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Watch: BOC discusses HVAC refinancing

The Newton County Board of Commissioners discuss refinancing of HVAC system at Tuesday's public meeting.

September 02, 2015 | Randy Reeves | BOC

Reba Louise McCart

Reba Louise McCart of Covington went home to glory peacefully on September 1, 2015. She was born in Butts County on May 14, 1916. She ...

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

House mix-up by police leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she ...

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives ...

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

26-year-old, dead, found shot at Silos

Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

College to launch film and TV production program

Dr. Jabari Simama, President of Georgia Piedmont College, told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night the school will be introducing a three-tract film and television ...

September 01, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | BOC

Chair of BOC's call for work session on solid waste report premature

As the Newton County Solid Waste Citizens' Committee prepares to present its final report to the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Sept. 14, Board Chair ...

September 01, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | BOC

Hoff earns first victory

First-year Eastside head coach Troy Hoff earned his first career victory with a 41-0 thrashing of Alcovy to open the season. Hoff has been with ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Bryan named All-American

It's been well-documented that Newton softball's best player is senior shortstop Ciara Bryan. Flosoftball took it a step further naming Bryan to its ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Lady Tigers run-rule Tucker

Alcovy opened region-play much like how they ended it last season – in dominant fashion. The Lady Tigers blanked Tucker 12-0 to begin region play after ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Eastside blasts Newton

In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Q&A: Chad Estes

Social Circle defeated Strong Rock Christian 31-23 to earn the team's first victory since September 23, 2011. Second-year head coach Chad Estes spoke with ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Social Circle

David Newton Maddox

David Newton Maddox, Sr., Calhoun, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, August 29.

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Steve Austin

Mr. Steve Austin, age 69, of Covington passed away August 27, 2015 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was born June 3, 1946 in Covington to the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Tell us what you think

Help us serve our community even better by telling us what you think in this short survey. The Covington News strives to put out the ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Maybe an eye for an eye isn't such a bad idea

It's been a while since I poured some gasoline on the old bonfire so I thought I'd break out my flame-retardant suit and grab a gas can. I want to talk about the Auburn tree incident that happened a couple of months ago, in the wake of the Tigers winning the national football championship.

May 19, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Sports Columnists

Georgia unemployment down in April

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Mr. Larry Elliott

Mr. Larry Elliott, age 78, of Conyers passed away May 19, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1933 to the late Bryan and Ruth Ray Elliott in Covington, Georgia and was a longtime resident of the Conyers area. Mr. Elliott loved to play the piano, enjoyed playing Rook and vacationing with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Joyce Elliott.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

I-20 traffic flowing now near Turner Hill Road

UPDATE: Traffic is flowing on I-20 near Turner Hill Road.

May 19, 2011 | | LOCAL

Teacher charged with urinating in class

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A substitute teacher at Riverdale Elementary School in Clayton County is charged with child molestation after students said he urinated into a trash can inside a classroom.

May 19, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

State unemployment rate declines

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March.

The state's jobless rate was 10.1 percent in April a year ago.

May 19, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Stolen ashes found

UPDATE: James Dailey will get the ashes back of his deceased wife.

May 18, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | LOCAL

Woodall town hall Saturday in Social Circle

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) is hosting a town hall meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Social Circle City Hall, 166 North Cherokee Road.

May 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Newborn cleans up

When a tornado packing 105 mph wind ripped through Newborn on April 28, it left a wake of destruction.

May 18, 2011 | AJ Archer | LOCAL

Newton schools realign central staff

A realignment of the Newton County School System central office staff will take effect on July 1.

May 18, 2011 | | LOCAL

For rent

The disaster that struck the housing market two years ago continues to reverberate in Newton County.

May 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

City authority buys more Walker’s Bend lots

The Covington City Council had several contentious split votes Monday night regarding parking rules on the square, more land purchases in the Walker's Bend subdivision and even a fireworks bid for the July 3 celebration.

May 18, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

School budget to be approved in June

The Newton County School Board is set to approve the 2011-12 budget in June; a budget that is nearly $6 million less than this year's operating budget.

May 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Supporter Spotlight: Ginn Motor Company

Ginn Motor Company was founded by S.A. Ginn in 1922 as a Ford dealership. The business converted to Chevrolet in 1932 and has built its reputation as a reliable and trustworthy dealer of Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep.

May 18, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Old-fashioned values

It seems as if some people hate to hear the term "good old days" associated with anything these days.

May 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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