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Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting has ended with a total of 3,431 people casting a vote in the 2016 primary election in Newton County.

May 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

One of the sure signs of spring is all of the graduation ceremonies and graduates celebrating the end of their high school careers. The sights ...

May 22, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

4-H’ers celebrate year around the campfire

"We all have our differences. Some big and some small," said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School.

May 22, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School (NHS) seniors Tony Collins and Joshua Suber are among the 89 Georgia students named 2016 Gates Millennium scholars. The NHS students, like ...

May 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Education

Will the ‘Trump effect’ oust Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Democrats' divisiveness and the House of Cards

While there has been much consternation and media coverage of the split between Trump supporters and the Republican establishment in the past few months, the ...

May 22, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

A life in numbers

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor - business, sports, even weight loss - seek numbers to tell them how well ...

May 22, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Three Oxford College eagles win national championships

A year after winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship, Oxford College of Emory University was back vying for a championship.

May 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Oxford College

Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

18-year-old stabbed to death

A man died near the Wesleyan neighborhood off Boogers Hill Road Thursday evening, after what the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) said was a ...

May 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 19, 2016 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITUARIES

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Rams coast to 90-51 win over East Coweta

The Newton Rams took the long bus ride to East Coweta Friday hoping to rebound from their gut-wrenching loss to Westlake Tuesday. They did so and more as they came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and coasted to a 90-51 win.

January 15, 2012 | Bill Dolan sports@covnews.com | Newton

Local youth to compete in Hoop Shoot contest today

The annual countywide Hoop Shoot contest will be taking place today at Sharp gymnasium (YMCA) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Three different age groups from 11 different elementary schools will be represented. The age groups range from 8- to 13-year-old boys and girls.

January 15, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | SPORTS

Ted Wynne named outstanding agent

The Georgia Cattlemen's Association honored Ted Wynne at the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting with the Outstanding County Agent of the Year award.

January 15, 2012 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Police arrest man in hotel beating

A 35-year-old Newton County man remains in jail after being charged with beating his girlfriend and keeping her from calling 911 for help early Wednesday morning.

January 15, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

The Fairy Tale, Reimagined

Twenty one years ago today, I stood before a handful of friends and family in a little church and said, "I do," to the man of my dreams.

January 15, 2012 | Kari Apted | Columnists

Hands Across Rockdale seeks project bids

Hands Across Rockdale invites the community to come out and serve on April 14, 8 a.m. – noon, as it launches its inaugural volunteer event.

January 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Conrad Fink dead at 80

ATHENS, Ga. - Conrad Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80.

January 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Conrad Fink dead at 80

ATHENS, Ga. - Conrad Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80.

January 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Eastside alum shines at Garner-Webb

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gardner-Webb's Drew Ellwanger, a former standout swimmer at Eastside, was named the CCSA Men's Swimmer of the Week for meets competed Jan. 2-8, the League announced Friday.

January 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside

J.W. Ricks

J.W. Ricks of Covington passed away January 13, 2012, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Ricks was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Allie (Henry) Ricks Mitchell; as well as 6 siblings. Mr. Ricks was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community, and after his retirement he was the caretaker for the J. Gibson Hull Home, in which they resided for over 44 years. He served as an Elder at the Covington Church of God. He enjoyed watching wrestling and playing the guitar ...

January 14, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our thoughts: Vicious Cycle

From the dawn of time there has always been people who exist to take advantage of other people's hard work. The people who do this are nothing more than the dregs of the earth.

January 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Readers respond to "Independent Thought"

Readers respond online to The News' letters to the editor, "Independent Thought" originally published Jan. 7:

January 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: Like honey and biscuits

Have you noticed how some things just naturally go together? Take honey and biscuits, for example. Whenever I visit one of those "breakfast anytime" restaurants, I make a pig of myself with their biscuits, and I make sure to have plenty of honey to spread on them. Life offers up so many wonderful pairings: salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, grits and butter, and too many others to list. Life seems better when it's done in pairs.

January 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Kendrick: First week of 2012 session

State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick, District 94 provides updates on the first week of General Assembly session.

January 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Food Lion

In these economic times it is always exciting to see a new business open.

January 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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