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Futurestaff to be acquired by MAU Workforce Solutions

FutureStaff, a 37-year-old staffing company in the metro Atlanta area, is announcing its intended acquisition by Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions. MAU is a family-owned and ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

'Deborah Graham, come on down!'

Oxford resident Deborah Graham was a winner on Wednesday's "The Price is Right" television program, advancing to the show's final "Showcase Showdown."

March 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LIVING

Alcovy loses narrowly to region foe Lakeside

COVINGTON, Ga. - Despite the some strong second half play - particularly on defense - and an impressive showing from sophomore Kaliya Eutsey, the Alcovy girls soccer team ...

March 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Harrop: There's little dignity left in coal

It was a pathetic scene, coal miners flanking President Donald Trump as he signed an order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. Trump's imagineers ...

March 29, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Covington man wins big through Shane's Rib Shack

Derrek Bowman, of Covington, is the proud winner of a large Big Green Egg Grill from Shane's Rib Shack.

March 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING

Congressman reintroduces bill to protect traveling public, federal employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Anderson: Week 11 under the Gold Dome

With just two days left in the 2017 legislative session, we're almost to the end of what has been an eventful first year as ...

March 29, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Hice announces Military Service Academy Day for Georgia students

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), in coordination with Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and the Georgia Congressional Delegation, invites students to attend Military Service Academy ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

State agencies utilize new app to help prevent and report child deaths

More than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented. That is the finding of the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program (GCFR) which ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Board approves Hwy-278 CID

The Board of Directors of the Highway 278 Improvement Association, Inc. voted at its March 22 meeting to create the Highway 278 Community Improvement District ...

March 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Morris resigns as city utilities director

The City of Covington will be looking for a new utilities director after Tim Morris turned in his resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne ...

March 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSO welcomes new deputies

The 291st Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held its graduation March 24 at the Winder Community Center.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Unexpected strategies for fighting allergies

Wheezing and sneezing definitely is not the most invigorating way of getting through the day.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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Tourism, cleaning I-20 exits on mayor's radar

As part of his efforts to make Covington more attractive to new residents and tourists, Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see the town clean itself up and do a better job of marketing itself.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Pre-K Lottery: Who's in and out

Parents of soon-to-be pre-kindergarten students crossed their fingers in hopes their child would be selected during the Newton County School System's Pre-K Lottery. The lottery selected children to attend local elementary schools for the next school year, but some now sit on a waiting list.

March 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Shooting laws up for discussion

Discussion has raged in the wake of Sheriff Ezell Brown's proposal to restrict where guns can be fired in Newton County, but Brown emphasized Friday that the proposal is preliminary and that he and the Board of Commissioners are actively seeking input.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Council OKs temp sign ordinance

After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Second arrest made in Silos shooting

Investigators have made a second arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos subdivision.

March 23, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Good mix of columnists

To the editor:

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Letters

ZIP code change

The Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Bye, Tommy

We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The Y prepares for Cheerios Challenge

This is just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's Cheerios Challenge to make sure everyone's ready for the big races. First of all, registration is ongoing and will be open through the morning of the race. Secondly, the events will be held at the Y on Newton Drive with the 10K race starting at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk following at 9 a.m. and the 5K anchoring the event at 9:30 a.m.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jazzercise studio comes to Covington

Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Actress Jasmine Guy to speak at GPC

She's been in Covington recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Holt: A view from the House

Last week saw the House closing in on the end of this year's legislative session - we only have one week to go. The committees were working through Senate bills, so we had more to consider on the House floor. We voted on 38 bills and resolutions during the week.

March 23, 2013 | Doug Holt Guest Columnist | Columnists

McCoy: Have a great mid-life crisis

I decided to let my remaining hair grow a lot longer than it normally does, and someone suggested I "must be in a mid-life crisis." Well, yeah! I've been in a mid-life crisis for at least 12 years now, and I have no intention of ending it anytime soon.

March 23, 2013 | David McCoy | Columnists

Brown: Firearms ordinance about safety

During the last county commissioner's retreat, I submitted a proposal regarding the discharge of firearms in high-density areas. After careful research, we asked the county to allow us to return to the guidelines established prior to the 2006 version of the county ordinance governing this matter.

March 23, 2013 | Ezell Brown Sheriff | OPINION

Volunteers brave rain to pick up litter

Volunteers endured the rain and gloomy weather in an effort to clean up the county Saturday morning, as Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful hosted the Great American Cleanup campaign, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.

March 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

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