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Revolutionary road

Marching toward the Newton County School Board in 1970, local black students knew they needed to be treated fairly.

October 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Town hall looks for safety in Fairview area

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown assured a crowd of dozens of concerned citizens that crime is down in their neighborhoods, and they urged community leaders that they want that trend to continue because they still feel threatened.

October 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


BOC postpones cell tower vote

Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Porterdale church catches fire

The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


McGiboney, Alcovy Trestle made safer

Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


I-20 pedestrian bridge project under budget

The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


I-20 construction work continues

This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Bear Creek session moved to Nov. 5

The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.

October 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Pace St. transformation set for 2017

The Covington City Council heard an update on its plans to make Pace Street a more walkable connecting corridor from the downtown Square to the Hwy. 278 commercial district during its meeting Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington Place goes 1 way on Oct. 31

Covington Place will be one way only for automotive traffic on Halloween night, thanks to a compromise between the neighborhood and Covington public safety officials.

October 20, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Hanson named Teacher of the Year

Indian Creek Middle School's Kenneth Hanson was named the Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year Thursday.

October 16, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Fleeing suspect hits power line

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies had to pull a suspect out of his car at gun point after he tried to flee from High Point MHP Tuesday.

October 16, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Cocaine, fight, Taser lead to arrest

The Porterdale Police Department made an arrest early Oct. 7 that would be a natural fit in any criminal drama in the movie theaters or on television.

October 14, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Intersection solution selected

It's been called the "worst intersection in the county," or the "Burger King intersection."

October 11, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD K9 holds man who attacks wife

Covington Police K-9 Sultan tracked down a man who had reportedly threatened his wife at the Holiday Inn on the Access Road Thursday, and held him for the arrest.

October 10, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Scharf lends 7 years to Y hoops

For seven years, Jon Scharf has been heading to the Covington Y to help dozens of Newton County's youngsters learn sportsmanship, discipline, basketball and how to have fun.

December 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Host Alcovy Tigers wins Newton Cup

Alcovy wrestling welcomed Newton and Eastside to its gym Tuesday by winning the Newton Cup.

December 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Fazio: This is a hoops town

As much as I enjoyed football season for the last four months, it took me just two weeks to decide Newton is a basketball town.

December 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton's new face

Trying to repeat a 21-win season is difficult enough, but looking to do it with an almost entirely new team is even more challenging.

December 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Eagles raise their game

In a county where Newton High is a perennial playoff team and Alcovy reached the elite eight last season, Eastside has been the odd-team out in the region's boys basketball scene.

December 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Newton rebounds from lone defeat

Newton recovered from its first loss in a big way Friday, running away from Jackson, Atlanta on the road.

December 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Eagles raise their game

In a county where Newton High is a perennial playoff team and Alcovy reached the elite eight last season, Eastside has been the odd-team out in the region's boys basketball scene.

December 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Newton stuffs Alcovy

When Newton meets Alcovy on the basketball court, it's always a big game with bragging rights on the line.

December 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Mansfield resident on award telecast

As the Rotary Lombardi Awards names college football's top down lineman or linebacker tonight, Newton County will be well represented.

December 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles, Tigers meet up with opposite streaks

The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers squared off in a matchup of top teams in one of the state's better regions Saturday night.

While the game finished after press time, the set up was ripe with story lines. The two teams met in region play for the first time ever; Newton spent the last few years competing at the state's highest level, just missing the postseason in 2011-12; and Alcovy jumped on to the scene reaching the elite eight last year and, oh yeah, the whole area rival thing.

December 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Crews, Beam bring juggling act to Galaxy

Throughout the youth fall soccer season, the Covington Y's Academy level soccer teams have shown marketable improvement in their level of control and touch with the ball, both on the ground and in the air.

The reason dates back to two volunteer coaches with the under-11 age group in Berry Crews and Shane Beam. Crews noticed that some of the upper-level soccer clubs, such as the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association that his daughter plays for on the under-17 Inter Atlanta team, were a little further ahead in skill level and had programs that reward juggling. In soccer, juggling is ...

November 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Basketball rivalry weekend starts today

The 2012-13 basketball season may be just under way, but it heats up in Newton County this weekend.

Newton, Alcovy and Eastside are still trying to find their way in the new season with one game played for Eastside and three apiece for Alcovy and Newton and will have a chance to really test themselves starting Friday.

November 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Alcovy struggles in Classic

The rematch of the 2012 semifinal game between Alcovy and Miller Grove didn't go exactly how the Lady Tigers wanted Saturday.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Newton's united under-8 All Stars win big

With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Fazio: Much ado about nothing

This space was supposed to be reserved for Aaron Murray but he conveniently chose not to do interviews.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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