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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 is the owner of The Covington News and The Walton Tribune. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and former publisher of The Paris News and The Galveston County Daily News in Texas.

David Clemons

David Clemons

Publisher
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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.

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Jackie

Jackie Gutknecht

Managing Editor
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Gabriel

Gabriel Stovall

Sports Editor
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Darryl Welch

Darryl Welch

Staff Writer
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Tyler Williams

Tyler Williams

Sports Reporter
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Bridget Worozbyt

Education Reporter
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Brian Worton

Brian Worton

Web Editor
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Circulation
Amanda Ellington

Amanda Ellington

Circulation Manager
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Lee Ann Avery

Legals Clerk
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Advertising
Cynthia Blackshear Warren

Cynthia Blackshear Warren

Advertising Manager
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Annette Benton

Advertising Representative
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Susan

Susan Grajko

Advertising Representative
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Columnists
Andy Butts

Andy Butts

Religion Columnist
Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford

Political Columnist
Irwin

Andy Irwin

Lifestyle Columnist
Jordan

Kasey Jordan

Religious Columnist
Levin

Rob Levin

Lifestyle Columnist
Owens

Chip Owens

Religious Columnist
Pace

Lyn Pace

Religious Columnist
Parson

Daniel Parson

Agricultural Columnist
Redman

Issac Redman

Religious Columnist
Rowe

Beth Rowe

Lifestyle Columnist
Wiley

Wiley Stephens

Lifestyle Columnist
Dick Yarbrough

Dick Yarbrough

Opinion Columnist
Interns
Tory Bouchillon

Tory Bouchillon

Photography Intern
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Xavier Lewis

Administrative Intern
Dylan Shellenberg

Dylan Schellenberg

News Intern