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Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Evelyn LaPointe

Evelyn LaPointe, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2017, at 83 years of age. Hobbies that Mrs. LaPointe enjoyed included stained glass, painting, needlework and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO arrests five in vehicle break-in

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested five people early Saturday morning in connection with a vehicle break-in.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Water main break on Beech Road at SR 10/Memorial Drive

ATLANTA- A water main break has shut down Beech Road at Memorial Dive between Columbia Drive and Covington Highway. One lane will be closed on ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Joy Pauline Faulk Knight

Joy Pauline Faulk Knight, age 90, of Covington, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Riverside Healthcare in Covington.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Francine (Garner) Smallwood

Francine (Garner) Smallwood, of Porterdale, passed away March 13, 2017, at Piedmont Newton Hosptial. Mrs. Smallwood was born August 30, 1938, in Henry County. She ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Help them soar, crawl, swim, grow – Check the wildlife checkoff

Do you enjoy Georgia's wildlife and rare plants?

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Skip the “Wild Life” and Enjoy the Wildlife with Spring Break at Georgia State Parks

This Spring Break, break away from the "wild life" of crowded attractions and destinations and migrate toward the wildlife at a Georgia State Parks. From ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Georgia fishing prospects for rivers, reservoirs updated for 2017

If you are searching for current fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers, look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

UPDATE: Covington man killed in school bus crash

UPDATE March 14, 10:30 a.m.: A 53-year-old Covington man was killed Monday afternoon in a traffic accident involving a Newton County Board of ...

March 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Bass artwork graces new ‘hard card’ for licenses

Hunters and anglers, check out the brand new "look" available for your recreational licenses.

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Alabama man, Georgia baby killed in I-85 crash in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man and a 16-month-old baby from Georgia were killed after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an ...

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE

Northwest Georgia police officer arrested

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a northwest Georgia police officer and charged him with drug trafficking.

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE

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Complete performance gives No. 1 Newton blowout win over Grayson

Newton vs. Grayson, part two was supposed to be a matchup of the top two squads in Region 8-AAAAAAA.

January 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Georgia Lottery Corp. raises over half-billion dollars for HOPE, Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced today that fiscal year 2017 first-half and second-quarter profits have reached their highest since inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2017 soared to $541 million – $24.5 million ahead of last year's record. Second-quarter profits transferred to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account will amount to $267.4 million, surpassing last year's second-quarter transfer by more than $4.8 million.

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 25

Michelle Piercette Arnold Jr., 19, Covington, Jan. 19, hold for other agency (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Covington business owner reports illegal dumping

Jack Philips, owner of The Cork Boutique and Gifts and Irish Bred Pub and Restaurant in downtown Covington, came before the Covington City Council last week to express his interest in volunteering for one of the city's various committees. However, he also expressed concern about illegal dumping at his businesses.

January 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSO investigates burglary in Oxford

Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking into a business break-in in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost over the weekend during the deadly tornadoes that touched down in south central Georgia.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Littering reported in Oxford

On Jan 17, Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of littering on Moore Street in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the late Harold Sr. and Flora Raydene Stapp.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to convalescents who cannot leave their homes.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know which avenue to take. Leading a youth organization or mentoring children can change the lives of both children and volunteers in numerous ways.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 semester.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Kemp: Be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns citizens to be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims. Over the weekend, violent storms devastated the South, leaving many in need of assistance.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Cars broken into outside Covington sports bar

Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a car break-in outside of Five O'clock Somewhere sports bar on Turner Lake Road early Saturday morning.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

BOC, SWA hold joint work session

A large group of concerned citizens turned out at the Historic Newton County Courthouse Monday night for the first-ever joint work session between the county's board of commissioners (BOC) and solid waste authority (SWA).

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

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