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STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home. But as much as I hate to admit it, there's one area &ndash...

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

UPDATE: One man in hospital, another in custody

UPDATE, 12:52 p.m. - The driver of the white SUV has been identified as Terence Lee Lennox, of Lawrenceville, according to a CPD press release. He is listed to be in critical condition At Grady Hos...

June 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Porterdale police arrest suspect in car break-ins, arson

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) has arrested a Porterdale man suspected of damaging houses, breaking into a car and setting one car on fire earlier this month. According t...

June 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton Electric celebrates 50 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - This month, Newton Electric, located at 8155 Highway 278 NE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Starting in 1967, Newton Electric opened its doors in Covington as an electrical ...

June 24, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County. "We are thrilled to bring a new fitness experience to Newton County," Lindsey Moore, ...

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

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 Informati...

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. Newton Rocks, founded by Brooke Shanabrough Helf, is a group within...

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. Attendees includ...

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...

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 ...

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 COVINGTON, Ga. – It's easy to get lost in the heat of sports, and lose sight of what sports are all about: Fulfilling oneself with the enjoyment of the game. This con...

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...

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 methamphet...

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). The location, which is under 24-hour ...

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...

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

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