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Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back ...

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by the forceful veto of a similar ...

February 22, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

BOC approves SPLOST spending

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to use $77,000 in 2011 SPLOST revenues to fund improvements at Dinah Pace Neighborhood Park ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new JDA members

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county's new representatives on the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Walton and Newton ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside baseball gets second straight county win with romp over Alcovy

So far, you can call Eastside baseball the county champs.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

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Judge Baker honored prior to his retirement

Judge Henry Baker, Newton County's Probate Court Judge for the last 40 years was celebrated by dozens of Newton County and regional dignitaries for his decades of service Friday afternoon.

December 02, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Theme School raises blue ribbon flag

The Newton County Theme School (NCTS) at Fiquett was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education - a distinction earned by only 10schools in Georgia and 239 nationally.

December 02, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

The Pride of Eastside performs in Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band joined the likes of Larry King, Olivia Newton-John and Bill Engvall this past weekend, during the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood, California.

December 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute in their home, Newton County Sheriff's Investigator Jeff Alexander said Friday morning.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Fire graduates four recruits

The 2016 Newton County Fire Recruiting class celebrated the graduation of four recruits Nov. 29.

December 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The Covington News via Twitter.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Editor's Note: This is an overview of the Forensic Audit report released by Newton County Monday. More stories on this matter will follow at CovNews.com and Sunday's print edition of The Covington News.

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

Meet and greet with Chair-elect Banes set for Thursday, Dec. 8

Newton County residents will have a chance to meet their next Chair of the Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 8.

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the appeal of Goldstein, Garber & Salama, LLC v. J.B. The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case Monday, Dec. 5, during its 10 a.m. session.

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

State representatives provide insight

Five of Newton County's state-level representatives stopped by for the first-ever Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T Wednesday morning to discuss their priorities for the upcoming legislative session and answer local questions.

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing a tire, and arrested the driver on multiple charges.

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

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