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Fuhrey’s superintendent contract extended

Students and parents can expect to see a now-familiar face behind the scenes and on the front line of public education in the Newton County School System for at least the near future. The Newton C...

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

BOE adopts millage rate

The Newton County Board of Education officially adopted a millage rate for maintenance and operations at 20 after the third public hearing and July combined meeting Tuesday night, giving even more ...

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

City to add code officer, clean up properties

Minutes after passing the city's budget Monday night, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 to add a new code-enforcement officer to the planning and zoning department to ensure dilapidated homes an...

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City rejects cell tower on Monticello Road

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston cast the tie-breaking vote to deny a controversial cell phone tower on Monticello Road Thursday night. Towercom had requested permission to build a 199-foot tower a...

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races. Board of Commissioners District 4, Democratic post will be unopposed in November's general elections, s...

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Belton defeats Brooks in runoff

Dave Belton will face Democrat B.P. "Patsy" Harrys in the general election for Georgia House District 112.The Morgan County school board member defeated Newton County's Aaron Brooks in the Republic...

July 22, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Williams takes over as new Alcovy AD

Dr. Kristopher Williams finally had the opportunity to sit in his office as the new athletic director at Alcovy High School on Monday after officially starting the previous Wednesday. After workin...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Miracle League Complex delayed

Newton County's first Miracle League complex has experienced a plethora of delays, and the grand opening originally set for the fall of 2014 will be delayed until January 2015. Although Miracle Lea...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

Dominating the Georgia State Games

After the dust settled at the track and field Georgia State Games Championships, seven members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club representing Covington and Conyers had qualified for na...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

No dead chickens, dolls with pins in them

"I was dispatched to a duplex in reference to an elderly woman requesting a deputy go to the adjoining apartment and tell the occupant to stop sending voodoo through the wall into her apartment. Th...

July 22, 2014 | | LOCAL

Home is where the film shoots

From the locations to the cast, almost everything in the new movie "Operator" might be recognizable by Newton County residents - and that is because the film's team utilized mostly local resources ...

July 22, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LOCAL

New bridge to reconnect residents to county

Last summer's rains put the nail in an old coffin of a bridge separating a handful of Newton County residents from the remainder of the county. Tuesday night, the county commissioners voted unanim...

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City puts off bus service idea

A bus service may someday be available for elderly residents of Covington, but not now, not yet. Monday night, the city council voted 4-2 to ask staff members to explore the idea for next year's b...

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Archer leaps to Brenau

Brianna Archer was grinning from ear to ear – with her mother sharing a similar smile sitting on Brianna's right – as she sat in front of Alcovy High School's championship trophies for ...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Memories of Sherman’s visit

This is the second in a series of columns in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College professors concerning the Civil War and its local ties to Newton County some 150 years after the war that div...

July 22, 2014 | Kathleen DeMarco | LOCAL

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