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FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- STOVALL: 2017 Newton County football preview a labor of love

Some work is just straight up labor. And then there's my work.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

My Thoughts: It's been a great ride

Almost two years ago, I took up the call to lead The Covington News. Many people asked me how I intended to lead a newspaper ...

August 13, 2017 | Hosanna Fletcher | Our Thoughts

Morris Communications selling newspapers to GateHouse Media

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State

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

City unofficially approves millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council made a consensus, or unofficial vote, to keep the city's millage rate the same as last year's.

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Our Thoughts: Where do you draw the line?

The Covington News prides itself in being a weekly print publication with a daily online presence. We are constantly working to make sure our website ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Crawford: Believe it or not, the 6th District race is finally over

"Our long national nightmare is over."

July 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Harrop: You Should Know, the Flag Is Not a Rag

We've seen American flag bikinis -- stars on the bottom and stripes on top or the other way around. Flags are used as bandanas and ...

July 02, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

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Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father's Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year, we at The Covington News work to honor our fathers each and every day.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Harrop: Liberals find community, and that could be big

During the presidential campaign, many Hillary Clinton voters in Atlanta's suburbs thought they were alone. That was an easy conclusion to draw because few felt comfortable putting Clinton signs on their front lawns or expressing their political preference at parties. Their neighbors seemed overwhelmingly Republican.

April 09, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Harrop: Liberals find community, and that could be big

During the presidential campaign, many Hillary Clinton voters in Atlanta's suburbs thought they were alone. That was an easy conclusion to draw because few felt comfortable putting Clinton signs on their front lawns or expressing their political preference at parties. Their neighbors seemed overwhelmingly Republican.

April 09, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Jenny McDonald: Building Newton County as ‘Hollywood of the South’

Having grown up in Newton County, Jenny McDonald, director of tourism and marketing for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, moved back to her hometown to raise her son. The rest is history for the Newton County native who now spends her time marketing the county as "The Original Hollywood of the South."

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton

BOC: Henderson call for investigation of Schulz

The Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night after a commissioner repeatedly accused another commissioner of wrongdoing and called for an investigation.

March 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Yarbrough: Good customer service may be going the way of the dodo bird

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

March 05, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Yarbrough: Good customer service may be going the way of the dodo bird

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

March 05, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

KCNB seeks volunteers for clean up

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Deal highlights Georgia tourism, unveils 2017 travel guide

Gov. Nathan Deal today was joined by leaders from Georgia's tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $59 billion impact of tourism on Georgia's economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Deal with a check representing the $3 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Not surprisingly, demand for tickets is high, and this creates an opportunity that scammers are already exploiting through the sale of fake, void or stolen tickets. Not only can consumers lose money in these scams, they may also become victims of identity theft if they give a scammer their personal or financial information.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. you're evil

Dear Facebook friends,

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists

Analysis: Trump's win a shock to the system

WASHINGTON (AP) - A shockwave.

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deal's Opportunity School District amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.

October 29, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Covington artisan market offers a variety of shops

Lyn Gossage said there's not a craft project she hasn't tried her hand at throughout the last 40 years. She also loves to bake breads, pies, muffins, brownies and other goods.

September 18, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

Forensic audit questions spending at Nelson Heights

Forensic accountant David Sawyer reported findings of questionable spending, possible preferential treatment and inadequate financial documentations concerning the Nelson Heights Community Center to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Local

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