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Eastside football welcomes former Valdosta State assistant as o-line coach

COVINGTON, Ga. - Trey Camps got a glimpse of one of the state's top recruits during Monday's practice, and, despite only being acquainted with ...

July 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Oxford teen to compete for NBHA horse riding championshp

OXFORD, Ga. -- Taylor Stanley of Oxford is competing this week in the 25th Annual National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth & Teen World Championships being held ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Break-in reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the person who broke into a house Saturday and ransacked the inside.

July 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Georgia Lottery transfers over $1.1B to education

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101 ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Hice announces Service Academy Day for 10th District students

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host his annual Service Academy Day on Saturday, August 19th on the campus ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Covington Rotary hosts RYLA student

COVINGTON, Ga. -

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Trash illegally dumped at business

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for the person who illegally dumped trash at a Covington business Wednesday.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Pistol taken from vehicle in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man told police his handgun was stolen from his wife's car trunk by two men helping her with her groceries.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Brick thrown at car on Hwy. 36

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Jackson man reported that his car was hit by a brick on Highway 36 as he drove toward Highway 162 Wednesday morning.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Leslie A. Cotman

Leslie A. Cotman was born in Harlem, NY on April 14, 1949 to the late Unadeene E. Jones and Frederick Cotman. She lived in New ...

July 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

STOVALL: Thoughts on Hugh Freeze, Kyrie Irving and the Hawks and a soon-coming school year

You ever have so much to talk about that you didn't know where to begin?

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Five sports storylines we're tracking for the 2017-18 school year

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It seems like we were just counting down the top 10 sports stories of the 2016-17 school year about five minutes ago, and ...

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

NewRock Prep Academy gives athletes 'LastChanceU' Experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - Most first year schools don't have it this good.

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton County Dixie Boys advance to 14u World Series

A somewhat small-but-growing Newton County will be represented in a huge way in the baseball scene in just a few weeks' time as the Newton ...

July 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

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Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Harrop: Can Americans Get Their Democracy Back?

Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office? That's putting it undiplomatically, I know, but the time has passed for treating the presidency of Donald Trump as anything less than a freaky aberration of our democratic norms. Thank you, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, for dispensing with all delicacy and stating that Trump has put our institutions under assault "internally," as well as "externally."

May 21, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Crawford: The contestants for governor are lining up

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 21, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke the law, which evidently he did not, but because he committed an act that would be considered criminal and perhaps treasonous if perpetrated willfully by any other government official.

May 21, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Yarbrough: The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks and the navel-gazers at the New York Times and the Washington Post. I don't think he is talking about me but who can be sure what is going on inside this guy's cranium.

May 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Historic South Carolina brick found in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith said a local resident presented him with a historic brick found on a city street earlier this month. After researching the found item, Smith discovered the brick originated from Fairfax City, South Carolina. The brick has since been returned to its hometown and how it ended up in Covington is still unknown. According to Google Maps, Fairfax City is 177 miles away from Covington.

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

SWMA approves bond resolution by narrow vote

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) voted 3-2 to authorize preparations for a $25 million bond issuance Thursday night.

May 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Gun stolen during break-in

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking into an apartment and stealing a gun.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Teen to stand trial for 2016 killing

COVINGTON, Ga. - A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old from Oxford will stand trial for a 2016 stabbing that left an 18-year-old dead.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Newton High teacher killed in accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton High School teacher was killed in a two-car collision Thursday morning on Brown Bridge Road.

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

SWMA approves convenience centers and fees

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved the five full-service convenience centers and one center for recycling and yard waste only that will remain open after June 30 at its Thursday night meeting.

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Sheriff challenges BOC

COVINGTON, Ga. – Sheriff Ezell Brown called on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to consider raising taxes in order to adequately fund public safety at Wednesday night's BOC budget work session.

May 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 on interstates and also state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State

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