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STOVALL: Thoughts on Hugh Freeze, Kyrie Irving and the Hawks and a soon-coming school year

You ever have so much to talk about that you didn't know where to begin?

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Five sports storylines we're tracking for the 2017-18 school year

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It seems like we were just counting down the top 10 sports stories of the 2016-17 school year about five minutes ago, and ...

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

NewRock Prep Academy gives athletes 'LastChanceU' Experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - Most first year schools don't have it this good.

July 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton County Dixie Boys advance to 14u World Series

A somewhat small-but-growing Newton County will be represented in a huge way in the baseball scene in just a few weeks' time as the Newton ...

July 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Harrop: Not Enough Exercise, Too Much: Americans Polarized Here, Too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least ...

July 23, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Crawford: Georgia has its own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not.

July 23, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Yarbrough: It’s time to stop fighting a war that has been over 152 years

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 23, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our Thoughts: All of our content has equal value

The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Gingrich Cushman: Media Hype Forces Friction

Americans' interests and broadcast news coverage are at odds. Additionally, the tendency of the news media to focus on conflict rather than progress helps create ...

July 23, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Belton: Georgia is in good plans

I periodically like to update you on where we are as a state. While our federal politics are largely a mess, Georgia is in a ...

July 23, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | Columnists

BOC approves final bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave final approval to a $22,730,000 bond issuance by the county's Solid Waste ...

July 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Tucker named housing authority director

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shamica Tucker has been selected as the director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington. Tucker previously served as the interim ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Three Ring Studios announces scholarship exclusively for Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

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SPRING FOOTBALL: Q&A with Newton coach Terrance Banks

Spring football has begun in Newton County, and over the next two weeks, each of our three GHSA schools will get a closer look at what they can expect come August when the 2017 season kicks off.

May 09, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: History of the City of Covington

Editor's note: This column is the start of a weekly series of historic musings brought to you by The Covington News' Columnist Marshall McCart. These columns were previously published by McCart on The Piedmont Chronicles (TPC), which features blog-style posts about Newton County. The Covington News does not have any affiliation with nor does it endorse the content published on TPC.

May 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Oxford native named president of ABAC Ambassadors

OXFORD, Ga. - Kerstin Hilley has been selected as the 2017-2018 President of the ABAC Ambassadors, one of the most prestigious leadership organizations at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

May 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Best Bank parent company closed by Feds

COVINGTON, Ga. – Guaranty Bank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which did business in Georgia as Best Bank, was closed Friday, May 5 by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to information on the Best Bank website. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. According to the information, no advance notice is given to the public when a financial institution is closed.

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business

Peachtree Academy baseball sweeps Praise, earns state title game berth against Westminster Christian

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ After winning their first game against Praise Academy 12-2, Peachtree Academy dug deep to stop a semifinals if-game when they won the second contest of the playoff doubleheader 11-8 in eight innings on Friday.

May 08, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Peachtree Academy

STOVALL: Is Peachtree Academy turning into a GICAA "title town" school?

There's a program in Covington with championship pedigree brewing. But if you look in the obvious places, you just might miss.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy

Peachtree Academy tennis teams bring first ever state crown to school

COVINGTON, Ga. -- In 16 years of existence, coming into this school year, Peachtree Academy athletics had zero state championships to boast of.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy

UPDATE: CPD identifies murder victim burned in woods

UPDATE (May 8, 9:45 a.m.): COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) has identified the man who was murdered and his body left burning in the woods Saturday.

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton's Isaiah Miller commits to UNC-Greensboro

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

The Esoteric South: What the old folks used to say vs. that's what they say

As a young boy I fondly remember my Grandmother talking oftentimes about what the old folks used to say. The old folks used to say this; this old folks used to say that. The old folks had a lot of things they used to say, and I always got a kick out of hearing about it. As a rule, the old folks were good people who believed in doing the right things and doing things right. They believed in hard work, fair dealing and living the Golden Rule (the original one, not the other one). They sounded like good old ...

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Bulldog Tire Company celebrates 35years

COVINGTON, Ga. - Bulldog Tire Company has been providing quality automotive services to the Newton County community for 35 years.

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Reach Thrift Store: Serving the community through ministry

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tina Clark, the manager of Reach Thrift Store had a vision for opening a thrift store as part of her church's outreach ministry.

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Covington Family Chiropractic provides quality care to families

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Family Chiropractic has provided quality chiropractic care to the Covington community for almost four years, and was recently selected as the April Small Business of the Month by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Piedmont Opens New Primary Care Physician Offices

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Patients in Social Circle, Conyers and the surrounding communities soon will have increased access to primary care with the addition of two new Piedmont Physicians locations.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Five convenience centers may remain open after June 30

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) heard a proposal to keep five convenience centers, plus one center to be used exclusively for recycling and yard waste, at its special called meeting Thursday afternoon.

May 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

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