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Hoff earns first win; Eagles blowout Alcovy

Troy Hoff earned his first win as a head coach with a 41-0 victory over Alcovy and Hoff's coaching staff gifted him with the ...

August 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday ...

August 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Solid waste report calls for county to get out of landfill business

Five recommendations have come out of the Newton County Citizens' Solid Waste Committee, which presented a draft of its report on Aug. 27 at the ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Lady Tigers run-rule Tucker

Alcovy opened region-play much like how they ended it last season – in dominant fashion. The Lady Tigers blanked Tucker 12-0 to begin region play after ...

August 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

NCSS ACT scores fall short of benchmarks

COVINGTON- The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced the ACT scores from the 2014-2015 school year Wednesday afternoon.

August 27, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Nearly 200 patients qualify for medical marijuana registry

ATLANTA (AP) - Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number ...

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work ...

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

The Latest on TV shooting: Lawsuit details hostile firing

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an ...

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Auburn's mascot fine after crash

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The director of an Alabama raptor center says Auburn University's beloved eagle mascot, Spirit, is doing fine after crashing into a stadium luxury box in front of thousands of fans.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Flu, Pneumonia vaccines available

The Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments are now offering annual flu shots at their health centers (Buford, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Conyers, and Covington) to everyone 6 months and older. Both the nasal and injectable forms of the vaccine are available.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Health

Drivers say child dangled from bus

WINDER (AP) - Authorities say a school bus driver is on administrative leave after a kindergartner's backpack became caught in the door of the bus.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

City can give money for energy efficient improvements

The temperatures have been extreme these past couple years - summer and winter - and utility bills have risen to match.

September 14, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Prep QBs shelve criticism, warrant praise

As most of you who read my rubbish regularly know, I've always been tough on high school athletes. When I say tough, I mean I write about their performances as if they are college and pro athletes. I would do the same if I covered college and professional sports. But hey, I cover high school sports so those are the athletes who come under my critical eye. Now, don't confuse tough with unfair. If an athlete stinks up the joint, I'm going to write about it. That might be tough, but it's fair. Of course there ...

September 14, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Sports Columnists

Tigers look to maintain momentum off big win

After shocking Starr's Mill with a 47-31 win last week, Alcovy has little time to bask in the afterglow. The Tigers are back at it tomorrow for a Thursday night special at Sharp Stadium. What's more, it's the subregion opener when they take on Union Grove at 7:30.

September 14, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy

Travis: I don't need all these appliances

My slow cooker died recently. I went to buy a new one, a task I thought would be relatively simple. But, no. Slow cookers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, apparently one size does not fit all. Once I had sorted out size and shape, I then had to choose from a variety of bulbous protuberances on the sides of the cookers which would allow me to program the amounts of time and start times.

September 14, 2011 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Apted: Other mothers need each other

When I was pregnant with my first son Zach, some 14 years ago, I could've easily rattled off a list of adjectives describing what I expected motherhood to be like.

September 14, 2011 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 14

Sondra Latrice Wilson, 35, 9136 Thash St., Covington, Sept. 2. Theft by receiving stolen property.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Sweet treats for local heroes

To honor local firefighters and police officers on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, America's National Girl Kaitlyn Cole and Summer Hollis baked more than 600 cookies and delivered them to departments in Covington, Conyers, Walnut Grove, McDonough and Loganville.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Drive carefully

It always pains us to run obituaries in the newspaper - even more so when it involves young people still in the prime of their lives.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Artful Harvest awards ceremony is Thursday

Southern Heartland Arts Inc.'s annual "Artful Harvest" gallery event is running now through Sept. 29 at the Covington branch of the Newton County Library.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Social Circle readies annual cleanup

Social Circle is getting ready for fall with a city-wide clean-up Sept. 24.

September 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle

Supporter Spotlight: Our Family Health Center

"In today's society, we've lost having a doctor," says Dr. Michelle Plaster. "We want people to know they have a doctor. We want to keep them out of the emergency room or the minute clinics."

September 14, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Poverty

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans living below the poverty line is currently 46.2 million. That's the highest this number has been since the census started tracking poverty 52 years ago.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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