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Christmas marches through Covington

One-hundred floats, including the first-place prize winning Misfits Welcome float by Eastridge Church, participated in Saturday's parade through downtown Covington.

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton boys fly past Eastside Eagles with big night from J.D. Notae, Isaiah Miller

The Newton Rams overcame a raucous crowd, and an emotionally charged, revenge-minded Eastside Eagles squad to dismantle the Eagles 74-51 in the first of a ...

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Judge Baker honored prior to his retirement

Judge Henry Baker, Newton County's Probate Court Judge for the last 40 years was celebrated by dozens of Newton County and regional dignitaries for ...

December 02, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Theme School raises blue ribbon flag

The Newton County Theme School (NCTS) at Fiquett was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education - a distinction ...

December 02, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

The Pride of Eastside performs in Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band joined the likes of Larry King, Olivia Newton-John and Bill Engvall this past weekend, during the 85th Annual Hollywood ...

December 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute ...

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Fire graduates four recruits

The 2016 Newton County Fire Recruiting class celebrated the graduation of four recruits Nov. 29.

December 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The ...

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Editor's Note: This is an overview of the Forensic Audit report released by Newton County Monday. More stories on this matter will follow at ...

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Meet and greet with Chair-elect Banes set for Thursday, Dec. 8

Newton County residents will have a chance to meet their next Chair of the Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 8.

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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The black mill community that blossomed

As people drive through the small city of Porterdale to get to and from the city of Covington and to their homes and businesses within the county, they may not realize that the city - which was one of several booming mill towns in Georgia for much of the early 1900's - is home to the historic black community of Rosehill.

February 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale

Attorney: Odd low bid by company legal

When the Newton County Board of Commissioners recently approved a bid by LB Recycling and Waste Services, one commissioner wondered whether the bold promise made in the bid to best any competitor's offer was legal.

February 28, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

Expert: Tough task to lure quality jobs

Remember the days when Northeast factories and businesses laid off their union wage workers to move to the South where salaries were lower? Those days are gone, economic development expert Mark Lautman told a Covington workforce summit Tuesday. To coax big employers into Newton County, towns will need better amenities and a talented, educated workforce.

February 28, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

Man accidentally shoots self

A 75-year-old Covington man accidentally shot himself early Thursday morning, while getting ready for work.

February 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log, March 1

Linder Gene Byrd, 43, 3157 West St., Covington, Feb. 10. Disorderly conduct.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crime Briefs: Pants in the trunk

A man driving without his pants was arrested late Saturday night for DUI.

February 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Should you send that text?

Did you know that the number one killer of teenagers is car accidents? While there are a multitude of reasons that contribute to the leading cause of death among teens, one of the most prevalent reasons is texting while driving.

February 28, 2013 | Alexis Duffey | LOCAL

Helping nonprofits thrive

Food and fellowship kicked off the fifth annual Newton Fund's grantee reception Tuesday night at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Covington.

February 28, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Out of the rough

The Covington News strives to bring you the sports that affect your every day life, going beyond the latest prep scores and news.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Oaks brings change, sets trend

Golf's top players and fans are about to descend on Georgia and Augusta to see the beauty of Augusta National for The Masters. But at The Oaks, golfers and some of the top superintendents in the sport have been descending on the Covington golf course for years.

February 28, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Scharf: I will sing to the Lord

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me."

February 28, 2013 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Religion

McCoy: A spiritual check-up

"Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don't you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don't belong to yourselves?"

February 28, 2013 | Jan McCoy | Religion

Female pastor makes history

Newly installed Pastor Billie Cox of Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers is keen on announcing that there's a girl in the pulpit and invites the community to come experience the difference.

February 28, 2013 | Nhi Ho | RELIGION

Our Thoughts: Change

In a special called meeting, the Newton County Board of Commissioners met and actually did the right thing Tuesday.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts: Award

We are pleased to see that Louise Adams, long-time teacher and community activist was honored by the Newton Fund with its coveted Pat Patrick Big Heart award.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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