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Local schools receive grants for growing

Alcovy High School (AHS), Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) recently were awarded grants through the Grants for Growing program funded by Tractor Supply. Each...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Do low salaries impact public safety in Newton County?

COVINGTON, Ga. – According to Newton County Human Resources Director Keyra Fray, there are currently 32 vacant positions in the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO). Sheriff Ezell Brown said...

May 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton shines at state FFA Convention

Eighty-six Newton County FFA members recently attended the Georgia FFA State Convention in Macon. FFA members received numerous accolades while in attendance. Dos Harper was named the North Regi...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

Myra Frady and a campus built for learning

OXFORD, Ga. - Myra Frady is a builder. During her 28-year career as a teacher and administrator at Oxford College of Emory University, she has helped and often led the development of a robust infor...

May 28, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Irwin: Standing for Something

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." I grew up hearing this saying from time to time. It was often quoted at Boy Scout meetings, patriotic events, and church youth gatheri...

May 28, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

NCSS Superintendent accepting applications for Student Advisory Council

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey is currently accepting applications for openings on her Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year. The Coun...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia's kids,...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Tiki Tattoos: Inking beautiful designs for Covington residents

COVINGTON, Ga. - For 10 years now, Tiki Tattoos has offered quality tattoo and body art services for the Covington community, inking the designs of clients' dreams on their bodies. Owner Beth Rock...

May 28, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Parson: Honey, thank you

Have you thanked a honey bee lately? They provide pollination for a majority of our food crops. Do they want a "Thank You" card? No. Do they want you to take them out to lunch to show your thanks? ...

May 28, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

Owens: Ending to begin again

One of the funniest moments around my house is trying to get my four-year-old to understand that the "Lion Guard" TV show that he watches now is a spinoff of the movie that came out when his dad wa...

May 28, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion

Weekly Fix Music Calendar

Editor's Note: The Covington News apologizes for errors in the listings of this week's edition of the "Weekly Music Fix." --- What's up all you music lovers! Welcome to another edition of your "W...

May 28, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living

Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop so you can join, too. This week, I stopped in at Johnny's Pizza....

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living

The Newton Beat: News of your home county

Readers, thanks for joining us again and thanks, as always, for reading. Man, what a week we just had. It was something else, and there's a genuine thought on our end that this upcoming week is goi...

May 28, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Have You Ever Thought… Why do we have Memorial Day?

The statement that "All Politics is Local" is usually accredited to the late Tip O'Neal, who served as the 55th Speaker of the U.S. House, 1977-1987. He is said to have used the phrase in his first...

May 28, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

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