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Newton’s Baxter, now Baxalta

Baxalta Incorporated is still making its way toward bringing a large amount of new jobs and a new level of industrial growth to Newton County, and it progressed another step during a meeting of the Joint Development Authority (JDA) Tuesday.

March 27, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Former mayor, others show support of White

The St. Patrick's Day holiday didn't keep people from attending a called meeting in Social Circle Tuesday, as city hall's community room was filled with concerned citizens.

March 22, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Library requests funds for HVAC system

The Newton County library, in recent years, has had to cut $500,000 out of its budget, and last year completed a $350,000 renovation of the roof on its Covington location.

March 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Upcoming road closures

The Covington City Council voted on several road closures during Monday's meeting.

March 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


New hotel coming to Covington

Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.

March 12, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD unit cracks down on drugs

A stretch of 19 photos lined a long table at the Covington Police Department with large bags of marijuana next to some, small bags next to others and other drug paraphernalia accompanying yet other photos of people recently taken off the streets of Covington.

March 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD data shows juvenile burglary problem

Burglaries in the city of Covington are down from the same two-month period over the past three years, but the perpetrators of those crimes are of a disturbing age.

March 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Drug-free neighborhood a phone call away

A recent case by the Covington Police Department's Specialized Patrol Unit took a little more drugs off the street, and it started with a phone call from a resident.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Crackdown

A stretch of 19 photos lined a long table at the Covington Police Department with large bags of marijuana next to some, small bags next to others and other drug paraphernalia accompanying yet other photos of people recently taken off the streets of Covington.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Shot one month, arrested the next

In December of 2014, a violent crime rang through Avery Street when Mario Smith was shot in the right elbow.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


White out as Social Circle city manager

After 13 years the city of Social Circle is making a change with its city manager.

March 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


From the heart

Mix together a woman's desire to feed the hungry, kind hearts of Newton County residents, recipes handed down through generations, and a need for charitable contributions from the area's homeless shelter and that is a recipe for the "Feed the Hearts of the Hungry" cookbook.

March 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


Covington looking at utilities changes

The Covington City Council will vote on amending provisions of the electric system and water system ordinances during Monday's council meeting, possibly reducing city revenue by approximately $700,000.

March 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


NCSO deputies honored as heroes

After a year when law enforcement was often in the news in a negative light nationally, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were resuscitating children back to life, jumping on guns to save themselves, victims and bystanders and performing other feats of heroism in 2014.

February 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Patrol unit, citizens lead to 19 arrests

Nineteen people who had associations with drugs in Covington and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and other drug items are off the streets thanks to a recent reorganization of the Covington Police Department (CPD) and the participation of concerned citizens.

February 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Buckhault powers Post 77

Eastside's Keith Buckhault drove in eight runs combined in Rockdale Post 77's first two games of the American Legion POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville this weekend.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


McCray signs with Jaguars

Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Guiding Covington’s youth

For Michael Wilbanks, it's all about helping kids.

June 13, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


All-American Abdul-Mateen finishes 11th

Before participating in last week's NCAA National Tournament, Jameel Abdul-Mateen changed his season by getting a little more confidence in his game.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Holtzclaw heads to South Gwinnett

The most successful coach in Alcovy High history is moving on.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Newton begins summer season

The season really never ends for the Newton boys' basketball team, which is hard at work four months after its last game.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Post 77 keeps rolling in win

Rockdale's American Legion baseball team continued to put up runs in dominant wins as it routed visiting Alpharetta 12-1 Sunday.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fishing Reports, June 9

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Georgia draws with Tampa

The Georgia Revolution soccer team is still jockeying for position atop the Sunshine Division of the South Region after Friday's tie.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Keeping safe while on the water

The joys of summer came to a halt recently, as a Conyers man died following a boat crash on Jackson Lake on May 21.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Accepting change

Mike Mills has already had a life-changing moment. Now he's seeking another.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Baker finishes strong

Darrius Baker's collegiate career ended in the perfect place.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Swim league begins for Covington Y

The heat of summer is here, and it's time to get into the pool.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Tournament time for All-Star teams

The Newton County Recreation Commission's baseball and softball seasons are wrapping up, but it's not time to put the bats and balls away just yet.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Post 77 starts season with win

Rockdale Post 77 began its 2013 American Legion baseball season on a strong note, defeating Douglasville 10-5 Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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