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PREP BASKETBALL: Summer ends on high note for Newton boys at Mercer

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton boys basketball team is home for the summer, and though the Rams will still go into the fall with a lot ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

UPDATE: Lennox's charges revealed, Pitts granted bond

UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Craig Treadwell said Terence Lee Lennox, the Lawrenceville man who was shot Saturday morning by a ...

June 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Some convenience centers to close Friday

COVINGTON, Ga. – Five of Newton County's 11 Convenience Centers will close Friday when the county's current fiscal year ends.

June 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

PREP FOOTBALL: Ten games to watch in the 2017 season

Just about everyone in Newton County seems to be making the same discovery: Football talent is on the rise here. More and more athletes each ...

June 25, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

CFD introduces proposed false alarm fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance presented by the Covington Fire Department (CFD) that would introduce ...

June 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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

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Georgia Congressman Jody Hice tours Newton County businesses

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton / Covington Office of Economic Development (NCOED) hosted Georgia Congressman Jody Hice this week on a tour of the area's biggest business residents. The OED sought to give Hice, who represents Georgia's 10th district, a picture of the economic opportunities presented by the current businesses located in the Newton / Covington / Walton area, as well as by some of the newer businesses just now breaking ground there.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

PPD arrests two after speeding leads to drug charges

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) was able to arrest a man and a woman with outstanding warrants after initially conducting a traffic stop for speeding April 7.

April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Alcovy girls tennis team on its way to state

The Alcovy girls tennis team throttled Grovetown 4-1 Tuesday, allowing the Lady Tigers to advance to Wednesday's region semifinals against Greenbrier, but more importantly giving them a state tournament berth for the first time in at least three years.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Alcovy

DNR announces t-shirt art winners for youth birding competition

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia's 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Carol Tamplin

Carol Tamplin, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 64. Mrs. Tamplin loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Trips to the beach and the mountains were among her favorite ways to spend time with family. Compassionate and kind by nature, Mrs. Tamlin took pleasure in caring for others. Her joy in giving was especially evident during Christmas – her favorite holiday. Mrs. Tamlin took great pleasure in buying for those she loved, or those in need. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Elizabeth (Canup) Savage.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Newton County settles landfill dispute

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – Newton County has reached a settlement agreement with East Georgia Land and Development Company that prevents the construction of a regional landfill near Lower River Road.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | County

BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at the end of this school year to pursue other career opportunities.

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson

Mrs. Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson, age 71, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born Dec. 10, 1945 in Porterdale to the late James Goodman and Minnie Goodman Campbell. Mrs. Gibson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and was of the Presbyterian faith. She worked for a number of years as an office manager for Shoney's Family Restaurants. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her son, Donald Lanier Owens.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the state's Focus List. Flint Hill had been named a 2015 Focus School because of an achievement gap that existed at that time between the school's highest and lowest performing subgroups.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Newton Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

COVINGTON, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital has received an "A" grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Piedmont Newton is one of 823 hospitals nationwide to earn top marks.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Alcovy CASA welcomes newest advocates

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy CASA, Inc. is happy to welcome aboard our most recently newly sworn in volunteer advocates in Newton County. These are individuals who have made a decision to invest in the tomorrow of a child in foster care.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Jury hears testimony in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - In the first full day of testimony in the trial of a Covington teen accused of the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, jurors heard opening arguments and testimony from law enforcement and witnesses as the prosecution tried to prove its case against Antavian Love.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Emmanuel Lewis Sheppard

Funeral Service for Mr. Emmanuel Lewis Sheppard of 1472 Bethany Road Covington, GA will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2 p.m. at Antioch A.M.E Church, 1790 Ebenezer Road SW, Conyers, GA 30094, Rev. Shawn Drains, Pastor, Rev. Dale Hicks Eulogist, assisted by others.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Edward Joe Stokes

Funeral Service for Mr. Edward Joe Stokes of 3389 Kingston Drive Conyers, GA will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Sims Chapel Baptist Church 61 Sims Chapel Road, Covington, GA. Rev. Cecil J. Rozier, Sr., Pastor, Eulogist, assisted by others. Interment Church Cemetery.

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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