By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Out with the old. In with the new.
0119 Column Art - Old New CovNews

You may have noticed several changes that have taken place over the last couple of weeks. Everything from different names on the bylines to the fonts and the masthead in order to create a new look.

Change can be difficult. Overwhelming. Scary. But it doesn’t have to be. It can be good. Thrilling. Needed. Welcomed. That’s what I’m bringing to the Covington News, the Newton County community,  and our readers. 

Since buying the newspaper in 2017, Patrick Graham — the owner and my father — has wanted to bring the original flag back. Despite how clean the modern masthead and flag was, there something to be said about having the Old English font for the top of your newspaper.
It’s like coming home.

Of course you have to change and adapt with the times. If you didn’t know already, in addition to our print products, we’re also available online at and all major social media platforms. You can read a single article or head over to our e-edition and read the print edition from your phone, laptop or iPad.
However, some things are just sacred and can’t be replicated in a digital format no matter how advance the new technology is. For example: although having a Kindle is great for many things when it comes to reading books, there is nothing quite like holding the original copy in your hands and the smell of the paper as your turn the pages. 

Bear with me. There will be some growing pains as there always is when something like this transpires. However, if you give me a chance, you won’t regret it.

Madison Graham is the publisher of the Covington News. Her email address is