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Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Oxford hears proposal for downtown development

At an informational meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford City Council heard and saw a proposal to bring a mixed use development to the town. Randy ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Newton Rams continue climbing national polls

The Newton boys basketball team keeps on grabbing national accolades.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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SSEMC gives $40K in scholarships

Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Twenty students from the Covington-based co-op's territory were chosen to receive the scholarships from among more than 100 applicants.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Local charged with 192 counts

Several people have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of forgery after reportedly stealing checks from a Conyers business.

March 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Vote yes for E-SPLOST

We've made progress on improving the education system here in Newton County, but in order to attract more businesses like Baxter International, and retain them, we need to strive every day to continually improve our education further.

March 14, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

King Arthur's Court and Emperor's Clothes

As a corporate budgeter, I learned decades ago only a few people can look at an organization's money, corporation's money or someone else's money and spend it as if it were their own money, i.e., very deliberately, based on the priorities and values of the organization.

March 14, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Understanding and accepting others

"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel."

March 14, 2013 | William Burnham | Religion

Morgan: What are they up to?

Public education in Georgia is always perceived to be a case of one step forward, two steps back. Or two steps forward and one step back.

March 14, 2013 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Under his wings

It's one of those stories I've heard in so many different variations that I wonder about the real facts: A farmer comes upon the scene of a recent fire and finds a hen with wings spread, burnt to a crisp. He wonders why the hen didn't fly away and escape the fire until he gets a little closer and sees the little chicks are still alive and moving under the wings of their charred mother. They had been insulated from the fire by their mother's sacrifice.

March 14, 2013 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Religion

Still leading the way

Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.

March 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Radical hospitality

"Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.'"

March 14, 2013 | Jan McCoy | Religion

Irish-heritage student helps refugees

On the outside, Oxford College freshman Grace O'Duffy appears to be a typical American college student, but when she speaks, her Irish heritage is revealed.

March 14, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Smith caps big year with signing

A terrific 2012-13 athletic school year for Colton Smith got even better Wednesday.

March 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

New NHS revealed to NCSS officials

Newton County School System officials toured the new Newton High School on Thursday, where new classrooms, gyms and offices were revealed to school officials.

March 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Pentagon: Iranian plane pursued US spy drone

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Iranian fighter jet approached a U.S. surveillance drone aircraft over the Persian Gulf but broke off its pursuit after a U.S. escort plane discharged a warning flare, the Pentagon said Thursday.

March 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. couple arrested on child cruelty charges

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta couple has been arrested on child cruelty charges after police say they duct taped their children and locked them in their bedrooms.

March 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Woman charged with 192 counts of forgery

Several people have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of forgery after reportedly stealing checks from a Conyers business.

March 14, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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