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Georgia football player facing assault charge

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

ATLANTA (AP) - After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Authorities identify pregnant woman killed by car

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a pregnant woman killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia was heading home from a convenience store when the crash happened.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

City denies cell tower on Monticello

Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to vote Monday to break a 3-3 tie to ultimately deny a request for a new cell phone tower at 6163 Monticello Road in Covington.

July 21, 2014 | Rob Dewig rdewig@covnews.com | LOCAL

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Public comment disclaimer

It is the policy of the Covington News to allow people, with some form of identification, to voice their opinions, thoughts and concerns about our community. However, it is our policy to have comments free from personal attacks and inflammatory remarks toward people. This does not promote reasonable discussions and, we feel is detrimental, to furthering discussion on an issue or topic.

July 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

UN to vote on crash resolution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.

July 21, 2014 | ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Pregnant woman struck and killed by car

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a pregnant woman has been killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Cavanaugh: Dream home to house from hell

I wrote this some time ago. With so many folks in the same boat as I was in those early days of my adulthood, I thought you might get a chuckle from my young eager mistakes:

July 19, 2014 | Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists

Letter to the Editor: The Mansfield 2050 meeting: Confusion, conflict

Yes, I am a rocket scientist specializing in deep space propulsion. However that is no asset when it comes to understanding the reason for the extreme "Plan." I would like to point out that the sessions are unlike anything I have ever experienced due to the fact there are no objective points made by the presenters. It is like, "Hey, it's all good!" And we know better than that.

July 19, 2014 | Samuel Martin Hay III | Letters

Letter to the Editor: What I Like About The 2050 Plan…..So far

The 2050 Plan gives us, the citizens of Newton County, a chance to control our own destiny, rather than leaving future growth and development up to those whose primary interest is lining their own pockets. It gives us a chance, as a community, to unite behind a shared vision of what our county should be in the future. Over the past decade, our local governments, school system and water and sewage department have struggled to deal with the adverse effects of accelerated growth and poor development practices. Our residents have been subjected to the undue stress resulting from overburdened services ...

July 19, 2014 | John M. Callaway | Letters

Our thoughts on community hospital

One of the cornerstones of pride in the Newton County community is that we have our own hospital; and throughout its existence the taxpayers have supported its development.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Not 'til he dies

Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame? No.

July 19, 2014 | Robert Dewig | Sports Columnists

Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

July 19, 2014 | Robert Dewig | Covington

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Watterson enters Newton County sheriff's race

Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson is officially pursuing his lifelong dream after announcing Friday afternoon that he intends to run for the position of Newton County's next sheriff.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Search and rescue

A small group of search and rescuers clustered together on a hilltop at the FFA-FCCLA Center preparing for the thunderous roar of the approaching helicopter.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Class of '57

After meeting only twice in the 50 years since their graduation, the Newton High School class of 1957 decided regular get-togethers were in order. So those class members still living in the area made the promise to meet once a season for a nice breakfast.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Chamber of commerce hosting annual meeting at Charlie Elliott Center

It's not too late to buy your tickets for The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting this Thursday evening at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

January 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Hurst pleads guilty in gas station murder

In a surprise turn of events, the man accused of murdering a gas station owner in August 2007 pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional five years.

January 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Enjoying wedding bliss

Ah, the joys of married life. Pure bliss, is it not? It's kind of like visualizing a crystal clear lake as a new day dawns, with nary a ripple on the mirror-like surface. Tranquility and unruffled calm abounds.

January 13, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Bad day: Hawks lose a win, then lose the game

By Paul Newberry

January 13, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

The phrase is student-athlete, not the other way around

I love commencement exercises. I love to witness graduates - wearing their cap and gowns with the tassel up top - flying freely about in the air.

January 13, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Newton Recreation accepting ads

The Newton County Recreation Commission is offering a unique opportunity to advertise in the form of a 4 feet by 8 feet ball field fence sign to be located at Turner Lake Complex, City Pond Complex and/or Stone Road Complex.

January 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Newton swept at Stephenson

LITHONIA - Friday night proved to be a rough evening for the Newton varsity basketball squads, as both the girls and boys teams would each drop a decision to Stephenson in region action.

January 13, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives

County working to reign in water use

Newton County's water utilities are slowly but surely coming into compliance with Gov. Sonny Perdue's 10 percent water reduction mandate. In December the water utilities increased reduction to 7.5 percent compared to water consumption last winter.

January 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Four candidates emerge in Porterdale City Council race

With registration to run for the vacated Porterdale City Council Post 3 seat closed, four candidates have registered.

January 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Foster care central issue at local summit

State officials visited Newton County Thursday to discuss challenges relating to juvenile welfare on the local level at the Justice for Children Summit "Challenge for Change."

January 11, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Marshall hits top issues at town hall meet

Immigration and healthcare were the top issues on the minds of attendees at a crowded town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Jim Marshall (D-District 8) Wednesday afternoon.

January 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Name that school

Newton County's 13th elementary school and fifth middle school being constructed just south of McGiboney Road on Salem Road will soon have names.

January 11, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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