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NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Oxford College kicks off school year with Coke toast

OXFORD, Ga. - Oxford College of Emory University kicked off the start of its academic year with its Coke Toast Friday afternoon. The annual event celebrated ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

SWMA sets guidelines for hangtag hardship applications

COVINGTON, Ga. - At its Thursday night meeting, the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) approved the discount and eligibility guidelines for citizens wanting to ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside routes Luella in opener | VIDEO

*Note: Watch the above video for full postgame reaction from Eastside coach Troy Hoff.

August 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

The Alcovy Telegraph: Your man on the scene: talkin' dogs, traffic

Greetings, from your local correspondent. Hope all is well out there. Another week is in the book of the fairest city in the Georgia Piedmont ...

August 20, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Have You Ever Thought … Where do you turn when you are dealing with an unexpected pregnancy?

The Newton Pregnancy Resource Center is celebrating a full year of service to our community. At times, the greatest news in the world can be ...

August 20, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

City Pharmacy: Guaranteed to Cure

COVINGTON, Ga. - Nearly 100 years ago -1923 to be exact- City Pharmacy opened its doors in downtown Covington most likely offering an array of elixirs ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business

Crawford: Will Georgia Democrats relive an old nightmare?

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 20, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: Explaining an unexpected absence

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Harrop: Trump No Longer Shocks. Helpers Who Know Better Do

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her. They knew she ...

August 20, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present

Editor,

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

DULUTH vs. ALCOVY: 5 things we learned

COVINGTON, Ga. - Night two of the high school football gauntlet at Sharp Stadium saw the Alcovy Tigers welcome the Duluth Wildcats in their season opener ...

August 19, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

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Newton County Jail Log, May 8

Erica Madeline Adriance, 22, 30 Ashley Drive, Oxford, April 24. Contempt of court.

May 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Sleepy suspect

A man wanted in Walton County was found sitting in a Newton County neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

May 07, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local

The morning-after pill

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 1.3 million babies a year are aborted in the U.S. That is a staggering number.

May 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

College grad is a lesson in tenacity

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 07, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Children older than their years

I wrote a column not too long ago bemoaning the fact that my grandchildren were growing up. Well, I have more proof.

May 07, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists

RMC Nurse of the Year named

Rockdale Medical Center named Tracy Buffington as Nurse of the Year as part of its week-long celebration and recognition of nurses.

May 07, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Deal signs $37.1B budget; touts spending restraint

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a $37.1 billion total budget for fiscal year 2014 on Tuesday, saying the plan balances the budget without raising taxes and reduces government spending.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia Gov. Deal signs teacher evaluations bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill to standardize annual evaluations for Georgia teachers and principals based, in part, on student performance.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average was headed for its first close above 15,000 Tuesday as Wall Street followed world markets higher.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. to release new grades for public schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's new report card for public schools is out.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New school measurement scores released

The state released the first ever Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, which replaces the federal No Child Left Behind measurements, and Rockdale's schools scored higher than the state average for elementary and middle schools but below average for high schools.

May 07, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Man arrested on pimping charges

A local resident and registered sex offender was arrested Friday and charged with pimping after allegedly forcing two Memphis women to perform sexual acts for money at a Conyers motel.

May 07, 2013 | Kathy Hooks khooks@rockdalenews.com | Rockdale Archives

Fantasy 5 winning ticket sold in Covington

Margaret Gregory-Smith of Covington won $256,865 in the May 3 Fantasy 5 drawing. She claimed her prize Monday. The jackpot ticket was purchased at Covington Raceway, 5148 Highway 278 NW, Covington.

May 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Lowest gas price - May 7

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at QuikTrip, located at 2400 Salem Road SE and Ellington Road SE.

May 07, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rain boosts bacteria levels in Chattahoochee River

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say recent rains have sent bacteria levels soaring in the Chattahoochee River.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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