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4-H’er wins third in state

Did you know the blue tongued skink, a lizard found in Australia, gives birth to live young? Or that you can see one at Bear ...

August 01, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Dustin Bragg at the Sycamore; Campbell Harrison and Bucket Shot Revival at the Listening Room @ IBP

Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming ...

August 01, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Have you ever thought…

Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of ...

August 01, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

August is here! Get smart, get immunized!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Newton County Health Department would like to emphasize that immunizations, at every age, provide life-saving protection for ...

August 01, 2016 | Sarah Neale | Health

There oughta be a law

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

August 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | OPINION

Recasting Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway.

August 01, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | OPINION

There's no Bernie Revolution without Bernie

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they ...

August 01, 2016 | Froma Harrop | OPINION

How Newton County compares to its neighbors

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 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Photos: Eastside hosts alumni softball game

Eastside Softball, the most successful sports program in its' school's history, held an Alumni game Saturday, July 23.

August 01, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Alcovy football players assist Action Ministries, community during back-to-school event

Members of the Alcovy football team helped out in a big way during the Newton County Sheriff's Office Back-to-School Supply Giveaway on July 23.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Alcovy

Warriors look ahead to upcoming season

Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward ...

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Tackling heat exhaustion on the practice field

On July 22, it was reported that 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert, from south Fulton County, Georgia had brain damage after suffering a heat stroke during football ...

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Cowan will run unopposed in the November elections

Three Republicans were the only candidates who entered the race for the District 5 Commissioner seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC). After ...

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016

Father of man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater speaks out

Earlier this week, news broke that a Covington man named William Dakotah Gossett was arrested and jailed in Western Pennsylvania on July 24 for bringing ...

July 31, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Ag Center meeting results in overwhelming support

Some 300 people gathered on Tuesday night to listen to details regarding the proposed site for the Newton County Agricultural Center at the FFA-FCCLA Center.

July 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture

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A Celebration of Life

June 27, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Photos: NCRC honors the late Jimmy Wright with annual basketball camp

For the sixth year in a row, the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) hosted the Jimmy Wright Memorial Basketball Camp this week at the Turner Lake Gym.

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Finding alternatives to gangs

It may just look like someone got creative with a spray can of paint, but law enforcement sees graffiti as a possible sign of gang activity.

June 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Neighbor voices concerns on Agriculture Center

Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about the proposed Agriculture Center during Tuesday's meeting at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

June 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Agriculture

Newton Recreation baseball team off to USSSA World Series

Many professional baseball players never get to play in a World Series, but this group of recreation players will get the chance to say they did.

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

New coach brings new spark to Oxford’s soccer program

For native Icelander Tinna Gallagher, culture, family and experiences mean everything.

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Oxford College

Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and from the center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Memorial honors former El Charro manager in wake of tragedy

Since the death of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, the El Charro family has banded together to support the Trejo family and one another.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Christian youth softball league boasts 25 years of safe sports

From June 27 to July 2, several kids across Newton County will participate in the Newton Christian Youth Softball League (NCYSL) summer softball tournament.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Tax-free exchanges

One of the provisions of the Revenue Code that is very attractive to life and annuity policyholders is Section 1035. This provision of the Code allows you to transfer the values from a life policy or an annuity to a new contract and defer taxes on your gain. Life policy values may be transferred to a new life policy or a non-qualified annuity. A non-qualified annuity may also be transferred to another non-qualified annuity, but annuity values may not be transferred to a life policy.

June 26, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Agriculture

Historic Georgia state park gets a makeover

The historic Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia will reopen to the public on July 1, boasting several new renovations.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

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