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TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his ...

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton's Jaquan Henderson, Josh Tukes get glimpse of Georgia Tech future

ATLANTA, Ga. - Josh Tukes and Jaquan Henderson got a glimpse of their future Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Alcovy football ready for freshman focus this week

By the time the Alcovy football team's freshman-to-be get through with coach Chris Edgar this week, he'll be expecting the current eighth graders ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

JJ Holloman finds comfort on big stage at UGA's G-Day

ATHENS, Ga. - According to second year Georgia football coach Kirby Smart, the reason why 66,000-plus fans came out on a Saturday to watch a ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get "wild" at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Owens: Hurry up and wait

For Spring Break my wife and I decided to take a trip to Baltimore. The trip went great until the terrible weather on that Wednesday ...

April 23, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion

Have You Ever Thought… You might find yourself attending the Annual Hornyhead tournament, festival?

It is time again for the Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival in Newborn. It will be this coming Saturday, April 29. With the competition for ...

April 23, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Yarbrough: Georgia’s first ladies make their own mark in state

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local ...

April 23, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Roseberry: Team of cities

Why do Newton County's cities seem to be able to go about the business of governing without a lot of controversy? At public forums ...

April 23, 2017 | Jerry Roseberry | Columnists

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Man on the Street: What is your favorite children’s book?

Last Wednesday The Covington News helped sponsor this month's Lunch Link at the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce. The twist: you had to bring a book for the Newton County School System (NCSS) Book Bu,s which has been helping to ignite kids' love for reading. That got us thinking, what is Covington's favorite children's book?

February 11, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Your Thoughts

Bed frame related to Manson, Sharon Tate sells for thousands at auction

A bed frame that was once in the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Manson family sold tonight for $14,000 at a Social Circle auction house.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Housing Authority audit reveals ‘questionable’ costs

The Housing Authority of the City of Covington is looking at a total of $61,901.20 in "questionable costs" between the dates of January 2013 and September 2016 after an investigation into the authority's financial department was initiated due to suspected employee theft, according to an independent forensic audit report from Yeager & Boyd (Y&B), an account firm out of Birmingham, Alabama.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

UPDATE: Victim of fatal house fire identified

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 10: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis identified the male victim as James Adams. Davis did not release Adams' age at the time of his death. He also said the cause and manner of death were still being determined.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Newton County Schools celebrate birthday

According to a statement released by Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent, Newton County's first board of education (BOE) was officially formed Feb. 7, 1871.

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

BOE members to ask for salary increase

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) debated and then approved a resolution aimed at raising the salary paid to BOE members.

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Range classes scheduled for Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Ever wanted to learn the basics relative to shooting, but not sure where to start? The Family Day at the Range series provides a perfect opportunity, offering training courses for those that wish to learn or advance their knowledge of firearms, safety and also get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Field Days provide students the ‘next step’ in hunter education

Students with a completed hunter education course "under their belt" are eligible to attend a Hunter Education Field Day. These "hands-on" learning experiences give students a chance to build on the knowledge and skills gained in their initial hunter education course.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Charles A. “Tony” Henry

Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry graduated from the 76th Trooper School in January of 2001 and for the past 16 years has been assigned to the Governor's Executive Security serving for Governors Roy Barnes, Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal. Tony is best described as "A Trooper's Trooper", a loving, compassionate; husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He was preceded in death his father; William Henry.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

House approves bill to remake and expand judicial watchdog

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would remake and expand the state's judicial watchdog agency.

February 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Senate approves budget changes, including storm relief

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawmakers have approved a spending plan increasing state law enforcement pay and providing money for storm recovery in south Georgia.

February 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the streets.

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Record-breaking $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto ticket sold in Covington

A Covington convenience store has sold the largest Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot ticket in Georgia Lottery history. A winning ticket worth a record $9.6 million was sold for the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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