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SWA approves BOC IGA revisions

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) met in a special called meeting Monday to approve a new law firm and consider revisions to its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County...

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Illegal dumping reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of illegal dumping in Covington Sunday. According to the NCSO report, the responding deputy observed 10 to 15 55-gallon trash bags p...

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War Eagles. After two narrow losses to Woodw...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

County vehicle stolen from landfill

A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) report, Deputy James Stevens responded t...

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Within an hour’s drive: Broadway in Atlanta brings ‘Annie’

In less than hour, Newton County residents were able to throw themselves into the Municipal Girls Orphanage with Little Orphan Annie and for two nights last weekend at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. ...

March 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Opinion

Lewis Henry Carter

Lewis Henry Carter, age 76 of McDonough, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Hollywood, Florida to the late Mavis Davis and Lewis Henry Carter, Sr. Lewis retired after many years as a gen...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover. Maybe some of that is because we were "this close" to making history in Newton County with the Newton Rams boy...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ranked Rams squad that was just a couple of b...

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Eastside freshman Alysee Dobbs shows leadership beyond her years

When one thinks of a leader in a high school sport, one would automatically place an upperclassmen in that category. However, Eastside's Alysee Dobbs shows that a freshman basketball player can le...

March 26, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn't take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the Newton Lady Rams. When asked, her mind quickly retrieved he...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out about the school name you wear on ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County Teams up against anyone in Georgia...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same hallways at Newton High. Newton senior J.D. Notae and Lady Rams juni...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Rick Rasmussen: At home on the court and in the classroom

Some may think it hard pressed to find an average high school basketball coach quoting Lord Tennyson. But then some would probably say that Newton High boys basketball. "To seek and not to yield,...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

LaTrelle Cawthon: A.P.E. teacher has found her perfect fit

LaTrelle Cawthon felt like she needed some divine intervention in order to get her into the place she's in now, dedicating her life to serving special needs kids. But after having spent six years ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton

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