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Man on the Street: How do you take out the trash?

Waste disposal is a hot topic around Newton County these days. The Covington News wants your take on the issue. Here is what we found ...

January 21, 2017 | Jarred Todd covintern@covnews.com | OPINION

Anderson: Getting Started in 2017

Monday, Jan. 9, marked the start of the 2017 legislative session in the state of Georgia and my first day as a state senator. Fifty-five ...

January 21, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Georgia's Sonny Perdue nominated to lead agriculture department

Georgia's Sonny Perdue has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, who served two terms as the state ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Newton County addresses accounting problems discovered in financial audit

Newton County is implementing changes to address issues discovered during the forensic audit of the county's financial practices last year, according to a news ...

January 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Mentors celebrate National Mentoring Month

The month of January is recognized for many things. It is the start of a new year, a time to celebrate the birth of Martin ...

January 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING

Isaiah Miller drops 37 on South Gwinnett as No. 1 Newton stays perfect

Rick Rasmussen wanted to leave as little room as possible for a South Gwinnett fourth quarter comeback Friday night.

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Lady Rams fall to South Gwinnett

Jurnee Smith gave her best superhero impression during the fourth quarter of Newton's Friday night game against South Gwinnett, but it still wasn't ...

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Weapons taken in trailer theft

On Jan 18, Covington Police (CPD) responded to Elite Auto Collision at 8415 Hazelbrand Road on a report of a stolen trailer. The trailer reportedly ...

January 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the ...

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Historic Newborn Schoolhouse hosts festival

The annual Historic Newborn Schoolhouse festival is set for this Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 29, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | LOCAL

Porterdale council giving out scholarship funds

The Poterdale Village Council has been offering financial help to village residents for years but this year, the council began offering scholastic scholarships to residents.

October 29, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | Porterdale

Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions. When he asked why she was asking, Breakfield said she was nominating him for an award. He had no idea which award.

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Safety is top priority this Halloween

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will fill the streets of Newton County Monday night as residents embark on Halloween festivities throughout the county. Local emergency services are encouraging residents to keep a guard up this Halloween.

October 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Georgia Ophthalmologists to open new surgery center

Georgia Ophthalmologists will host the grand opening of its new 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center housed in its existing patient care facility at 4159 Mill Street in Covington.

October 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The News introduces Best of Newton contest

Newton County residents can now nominate and vote for their favorite events, businesses, civic organizations and more in The Covington News' Best of Newton contest.

October 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Rotary Park dedicated in Covington

Newton County and the Rotary Club of Covington came together to provide a new area for residents to rest and relax in downtown Covington and those efforts came to fruition Tuesday afternoon.

October 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

No, Bill Clinton Did Not Call Obamacare 'Crazy'

Spurred by screaming headlines about "skyrocketing" premiums on some government insurance exchanges, Obamacare foes are dredging up Bill Clinton's colorful quote regarding the Affordable Care Act. No, Clinton didn't call it "crazy."

October 29, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Politics of personality and polling

The election is, in fact, not quite over. As you watch and listen to the media in the next week, keep a few questions in mind.

October 29, 2016 | | Columnists

Two big ballot questions remain unanswered

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

October 29, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Deal's Opportunity School District amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.

October 29, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Convenience centers now require proof of purchase

Newton County residents wanting to throw away their trash at one of the 11 Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers were required to show proof of purchase starting Tuesday, Oct. 25, when a new $50 fee was officially put into effect.

October 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Eastside dominates Salem, sets up key region battle with North Clayton next week

In a game where both Eastside and Salem both had tons to play for as far as postseason seeding goes, Eastside looked like the hungrier team from the beginning, and carried that hunger out for a full four quarters as the Eagles easily defeated Salem 49-14, setting up a Region 4-AAAA clash for second place next Friday against North Clayton.

October 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Polls open tomorrow for Saturday voting

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the polls will be open in all 159 Georgia counties for individuals to cast their ballots early leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8. Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which includes this mandatory weekend session.

October 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Washington Street CC receives $25,000 from Springfield Baptist

Springfield Baptist Church presented the Washington Street Community Center with a $25,000 check Thursday.

October 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING

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