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Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

The biscuits are hand-rolled and patted down before going into the over. Fresh chicken pieces or large pork chops are soaked in buttermilk, hand breaded ...

July 24, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSS requests changes to testing

As we get ready to begin another school year, there is an air of excitement. But quickly that excitement can turn to anxiety when it ...

July 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Education

Audit reveals millions needed for county energy systems

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted three to two Tuesday night to approve negotiations with a comprehensive guaranteed energy savings performance contract for ...

July 24, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County residents shower law enforcement with support

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

July 24, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Annie Nell Maxey Daniel

A Celebration Of LIfe

July 21, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Mr. Eddie Smith, Jr.

Celebration of Life

July 21, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Savannah Webb hits The Social House

It's been a heck of a week for me musically, still coming down off that great Bitteroots show at the Iris Bred's Listening ...

July 21, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

Two men were killed earlier this month inside the gated Orchard Cove apartment complex. Because the apartments sit inside the entrance of The Enclave subdivisions ...

July 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Photos: YMCA hosts annual cheer camp

The Covington Family YMCA capped off their summer camp schedule with their annual cheerleading camp this past week. The camp ran from Monday to Thursday ...

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | YMCA

Abiding Grace soccer camp helps kids ‘Go for the Gold’

During the exciting summer of soccer we've had this year, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church got involved by hosting a soccer camp of its own.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Local horse cutter headed to world finals

Jessie Hays has done it again.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Former YMCA camper continues to give back

In a 10-minute span, Jabari Bennett said hello to about 10 children passing through while he sat underneath the pavilion at the YMCA outdoor facility ...

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | YMCA

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Power restored to much of Covington

Update, 4:47 p.m.: Power has been restored to much of the city of Covington. Utility Director Bill Meecham said about three-fourths of the city had its power restored, but there are still some pockets without power.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Carpenters released from NCSS contracts

The Newton County Board of Education has reached a settlement agreement with Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations, and LaQuanda Carpenter, principal of Alcovy High School, releasing each of them from their respective contracts effective at the end of the work day on Feb. 1 for Dennis Carpenter and effective at the end of the work day on Jan. 31, 2013 for LaQuanda Carpenter.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Israel conducts rare airstrike on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - Israel conducted a rare airstrike on a military target inside Syria near the border with Lebanon, foreign officials and Syrian state TV said Wednesday, amid fears President Bashar Assad's regime could provide powerful weapons to the Islamic militant group Hezbollah.

January 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Power line down near Elks Club Road

High winds due to serve weather are causing some damage around the area.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

After school activities canceled

IN BRIEF: All Rockdale County Public Schools after school activities except elementary tutorial and aftercare programs are being canceled due to potential hazardous weather conditions. "We are calling elementary tutorial and aftercare parents and asking them to pick their child up early if they can," said RCPS spokesperson Cindy Ball.

January 30, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

School system cancels after-school activities

The Newton County School System is cancelling all after-school activities today because of the inclement weather warnings.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Tips for preparing for tornadoes

Last year, Georgia experienced several tornadoes, causing injury and property and crop damage. In March alone, our state was pummeled by eight tornadoes resulting in $12.6 million in property damage. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), tornadoes are the No. 1 severe weather-related killer in Georgia.

January 30, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Stocks edge lower after economy report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower after a report that showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, putting the brakes on a January rally that has pushed stocks toward record levels.

January 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Home demolished, cars overturned by storms

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A storm that roared across northwest Georgia has left overturned vehicles on Interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta, and crews were responding to reports of people trapped in storm-damaged residential and commercial buildings, authorities said.

January 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

SSEMC donates to Honor Flight Conyers

Snapping Shoals EMC recently donated $5,000 to the Honor Flight Conyers program, which provides free day trips for World War II veterans to see monuments in Washington D.C.

January 30, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Hank Johnson named influential Georgian

Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia District 4) was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2013.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local congressman named to Most Influential list by Georgia Trend magazine

Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia District 4) was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2013.

January 30, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

1 confirmed dead in Bartow County, Ga.

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A massive storm system raking the Southeast hammered a Georgia town on Wednesday, overturning cars on an interstate and killing at least one person there, authorities said.

January 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US economy shrinks 0.1 pct., 1st time in 3½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank from October through December for the first time since 2009, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles. The drop occurred despite stronger consumer spending and business investment.

January 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Tornado Watch Issued for Newton & Rockdale Counties

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 19 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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