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Georgia Lottery and Atlanta Falcons score with new Scratcher game

GEORGIA– For the ninth consecutive season, the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Atlanta Falcons have teamed up to offer an Atlanta Falcons-themed instant game.

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Irwin: Race and “Good Taste”

Not long ago I was offered a gig at The [Withholding the Large Virginia Town's Name Here] Arts and Culture Center. After responding with ...

August 23, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Charlotte Roquemore Epps

Mrs. Charlotte Roquemore Epps, age 93, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. She was born in Mansfield on May 19, 1924 to Claudius ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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

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

WEEKEND WRAP-UP: Some final thoughts on the Week One football gauntlet

What a weekend.

August 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

SWMA sets guidelines for hangtag hardship applications

COVINGTON, Ga. - At its Thursday night meeting, the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) approved the discount and eligibility guidelines for citizens wanting to ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside routes Luella in opener | VIDEO

*Note: Watch the above video for full postgame reaction from Eastside coach Troy Hoff.

August 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Crawford: Will Georgia Democrats relive an old nightmare?

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 20, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy runs past Duluth in season opening victory | VIDEO

COVINGTON, Ga. - There were times Friday night when Alcovy looked like they were playing in another 7-on-7 tournament, except this one with pads.

August 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

NCSO seeking information about bus stop incident

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating an incident that occurred at a school bus stop yesterday.

August 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

UPDATE: Homeowner charged in Spring Road shooting

UPDATE (Aug. 18, 10 a.m.): Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have arrested the homeowner in Wednesday's altercation on Spring ...

August 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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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.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

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

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed to be too high by councilmembers.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

McKelvey honored by Young Republicans

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey received a special honor Monday night from the Georgia Young Republicans.

June 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a 40-hour training course at Georgia Public Safety Training Center. This course is intended for law enforcement officers assigned

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative export strategies. Each semi-finalist will receive a reimbursement grant up to $5,000 to apply toward expenses related to building export capacity and activities.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status. Oak Hill Elementary School, South Salem Elementary School, Clements Middle School and Liberty Middle School earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Derrick Henry graduates from The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Derrick Henry recently graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. In doing so, he joined a small group of individuals who hail from Newton County and who graduated from The Citadel.

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Local resident receives musical honor

Covington resident James (Tim) Walden Sr. will be inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall fo Fame Sept. 17 during the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He will be one of three inducted this year.

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of their students and whose professional capability and integrity inspired the admiration and respect of not only students but fellow staff and the community.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the important field of logistics.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

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