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iHave it! Fan waits for iPhone 6

Ben Parchem was almost certainly the first person in Newton County to secure a brand new iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education

An exhausting retirement

I have a friend who recently retired.

September 20, 2014 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Mansfield Garden Club turns 75

Memories and warm thoughts filled the room as 16 women gathered to celebrate more than a lifetime of gardening and friendship.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The tech-inspired future of education

In 21st-century America, hope and change comes from tech-inspired entrepreneurs.

September 20, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Eyesore of the Week

Here is this week's eyesore.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A taste of fall

The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

County keeps Miracle Field going

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a lot of improvements to Miracle Field Tuesday night, voting unanimously to accept a bid for $117,970 for pavers around the new field's facilities.

September 20, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

‘American Ninja Warrior’ speaks to students in Covington

You've probably seen the show 'American Ninja Warrior' where participants compete in some of the toughest obstacle courses you'll ever see. Hoan Do was one of those contestants, he moonlights in crossfit but he's really an inspirational speaker.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

NCSO receives grants, comm. system

Newton County Sheriff's Office got the go ahead for three grants and a communications system to be used for various programs within the county.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Lady Eagles toppled by Walnut Grove

Thursday's matchup against Walnut Grove (19-2, 10-0 Region 4-AAAA) had huge implications for Eastside (15-4-1, 7-3 Region 4-AAAA). A win would have put them in sole possession of third place in the region behind Walnut Grove and Eagle's Landing. Walnut Grove, however, is one of the best teams in the state and it showed on Thursday in its 8-0 victory over Eastside.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Bella Salon now open

Bella Salon cut a ribbon with an oversized pair of scissors, but there were plenty of scissors inside to be ready for business.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Social Circle

Eagles fall to Cardinals

Eastside (2-2, Region 4-AAAA) came into the game against Jonesboro (1-3, Region 4-AAAA) after suffering a humiliating loss to No. 3 ranked Griffin. However, that wasn't all that was ailing the Eagles. Sophomore starting running back Eric Stokes and backup Andrew Henderson were both sidelined with injuries, however Eastside played well and had a chance to win before losing in overtime, 27-21.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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Covington man gets 20-years for attacking Ala. jail guard with mop

A Covington man who is a suspect in 2009 robberies of the Covington Holiday Inn Express and Doster's Store in Newton County has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for attacking a guard in an Alabama jail with a mop.

September 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Council votes to end airport contract

Aviation customers will soon have a different experience at the Covington Municipal Airport, following the Covington City Council's 3-2 vote Wednesday to end its contract with airport operator Dixie Jet Services.

September 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Grace Notes: Be a hero

Nine years ago tomorrow, one of the most significant events in United States history occurred. "9/11" is now much more than a date on the calendar between 9/10 and 9/12. Just hearing that string of digits now fills us with emotion.

September 10, 2010 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

4-H 4-Ever: The magic element of 4-H: fun

We're teaching new 4-H'ers this month all about the organization and what they can look forward to.

September 10, 2010 | Dr. Travis Hampton, DMD | News Columnists

Water, sewer rates to rise in Social Circle

Social Circle residents will pay more for water and sewer service beginning in October.

September 10, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Social Circle

Preparing for the harvest

Southern Heartland Arts Inc. announces the opening of Artful Harvest, the annual juried art exhibit sponsored by United Bank. This year's show will be held at the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., until Sept. 29. All Newton County artists are welcome and encouraged to exhibit, as are artists from throughout the state. Applications are available at Southern Heartland Art Gallery or online at www.southernheartlandart.com.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg

Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg, 67, of Mansfield, departed this life for her final resting place with the Lord Sept. 8 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Eugene Mitchell Bierley and Marguerita Bashaw Littleton, she was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1942. She graduated in 1960 from North Miami High School and lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 25 years before moving to Monticello in 1982. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Covington. Before retirement, she was a premastering engineer with Denon Digitalized Inc. for 17 years. Mrs. Walberg was a loving and ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Record of votes taken at Sept. Covington council meeting

Sept. 8 agenda for City of Covington council meeting

Present: Mayor Kimberly C. Carter, Mayor Pro-Tem Keith Dalton, Council members: Janet A. Goodman, Hawnethia Williams, Ocie Franklin and Chris Smith (Mike Whatley was absent), City Manager Steve Horton and City Attorney Edward A. Crudup, Jr.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Scotty May

Scotty Thomas May, Sr. age 57 of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1953 in Frankfort, KY to Herman Lee and Pauline Gray Craig May Sr. He loved to hunt and fish, coaching and playing sports, building show cars, watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball and NASCAR. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. May is survived by his wife: Mary Ann May; daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Margarito Rodriguez of Georgetown, KY; daughter: Stephany May of Newborn, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Christy and Lonnie Nichols of Mansfield ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Picture of the Day - Sept. 9

Alcovy's Dallas Hardin strains as she pitches a ball to a Union Grove batter during Wednesday night's softball game.

To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.

September 09, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

City terminates airport operator contract

The Covington City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to terminate its contract with airport operator Dixie Jet Services.

September 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Scholarship named after Covington teacher

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation announced a new scholarship to be given out yearly.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Picture of the Day - Sept. 8

Susan Wahl gets help hanging a framed photograph at Southern Heartland Arts' annual Artful Harvest art show which will be on display in the library until September 30.

To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.

September 08, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Artificial hearts: the promise and the business

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The invention of an artificial heart to replace diseased and damaged hearts would be an incredible blessing to medical science and result in saving thousands of lives a year. To this end, Carmat, a French medical start-up company, is in the final stages of testing an artificial heart that could be implanted as a standard medical procedure for patients in the final stages of heart failure. The company hopes to start human testing in France by the end of the year and bring the technology ...

September 08, 2010 | Kirven Weekley | News Columnists

As 50 looms, there are still a few surprises

Once you begin staring at the half-century mark as I am, you figure it rather unlikely there are any completely new experiences left.

September 08, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

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