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PHOTO GALLERY: Walking for a cure

Newton County hosted its annual Relay For Life Friday, welcoming dozens of participants who took time out to use this as an opportunity to support ...

April 30, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Living


Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… You might find yourself attending the Annual Hornyhead tournament, festival?

It is time again for the Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival in Newborn. It will be this coming Saturday, April 29. With the competition for ...

April 23, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Big weekends at Mystic & The Listening Room

Welcome back, fearless readers, and it's so good to join you once again for another edition of "The Minute." It's been simmering nicely ...

April 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton ...

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Create and hide unbreakable Easter eggs

Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Whiskey Bent at Amici; Big weekend at 5 O'Clock

The Sunday show today, April 9, at Porterdale Bar & Grill, will be the supremely talented front lady of Famous by February, Bethany Grace Hicks. Her ...

April 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... About joining your friends and neighbors for “Everybody Walks”

Last Wednesday was to be the ribbon cutting for the start of the Rail Trail that will reach from Covington to Newborn. But the weather ...

April 09, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Drew Parker at Lahrceny, Amy Rae at Listening Room highlight a big week

Welcome back to another edition of "The Minute," music fans. There a lot on the menu so grab a plate and dig in.

April 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... How the Right Steps Today Leads to a Brighter Future?

Making a difference in the future of our community and its young people starts a new major step forward with the coming of a Boy ...

April 02, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


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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


Marshall's Music Minute: Award-winning Bluegrass group coming to Covington

Greetings! It's another big week of music in Newton County.

February 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Bed frame related to Manson, Sharon Tate sells for thousands at auction

A bed frame that was once in the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Manson family sold tonight for $14,000 at a Social Circle auction house.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


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