thought they were alone. That was an easy conclusion to draw because few ...

April 09, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

10K raises 14K for Action Ministries

A 10k to raise 10k was held Sunday, March 27 at Denny Dobbs Park. C. R. Bard's veterans and employees raised over $14,000 ...

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Linda Hays advises of jury scam

Linda Hays, clerk of Superior Courts, wants citizens to be aware of the latest jury scam in Newton County.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Mansfield suffers devastating blow

The City of Mansfield is grateful for the outpouring of support it has seen in the past couple of days after a straight-lined winds exceeding ...

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 7 years' active duty, and 16 years in the United States Naval Reserve. On Mr. Harrison's 68th birthday, he began his walk across the United States, starting on Tybee Island, GA, and ending in Santa Monica, CA - covering 2,431 miles and taking 7 months to complete. Mr. Harrison performed in community theater and loved music. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.

February 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Early SPLOST voting begins Monday

Early voting for the March 21 SPLOST vote begins Monday.

February 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

The venue for Newton's Elite Eight game with Tift County is set

The venue for the Class AAAAAAA Elite Eight matchup between the Newton Rams (28-1) and the Tift County Blue Devils (26-2) has been set.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It's an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game's biggest shots when he sunk four straight free throws in the waning moments of an 89-83 triple OT win over defending state champ Westlake.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There's still so much to unpack in Newton's 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we're going to give ourselves an extra day to talk about this one before moving on Tift County.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out an 89-83 win over the defending Class AAAAAA state champion Westlake Lions Thursday night in a packed Newton High gym.

February 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

BOC will have to mandate service

If citizens in unincorporated parts of Newton County are going to be mandated to purchase curbside trash pick-up, it will have to come from the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC), County Manager Lloyd Kerr told The Covington News Thursday.

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born in Atlanta to Thomas Childs Crenshaw and Mary Jane Rollins Crenshaw.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

Members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) were advised of a potential budget shortfall at Tuesday's meeting after the sale of recycling/convenience center hang tags did not meet expectations.

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site detour. Local traffic will be allowed along SR 36 up to the bridge construction zone.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back a couple of weeks to the Rams' Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament championship weekend.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution as passed Monday night.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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