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Rams stifle Black Knights

Before last week, Newton never won a state playoff game. Now, they've won two. The Rams scored 15 unanswered points to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 and advance to the third round where they will hit the road to face Etowah next Friday.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

WASHINGTON (AP) - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Christmas on the Square

November 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5's team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Ex-Gov. Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Bomb threat called in to Bard

An employee monitoring the switchboard at Bard, on Industrial Blvd. in Covington, received a phone call at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, stating "There's a bomb and it will go off in 10 minutes."

November 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Forecasters: Storms coming to Plains, Gulf Coast

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say severe weather is possible in the Southern Plains and across the Deep South over the next few days.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lighting the square (slideshow)

Lighting the square (slideshow)

November 20, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Emmanuel adds Hopper

If you've been to an Eastside softball game this year, then you know Madison Hopper. She's gone yard a few times this season and been stellar for the Eagles as a pitcher. On Thursday evening, Hopper signed a scholarship to attend Emmanuel College next fall. Check the Covington News' Sunday edition for the full story.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA (AP) - Police and leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri decides whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot a black man.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Meet Porterdale's new police chief

Geoffrey Jacobs was sworn-in on Tuesday as chief of police for Porterdale.

December 08, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Candlelight home tour today

Eight elegant homes decorated for the holidays will be featured in the Covington Candlelight Town & Country Christmas Tour, to be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Sweet memories, right off the vine

Thanks to the generosity of a couple of friends, I scored some home-grown (vine ripe, if you please) tomatoes the other day with a street value of at least seven or eight bucks.

December 08, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Come see us in Porterdale tonight

Have your say about what goes in to The Covington News at 6 tonight when we stage a town hall meeting at the Porterdale City Hall, 2400 Main St.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Agents train to keep us safe

Two things that keep me awake at night: The threat of terrorism and wondering what, if anything, our federal government is doing about it.

December 08, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Home visit: Becky and Sam Ramsey’s home is one of the stops on the Covington Candlelight Town & Coun

The second annual TubaChristmas celebration will be held in Porterdale on Sunday.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Decking the halls not so jolly

This week I bring you the Top Ten Things that Make Decking the Halls Anything But Jolly.

December 08, 2010 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Palmer-Stone more than a name

The Newton County School System is building a new, massive (1,500 student capacity) elementary school on Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road. Consequently, Palmer-Stone Elementary School, one of the last in-town schools, will be closed; its students are within the proposed district for the new school. Ficquett Elementary School will transition into the theme school

December 08, 2010 | David Stone Eady Guest Columnist | Columnists

Our thoughts... Pearl Harbor remembered

Yesterday was the 69th anniversary of the sneak attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Town & Country

Members of the Satsuki Garden Club have long worked to make Covington and Newton County both beautiful and a better place to live.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

SPLOST Issues

Dear Editor: As we all know these are hard times; the economy is in the tank. This is the time to tighten the belt and really think about how we spend what funds we do have wisely.

It only makes sense that if you have X amount of dollars, you spend it where it will do the most good and for the greatest amount of people. This (SPLOST) is tax money, people, It isn't a government grant or one of Santa's presents. It locks in all consumers in Newton County to a one-cent tax increase for the next ...

December 08, 2010 | Roger Young Covington | Letters

Band Donations

Dear Editor: I saw the article (Dec. 3) about the Newton High Band (seeking $6,000 to perform during the Sugar Bowl halftime show). They have worked hard to meet their goal to go on this trip.; I would ask the people of Newton County to come forward to help these kids (go) on a trip they will never forget.

To help, Covington Ford will donate $500 toward their trip.

December 08, 2010 | Wendell Crowe Covington | Letters

First place float

One fantastic float: Covington First United Methodist was awarded first place for best float in the church category on Saturday for its entry in the Covington Christmas Parade. The theme for the float was "Let His word unwrap the Magic of Christmas." It was built by church members in four days, and was designed by Claudia Callaway. Greg Gann built the amazing 4-foot-tall Bible on the back.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Unemployment benefits to end soon

Melissa Cowan has done the math, and the numbers won't add up. The former human resources professional has been unemployed since February 2009. She's received two job offers during that time, but after paying for childcare and gas, she would have netted $15 a week.

December 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Five arrested for drug sales

After a four-month investigation, the Covington/Newton County Special Investigation Unit has arrested five people in connection with a drug sales in a house in the Spring Hill community.

December 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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