Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a metropolis called Hollywood hunkered down to stand up and man-up for its native land. Instead of marketing political correctness, Hollywood's residents put their lives on the line for grassroots notions called individualism, capitalism and freedom. A port called Pearl Harbor transformed the make-believers into freedom-fighters.
When the Monastery of the Holy Spirit presents this year's performance of "The Play of Herod," it will mark the end of a 39-year-old tradition. Since 1974, this remarkable production has told the traditional Christmas story through a musical-drama more than 800 years old.
A woman was arrested on disorderly conduct charges Monday after her husband reported that she hit him with a beer bottle.
Davante Sanchez Bailey, 19, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, Nov. 26. Probation violation criminal trespass, theft by taking.
From the press release: Republican Dave Belton, a Morgan County school board member, announced late Tuesday his intention to run for the Georgia State House District 112 on the Republican ticket.
Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.
Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
A children's book about the humble, but beloved, sweet potato is helping to raise money for student volunteers at Oxford College.
Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.
A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a Covington police officer recognized that the man, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot, did not have a valid driver's license and was not disabled.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
State Rep. Doug Holt, R–Social Circle, was fascinated by politics, but after a 10-year stint at the Gold Dome, he's deciding to return full time to the private sector to pursue other passions.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 near Brown Bridge Road.
A Covington police officer on Friday arrested a man who reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy lottery tickets and ended up charged with possession of methamphetamine.
On Friday January 29, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Newton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress on Shenandoah Court. When deputies arrived they heard movement inside the residence and were attempting to surround the house when two males ran out of the back door toward the woods as an alert deputy gave chase. A NCSO K-9 tracking ...
The men and women who dedicate their lives to careers in law enforcement are required to be brave, to be selfless and to help others in distress, and while every one of the deputies in the Newton County Sheriff's Department fits the bill, three were honored Friday afternoon who went one step further, starting a tradition at the NCSO that Sheriff Ezell Brown hopes to continue.
Celebrating MLK's legacy: Oxford College student Joane Pascal gave a dramatic interpretation of song at the 2010 MLK Celebration at Old Church in Oxford. Following the invocation for the 2010 MLK Celebration, everyone in attendance sang Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing. The Rev. Sam Clowney spoke of education through the eyes of Martin Luther King, Jr. and encouraged the students in attendance to use their education to think insightfully about the issues ...
The Newton County Democratic Party is selling 100 rib platters for Super Bowl Sunday.
After eight months of public discussion and around 20 meetings, Newton County has finally purchased the 18.14-acre lot in Fairview Estates, planned for a public park, as well as 11 houses in various neighborhoods. The 12 properties cost a combined $1.05 million. Newton County received $1.74 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program money, with $1.1 million allocated for purchasing properties. The county expects to purchase one more house with its remaining $43,350. The rest of the ...
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in Newton County's favor Monday, ending a 12-year old lawsuit against Newton County that brings the county one step closer to preventing a private landfill from opening.
Jake Gilbert, 32, has suffered for many years with Type I diabetes. During Gibert's battle with diabetes he has endured many medical problems including vision loss, neuropathy, stage 3 kidney disease, hypertension, depression and damage to all of his major organs. Gilbert has gone into diabetic keytoacidosis twice in the last year and both times the doctors have told his family that they came very close to losing him. <font ...
Smart InVestments: On Jan. 9, Chick-fil-A hosted a fundraiser for the Newton County Sheriff's Office vest fund. Chris Giella and his wife Amy, the sponsors of the event, donated ten percent of the total sales toward the InVest fund. The event took place at 3130 Highway 278 in Covington. Deputy Wesley Atha and Deputy James Trent were both in attendance. Throughout the day citizens and patrons visiting the restaurant contributed to ...
4-H in the classroom: Fifth Grade students in Mrs. Galloway's class have been presenting 4-H projects during the past week. The students have been judged by Ms. Kasey Reid, Jasper County 4-H Extension Agent. All of the projects were deemed ready for District Project Achievement because the students had done such a great job on their speeches and posters. Piedmont Academy will have 20 fifth grade students that will be able to ...
Repairers of the Breach had another busy holiday season handing out toys, clothes and food to families in need. CEO Shirley Smith said it couldn't have been done without the support of numerous groups around Newton County.
On Jan. 14, Covington resident, singer and emerging songwriter Cindi Hall was sitting at her desk at C.P. Richard's Construction Company when she received a call on her cell phone from Dave Petrelli, director of events with NSAI, the Nashville Songwriters Association International. After asking how her day was going, he said, "I'm about to make it better." Hall and co-writer friend Derek Toomey entered the CMT (Country Music Television) Listeners' Choice Award contest in ...
Local high school students are getting firsthand knowledge of what it would be like to go before a judge - both as an attorney, witness, victim and suspect - while preparing for Newton County's mock trial regional competition.
Verdant nature: Heather Barrett has traveled throughout Newton County to gather these colorful, vibrant images. The railroad tracks are off Cook Street in Covington. The pink dogwood and the purple iris lilies were photographed in the garden of the Rev. Jackson on Moore Street. Nice Catch! Smokie Christopher caught this fish in a small lake near Mansfield. It took both Dennis Christopher and Roy Boy to bring it in. Smokie is currently a resident at ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...
Although District Attorney Ken Wynne may have to wait until July to be sworn in as a Alcovy Circuit Superior Court judge, he likely won't have to worry about running for reelection this November.