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Local public health district earns national accreditation

After a rigorous peer review, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale (GNR) County Health Department was nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in ...

September 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 28

Justin Blake Barlow, 26, Covington, Sept. 24, deposit account fraud

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Letter: A landmark

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Thank you

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Annie Grace Saffo

Funeral services for Ms. Annie Grace Saffo of 6239 Green Acres Dr. Covington, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ms. Sally Ann Vining

Sally Ann Vining, 77, of Atlanta and formally of Covington, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Grajko | OBITUARIES

KCNB holds river clean up

Join other volunteers to help clean up rivers and streams in Newton County as part of Rivers Alive on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 9 ...

September 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

From Mystic to the Yellow River, a big week

Every weekend seems to be a busy one for music in and around Covington, but this weekend can be classified as insanely busy. The weekend ...

September 29, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Education

Former employees work at Henderson’s for old time’s sake

Since news of the Newton County restaurant's closing broke, Henderson's has been busy, according to Cassandra Henderson. But not just with customers clamoring ...

September 28, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball sends Luella home after four-inning game

The Eastside High School softball team continued its region dominance with a shutout four-inning win against Luella Tuesday. Due to the high school mercy rule ...

September 28, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

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Newt Gingrich to visit Covington Feb. 29

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will visit Newton County Feb. 29 as he campaigns in advance of the March 6 GOP presidential primary.

February 22, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Newton, Byams get first win

The Newton baseball team gave Vicnent Byams his first win Tuesday night, beating Archer 6-1 on the road.

February 22, 2012 | Beau McCrainie | Newton

City's court probation services up in air

Fallout from the Covington municipal court saga continued Monday, when Jennifer Hartman, a former paid and now volunteer employee with the city's probation services provider said her company was excluded from bidding to potentially renew its contract.

February 22, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Ga. House passes charter school amendment

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has passed a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to create charter schools.

February 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Ga. passes charter school amendment

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House passed a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would allow the state to create charter schools.

February 22, 2012 | By Dorie Turner AP Education Writer | STATE

Teenage twins surviving on their own

Michael and Nathanial Hodge aren't your average 19-year-old twins. The Alcovy High School seniors have been self-sufficient and living on their own since they were 16.

February 22, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | LOCAL

Coca-Cola visits Boys and Girls Club

Coca-Cola representatives stopped by the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club to hold workshops on marketing and focus groups. This event, inspired by club member Ondreya Grant who approached Eileen Thanner from Coca-Cola, consisted of three different classes. The sessions included a company overview, exposure to the different job opportunities and college scholarships, focus groups on how teens feel about brands and stores, and the type of research that Coca-Cola conducts on consumers and products.

February 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Young sentenced to death

After roughly six hours of deliberation, a jury sentenced 44-year-old Rodney Young to die for the bludgeoning and stabbing death of 28-year-old Gary Jones.

February 22, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Serious crimes decline in Covington

Serious crimes in Covington declined in 2011 for the second straight year, but the changes were a mixed bag as thefts and sexual offenses increased, while assaults and property thefts declined.

February 22, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Health Scores - Feb. 22

American Deli, 3154 U.S. Highway 278, Jan. 18. Score 96.

February 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Four-run third powers Eagles past Rams

The third inning was a disaster for Newton, but served as a game-changer for Eastside in the Eagles 9-3 win over their cross-town rivals at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday night.

February 21, 2012 | Beau McCrainie news@covnews.com | SPORTS

Former Eastside pitcher gets college player of the week

Former Eastside standout Amanda Henderson and Kennesaw State sophomore pitcher earned her first-career Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Week award on Monday. Henderson notched a 0.64 earned run average in three appearances last week, earning a win and two saves.

February 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eastside takes third place in semifinals

Eastside also played a top-ranked boys' basketball team this weekend, in No. 5 Drew on Saturday.

February 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

Alcovy wins school's first bball title

Alcovy won 73-60 over No. 1 Fayette in the Region 3-AAAA title game and claimed the school's first basketball title along the way Saturday.

February 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

Two arrested after a fight at Stevi B’s

On Feb. 20 at 9:13 p.m., Officer Gene Nuqui responded to a fight that took place at Stevi B's Pizza on U.S. Hwy 278. Officer Nuqui was advised via radio that two female customers were fighting inside of the restaurant after a verbal confrontation. Both subjects were placed under an arrest.

February 21, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Covington

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