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Newton hoops teams get big weekend wins ahead of MLK Day contests

When the Newton boys basketball team takes the court Monday against Spartanburg Day and Zion Williamson, they'll be doing so with a little national ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Yarbrough: Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

To Arms! To Arms! The Legislature is coming, the Legislature is coming!

January 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Pace: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Beloved Community

I try to write these monthly articles with a good thought in mind or something that helps us engage meaning-making. This month is certainly no ...

January 15, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Redman: Never give up

It was 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017 when I received the well-predicted "Happy New Year's!" texts that people were eagerly waiting to ...

January 15, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion

Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Belton: Another 'Forty Days' at the Capitol

As a new year arrives and we begin our proverbial "Forty Days" under the Golden Dome, I'd like to once again begin my weekly ...

January 15, 2017 | Dave Belton | Legislative Updates

Crawford: Keep your elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 15, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Jeffares: Week 1: Update from the Capitol

The Capitol has come alive again this week as we convened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises ...

January 15, 2017 | Rick Jeffares | Legislative Updates

Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Man on the Street: What would you like to see in the Covington Town Center?

The Covington News took to the street to find out what you, the people of Covington, want to see in the upcoming Covington Town Center ...

January 14, 2017 | Jarred Todd | OPINION

Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and ...

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Local boy aims to cut into hunger

While most children are spending their afternoons playing video games or riding bikes, Jacob Stone, a local Newton County boy, was starting a nonprofit organization ...

January 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Health

Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Legislative Updates

Porterdale accepts donated bus

On Monday, the Porterdale City Council accepted the donation of a wheelchair ramp-equipped bus. The bus was donated by the Newton County School System (NCSS).

January 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

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Alcovy lawsuit blogger questioned

At a sworn deposition Thursday, self-proclaimed blogger Shannon Black admitted that most of her online claims concerning the Newton County School system originated from unverified emails sent to her by a former school employee.

August 09, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Knife fight leads to assault arrest

A woman was arrested for assault with a knife Tuesday night after allegedly getting into a knife fight with her stepfather after he pulled a kitchen knife on her.

August 09, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington

Finally a positive energy bill

What with all the terrible tragedies happening around the country and the wash of divisive and negative news on all fronts, it is indeed refreshing to see that we are making progress in one area: a good energy bill was proposed in the Senate that would begin to move us forward towards energy independence. This is a good but not perfect bill and goes a long way to moving us off our current energy policy failure.

Senator John Hoeven, R-ND, recently introduced the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, which would greatly expand access to energy and simplify burdensome regulations that ...

August 09, 2012 | William Peruguino | Columnists

Literacy starts early

Kim Degonia has a pretty full plate as it is. She's a part-time magistrate judge for Newton County and a municipal judge in Porterdale. She and her husband have three boys, ages 5, 9 and 11, whom she calls "trouble," and she teaches yoga on the side "to preserve my sanity," she laughs.

August 09, 2012 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Tax holiday

Any time our elected leaders declare a tax holiday for us, it is a time to celebrate throughout the state and to take advantage of the savings brought forth by the tax break.

For a number of years, the state of Georgia allowed a tax holiday the weekend before most schools started.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Libraries

Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Aircraft plant may expand to Covington

The city of Covington took a preliminary step in making about 25-acres of land available at the Covington Municipal Airport for an aircraft assembly plant looking to expand their business.

August 09, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Rockdale Archives

Voters to decide charter school issue

After most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax, political attention is shifting to a new battle involving charter schools.

August 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Voters to decide charter school issue

After most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax, political attention is shifting to a new battle involving charter schools.

August 09, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Rockdale Youth Leadership looking for applicants

All tenth graders in Rockdale County will have an opportunity to apply for participation in the upcoming Rockdale Youth Leadership program that provides development and community awareness training for tomorrow's leaders.

August 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Aircraft plant may expand to Covington

The city of Covington took a preliminary step in making about 25 acres of land available at the Covington Municipal Airport for an aircraft assembly plant looking to expand their business and possibly bringing 300 more jobs to the area.

August 08, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington

Thumb Wars: Conyers teen falls in fifth round of texting competition

Rockdale teen Ava Gude is a lightning fast texter, but just not backwards.

August 08, 2012 | Jamila Harris | Rockdale Archives

Newton reaches title game

The Newton County All Stars have made it all the way to the top of the Dixie Boys' world Wednesday.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Enrollment drops at 2-year colleges

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia education officials say another round of state budget cuts coupled with declining enrollment will make it more difficult for colleges to cut spending without harming students.

August 08, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

July hottest in US history

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous United States.

August 08, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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