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Isaiah Miller's 29 points helps Newton blast Spartanburg Day in Blue Collar MLK Classic

A packed gymnasium at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee turned out in hopes of seeing a 32 minute highlight reel of one of the most ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

ATLANTA (AP) - As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain ...

January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | STATE

Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Houston Texans RB Akeem Hunt attributes time at Newton High for success

By Sherri Davis-Viniard

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

King's legacy celebrated as Trump, Lewis duel lingers

ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE

Our Q&A With Eastside Lady Eagles freshman Alysse Dobbs

When the Eastside Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Druid Hills 47-29 on Friday night, it not only gave the Eagles another win on the season ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Eastside's Des Dyer is coming into his own on and off the court

Underrated no more

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

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

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NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to a rate of 83 percent.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after many people have filled up on turkey and trimmings.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Host a turkey-free Thanksgiving

Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person's diet. Turkey also tends to be the star of the show on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Even though turkey can be a delicious addition to any holiday table, some people prefer to buck Thanksgiving tradition from time to time and divert focus from the golden gobbler.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, nowadays Thanksgiving often involves excessive amounts of food, with more food ending up in the garbage than in celebrants' bellies.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Harrop: A political 9/11 changes our world

Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity. Financial markets went into convulsions, just as they did on that Sept. 11. The difference is that the 9/11 tragedy forged national unity, whereas the Trump election exposed grave internal discord. And a world that rushed to America's side 15 years ago shudders at us now.

November 15, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately became a rising star, in the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Cushman: The work is just beginning

Sitting in the New York City Hilton, watching the cable newscasters' body language on TV as the numbers began to add up towards a Trump victory was fascinating. Even though I could not hear them, I could see that their body language conveyed an air of disbelief – an inability to comprehend what was happening.

November 15, 2016 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Crawford: Why do we give money to billionaires?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Covington Business Licenses

Business Name: Antiques & Stuff of Newton, 2177 ELM St. NE

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Business

Life Settlements – Risks and Rewards

Life Settlements are relatively young transactions in the insurance industry, but you can trace its origins back to 1911. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes noted in his opinion that "Life insurance possessed all of the ordinary characteristics of property, and therefore represented an asset that a policy owner may transfer without limitation."

November 15, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Georgia DNR issues Code Orange air quality alert

UPDATE (Nov. 15, 1:40 p.m.):

November 15, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

2016-17 Newton County Boys Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs before we get too far into year.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Newton coach Terrence Banks upbeat for 2017 season

As the Newton Rams wrapped their arms around each other last Friday night, and swayed side to side while facing their marching band that played the slow rendition of its alma mater song, though you knew it was the end of their season, it didn't feel like a particularly sad ending.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Peachtree Academy falls in semis despite valiant effort

The Peachtree Academy Panthers lost their opportunity to play for a state championship Friday night, as they lost 34-21 to Colonial Hills in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association Eight-Man playoffs.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

STOVALL: Finding the stories in our sports community is exciting work

So by the end of this week, I'll have had a full month on the job as the Sports Editor for The Covington News, and I must say it has been a tremendous experience.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

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