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Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Columnists

Crawford: Lawmaker fights a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 25, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State

The Alcovy Telegraph: Welcome back!

Welcome back to the "Alcovy Telegraph," friends, we're so glad you're here. Sorry we missed you last week but I unexpectedly had to ...

June 25, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Have You Ever Thought… Where do I turn if I can’t do it alone?

The health condition of a loved one or yourself can present a variety of challenges. How to provide the care that is needed can be ...

June 25, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Stay safe this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America's birthday and get together with family and friends for the three F's of ...

June 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living

Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

UPDATE: One man in hospital, another in custody

UPDATE, 12:52 p.m. - The driver of the white SUV has been identified as Terence Lee Lennox, of Lawrenceville, according to a CPD press ...

June 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Newton Electric celebrates 50 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - This month, Newton Electric, located at 8155 Highway 278 NE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

June 24, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Porterdale police arrest suspect in car break-ins, arson

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) has arrested a Porterdale man suspected of damaging houses, breaking into a car and setting one car on ...

June 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Grady EMS picked to provide interim ambulance services

COVINGTON, Ga. - Grady EMS has been picked to provide ambulance services on a short-term mutual aid basis in Newton County starting Aug. 1, according to ...

June 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Rocks, literally

COVINGTON, Ga. - Are you the type of person who is always exploring? Well, Newton Rocks is now giving you something to look for.

June 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

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Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being the south's premier destination to live, work and play.

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for more than 30 years. A devout Christian, she loved going to church to worship her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mrs. Callahan was known for her independent nature, and her devotion to family. She took pleasure in cooking for loved ones - especially during the holidays. When not spending time outdoors, and flower gardening, Mrs. Callahan enjoyed sewing, shopping, and reading the paper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Callahan; son, James Terrell ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. The Reverend Doctor William B. Wade, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will follow the service in the Church fellowship hall. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of the arrangements.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Alcovy baseball still upbeat despite loss to Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - The Alcovy baseball team fell to region foe Heritage High School 3-1 Friday night in their first of a three game series that will conclude the Tigers' regular season.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Newton track team honors memory of Mushadi Ibere

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kevin Barnes has been Newton's track and field coach long enough to know the drill when it comes to Senior Nights.

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Eastside golf teams flex muscles in Newton Cup

The Eastside Eagles boys and girls golf teams both took home wins over their county rivals in the Newton Cup finals Wednesday.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

Eastside boys soccer finds 'barometer' game at Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - In the waning moments of the Eastside boys soccer team's 3-0 Friday night loss to Heritage, Champ Young took on the persona of the patient teacher rather than the frustrated coach.

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Clearing for round-a-bout project underway on 278

COVINGTON, Ga. - Trees are coming down to make way for the $19.3 million project on Highway 278 in Covington.

April 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Harrop:What US Airlines Need Now Is Middle-Class Class

It was clearly a bad idea for United Airlines to drag a passenger kicking, screaming and bleeding out of a seat he had paid for. Many of the industry's critics are using this occasion to drive home their complaints of "class systems" whereby passengers in first or business class get fluffy feather pillows and those in coach are given legroom suitable for a dachshund.

April 16, 2017 | F | Columnists

Crawford: All eyes are on the 6th Congressional District election

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed congressman Tom Price.

April 16, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton series, has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:45 PM as the last walk in the four-walk series.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Registration now open for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Programs

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Ladies, you don't want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke as the tradition is to try to fool someone with what today some would call "fake news." We start the month with "April Fool's Day." From that start, the mix only gets more interesting.

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

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