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Illegal dumping reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of illegal dumping in Covington Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

County vehicle stolen from landfill

A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Within an hour’s drive: Broadway in Atlanta brings ‘Annie’

In less than hour, Newton County residents were able to throw themselves into the Municipal Girls Orphanage with Little Orphan Annie and for two nights ...

March 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | OPINION

Lewis Henry Carter

Lewis Henry Carter, age 76 of McDonough, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Hollywood, Florida to the late Mavis Davis and Lewis ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ...

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Eastside freshman Alysee Dobbs shows leadership beyond her years

When one thinks of a leader in a high school sport, one would automatically place an upperclassmen in that category.

March 26, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn't take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Hillary Edgar: Making Newton County her home

Just like many of the "2017 Faces of Newton County" honorees, local attorney Hillary Edgar is a Newton County transplant who has a passion for ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Stoney Bowles: “The pride of Covington”

Marietta native Stoney Bowles travelled a long way to be a "2017 Faces of Newton County" honoree. Those travels took him into burning buildings and ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

Stan Edwards: A lifetime of service

Like many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees, newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) member Stan Edwards has a desire ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

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Isaiah Miller drops 37 on South Gwinnett as No. 1 Newton stays perfect

Rick Rasmussen wanted to leave as little room as possible for a South Gwinnett fourth quarter comeback Friday night.

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Lady Rams fall to South Gwinnett

Jurnee Smith gave her best superhero impression during the fourth quarter of Newton's Friday night game against South Gwinnett, but it still wasn't enough.

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan was a member of the Covington Service Guild for more than 20 years, and the Newton County Hospital Auxiliary - with more than 5,500 hours of volunteer work. Mrs. Sheridan was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church. She loved playing bridge, and could be found climbing trees at Arbor Day celebrations in Newborn. Mrs. Sheridan lived all over the world, and taught many years as an elementary school teacher in several school systems across ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. The service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with visitation an hour before the service. Quinn was born in Benton Harbor and professed His hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev Milton P. McAfee.

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Weapons taken in trailer theft

On Jan 18, Covington Police (CPD) responded to Elite Auto Collision at 8415 Hazelbrand Road on a report of a stolen trailer. The trailer reportedly contained two rifles.

January 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the planned distribution of 300 demonstration dolls to law enforcement agencies throughout the state for use in the investigation of serious child injury and/or death cases.

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

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 authority surfaced last year.

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 Greenwood, South Carolina. She was born in Acworth to the late James Thomas and Marie T. Donald. Leila was a loving wife, mother and Maw Maw. She enjoyed sewing, her church activities, cooking and flower gardening. Leila would help anyone in need and was a true "Good Samaritan". She was the backbone of her family and loved them more than anything. Leila is preceded in death by her mother Marie T. Donald and daughter, Kimberly ...

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 deciding vote Wednesday night to support a local business.

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 Vinson of Live Work Building Company made the presentation.

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 of Georgia. The notice was an "Order to Publish Grand Jury Presentments" recommending a deeper look into the county's forensic audit.

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 the large crowd had come to get information on and express their concerns to the board about the county's pending agreement with Advance Disposal Systems Inc. (ADS) for trash pick-up in unincorporated parts of the county.

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 delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 1 through 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

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.m. The campus currently meets at Alcovy High School on Sunday mornings.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

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