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Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the ...

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Oxford hears proposal for downtown development

At an informational meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford City Council heard and saw a proposal to bring a mixed use development to the town. Randy ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Newton Rams continue climbing national polls

The Newton boys basketball team keeps on grabbing national accolades.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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Health care ruling in Supreme Court may influence fall elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is likely to shake the presidential election race in early summer. But the winners in the court will not necessarily be the winners in the political arena.

March 26, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Sheriff's office searches for two escaped inmates

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is looking for two escaped inmates who walked away from their work detail on Saturday.

March 26, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Local FFA chapters to attend convention

Alcovy FFA, Newton County FFA and Eastside FFA will attend the 84th Georgia FFA Convention March 26 - 28 in Macon. All three FFA chapters will be receiving several awards as well as competing in several events. Josie Stamps (Newton), Ethan Kitchens (Alcovy) and Sierra Pruitt (Newton) will be competing on the state level with their area winning proficiencies. Alcovy FFA Environmental and National Resources team (Robert Aiken, Dillon Parker, Ethan Kitchens, and Luke Bagley) will accept their award for their 3rd in State victory.

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

EHS Literary Team takes several honors

The Eastside High Literary Team took several honors at the State AAA Literary Meet held March 17 at Veterans High in Warner Robins.

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Covington Lions to have annual BBQ

On June 18, 2012, the Covington Lions Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary serving the citizens of Newton County. There will be more releases and maybe a celebration on that day. But first the club is inviting people to its third fundraiser this year-its 40th Annual Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Porterdale mulls water deposit overhaul

Porterdale city officials described a proposed tier system for water deposits as a significant change for new customers that would have those with risky credit pay more up front.

March 24, 2012 | By Jay Jones Special to The News | Porterdale

Alleged child molestation investigated

Detectives are looking into an accusation of child molestation reported early Friday morning.

March 24, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton tries to woo Caterpillar suppliers

Caterpillar is moving quickly to build its $200 million manufacturing plant near Athens, breaking ground March 16, and Newton County is aggressively marketing itself to the company's suppliers.

March 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Crowder sentenced to life plus 35 years

Darrell Antonio Crowder was sentenced to life plus 35 years Friday for the murder of his estranged wife. The sentence is more then what he originally pleaded to in 2009.

March 24, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Reports of thefts from cars increase

The numbers keep growing in the most recent rash of entering autos in the city, and as police investigate the thefts, they urge residents to take extra precautions to make themselves harder targets for opportunistic thieves.

March 24, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Holt: Session nears its end for the year

During the second last week of the session, the House began working through Senate bills in earnest. We spent a lot of time in committee, and voted on 25 pieces of legislation on the House floor.

HB 386, a package of tax code changes, was the most significant item we voted on. It proposes a number of cuts, as well as several increases. Among the tax cuts, the two largest are the phase out of the sales tax on energy used in manufacturing, and an elimination of the marriage penalty in the state income tax. The energy tax has seen ...

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

County to plan future of Salem Road

County officials view the Salem Road corridor as a commercial driver and future home to its own pseudo-city, and they've embarked on an in-depth planning process to clarify that vision.

March 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Piedmont Academy visits Georgia capitol

March 22, was a special day for Piedmont Academy's football program including the players, coaching staff, managers, ball boys, and cheerleaders and for the school's One-Act Play cast and crew. Both teams were invited to the Georgia's state capitol by House of Representative Susan Holmes (125th District) of Jasper County and Senator Johnny Grant (25th District) of Baldwin County to be recognized for their accomplishment of winning the GISA AA state title "back-to-back" in football and drama. The football team completed an undefeated thirteen-game 2011 season with a streak of twenty-six games for 2010 and 2011. The ...

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Ware, Louisville reach Final Four

Former Rockdale High basketball star Kevin Ware and the Louisville Cardinals are going to the Final Four.

March 24, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Eastside's Raynor throw no-hitter

Ty Raynor threw a no-hitter through four innings and Eastside's bats did the rest in a 16-0 win over Drew on Thursday.

Raynor faced 13 Titans, striking out 10 while walking one. At the plate the Eagles pounded out 13 hits with Cody Walker and Matt Hitchcock leading the team by going 3for 4 on the night. Walker had a chance to hit for the cycle as he had a double, triple and an in-the-park grand slam homerun.

March 24, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS

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