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Redman: The perfect combination

One of the most popular televised events every year offers entertainment, as well as influence. The Super Bowl is built up to such an incredible ...

February 14, 2016 | | Columnists

Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" (Southeastern Conference) for a simple reason: he wanted ...

February 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

The middle sprint

The long-awaited, first-in-the-nation caucus (Iowa) and primary (New Hampshire) are over. There have been a few surprises - Donald Trump did not win Iowa, Bernie Sanders ...

February 14, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Stand up and run

It is February and the election season is officially upon us.

February 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Your Pie to open Saturday

Andrew Williams and Ross Bradley left Covington after graduating from George Walton Academy in 2007 and have now returned to bring a new restaurant to ...

February 14, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Covered, smothered and serenaded

Waffle House is known for serving up such classics as waffles, hash browns and patty melts but at one Waffle House, located on Highway 278 ...

February 14, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

Boutique hotel may open in downtown Covington

Covington is on track to get a high-end boutique hotel in the next few years.

February 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

New traffic light on Crowell Road easing traffic

First, traffic was controlled by a stop sign. The cars began to back up. Next, a flashing red light was installed, and people waited.

February 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Rams win region!!!

Newton outscored Tucker 33-23 in the second half to beat Tucker and win the 2-AAAAAA region championship, in a 61-46 win.

February 13, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

New science building reflects Oxford’s past and future

The building is new, offering students and faculty the latest in technology and classroom design. However, the new Oxford Science Building pays tribute to the ...

February 13, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Oxford

Chamber embraces student businesses

A DJ, digital marketer, maker of duck calls and baker are among the most recent members of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. They are ...

February 13, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Jeffares: Week Five Updates from the State Senate

The days are going by quickly now, as we wrap up our fifth week of the 2016 legislative session. We worked four efficient days this ...

February 13, 2016 | | LOCAL

Belton: A significant week in the state legislature

The fifth week of Georgia Legislative Session this year was by far the most significant, as the House passed a bill that would protect preachers ...

February 13, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL

New concession stand coming to City Pond

The T-ball and peewee fields at City Pond Park will have a new addition.

February 13, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.

February 13, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

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Missing woman found after involved in car accident

When the Ford Lincoln with Brenda Thompson waiting in the passenger seat disappeared from the parking lot at the Kroger store on Highway 20, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded quickly.

December 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. Following her retirement, she continued working 11 years at Covington Moulding. Mrs. Floyd faithfully attended Porterdale Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly, and cherished the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Floyd; parents, Carl and Jettie (Moon) Thomas; and her sister, Geneva Garrett.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Missing 61-year-old found

The Newton County Sheriff's Office reports Brenda Thompson, the 61-year-old missing woman has been found at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

December 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSO investigates kidnapping of 61-year-old woman

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the abduction of a 61-year-old woman from a shopping center on the southwest side of the county.

December 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

A look back at Newton’s 1987 region championship team

Former Newton kicker, Christopher Wade, used to listen to his walkman on the sidelines during games so that he wouldn't be too up or too down when he took the field to kick a field goal or extra point. How much has changed in-between the Rams winning their first (1987) and second (2015) region championships? Not many high school players, if any, know what a walkman is these days.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Eagles earn All-region honors

The results are in and 12 Eagles were named All-region first or second team while a host of others were honorable mentions. Eastside finished the season with a 7-3 record that ended with a loss to Griffin in overtime keeping the Eagles out of the playoffs.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside

Hays earns top-3 ranking

Newton County was well-represented in the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals $2,000 Limited Rider Division in Fort Worth, Texas at the Will Rogers Complex Watt Arena as Covington's own Jessica "Jessie" Hays and her horse "Clever Hickory Mate" left the event officially ranking third in the world.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Edwards named Academic All-American

Three members of the Duke football team were named to Academic All-America teams, according to an announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Redshirt junior defensive tackle A.J. Wolf was a first team honoree while redshirt junior safety DeVon Edwards and senior kicker Ross Martin were second team selections.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Alcovy

Redskins win Parkview Thanksgiving Duals

The Social Circle High School wrestling team gave thanks a day early by winning the Parkview Thanksgiving Duals tournament Nov. 25 for the second year in a row. The Redskins dominated their pool and went 5-0 for the day by beating AAAAAA (6A) Lee County High School 54-15 in the cross-over championship.

December 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Social Circle

US to roll out new terror alert system

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is announcing a new terror alert system.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Brian Terrell's clemency hearing to be held

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to hear from supporters for a death row inmate scheduled to die this week.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Doctors: Latest brain scan is good news for Jimmy Carter

ATLANTA (AP) - A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter's brain is "very positive" news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US Justice Department to investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) - The Justice Department will investigate the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday, a move that comes nearly two weeks after the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times and ahead of the expected release of similar footage in another death at the hands of an officer.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Oil and gas companies lead an early decline in US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are dropping in early trading Monday as investors dump energy companies on lower oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude is trading near its closing low for the year following a decision by OPEC last week not to cut production.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Order for hauling services signed

A contract extension turned into a testy drama with accusations of conflicts of interest flying, questions of financial procedures raised and queries of ethics posed. Ultimately three Newton County Commissioners forced the Chairman's hand.

December 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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