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Have You Ever Thought… Why do we have Memorial Day?

The statement that "All Politics is Local" is usually accredited to the late Tip O'Neal, who served as the 55th Speaker of the ...

May 28, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Newton Beat: News of your home county

Readers, thanks for joining us again and thanks, as always, for reading. Man, what a week we just had. It was something else, and there ...

May 28, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop ...

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living


Weekly Fix Music Calendar

What's up all you music lovers! Welcome to another edition of your "Weekly Music Fix." The month is drawing to a close, but the ...

May 28, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence from your trusted Correspondent

Hello, C-town! And we sure hope its lovely out there for everyone. In addition to being a proud member of the Tonto Network, I've ...

May 21, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Weekly Music Fix

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Weekly Fix. Hope you're hungry for some more rock, country and jazz beats that will get your ...

May 21, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Of the Difference between Graduation and Commencement?

With May coming to an end, most schools are ending their academic year. This is the time for the issuing of diplomas as students complete ...

May 21, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Covington Crier: Hear Ye, Hear Ye - what's the buzz?

Greetings & Salutations, dear readers. It's always a pleasure to join you on the pages of The News, this fine publication that's been telling ...

May 14, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Sweet ride

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods (GSF) Foundation joined forces with Alcovy Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to provide local foster children with bikes May 13. Covington ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Spirit pays

June McDowall accepts a check from Jim Murphy, of Waffle House, for the proceeds of April's Spirit Day. Until midnight tonight, the six Newton ...

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Daughter celebrates father's 100-year-old diploma

COVINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Polly Veal Harvey holds the high school diploma belonging to her late father, Mr. Everett Anderson Veal, who graduated from Livingston High ...

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Ulcofauhatchee Holler: What's the word around town

Welcome back, friends. It's so good to see you once again. Well, folks, The Sunday Buffet is no more. One and done. We struck ...

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Weekly Fix Music Calendar

This week the city is hot and buzzing with diverse music, and The Covington News is giving you the in tell on the where and ...

May 07, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


Have You Ever Thought… We build the future of the arts in our community today?

Your Arts Association in Newton County has as its mission to encourage youth and adults to participate in the arts both as audience and as ...

May 07, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


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Marshall Music Minute: Who's playing where & when

Welcome back to another edition of The Minute. There's a lot of great music this week.

March 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… That it is time for us in Covington to move?

Being the "Hollywood of the South" means you can be in more than one place at a time when you are in fact in Covington. Stop in front of the Welcome Center on Clark Street and you will be welcomed to Mystic Falls, Virginia as well as Sparta, Mississippi from the "Heat of the Night." Before this past Christmas you could have stopped by the filming of Dolly Parton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" and been in Sevierville, Tennessee. Monticello Street has been set in Selma, Alabama and the Court House in Hazard County, Kentucky.

March 05, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Engagement Announcement: Richardson, Reeves engagement

Greg and Tamara Richardson, of Oxford, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Richardson, to Tyler Reeves, of Athens, son of Leigh Reeves, of Milledgeville, and Kelly Reeves, of Troy, Alabama.

March 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


“We Ride to Provide” honors fallen K-9 officers in Porterdale

Fallen K-9 police officers were remembered Saturday morning as "We Ride to Provide" hosted its Ninth Annual National K-9 Memorial event at the Porter Memorial Gymnasium in Porterdale.

March 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Civil Air Patrol takes flight in Covington

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Newton County Civil Air Patrol (CAP) hosted a state-wide exercise to locate a simulated missing aircraft, emergency locator transmitters and disaster relief support.

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Covington to transform into Mystic Falls one last time

Covington will transform into the town of Mystic Falls one last time March 10 for the series finale event of "The Vampire Diaries."

March 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Hannah Thomas live at The Listening Room

Thanks for joining us again. Before we get started I'd like to give a shout-out to Joshua Jacobson, the "Piedmont Bluesman." We covered him several weeks ago and mentioned his new album release. Recently, Guitar World magazine, an international publication, did a story on Joshua and the new album. That's good stuff! Here's what's on tap this week.

February 26, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Teachers are the keys to building the future of our community

February brings the first recognitions for those graduating from High School. You may have read in the past few weeks that various athletes in our county that have signed grants in aid and letters of intent with various colleges and universities.. You may have read about the outstanding showing at the Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair by students form Newton County. It was at this annual events that all 42 participants from Newton won awards. Half of these were for first place. Also from the Academic side was the annual announcement of our local Star Students and Teachers.

February 26, 2017 | B. Wiley Stephens | Living


Adam Moseley completes Eagle Scout project

Adam Moseley, son of Sandy and Gene Moseley, has completed his Eagle Scout project. He is a member of Troop 222 at Academy Springs Park.

February 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Leighlynn Shine at The Speakeasy, Whiskey Bent at Amici

It's another big week of music in and around C-town. Let's dig in!

February 19, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... Why is tomorrow a holiday?

If you need to go to your bank tomorrow for any reason or walk down to your mailbox for a piece of mail you are expecting, you may be in for a surprise. Tomorrow is one of the 10 holidays that are observed by the Federal Government. It is the day set aside to "celebrate" George Washington's Birthday. Washington was born on Feb. 22, but the third Monday of February is when it is observed.

February 19, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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