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Last-second field goal propels Newton past South Gwinnett

The Newton High School football team got its first taste of region play when the Souath Gwinnett Comets came to town on Friday, and it ...

October 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Tigers shutout by Grovetown defense, lose first region game

The Alcovy High School football team suffered a lopsided 34-0 loss on the road to Grovetown Friday night in the Tigers' first region game of ...

October 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Local public health district earns national accreditation

After a rigorous peer review, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale (GNR) County Health Department was nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in ...

September 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 28

Justin Blake Barlow, 26, Covington, Sept. 24, deposit account fraud

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Letter: A landmark

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Thank you

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Annie Grace Saffo

Funeral services for Ms. Annie Grace Saffo of 6239 Green Acres Dr. Covington, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ms. Sally Ann Vining

Sally Ann Vining, 77, of Atlanta and formally of Covington, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

September 29, 2016 | Susan Grajko | OBITUARIES

KCNB holds river clean up

Join other volunteers to help clean up rivers and streams in Newton County as part of Rivers Alive on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 9 ...

September 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

From Mystic to the Yellow River, a big week

Every weekend seems to be a busy one for music in and around Covington, but this weekend can be classified as insanely busy. The weekend ...

September 29, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Education

Former employees work at Henderson’s for old time’s sake

Since news of the Newton County restaurant's closing broke, Henderson's has been busy, according to Cassandra Henderson. But not just with customers clamoring ...

September 28, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Tell it like it is …

I hope you are holding up in this scorching summer heat. I can already feel a bit of the summertime blues creeping in, but when it's this humid and hot it doesn't take long.

August 01, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING

4-H’er wins third in state

Did you know the blue tongued skink, a lizard found in Australia, gives birth to live young? Or that you can see one at Bear Hollow Zoo and Wildlife Trail in Athens?

August 01, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Dustin Bragg at the Sycamore; Campbell Harrison and Bucket Shot Revival at the Listening Room @ IBP

Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming week looks to be equally impressive. So grab a plate, and let's dig in.

August 01, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Have you ever thought…

Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of us can respond is some way to be a part of the answers and not the problems.

August 01, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

August is here! Get smart, get immunized!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Newton County Health Department would like to emphasize that immunizations, at every age, provide life-saving protection for our whole community. This article is the first in a four part series to increase awareness about the importance of vaccinations -- from back to school requirements to the flu season.

August 01, 2016 | Sarah Neale | Health

There oughta be a law

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

August 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | OPINION

Recasting Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway.

August 01, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | OPINION

There's no Bernie Revolution without Bernie

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.

August 01, 2016 | Froma Harrop | OPINION

How Newton County compares to its neighbors

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Photos: Eastside hosts alumni softball game

Eastside Softball, the most successful sports program in its' school's history, held an Alumni game Saturday, July 23.

August 01, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Alcovy football players assist Action Ministries, community during back-to-school event

Members of the Alcovy football team helped out in a big way during the Newton County Sheriff's Office Back-to-School Supply Giveaway on July 23.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Alcovy

Warriors look ahead to upcoming season

Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward to a great season. The Warriors will be building off a 2015 campaign that brought a runner up finish in the GICAA Division II-A Northeast Region.

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Tackling heat exhaustion on the practice field

On July 22, it was reported that 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert, from south Fulton County, Georgia had brain damage after suffering a heat stroke during football practice at Welcome All Park. He reportedly collapsed around 7:30 p.m. during conditioning drills while it was 90 degrees outside, according to a report on WSB-TV.

August 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Cowan will run unopposed in the November elections

Three Republicans were the only candidates who entered the race for the District 5 Commissioner seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC). After the May 24 primaries, when none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election, was scheduled for last Tuesday.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016

Banes wins as Democrat candidate for Chair

The Democratic candidate for County Chair for the Board of Commissioners will be Marcello Banes, who received 51.40 percent of the vote. The total number of votes cast was 2778, with 1,428 for Banes and 1,350 for Phil Johnson.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016

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