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Covington loses state title to Rockdale

The Covington Post 32 A's entered this weekend's American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Loganville with high hopes of repeating as State Champions ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boy Scouts to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US indexes open higher on earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early trading Tuesday following five straight losses. The market was helped by positive results out ...

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Armed veteran enters Army recruitment office in Conyers

CONYERS - A local veteran was arrested for bringing a gun in to the Conyers Army recruitment office in an effort to "keep the guys on ...

July 28, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC

John Douglas has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from Georgia Perimeter College.

July 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Man arrested in shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting aboard an Atlanta commuter train.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hundreds mourn U.S. Marine

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A U.S. Marine killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee was remembered at his funeral as a dedicated and courageous ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) - An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Rep. Johnson calls for Douglas' resignation

Congressman Hank Johnson issued a statement Saturday calling for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign over a racist, sexist comment Douglas posted on Facebook.

July 27, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Fees discussed for Legion Field

Each week Legion Field is getting closer and closer to completion for use as a park and rental facility for everyone.

July 26, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Francis headed to Truett-McConnell

Tyrik Francis sort of fell into soccer accidentally. At around the age of four, Tyrik and his mother, Nicole Isaacs, met a group of people ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Davidson takes over as EHS AD

Philip Davidson began his tenure as the new Eastside Athletic Director this week as they held a signing for Eagle soccer player Tyrik Francis. Davidson ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

A dream come true

Daniel Mejia has dreamed of signing his letter of intent to play soccer in college for longer than he can remember. No longer a dream ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

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Men break into Silos house, smash car windows

A group of men, armed with baseball bats and guns, forced their way into a Newton County home in The Silos around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

June 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Beer box stuck in car door tips off officer

An officer on patrol was alerted to a possible DUI early Thursday morning, after the driver of a Honda Civic Del Sol reportedly drove for several seconds with a Miller High Life box hanging outside his car door.

June 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - June 20

o Alfonzo Lamar Reynolds, 36, Atlanta, June 2. Failure to appear.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Patriotic postcards available at SHAG

In observance of Memorial Day and the celebration of our Independence Day July 4, Southern Heartland Art Guild held a competition for patriotic art, all of which is now on display at the gallery on the square until July 4. The winning entry was submitted by guild member and photographer Terry Godfrey, in collaboration with published poet, Robin Stansbury. Stansbury works for the VFW and has two sons in the army, soon to be deployed.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Pet of the Week - June 20

Take me home: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pets of the week are two Pekingese, one 3 to 4 years, tan, and the other chocolate and white, neutered. Also available are a Chihuahua mix, brown; a silky terrier, 1 year old, light brown, good on a leash; a black and brown Chihuahua, 2 to 4 yars old; a tan and white 4-year-old Chihuahua; four shepherd/mastiff puppies, all black, another Chihuahua mix, adult; an adult terrier mix, black; a boxer mix, 1 year old, friendly; an adult Lab mix; a Lab mix, small, very sweet; a beagle; a yellow ...

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

Covington audit reveals no flaws

As the city council prepares to approve its FY 2011 budget on Monday, city officials can have extra confidence in the finance department after the FY2009 financial audit came back with no findings.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Touch of Country says goodbye to the square

In May 1997, Harold Duren purchased the old City Pharmacy on the northeast corner of the square as a shop for his handmade wooden furniture. However, the first people to knock on his doors weren't furniture customers; they were residents who wanted to know if he would continue to operate the popular soda fountain in the store.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

CPR Saturday at DeKalb Tech a success

Becky Beavers hopes that one day Newton County will be the safest place to live in the U.S. The director of education at Newton Medical Center recently partnered with DeKalb Technical College to restart the CPR Saturday program, where local residents can learn CPR for free from trained professionals. She hopes Newton County will be able to catch Seattle, in which one out of every four residents is trained in CPR.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

The News owner honored with GPA Golden Award

This week Morris Multimedia President Charles Hill Morris Sr. was honored by the Georgia Press Association at the organization's annual convention at Jekyll Island for 50 years of service to the newspaper industry. He joins the ranks of GPA's prestigious Golden Club.

June 20, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Newton manufacturers honored at luncheon

Eight businesses in Newton County were honored for their contribution to the economic engine of the region. Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue designated April 12 – 16 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week. Newton County Government, the City of Covington, the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb Technical College partnered to honor manufacturing at a local luncheon on June 8.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

1st birthday: Dallas Lee Reed

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Peyton Grace Keipper

Jennifer Burch Keipper and Scott Keipper of Tampa, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Grace Keipper May 1 at Brandon Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Dennis Burch and the late Jeanette Burch of Ruskin, Fla.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

50th anniversary: Dispain

Hollis and Evelyn Dispain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 11. Their sons are Chris Dispain and Mike Dispain.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Anniversaries

Kari's Corner: Sleepless infants and tired parents

I take my drowsy baby Jonah to my room at 11 p.m. to feed him before bed.

June 20, 2010 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

My Father, My Hero

The Covington News asked its readers to send in letters of why their father should win the "My Father, My Hero Contest." These are all the entries we received. They are all heroes in our eyes.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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