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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Life after football persuades Newton's Jaison Taylor to commit to Navy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Once upon a time, Jaison Taylor had aspirations not unlike most high school football players.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Harrop: We Can Move Past Trump on Climate Change

President Trump's spoken thoughts on climate change layer ignorance over irresponsibility. They humiliate thinking Americans and frustrate our friends. The president's recent refusal ...

June 04, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Crawford: The contestants for governor are lining up

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 21, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being the south's premier destination to live, work and play.

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Marcello Banes: Living to serve Newton County

"Faces of Newton County" honoree Marcello Banes made history in November of 2016 when he became the first African-American to be elected Chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton

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

Return of Josh Sims is a welcome sight for Eastside baseball

When the Eastside Eagles baseball team got to the place on its order where Josh Sims was up to bat last week against Alcovy, Eastside coach Bruce Evans had already figured out how he wanted to handle Sims' first at-bat since returning from thumb surgery.

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Rowe: Valentine’s Day is around the corner

I'm predicting it will snow again and I suspect some of you may think I've gone off the deep end but that's why you read what I write. They don't let just anybody write for the paper, you know. A good writer gets his or her facts from many reliable sources, which will remain confidential, but I guarantee you it wasn't a ground­hog. No matter what the charming little General Lee says, most southerners know with six weeks of winter still looming you can't rule out some more wintry weather before spring settles ...

February 12, 2017 | Beth Rowe | Columnists

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

PREP FOOTBALL: An early look at 11 potential Newton County stars for the 2017 season

Is it too early to talk about football?

January 09, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Alcovy alum and Duke graduate Devon Edwards is ready for shot at the NFL after injury

Devon Edwards looked sharp as he stood to give his speech during the Duke Blue Devils' 2016 team banquet.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

STOVALL: Finding the stories in our sports community is exciting work

So by the end of this week, I'll have had a full month on the job as the Sports Editor for The Covington News, and I must say it has been a tremendous experience.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

High School Football Preview: Playoff implications abound for county schools

After a week where two-thirds of Newton County's GHSA football teams had bye weeks, everyone is back in action this week with games that carry huge playoff implications, as the season's homestretch approaches.

October 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Have you ever thought …

Most agree that throughout the last few years, new life has come to the Square at the heart of Covington. We have seen a variety of shops, restaurants and eateries open. And others are set to join them soon. What's even more amazing is the number of people you see walking through the Square and sitting on the benches, visiting all throughout the day and evening.

October 16, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

This weekend we celebrate the contributions that workers have made towards the strength and well-being of our nation. Next weekend we look back and reflect on those who were killed on Sept. 11 and the public safety workers and bystanders who helped prevent more lives form being lost. And today, The Covington News is starting to accept nominations for our Hometown Hero.

September 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Have you ever thought…

Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of us can respond is some way to be a part of the answers and not the problems.

August 01, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Blood donors needed

The truth is blood cannot be manufactured.

July 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

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