News for Thursday, February 28, 2013


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Allen era ends after three years

COVINGTON -- Former Newton head football coach Cortez Allen is ready to go back to where it started for him after taking over the reins for the Rams three years ago.. Allen, who came to Newton five years ago under head coach Nick Collins, officially stepped down on Thursday as

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Eastside's Thompson finishes season undefeated

COVINGTON -- With three pins and a technical pinfall at last weekend's Class AAAA state wrestling championships in Macon, Eastside's Kevin Thompson wrote his name in the local record books in indelible ink.. In addition to winning the 145-pound state title, Thompson ended his final campaign with a perfect

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Darrell Huckaby: What I'll do if it ever warms up

I'll have plenty to do, once the weather gets warm.

Letter: Should you send that text?

Do you know the No. 1 killer of teenagers? It is car accidents. While there are a multitude of reasons that contribute to the leading cause of death among teens, one of the most prevalent reasons is texting while driving.

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Jack Simpson: Have respect for our elders

Elders have lived through infancy, childhood, adolescence and under Obamacare are in their final stage, obsolescence.

Newton Medical pulls overnight ambulance from fire station

Newton Medical Center will pull overnight ambulance at Newton Fire Station #14; no further changes anticipated.

Covington man convicted in federal mail theft scam

Covington man among six defendants convicted in mail theft ring involving U.S. Treasury checks.

Officials oppose three bills with local impact

The Georgia Municipal Association and several local officials are opposed to three bills that would impact local governments.

Schools won't be rezoned this year

The Newton County Board of Education is not expected to rezone its schools this year.

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Kiwanis Club honors top seniors for testing

The Kiwanis Club of Covington recognized three top high school students and their favorite teachers at the annual Newton County School System STAR program.

County to bid out lawn service

COVINGTON - County commissioners unanimously voted to put the lawn care maintenance contract out to bid at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

Newton County Jail Blotter for March 1, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for March 1, 2013