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Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting has ended with a total of 3,431 people casting a vote in the 2016 primary election in Newton County.

May 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

One of the sure signs of spring is all of the graduation ceremonies and graduates celebrating the end of their high school careers. The sights ...

May 22, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

4-H’ers celebrate year around the campfire

"We all have our differences. Some big and some small," said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School.

May 22, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School (NHS) seniors Tony Collins and Joshua Suber are among the 89 Georgia students named 2016 Gates Millennium scholars. The NHS students, like ...

May 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Education

Will the ‘Trump effect’ oust Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Democrats' divisiveness and the House of Cards

While there has been much consternation and media coverage of the split between Trump supporters and the Republican establishment in the past few months, the ...

May 22, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

A life in numbers

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor - business, sports, even weight loss - seek numbers to tell them how well ...

May 22, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Three Oxford College eagles win national championships

A year after winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship, Oxford College of Emory University was back vying for a championship.

May 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Oxford College

Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

18-year-old stabbed to death

A man died near the Wesleyan neighborhood off Boogers Hill Road Thursday evening, after what the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) said was a ...

May 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 19, 2016 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITUARIES

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ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

AN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Kroger gas station down for testing

The gas station at the Covington Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 will be down for the next four to five hours for required state compliance testing, according to store manager Horace McCullough.

January 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Obama unveils anti-gun violence push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

January 16, 2013 | ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

2.9-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Georgia

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a small earthquake struck near Dalton, in northwest Georgia.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly."

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Benefit Concert Jan. 18 for Glass Family

The community is rallying around the Glass family, who lost four young children in a house fire last week, with two events to raise funds for the family.

January 16, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Rockdale Archives

Caterpillar to start hiring workers for Ga. plan

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Caterpillar Inc. are seeking applicants for jobs at the company's new plant being constructed in northeast Georgia.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Weaker-than-expected recovery hampers Ga. budget

ATLANTA (AP) - A weaker-than-expected economic recovery is proving to be a drag on Georgia's state finances.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Smoke detector 'blitz' Thursday near fatal fire

Rockdale County firefighters will be out in force Thursday in the neighborhood near the fatal house the fire killed four children and providing smoke detectors to households and checking for working smoke detectors.

January 16, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fazio: Excitement of win awakens Atlanta

Finally this city is awake.

January 16, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Parents join brawl at high school game

What should have been a Saturday enjoying basketball games turned into a fight at one high school and an all-out brawl at another school.

January 16, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Court to hold parents accountable

Newton County is kicking off a program that has become a popular alternative to jail for Georgia parents who are behind on their child support responsibilities.

January 15, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

BBB tells scam of the year

The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year, and this past year launched two websites to help consumers figure out which offers are real and which ones are possibly frauds:

January 15, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Roy Lee Osborn

Roy Lee Osborn of Covington died Jan. 13 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of Charlie T. and Ella G. McCord, he was born in 1936 in Jersey. Mr. Osborn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially fishing and watching his grandson Brayson play baseball and having his granddaughter Kyleigh cook him French fries. He was a very giving and humble man. There was never a time that he wouldn't give someone the shirt off his back. He loved his family with everything in him. He instilled honesty, love, charity ...

January 15, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Inappropriate rendezvous leads to fight

A fight broke out in the parking lot of Walmart Friday evening, after a man who was aggravated with an amorous couple, reportedly struck one of them.

January 15, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Covington

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