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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

Shamica Tucker: Building a responsible community

Shamica Tucker, interim director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington, found her passion for helping people when she was caught trying to ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Ronnie Cowan: Making peace in Newton County

A common thread among many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees is a desire to serve. That is especially true for new ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

Jenny McDonald: Building Newton County as ‘Hollywood of the South’

Having grown up in Newton County, Jenny McDonald, director of tourism and marketing for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, moved back to her ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

Marcello Banes: Living to serve Newton County

"Faces of Newton County" honoree Marcello Banes made history in November of 2016 when he became the first African-American to be elected Chairman of the ...

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | FACES OF NEWTON

SPLOST passes

With 75.59 percent of the voters choosing to pass the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the penny sales tax will continue ...

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

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Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options even more delicious this year.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high level of care. Well-meaning pet owners may pamper their pets, and many believe giving treats of human food is the ultimate indulgence for their animals. However, these individuals may be unwittingly exposing their beloved pets to health problems by feeding them the wrong foods.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure yields significant economic benefits for Georgia as well as an improved quality of life for residents. Projects were advertised for bids in November, bids were received in December and contracts were awarded on January 5 and 6.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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 ballyhooed high school basketball players in the nation.

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 civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."

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. It gave them two wins in the same week for the first time this season. Eastside coach Glenda King has said from the season's onset that it would be a building year for a young team that often sees three or four freshmen on the floor at the same time on any given night.

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 swagger in their step.

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

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 to be very busy and offers endless opportunities to strengthen our state's position as a top place to live, to work and to play.

January 15, 2017 | Rick Jeffares | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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