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Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Newton High teacher killed in accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton High School teacher was killed in a two-car collision Thursday morning on Brown Bridge Road.

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pictures of Progress: Crossfit Unyielding cuts ribbon

Crossfit Unyielding, located at 80 Piper Road, joined the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the gym. Crossfit Unyielding prides ...

May 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


House fire reported in Oxford

UPDATE, May 12, 3:20 p.m.: The scene of the house fire has been cleared and traffic is free to travel as normal.

May 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local




Sen. Anderson, Rep. Dickerson host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON, Ga. - Representative Pam Dickerson and Senator Tonya Anderson host a Town Hall Meeting Thursday night in this historic courthouse on the Covington Square. The ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


BD to acquire Bard

COVINGTON, Ga. – BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) has announced an agreement under which it will acquire C.R. Bard, Inc., according to an April 23 ...

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Covington Highway 142 widening shifting traffic

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Georgia DOT contractor will begin traffic shift setup Monday on the State Route (SR) 142/Industrial Park Boulevard widening and bridge project ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Jody Hice visits Rotary

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Covington during its April 25 meeting to update the club on ...

April 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Clearing for round-a-bout project underway on 278

COVINGTON, Ga. - Trees are coming down to make way for the $19.3 million project on Highway 278 in Covington.

April 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Georgia Congressman Jody Hice tours Newton County businesses

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton / Covington Office of Economic Development (NCOED) hosted Georgia Congressman Jody Hice this week on a tour of the area's biggest ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alcovy CASA welcomes newest advocates

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy CASA, Inc. is happy to welcome aboard our most recently newly sworn in volunteer advocates in Newton County. These are individuals who ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Open House for South River Bridge replacement tonight

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting a Detour Open House tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Linda Hays advises of jury scam

Linda Hays, clerk of Superior Courts, wants citizens to be aware of the latest jury scam in Newton County.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Format of Thursday's candidates' forum announced

 The Covington News and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce have organized and will present a candidates' forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Turner Lake Recreation Facility.

October 30, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | Local


Efficiency promised in tax race

 In the race for tax commissioner of Newton County, two-term incumbent Republican Barbara Dingler is challenged by Democrat Nicholas Day, a retired employee of the Henry County Tax Commissioner's Office.

October 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local


Fleeing man hides under camper with Pit Bull; Drunk driver arrested at 11 a.m.

 A deputy on patrol in the area of Ridge Avenue noticed a vehicle after the driver, once he passed the patrol car, reportedly accelerated and sped away.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


Newborn to stagger terms

The Newborn City Council has voted to move to staggered terms for elected officials beginning in November 2009.

October 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local


Mitcham says HBA quietly endorsing his opponent

 Though the Newton County Home Builders Association has not officially endorsed anyone in the District 3 race for Board of Commissioners, Keith Mitcham, one of the candidates for that seat, said they have tacitly endorsed his opponent, Nancy Schulz.

October 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local


Prolific prowlers

 The west end of Newton County has been plagued with a rash of burglaries, and homeowners on Ga. Highway 212 are offering a reward to help put a stop to the problem.

October 28, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


A run for little Adler

For many parents looking forward to the arrival of their first child, decorating the baby's room is an exercise of anticipation of a looming due-date.

October 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Local


Gunfire erupts after high school party

A party for Newton High School students and the football team ended in gunfire Thursday evening according to reports released by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


A place to rest

ost 15-year-olds don't spend their time thinking about ways to help those less fortunate. Nor would they spend several weekends actually building beds for a homeless shelter. But Micahl Williams is not your average 15-year-old.

October 26, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


A place to rest

ost 15-year-olds don't spend their time thinking about ways to help those less fortunate. Nor would they spend several weekends actually building beds for a homeless shelter. But Micahl Williams is not your average 15-year-old.

October 26, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


Routine stop turns dangerous

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug trafficking case involving a shoebox of cocaine and a high speed chase Friday night after a deputy noticed an SUV running off the road repeatedly in the Chestnut Drive area.

October 25, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local


Crime Briefs

Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a call from employees at Ace Hardware in reference to a theft that had already occurred on Tuesday morning.

October 22, 2008 | By Amber Pittman | Local


Hot times at Sherman's Last Burning

The top five finalists in the Covington Lions Club Covington Idol competition were announced Saturday afternoon during the annual Sherman's Last Burning barbeque cook-off. Fourth place went to Ronnie McCart of Covington, third place was Stephen Cochran of Covington, second place went to Bill Callas aka "The Silver Fox Crooner" of Conyers, the first runner up was Drew Parker of Covington and the winner of the inaugural singing competition was Jason Carver of Social Circle. For the Sherman's Last Burning Cook-off, the winners were as follows: Grand champions: Bub-ba-q

October 22, 2008 | Mandi Singer | Local


GDOT road projects in county moving forward

Several much anticipated road improvement projects are moving forward and with Georgia Department of Transportation funding after the county had given up hope of receiving state assistance while GDOT works out its financial troubles.

October 22, 2008 | By Rachel Oswald | Local


Shooting victim identified

The deceased victim of Tuesday night's shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Jerome Glover - the cause of death listed following his autopsy was multiple gunshot wounds.

October 22, 2008 | By Amber Pittman | Local


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