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Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton's Jaquan Henderson, Josh Tukes get glimpse of Georgia Tech future

ATLANTA, Ga. - Josh Tukes and Jaquan Henderson got a glimpse of their future Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Alcovy football ready for freshman focus this week

By the time the Alcovy football team's freshman-to-be get through with coach Chris Edgar this week, he'll be expecting the current eighth graders ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy

JJ Holloman finds comfort on big stage at UGA's G-Day

ATHENS, Ga. - According to second year Georgia football coach Kirby Smart, the reason why 66,000-plus fans came out on a Saturday to watch a ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey ...

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was ...

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after ...

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

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Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site detour. Local traffic will be allowed along SR 36 up to the bridge construction zone.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back a couple of weeks to the Rams' Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament championship weekend.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution as passed Monday night.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by the forceful veto of a similar proposal last year by the state's Republican governor.

February 22, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

BOC approves SPLOST spending

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to use $77,000 in 2011 SPLOST revenues to fund improvements at Dinah Pace Neighborhood Park and Victoria Station Park.

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new JDA members

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county's new representatives on the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Walton and Newton Counties at its meeting Tuesday night.

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective March 1.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Eastside baseball gets second straight county win with romp over Alcovy

So far, you can call Eastside baseball the county champs.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field for what proved to be an offensive showcase for the Eagle hitters as they combined for an impressive 15 hits.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation's first statewide freeway patrol service.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

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