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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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Outgoing BOC members honored Tues.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a reception to honor BOC Chairman Kathy Morgan and commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming.

December 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Local

Sheriff’s toy run collects 155 toys

The Newton County Sheriff's Office collected 155 toys, as well as money to purchase more, during their 14th annual toy run Saturday.

December 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Local

Local paves the way for women vets

Rockdale resident Irene Burquest facilitated the role of women in the military serving as a recruiter and publicity guru during World War II with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp - WAAC (later called WAC). When asked why she joined, Burquest said, "Well, it was the right thing to do." Then she grinned before admitting, "And I wanted to be where the boys are."

December 11, 2012 | Pete Mecca | News Columnists

A very tuba Christmas

Dozens of tubas and spectators turned out for Porterdale's fourth annual Tuba Christmas, an event that has become a national hit after being created in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell.

December 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Michigan passes right-to-work

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Accused WikiLeaks informant testifies

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - In a military hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning that has unfolded over the past two weeks, the reams of classified documents he is accused of leaking have barely come up. Instead, the proceedings have focused on a bedsheet noose, confiscated clothes and whether Manning seriously contemplated killing himself with flip-flops or the elastic waistband of his underwear.

December 11, 2012 | DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Chamber to host housing forum tonight

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a housing forum at 7 p.m. tonight at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning, 2104 Washington St. SW, Covington.

December 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Ga. inmate escapes jail using stolen IDs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Savannah have re-captured an inmate four days after they say he escaped from jail by fooling guards into thinking he was another prisoner due to be released.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | State

No one retreating; cliff talks stall

WASHINGTON - A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to volunteer spending cuts he will support while the White House insisted the GOP endorse higher tax rates on upper incomes.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Rebuilding History: CHIP grant helps save Milstead home

When Eula Mae Smith was born in 1924 in a three-room mill house on Yellow Street, the world was a very different place.

December 10, 2012 | Michelle Kim and Diane Adoma | Rockdale Archives

RCHS Class of 1972

In 1972, the average cost of a gallon of gas was 55 cents. The Volkswagen Beetle became the most popular car ever. Watergate began to unfurl. Stevie Wonder was on the radio and "The Godfather" hit the silver screen. And Rockdale County High School's Class of 1972 graduated and went on to make their mark in the world.

December 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Remembering WWII veteran Gerald Hipps

Columnist and veteran Pete Mecca attended the funeral of World War II veteran Gerald Hipps and wrote some thoughts about the service and the man he interviewed in-depth previously.

December 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Board approves terms for Atlanta stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved the framework for a deal that would lead to a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | State

Deal seeks contingency plans

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he has asked his agency heads to come up with contingency plans if federal leaders can't reach agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | State

Name released of pedestrian killed on 138

The name of the Conyers man who died Friday afternoon after being struck by a tractor trailer on Ga. Highway 138 has been released.

December 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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