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iHave it! Fan waits for iPhone 6

Ben Parchem was almost certainly the first person in Newton County to secure a brand new iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education

An exhausting retirement

I have a friend who recently retired.

September 20, 2014 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Mansfield Garden Club turns 75

Memories and warm thoughts filled the room as 16 women gathered to celebrate more than a lifetime of gardening and friendship.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The tech-inspired future of education

In 21st-century America, hope and change comes from tech-inspired entrepreneurs.

September 20, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Eyesore of the Week

Here is this week's eyesore.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A taste of fall

The Covington News hosted its first-ever Autumn Fest Saturday, Sept. 20 right in the office parking lot just off the downtown Square. Dozens came to browse about 30 vendors and craftmakers and do some early holiday shopping. Products ranged from gourmet coffee to homemade preserves to handcrafted crocheted items and children's books. Live entertainment was provided by local Ashley Walden. Darrell Everidge, The News photographer, was available to take portraits. Here's a few scenes.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

County keeps Miracle Field going

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a lot of improvements to Miracle Field Tuesday night, voting unanimously to accept a bid for $117,970 for pavers around the new field's facilities.

September 20, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

‘American Ninja Warrior’ speaks to students in Covington

You've probably seen the show 'American Ninja Warrior' where participants compete in some of the toughest obstacle courses you'll ever see. Hoan Do was one of those contestants, he moonlights in crossfit but he's really an inspirational speaker.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

NCSO receives grants, comm. system

Newton County Sheriff's Office got the go ahead for three grants and a communications system to be used for various programs within the county.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Lady Eagles toppled by Walnut Grove

Thursday's matchup against Walnut Grove (19-2, 10-0 Region 4-AAAA) had huge implications for Eastside (15-4-1, 7-3 Region 4-AAAA). A win would have put them in sole possession of third place in the region behind Walnut Grove and Eagle's Landing. Walnut Grove, however, is one of the best teams in the state and it showed on Thursday in its 8-0 victory over Eastside.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Bella Salon now open

Bella Salon cut a ribbon with an oversized pair of scissors, but there were plenty of scissors inside to be ready for business.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Social Circle

Eagles fall to Cardinals

Eastside (2-2, Region 4-AAAA) came into the game against Jonesboro (1-3, Region 4-AAAA) after suffering a humiliating loss to No. 3 ranked Griffin. However, that wasn't all that was ailing the Eagles. Sophomore starting running back Eric Stokes and backup Andrew Henderson were both sidelined with injuries, however Eastside played well and had a chance to win before losing in overtime, 27-21.

September 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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Supporter spotlight: Burnie's BBQ and Cotton Mill Cakes

Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale opened last August, but Owner Richard's Burnham's family has been barbecuing and baking in the southern mill town for more than 60 years.

Today, Burnie's serves pork and turkey sandwiches, Brunswick stew, BBQ nachos, wings, ribs, salads, hamburgers, hot and sausage dogs, chili and soup. The newest menu item will be a welcome addition as the hot Georgia summer approaches - ice cream.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Kruizers celebrate Memorial Day

The Social Circle Kruizers will be holding their first Memorial Day car show and barbecue in downtown Social Circle on Monday. Current and past members of the military and their immediate families are invited and will be fed for free.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the family of Morgan County volunteer firefighter Keven Stephenson, who was injured two months ago in a car accident. Proceeds will help his family, including his 18-month-old daughter.

May 26, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

Frank Schlatt: Don’t forget

The story didn't make the front page the other day, and I doubt the television stations even bothered with it. It was filled with a lot of legal-beagle mumbo-jumbo, and it didn't have anything to do with the price of oil, cracks in big airliners or who's running - or not running - for the U.S. Senate.

May 26, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Piedmont Academy graduates 26 seniors

Sunday was a distinctive milestone for the Class of 2010 and Piedmont Academy. The school held its 40th graduation ceremony with Headmaster Dr. Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class ushers and senior class mascots leading the processional to "Largo" by Handel and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar - 26 graduates followed.
Newton County graduates included honor graduates Christina Lynne Clark, daughter of Bob and Lisa Clark of Covington, Robyn Courtney Estes, daughter of John and Carolyn Estes of Covington, Rachel Elizabeth Marks, daughter of Wayne and Angie Marks of Covington, Austin Coy Nash ...

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Residents speak out against budget cuts

The Board of Commissioners held their final budget work session Monday night, and residents and county department heads used the opportunity to let the board know they opposed the proposed $5.25 million of cuts to this year's budget.

May 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Treasures galore

Treasure hunters:

May 25, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Rotarians fill onion orders

Operation onion:

May 25, 2010 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | LOCAL

A summer full of fun at the library

This summer the staff of the Newton County Library has planned events every week for children, teens, adults or the whole family.

Children

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

spring college graduates

Loyola University

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Kathleen Y. Wales

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ardell Payne

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Fire House 5 takes to the streets

Five alarm run:

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

101st Birthday

One to grow on: Mary Frances Wofford recently celebrated her 101st birthday with friends and family at Merryvale Assisted Living, where she resides. Here she is pictured with Merryvale Executive Director Gena McClendon.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Birthdays

DDS announces Governor’s Commendation Award winner

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Courtois was recently honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue for outstanding customer service efforts. Chuck received a Team Georgia Customer Service Award presented by the Governor's Office of Customer Service (OCS). OCS honors State employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service and who also exhibit strong leadership and serve as a role model to others.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Benton House hosts beauty pageant

Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community hosted the First Annual Ms Benton House Pageant on Mother's Day weekend. "Moby" from 106.1 WNGC Radio (Moby In The Morning) was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Bobby Don Bloodworth and his Go-Pher Broke Band. Michelle Tomlin sang a beautiful solo.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

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