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Newton County celebrates Minority Mental Health Month

When speaking about wellness, oftentimes physical health is the first thing that comes to mind. This usually includes conversation with one's primary care physician ...

July 09, 2017 | Naran Butler-Houck & Tara Echols | Health

Majority of BOC leaning toward tax hike to support public safety raises

COVINGTON, Ga. – Four of five members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) said Tuesday night they either support or are leaning toward supporting ...

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Crawford: Gov. Deal becomes part of the ‘resistance’

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a counter-movement called "the resistance."

May 28, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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Gingrich Cushman: Angels around us

While we tend to celebrate our own mothers on Mothers' Day, this year I am celebrating all mothers who overcome odds to take care of their children and others' children. "Janice" (not her real name) is one such woman.

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Alcovy boys soccer loss to Heritage fuels thoughts of improvement

CONYERS – The Alcovy Boys Varsity soccer team was looking for an upset against a top region opponent in Heritage-Conyers last Friday. However, the explosiveness of Heritage proved to be too much for the Tigers as they were shut out en route to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Patriots.

March 20, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Eastside soccer takes rivalry doubleheader against Newton

By Taylor Robins

March 12, 2017 | By Taylor Robins | Sports

Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

February 18, 2017 | Maria Danilova Associated Press | Education

Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state who is involved in education to help make the profession more attractive for more students to plan to be teachers.

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education

PREP BASKETBALL: Newton County state tournament capsules

Region championship celebrations and heartbreak have now given way to state tournament action. All three Newton County Georgia High School Association schools have teams participating in the tournament's first round, and we have state tournament capsules previewing the action.

February 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

No. 2 Newton shakes off slow start against Whitefield

On a night when the No. 2 ranked Newton boys (ranked No. 1 according to Maxpreps.com) would honor one of the current pillars of its program, a game Whitefield Academy team did its best spoiler routine.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton boys fly past Eastside Eagles with big night from J.D. Notae, Isaiah Miller

The Newton Rams overcame a raucous crowd, and an emotionally charged, revenge-minded Eastside Eagles squad to dismantle the Eagles 74-51 in the first of a pair of regular season games between the in-county rivals.

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service. The Meridian Chorale will sing and Steven Darsey will direct the music. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College. Admission is free.

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Living

Voters reject Opportunity School District

Georgia voters rejected Amendment 1, or the Opportunity School District, proposition on this year's ballot.

November 13, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Local

The Latest: Democratic Sen. Bennet wins re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):

November 08, 2016 | Associated Press | ELECTION 2016

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

A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington News about his welcome to the community and what he sees as Oxford College's strengths, opportunities and threats.

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Behind the ballot – Amendment 1

In previewing this year's election, here's a look at the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.

October 22, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Local

Newton offense gets stuck in shutout loss to No. 3 Grayson

GRAYSON, Ga. - When Newton Rams coach Terrance Banks looks back on this one, he won't be able to fault the defense.

October 21, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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