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BOC rescinds bid proposal

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to rescind a RFQP #16-06A (Request for Qualifications and Proposals) from March 2016. The RFPQ solicited bids for solid waste serv...

March 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Eastside's Jesse Walden will continue basketball career with LaGrange College

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Although Jesse Walden's basketball career at Eastside High has ended, he will retain the number 33 for his jersey number in college. Walden made sure of that when he signed a le...

March 22, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

2017 SPLOST Results

UPDATE March 21, 8:35 p.m.: With all the precincts reporting, 2004 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, while 647 votes were cast against it, Steele reported. "We are proud to be a part of a c...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just a drill. Officials with the Emory University Office of Critical E...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles, it was a game that came down to the final inning, cu...

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting. "If you've not gone to the polls, please do so," he ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care center, if approved by the Covington City Council. The cemetery, l...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up short against Woodward Academy. The Eagles fell to Wo...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine driving under the influence (DUI) charge...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released from the Newton County School System (NCSS...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25. This isn't your grandmother's storytelling festival unless your grandmother was the on...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that she received a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as pa...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the oldest of seven and the only surviving sibling. She is t...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Announcments

Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County. Newton running back Adarius Thomas won the overall MVP...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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