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Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks climb in early trading, led by energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks continued to rally on Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices and energy stocks. Yum Brands plunged after cutting its profit forecast ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Goodyear blimp soars over Covington

No, there wasn't a big game being televised live nationally from Sharp Stadium Tuesday. But, yes that was the Goodyear Blimp flying over town.

October 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Johnston responds to Smith's letter

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith read a letter during the council comment section of Monday night's meeting against the actions of Mayor Ronnie Johnston.

October 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Man shoots gun at stepdaughter

Shots were fired after a fight between a woman and her stepfather began near Weat and Mill streets Monday evening.

October 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.

October 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Importance of bringing new business to the city

Dear Citizens,

October 06, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | LOCAL

General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL

Johnston breaks tie against expanding stage

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston was the deciding vote not to expand the stage on the Square Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Alcovy homecoming ends with a win

The Alcovy Tigers football team has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard for almost two years until Friday night. The Tigers had suffered ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

The streak is over

The Alcovy Tigers (1-5, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) get their first win of the season in a region matchup against the Lakeside Vikings (3-3, 0-1 Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

Taylor’s 4 TDs lead Newton past Tucker

Newton head coach Terrance Banks, stood tall tucked away in the corner of Adams Stadium in his khaki slacks, Newton blue collar shirt with a ...

October 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

US stocks open higher; Twitter, GE among early gainers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, led by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil turns higher.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Candidates talk growth at forum

Leaders must focus on retaining and attracting businesses to the county while managing growth in a way that maintains Newton's character, candidates for office in Covington and Porterdale said at a forum Tuesday.

October 21, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Election

County to discuss county manager idea

The county will have a work session at 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Historic Courthouse to discuss the possibility of implementing a county manager form of government.

October 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Man shot by deputies Saturday identified

The man shot after allegedly threatening deputies with a shotgun over the weekend has been identified as Kristopher Day.

October 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Let's get organized

Would that getting organized were as easy as stores and websites devoted to organization suggest. Being organized is more mindset and habit than owning a pop-up dispenser for cotton swabs, a stacking system for cans or a rolling cart for laundry, as marketers would have you think. In just a few months, more than a few of those must-have organizers can end up collecting dust in a dark cabinet or sitting on a shelf in a store that sells donated goods.

October 21, 2011 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

New U.S. congressman visits Newton

U.S. Congressman Paul Broun (R-Athens) visited Covington Tuesday as he continued his tour of his newly drawn 10th congressional district.

October 20, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Search is on for three armed robbers

Authorities with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for three armed robbers.

October 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Prevost: Deep thoughts around the SEC

With six weeks left in the regular season, it's time to reflect on the teams of the finest conference in all of college football. A just-past-midseason assessment is appropriate given that most SEC teams are off this week - or they might as well be. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi State are off. Alabama has the equivalent of an off week against Tennessee, as does Arkansas against the menacing Ole Miss Black Bears.

October 20, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists

Sigman flip-flops, stays in mayoral race

Bobby Sigman reversed course Thursday and decided to remain in the Covington mayoral race, two days after announcing he was dropping out of the race.

October 20, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Lady Eagles stay alive after 2-0 win in game two

DEXTER - On paper, Eastside didn't stand much of a chance against West Laurens in the second round of the Class AAA softball playoffs Wednesday. On the diamond, they did more than hold their own.

October 20, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside

Oct. 25 candidate forum canceled

The Covington News and Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce have canceled the Covington candidate forum scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25.

October 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Covington

Barron Steward runs for mayor in Social Circle

The race for the mayor's seat in Social Circle is highly contested and has been since current mayor Jim Burgess announced he did not plan to seek re-election. One of the four men vying for the spot is Social Circle native Barron B. Steward.

October 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle

It’s not the government schools, stupid

To quote the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live, "Well, isn't that special?" State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), have asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a waiver of the controversial No Child Left Behind law and, instead, to measure school performance on a broader basis, consisting of scores on a Criterion-Referenced Competency Test along with other factors in a "performance index."

October 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

It’s Harvest Picking time at the Old Church

The sounds of twang and bluegrass will return to the Old Church in Oxford Saturday during the second annual Harvest Picking celebration.

October 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford to repair old fire station roof

An unused Oxford city building will be getting a roof repair soon to open the way for leasing the space and turning it into a component of the city's downtown plan.

October 19, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Drama in the classroom

Studying drama (plays) was usually a class favorite. Students like to take parts and read the play aloud. But different plays get different responses.

October 19, 2011 | Paula Travis | Columnists

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