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Bob Mackey named CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc, (BGCNCG) announced that its corporate board has chosen Bob Mackey as the organization's next chief executive ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


New summer day camp inspires young girls

Camp Girls Building Businesses (GBB) is a summer day camp for girls between the ages of 7 to 14. The camp focuses on educating, empowering ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


McCart: Gregg Allman's memory lives on

On May the 27th, Gregory LeNoir Allman, of the seminal Southern Rock group The Allman Brothers Band, slipped his earthly bonds, went home to Glory ...

June 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Couple honored for foster parenting

Lanette Cooper will tell you that sometimes being a foster parent can feel like a thankless job.

June 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Living


Warm night, cool sounds

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Washington Street Community Center hosted a special fundraising event Friday night at the Porterdale Mill Lofts. The warm night featured cool sounds in ...

June 04, 2017 | Cynthia Warren | Living


Have You Ever Thought … There are those in Newton with amazing stories to tell

I would have never expected to meet a man who is a "legend" in the world of dog sled racing right here in Covington. His ...

June 04, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: News of Newton & the lovely city of Covington

Happy Sunday, fine readers, and we sure hope it's a great day for all of you in Paradise. Well, obviously a big item of ...

June 04, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Kids fishing events: Make a fishing friend for life

Fishing together with your child can build powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember! Don't know how to fish? No problem. Visit ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Fishing and boating activities create fun, family memories

Georgia lakes, rivers and ponds are waiting for your visit, and what better time to get outdoors than during National Fishing and Boating Week, June ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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

Editor's Note: The Covington News apologizes for errors in the listings of this week's edition of the "Weekly Music Fix."

May 28, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | 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


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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


Marshall's Music Minute: What's going on around the area for your listening pleasure

Welcome back to the Music Minute, Covington music fans, and it's looking like we've got a huge week of music on tap here in the home county. Let's get to it.

February 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Will digging into your family history unearth the unexpected?

Actress Katey Sagal discovered a surprising fact about her family history when she appeared on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show, which features celebrities tracing their roots.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Georgia State’s Newton Campus fields now home to Peachtree Academy

Georgia State University's Newton Campus has leased the university's ball fields to Peachtree Academy.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Mentoring provides rewarding results for everyone involved

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson saw how mentoring programs can have a positive impact on communities during his time in Leadership Georgia about 14 years ago. Since then, he – along with a group of passionate volunteers – has created a mentoring program in Newton County.

January 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to convalescents who cannot leave their homes.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know which avenue to take. Leading a youth organization or mentoring children can change the lives of both children and volunteers in numerous ways.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall’s Music Minute: Famous by February, Bluesman Adrian Barksdale playing back-to-back shows

Welcome back to the Minute, good readers, so glad you could join us once again.

January 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Morrow, of Jefferson.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of J. Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton Mentors celebrate National Mentoring Month

The month of January is recognized for many things. It is the start of a new year, a time to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and even a time to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day. January, is also celebrated as National Mentoring Month (NMM), a time to celebrate mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.

January 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release by Johnny Roquemore, The Apostles of Bluegrass playing at

Welcome back to the Minute! And thanks so much for all the feedback on the last column. That Joshua Jacobson is something else, and his brand of Piedmont Blues is quite a treat. We're featuring another new album release in this edition.

January 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release from Joshua Jacobson; several good shows on tap

Greetings, music lovers, welcome back to another installment of the Music Minute. There is a lot to cover today, so let's get right to it.

January 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


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