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NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Oxford College kicks off school year with Coke toast

OXFORD, Ga. - Oxford College of Emory University kicked off the start of its academic year with its Coke Toast Friday afternoon. The annual event celebrated ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

SWMA sets guidelines for hangtag hardship applications

COVINGTON, Ga. - At its Thursday night meeting, the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) approved the discount and eligibility guidelines for citizens wanting to ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: Peachtree Academy falls in opener

SPARTA, Ga. - Despite a hard-fought effort, Peachtree Academy fell 22-14 to John Hancock on the road in both teams' season opener Friday night.

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside routes Luella in opener | VIDEO

*Note: Watch the above video for full postgame reaction from Eastside coach Troy Hoff.

August 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

The Alcovy Telegraph: Your man on the scene: talkin' dogs, traffic

Greetings, from your local correspondent. Hope all is well out there. Another week is in the book of the fairest city in the Georgia Piedmont ...

August 20, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Have You Ever Thought … Where do you turn when you are dealing with an unexpected pregnancy?

The Newton Pregnancy Resource Center is celebrating a full year of service to our community. At times, the greatest news in the world can be ...

August 20, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

City Pharmacy: Guaranteed to Cure

COVINGTON, Ga. - Nearly 100 years ago -1923 to be exact- City Pharmacy opened its doors in downtown Covington most likely offering an array of elixirs ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business

Crawford: Will Georgia Democrats relive an old nightmare?

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 20, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: Explaining an unexpected absence

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Harrop: Trump No Longer Shocks. Helpers Who Know Better Do

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her. They knew she ...

August 20, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: At a crossroads over history versus the present

Editor,

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

DULUTH vs. ALCOVY: 5 things we learned

COVINGTON, Ga. - Night two of the high school football gauntlet at Sharp Stadium saw the Alcovy Tigers welcome the Duluth Wildcats in their season opener ...

August 19, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

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Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

June 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of their students and whose professional capability and integrity inspired the admiration and respect of not only students but fellow staff and the community.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

SWMA elects new officers, gives final approval to bonds

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) elected a new chairman and gave final approval to a $25 million bond issuance at its regular meeting Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

1976 skeletal remains could be local

GREECE, N.Y. - Investigators with the Greece Police Department in Greece, New York are asking for your help to identity an unknown child found in 1976 that could be from the local area.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State

UPDATE: Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.:

June 15, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

June 15, 2017 | Kate Brumback Associated Press | State

BOC votes to amend IGA, sell landfill

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night at a special called meeting to amend its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), and sell the county landfill and convenience centers.

June 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

NCSO following every lead on escaped prisoners

UPDATE: Two escaped inmates captured in Tennessee after manhunt in slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

June 15, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy places third in the Kirby Smart 7v7 tourney at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. – The Alcovy Tigers are proving once again to be a difficult out in 7-on-7 passing league tournaments.

June 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton's Elija Godwin striving for a spot in the Junior Olympics

COVINGTON, Ga. -- When an athlete competes in more than one sport, they work to excel and dominate in both sports in order to make a name for themselves in the community, state and even sometimes the country.

June 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

County to let state pick EMS provider

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted during a special called meeting Tuesday night to not pursue a license to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the county, opting instead to let the State of Georgia find a provider.

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Paul Deerman

Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and operated Paul's Body Shop for 52 years. He was a devoted family man who liked to travel and fish whenever possible. Mr. Deerman was also an avid sports fan – especially NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Eva (Croft) Deerman.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Murder suspect bound over for trial

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing a homeless man and setting his body on fire was bound over for trial today after a preliminary hearing at the Newton County Courthouse.

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the important field of logistics.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

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