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In a Friday packed with thrilling matchups, Newton County's three high school football teams went 0-3, but two of them stood strong and were a few plays away from getting a win.

September 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Detention officer sexually assaulted inmate

A local detention officer was arrested for alleged sexual assault on an inmate, police reports said.

September 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy set for Friday in fatal shooting by police

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An autopsy is planned for Friday after a handcuffed man was shot and killed by police in Savannah, authorities said.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

I believe that Newton will win

For a year now, Lowndes has had this game circled on its calendar because last year Newton went down there and beat them, and this year they're gonna do it again.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Holmes emerging as star

Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

SEC Banter: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 18, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists

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Picture of the Day - Sept. 10

Salem High School football players eagerly watch last week's game from the sidelines. The team has been gearing up this week and will play at home against Habersham County tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Newton County Football tonight:

September 10, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Friday night fights: Police department to beef up security at future football games

In response to fights at last week's football game, authorities and school system officials have plans in place to ensure that students attending tonight's Eastside High School's game at Sharp Stadium can do so without fear.

September 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Our thoughts... Rumors

Violence is to be expected inside a stadium on a football Friday Night in Covington, not outside on the street.

But thugs ruined the evening on Sept. 3 following the Newton and Eastside High schools game at Sharp Stadium. Covington police reported multiple calls concerning fights, possibly gang-related.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Part of highway named after Roy, Aaron Varner

The memory of Roy Varner spans the county, and now his name does, too.

September 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Wig-wearing bandits strike again

Wig-wearing bandits who have robbed several banks in the metro Atlanta area since July struck again on Wednesday at a bank in Gwinnett County.

September 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Complaint filed against Foxworth in Porterdale

Porterdale resident Nancy Naya has filed a letter of complaint against Porterdale City Councilman Robert Foxworth after he allegedly threatened her at a recent council meeting.

September 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale

Our thoughts... September 11

Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Cologne by the six pack

I love to smell fine fragrances. Wear chic French perfume around me and I'll sniff the air and try to guess which movie star you're pretending to be. Give me a scratch-and-sniff cologne sample and I'll wear my fingernail down as I scratch up the sweet aroma. But if you apply too much fragrance, I'll turn red and make gagging noises in your direction. I can't help it. I have a sensitive nose, and some people just don't know when to stop spraying, splashing and misting.

September 10, 2010 | David McCoy | Columnists

Standards of conduct

Dear Editor: I would like to respond to a letter from Mr. Daryl Laird printed the Sept. 3 edition of The News. He expressed his displeasure with my letter of Aug. 20. Mr. Laird appears to have gone off on an emotional temper tantrum on topics not addressed in my letter. My letter did not address "banks caving in to special interest groups," "a police officer scheming to defraud a bank" and especially individuals "taking a risk."

My letter did address law enforcement and other city employees who might have severe financial problems as evidenced by their real property being ...

September 10, 2010 | Harry L. Long Covington | Letters

Libraries celebrate September as library card sign up month

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and the Newton County Library System want to make sure that all children, teens and adults in Newton County have the smartest card of all - a library card.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Secretary of State speaks to students

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Cousins Middle School Wednesday morning to discuss state government, as part of an effort to expand children's horizons without the benefit of field trips.

September 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education

Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 10

o Brandon Naquan Williams, Hampton, 20, Aug. 25. Driving while license suspended, improper lane usage, no proof of insurance, use of license plate to misrepresent, operation of vehicle without current license.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Allen Memorial celebrates sanctuary centennial

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford celebrates its centennial on Sunday.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Christian kick-start

Parents who want their children to play soccer in a Christian environment can sign them up in the fall soccer program offered by the Christian Youth Sports Association in Covington.

September 10, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION

Pets of the Week - Sept. 10

Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

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