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.
David Clemons is the editor and publisher of The Covington News. He is a graduate of the University of Montevallo and former publisher of The Walton Tribune in Monroe, Georgia, and the Times-Journal in Fort Payne, Alabama.