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Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth ...

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Outdoor grill safety for the summer

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Tina Barrick of Newton County ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County remembers Sam B. Hay Jr.

COVINGTON, Ga. - A pillar of the community, Sam B. Hay Jr.'s calm and steady presence will be remembered for his role on the Newton ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


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Ballroom dancing, T'ai chi classes added

Business is good at Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, and the local gym and pool facility is expanding its programs, as it began offering T'ai chi and ballroom dancing courses this month.

February 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Local health office adds two midwives

Continuing their commitment to providing the highest quality obstetrical, gynecological and urogynecological care, Covington Women's Healthcare Specialists has added two new midwifes to their staff.

February 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Crime briefs: Family feud leads to jail

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after officers arrived to a family fight on Stone Street.

February 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Recycle those flip flops!

If you're like me, you have multiple pairs of flip flops and in all shades of colors. And why wouldn't you? Especially since Old Navy has them for $3.50 a pair or even better, two for $5.

February 14, 2013 | Nhi Ho | Local


Driver involved in bus wreck fired

Gloria Inscore, the Newton County bus driver deemed at fault for the wreck last month that sent dozens of students to the hospital, has been terminated by the school system.

February 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


A special Valentine's Day downtown

Many people have walked the streets of the Covington Square and have witnessed the décor in the window of the Southern Heartland Gallery change with the seasons. However, on Valentine's Day afternoon, they may have noticed a couple cozied up together having lunch amongst flowers, hearts and art.

February 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Monticello woman killed in Thurs. crash

A Monticello woman was killed Thursday morning in a car accident on Flat Shoals Road and the Covington Bypass Road.

February 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Covington man arrested in Federal drug trafficking sting

A Covington man has been arrested and charged with accepting money in exchange for protection during drug deals in a federal undercover operation.

February 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners hold annual retreat Fri.

The public is invited to attend the Newton County Board of Commissioners annual two-day retreat where the new board of commissioners will weigh in on a number of issues that will impact the county.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Superintendent lays out SPLOST priorities

The education SPLOST referendum is fast approaching and Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews took the opportunity to explain the need for the continued sales tax at his Community Leadership Forum Tuesday morning.

February 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Bear Creek project OK'd by Ga. EPD

The Bear Creek Reservoir project has received a stamp of approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, as EPD has issued the final water withdrawal permits needed for the project. County attorney Tommy Craig made the announcement at the Feb. 5 Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Councils ban tobacco use in area parks

The Covington and Porterdale city councils have both approved ordinances banning the use of tobacco products in city parks and recreation facilities as a part of the tobacco ban ordinance recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Free Health and Fitness Expo Saturday

The Covington News is still on its health kick for the new year and is inviting the public to come out to the second annual Health and Fitness Expo to get some free health screenings and tips for how to stay healthy in 2013.

February 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


EMC donation helps veterans

On Jan. 16, members of the Snapping Shoals EMC Trust Board presented $5,000 from Operation Round Up funds to Honor Flight Conyers president Dave Smith. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for Snapping Shoals EMC members in which they allow their monthly power bills to be rounded up to the next dollar. The funds are used to help qualifying charitable/community organizations with specific needs that they have or to directly help people in need of assistance with household or living expenses, home repairs or equipment and medical or health needs.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Monte Carlo fundraiser rolls dice

If you didn't attend this year's Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser held by Southern Heartland Arts Inc., you missed a good time. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

February 12, 2013 | Paula Travis | Local


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