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STOVALL: Thoughts on Hugh Freese, Kyrie Irving and the Hawks and a soon-coming school year

You ever have so much to talk about that you didn't know where to begin?

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Five sports storylines we're tracking for the 2017-18 school year

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It seems like we were just counting down the top 10 sports stories of the 2016-17 school year about five minutes ago, and ...

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

NewRock Prep Academy gives athletes 'LastChanceU' Experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - Most first year schools don't have it this good.

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton County Dixie Boys advance to 14u World Series

A somewhat small-but-growing Newton County will be represented in a huge way in the baseball scene in just a few weeks' time as the Newton ...

July 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Harrop: Not Enough Exercise, Too Much: Americans Polarized Here, Too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least ...

July 23, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Crawford: Georgia has its own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not.

July 23, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: It’s time to stop fighting a war that has been over 152 years

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 23, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our Thoughts: All of our content has equal value

The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Gingrich Cushman: Media Hype Forces Friction

Americans' interests and broadcast news coverage are at odds. Additionally, the tendency of the news media to focus on conflict rather than progress helps create ...

July 23, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Belton: Georgia is in good plans

I periodically like to update you on where we are as a state. While our federal politics are largely a mess, Georgia is in a ...

July 23, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | Columnists

BOC approves final bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave final approval to a $22,730,000 bond issuance by the county's Solid Waste ...

July 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Tucker named housing authority director

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shamica Tucker has been selected as the director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington. Tucker previously served as the interim ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Three Ring Studios announces scholarship exclusively for Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

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Hillphoenix $30M facility to break ground

Rockdale-Conyers will celebrate the start of construction on refrigeration manufacturer Hillphoenix's new 500,000 square foot facility in Rockdale with a groundbreaking ceremony April 18, signaling Rockdale's arrival in the economic development field.

April 09, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Yarbrough: UGA's best-kept secret

They are the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of.

April 09, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

The dumps of home improvement

My husband and I have lived where we are now living for more than 40 years. More than half my life.

April 09, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Pay off

Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.

April 09, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Wow...

In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:

April 09, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Young veteran transitions home

A Grady baby and lifelong member of Saint John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Joe Roden moved with his family from Atlanta to Conyers when he was 14 years old. By age 17, Roden already aspired to join the Army.

April 09, 2013 | Pete Mecca | Local

Man wanted for threatening children

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children's throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.

April 09, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local

Ga. man in wheelchair dies after being hit by car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - An Athens man riding in a motorized wheelchair has died after being hit by a car.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

3 Ga.-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - The Army says three soldiers based at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia died in a weekend suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan that also killed an American diplomat.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Kardashian, mom, on witness list in divorce case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian's upcoming divorce trial will be a family affair, but her attorneys do not expect to call her famous sisters to testify about the reality star's brief marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

A dozen hurt in Texas stabbing

More than a dozen people were wounded when a suspect went building-to-building in an apparent stabbing attack at a Texas college campus Tuesday, authorities said.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Have a ball at Salem's "Cinderella"

Time to put on your glass slippers and get to the theater for Salem High School's production of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical "Cinderella."

April 09, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Woods to play with Donald, Piercy

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the Masters with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Officials: About a dozen hurt in Texas stabbing

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Officials say about a dozen people have been wounded in a stabbing attack at Houston-area college campus.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia leads nation in women's business growth

ATLANTA (AP) - A new study shows Georgia leads the nation in the growth of new women-owned businesses for the first time.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | State

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