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Ballard leads Eastside past North Oconee

The Eagles scored the final five runs of the game and held North Oconee to two runs overall in a 7-2 victory on a cool night at Eastside.

March 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Richt promises open QB competition in spring drills

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Great American Cleanup March 28

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Craig pays off state tax liens

County Attorney Tommy Craig has paid off $332,531.60 in unpaid state income taxes and penalties dating back to 2003, but still appears to owe several million over unpaid federal income taxes, records show.

March 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

US stocks open lower as market heads for a second loss

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening lower, putting the market on track for a second day of losses.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McDonald's to use chicken without certain antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Dr. Brown returning for NCSS Spring summit

Back by popular demand, Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that visionary and instructional leader, Dr. Adolph Brown will return to Newton County to headline the school district's Spring Education Summit scheduled for Saturday, March 15 at Newton High School.

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Officer shot and killed in 'ambush' outside Atlanta

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - A Fulton County police officer was shot and killed Wednesday in what authorities describe as an ambush.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Man killed in confrontation with police detectives

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed after a confrontation with police detectives outside Atlanta.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Sleet, freezing rain possible in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say a mix of sleet and light freezing rain will be possible in north Georgia as the latest winter storm moves across the South.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

County hears landfill deal

The Board of Commissioners heard Tuesday a proposed set of agreements intended to solve the county's waste management problems, as concerned citizens pressed for more options.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | BOC

County hears landfill deal

The Board of Commissioners heard Tuesday a proposed set of agreements intended to solve the county's waste management problems, as concerned citizens pressed for more options.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Covington man killed in robbery faced many previous charges

An alleged would-be robber shot and killed on Saturday in a grocery store parking lot had rotated in and out of Rockdale County jail for nearly a decade on charges ranging from simple battery to posession and selling of drugs.

December 14, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Fairview students encourage recycling

Helping the Earth: Alayna Jones (left), Rahim Zareef (center) and Hailey Harrison (right) from the "Community Service Club" at Fairview Theme School, recycle aluminum cans as part of the school wide program to encourage recycling. Students are recycling aluminum and tin cans, toner and ink cartridges, paper and drink pouches to help reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Covington to absorb electric cost hikes

Covington is going to be paying 6.9 percent more to buy electricity in calendar year 2011, but it's not going to pass that cost on to its customers, who could actually see a decrease in prices.

December 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Indian Creek students help orphans at Christmas

Members of Indian Creek Middle School's Couture Club are learning the true meaning of giving this Christmas, by "adopting" 21 children in a Liberian orphanage.

December 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

At home with the Hodges

Who: Bill and Sue Hodges; Tootles the cat

December 12, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 12

o David Lamar Ewing Jr., 30, 1089 McDonald Road, Covington, Dec. 6. Probation violation.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Six Generations

A local family recently welcomed their sixth generation into the world.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Malaysia A’mari Brown

Quamette Barr and Timothy Brown of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Malaysia A'mari Brown Sept. 28 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

Chimney Park about community

It was the coldest night of the year. Even long johns and layers weren't enough to protect against the frigid temperatures, and when the wind blew, you couldn't help but pine for an electric blanket and the comforts of home. Failing that, there was always a place at the roaring bonfire where you could roast marshmallows for s'mores. The woods sparkled with thousands of lights and unique features: a line-up of hula hoops and bicycles outlined in chase lights, a grove of plum trees hung with shimmering globes, a small forest of white-painted saplings strung with all ...

December 12, 2010 | By Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Live life well to honor fallen

December elicits wide ranges of emotion from me: Fury, melancholy, joy, greed, thanksgiving and heart-rending, soul-wrenching, unspeakable sorrow. An ineffable expression springing from gratitude deep within me. A groaning too deep for words.

December 12, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Our thoughts... Industrial development

You probably tire of us referring to the tough economic times we are experiencing.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Accessibility excess

The Newton County Administration Building is less than three years old, so you would think it would already meet guidelines regarding handicap accessibility.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Eyesore of the Week - Dec. 12

Boarded up: This old home is located on Spring Street in Covington. If you would like to submit an "Eyesore of the Week," send a picture to news@covnews.com or by mail to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

December 12, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Eyesore of the Week

Cold fronts interrupting warmer, drier winter

With low temperatures set to dip into the teens tonight and Monday, Newton County residents are eager for climatologists predictions of a warmer than average winter to come true.

December 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

‘Money Mont’ sentenced to life in prison

Ricky Lamont "Money Mont" Matthews was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the 2009 death of Calvin Kentrell Banks.

December 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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