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PREP SOFTBALL: Newton Rams hold off South Gwinnett to open region play

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Newton Rams softball team joined 2016 region champion Grayson and Archer as one of three Region 8-AAAAAAA teams to jump out to ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

OXFORD SPORTS: Lady Eagles soccer falls in Tuesday season opener

Football was not the only sport kicking off this week in Newton County.
The Lady Eagles of Oxford College (0-1) opened their 2017 season Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Traffic offense leads to arrest of wanted person

COVINGTON, Ga. – A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) unit arrested a wanted Covington man Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington man tased twice, arrested

COVINGTON, Ga. - After witnessing a van making sharp turns and traveling at approximate speeds exceeding 80 mph, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Travis Pierce was ...

August 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Newton Hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Piedmont Newton Hospital on Tuesday to discuss the importance of immunizations with new mothers and to visit ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

How Fairview Elementary observed the eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - Fairview Elementary School celebrated the solar eclipse with a variety of activities throughout the school day on Monday, Aug. 21. From start to ...

August 22, 2017 | LaMoyne A. Brunson Principal | Education

CPD makes drug arrests after couple found sleeping in car

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Covington man and a Woodstock woman on drug charges Friday evening after the pair were found ...

August 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Georgia Courthouses

*originally published in 2013

August 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Sen. Tonya Anderson to Host Ceremony for Local Vietnam War Veterans

CONYERS, Ga. - Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) will host a certificate and lapel pin ceremony to publicly recognize Vietnam War veterans from Rockdale, Newton and ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Still a few spaces left for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ handgun program

MANSFIELD, Ga. - Don't miss out on a chance to improve your handgun knowledge and skills, and experience fun and friendship. The Beyond Becoming an ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

UPDATE: Victim identified in Newborn body found

UPDATE, (Aug. 21 2:15 p.m.): According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report, the victim has been identified as Raquale ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

No leads in Friday night Porterdale shooting incident

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Robert Boisis said there are no leads in a shooting incident that occurred Friday night in Porterdale. The ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

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Grady EMS picked to provide interim ambulance services

COVINGTON, Ga. - Grady EMS has been picked to provide ambulance services on a short-term mutual aid basis in Newton County starting Aug. 1, according to a press release from county Public Information Officer (PIO) Bryan Fazio.

June 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Rocks, literally

COVINGTON, Ga. - Are you the type of person who is always exploring? Well, Newton Rocks is now giving you something to look for.

June 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Weekly Music Fix

Hey, to all the music loving wanderers! We have some exciting events just for you. If you loved what we listed last week, you can keep the music playing by emailing news@covnews.com every Wednesday before 5 p.m., to have your events, concerts, live music, posted online at The Covington News.

June 23, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living

PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside's fourth place finish at Airo 7v7 all about 'competing'

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Troy Hoff has been with Eastside High School for over 10 years, this year will be his third as head coach. Since he took over in 2015, Eastside has enjoyed 7-3 and 7-3-1 records respectively.

June 23, 2017 | Kennington Smith | Eastside

Fun is the name of the game for World Series bound Newton County 8u All-Stars

By Cameron Freeman

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Elija Godwin is Georgia's Boys Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. – After a stellar, three-title performance at the 2017 State Track & Field Championships, Newton's Elija Godwin has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Georgia Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 acres of potential. Today, it is a certified organic farm producing quality vegetables as well as a college farm supporting the education, research and community outreach mission of Oxford College.

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder, felony escape and hijacking a motor vehicle.

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State

BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to direct County Attorney Megan Martin to "have a completed application for ground ambulance licensure executed by Commission Chairman Banes and submitted to the State no later than June 22, 2017."

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County GHSA schools - Alcovy, Eastside and Newton - are expected to compete.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

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