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ASO performing at Grand Opening for Porter Performing Arts Center

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is coming to Newton County Sunday, Oct. 2 for a 3 p.m. show presented by the Arts Association of Newton ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Council discusses Covington Cares ideas

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and the Covington City Council joined the city attorneys, the city manager, assistant city manager and communications manager Monday night to discuss ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Woman arrested for meth at local hotel

A woman was arrested at Homewood Suites in Covington for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Woman has gun pointed at her by driver

A woman reported that a driver pointed a gun at her while she was stopped in her car, according to the Newton County Sheriff's ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hood-Robertson

Wade and Kerry Hood of Loganville, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Hood to Taylor Robertson, son of Rodney and ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Engagements

Peachtree Academy sports teams begin fall season

Peachtree Academy got the ball rolling for their fall sports schedule last week with their volleyball, football, soccer and cross country teams getting their seasons ...

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Covington Galaxy wins preseason soccer tournament

Fall soccer season is quickly approaching, and Covington Galaxy Soccer has already got a taste of victory.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

CPD to kick off 33rd annual Fuzz Run

For those looking to give back, exercise and have a good time all at once, the Covington Police Department (CPD) has the solution.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Brooks draws satisfaction from original graphic novels

For those with arachnophobia, Brett Brooks has a three book series that might appeal: "How to Kill a Spider," a three part "killology." [See side ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Porterdale artist releases game based on graphic novels

'How to Kill a Spider,' a 'killology' by Brett Brooks has been turned into a card game similar to UNO. Brooks is set to sell ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Tigers remain undefeated after Week 2

A strong second-half performance by Alcovy Friday night helped the Tigers defeat Meadowcreek 28-15 and start the season 2-0 on the road.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Social Circle police investigate local shooting

A man was shot inside of Sycamore Grill in Social Circle early Sunday morning, according to the Social Circle Police Department.

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No recommendations from county on ordinances so far

Staff is still reviewing Newton County's ordinances less than two weeks after a five-week moratorium was placed on permits for places of worship.

August 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

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Carpenter not finalist for Fla. supt. job

Local school system executive Dennis Carpenter will not be the next superintendent of the school system in Duvall County, Fla.

August 21, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Runoff results: Dowdy wins BOE Post 5

Board of Education Post 5

August 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 21

William Harold Black, 40, 890 Navajo Trail, Covington, Aug. 14. DUI first offense, possession of marijuana (felony cultivation), Family Violence Act battery, third degree cruelty to children.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crime Briefs - Aug. 21

3 arrested after teen was dragged at stable

August 21, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Utilizing local and national historical societies

It is a great idea to belong to your local historical society. The society may have information on where and how your relatives lived. Local Historical and Genealogical societies sometimes sponsor genealogy classes. They may also need volunteers which, of course, is a valuable experience when researching your ancestors.

August 21, 2012 | Ellen Blakeslee | LOCAL

From Ga. Tech to bombing Germany

On Dec. 7, 1941, Floridian Jim Armstrong listened to the radio with his classmates on the second floor of Harrison Hall at Georgia Tech. As the disaster at Pearl Harbor unfolded, sophomore Armstrong realized his books would soon be exchanged for bullets and bombs.

August 21, 2012 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL

The power struggle

Dear Editor: The mayor and the council have once again decided to split the D.P.S., two departments, two chiefs and more dissension. We have tried different chiefs with different ideas. We hired a director with an excellent resume. Most of us thought he would be good for the community. Somehow I guess he did not fit well with the politicians. If we had established a chain of command from day one, we could have avoided plenty of heartburns. A council member suggested that the director should answer to them. They convene one night a month. The D.P ...

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Letters

Education cuts

Dear Editor: Article VIII Section I Paragraph I of the Georgia Constitution states in part "The provision of an adequate public education for the citizens shall be a primary obligation of the State of Georgia."

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Letters

A heated season

Dear Editor: Another political campaign seems to be heating up. While studying the sides of many issues, I am reminded of one of the grandfather's favorite stories.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Letters

Let children learn from their failures

A coworker at The Covington News was a little puzzled about a project her son was assigned in preschool. She assisted as he completed the project. The key word there is assisted. When she and her son arrived at school with the project, she was chagrined to find that other parents had not only assisted, but had made great productions of their children's projects, and the children arrived with professional looking exhibits. She was proud that her son had done his own work but felt that she had somehow failed as a parent as her son's project didn ...

August 21, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Runoff election results

Below are the results from tonight's primary election runoff, updated as results come in:

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Learning respect

We want to personally congratulate Frank and Earline Seale on reaching the milestone of their 70th year of marriage.

What a remarkable feat and what a heart-warming story of a couple who still love each other with their whole beings after seven decades of a shared life.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Emory’s mistake

In 1834, the Georgia Conference of the Methodist church established a preparatory school on 400 acres of land in Newton County.

Two years later, the Georgia legislature granted a charter to Emory College, which was named for John Emory, the young Methodist minister from Maryland, who was killed in a carriage accident.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Memorial service for fallen Air Force officer

The Loganville and surrounding community came out to line the streets of Ga. Highway 78 Tuesday afternoon to honor the sacrifice of Air Force Maj. Walter David Gray.

August 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Zoo Atlanta mourns death of gorilla

ATLANTA (AP) - A 50-year-old gorilla who became a beloved figure at Zoo Atlanta after spending several decades in a Washington state department store has died, zoo officials said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

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