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Pair of Newton Rams football players selected to True 19 All-Star Game

COVINGTON, Ga. -- As August approaches, a lot of the football talent in the class of 2017 is preparing to hit the field in college stadiums ...

July 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Yarbrough: This recruit blows off opportunity to blow up

KNOCK! KNOCK! "Sir, you wanted to see me?"

July 16, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Pace: What Makes a Good Community?

I recently had the grand opportunity to walk in the Fourth of July parade in Oxford, because my son had been invited to ride on ...

July 16, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Letter: Marcello Banes explains EMS situation

To the Citizens of Newton County:

July 07, 2017 | | Letters

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Georgia nabs nation's No. 1 running back prospect Zamir White

ATHENS, Ga. – Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb's eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

CAMERON FREEMAN: A former player's thoughts on 7-on-7s from the other side of the game

I spend a lot of my very rare free time doing a whole lot of self reflection.

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with ...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

UPDATE: Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.:

June 15, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Oxford introduces new assistant city manager

OXFORD, Ga. – Matthew Pepper was introduced as Oxford's new assistant city manager by Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the city council's June 5 meeting.

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Congressman Johnson honors service to our country at ‘Extending the Legacy’ ceremony

Congressman Hank Johnson honored both veterans who have served our country, and the young people who have committed to joining our armed services at his ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

FOOTBALL: Four Newton County athletes considered among top prospects in Georgia

For any athlete, it's always nice to see where you stack up among a larger group of talent. Our sports staff had a hunch ...

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Lamarius Benson doubles down on South Carolina commitment, lauds EHS newcomer RBs

COVINGTON, Ga. - Lamarius Benson was very honest.

June 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

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GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly taken their own lives in Georgia, with 14 occurring in the past two months. The majority of the suicides were committed with firearms, with hangings as the second most used method.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Irwin: Road Improvement has Closed Henderson’s

When I am opening a new internet account or phone app or whatever, and it asks me to come up with answers to those security questions – Favorite teacher... First pet… Favorite restaurant… – the answer to my favorite restaurant is and ever shall be, Henderson's.

May 21, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke the law, which evidently he did not, but because he committed an act that would be considered criminal and perhaps treasonous if perpetrated willfully by any other government official.

May 21, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Columbus Regional in Exclusive Negotiations with Piedmont Healthcare

Monday, Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove successful, Columbus Regional will become Piedmont's regional "hub" for clinical services in Southwest Georgia.

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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

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

Newton County Water Resources receives Gold Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Water Resources provides award-winning quality water to the residents of Newton County.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Crawford: The governor tries another idea for improving schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Newton Federal Bank announces closing of stock offering and completion of reorganization transaction

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Federal Bank (the "Bank") announced that it has completed its reorganization, effective today, into the mutual holding company structure and the related stock offering of Community First Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company"), the Bank's new holding company. As a result of the reorganization, the Bank has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, the Company has issued and sold 46% of its outstanding shares to subscribers in the stock offering, including the Bank's ESOP, and the Company has issued 54% of its outstanding shares to Community First Bancshares, MHC, the Company's federally- chartered mutual holding ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Gingrich Cushman:A meaningful life

This month has included the passing of my friend Julie who, at 41 years of age, was almost a decade younger than I.

April 30, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Yarbrough:Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell apart. State Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta, can speak first-hand about how the political process can stink worse than ground-up hog parts.

April 30, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (NCIDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the Three Ring Studios project at its April 26 meeting.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington

Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was back in court Thursday for a competency hearing.

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican Restaurant. He locked up the store on Covington Bypass, walked across the parking lot to his 1999 Ford Expedition, climbed in and drove out heading home.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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

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