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About The Covington News

The Covington News is a community-based weekly newspaper that serves the citizens of Newton County, Georgia, as it has since its inception in 1865. The News has won a myriad of awards for the wide-ranging coverage it provides its readers. As the legal organ of the county, The News is the source of local information for Newton residents. 

Executive Staff
Patrick Graham

Patrick Graham

Owner

Patrick Graham purchased The Covington News in 2017. He also owns The Walton Tribune in Monroe, Georgia, as well as The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, Alabama, Times-Journal in Fort Payne, Alabama, and the Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Madison Graham

Madison Graham

Publisher
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Madison Graham was named publisher of The Covington News in December 2019. She previously served as ad director of The Walton Tribune and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Advertising
Cynthia Blackshear-Warren

Cynthia Blackshear Warren

Advertising Manager
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Circulation
Amanda Ellington

Amanda Ellington

Circulation Manager
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Lee Ann

Lee Ann Avery

Legals Clerk
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Newsroom
Darryl Welch

Darryl Welch

Managing Editor
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Michael Pope

Michael Pope

Sports Editor
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Caitlin Jett

Caitlin Jett

Staff Writer
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Tory Bouchillon

Tory Bouchillon

Freelance Photographer
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Kaylyn Hopper

Freelance Reporter
Kathy Hooks

Kathy Hooks

Freelance Reporter
Tyler

Tyler Williams

Freelance Sports Reporter
Columnists
Irwin

Andy Irwin

Lifestyle Columnist
Jordan

Kasey Jordan

Religious Columnist
Jeff MacKenzie

Jeff MacKenzie

Lifestyle Columnist
Pace

Lyn Pace

Religious Columnist
Interns

Are you interested in interning with The Covington News? Fill out the online application today: Covington News Internship Application