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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


Social Circle suffered power outage

A surge at the Georgia Power substation left part of Social Circle without power Thursday evening.

October 10, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


BOC to look at PR contract

Before a motion could be filed to renew a contract between GovComms, LLC and Newton County, commissioners spoke up about the lack of services the BOC felt it was receiving from the PR firm. The contract, which expires at the end of the fiscal year, will be revisited by the BOC at its first meeting in November.

October 09, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Rams take toughness into season

To compete in one of the toughest regions in the state, a team must be, well, tough.

November 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Santa returns to Covington Saturday

Santa's Workshop has returned to Ramsey's Furniture Annex again this year.

November 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Tourney features rematch

It may be just the third game on the schedule, but for Alcovy's girls basketball team, revenge is on the docket.

November 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Cabane, Mitchell honored

Rashard Cabane and Rodarius Mitchell are two of Newton's top returning scorers from last season, and showed they will be a big part of the 2012-13 season at the Northeast Georgia Invitational in Madison County this week.

November 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Soccer teams give back

As fall blows through Covington and the air gets colder, sports start to work their way inside.

November 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


1,000 points and beyond

In the eighth grade, Ashley Williams understood situations and making moves that Alcovy coach Kidada Holtzclaw was trying to get her Lady Tigers to make during high school practices.

November 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Fazio: Teams wrap up strong season

In just one night, Newton County's football season came to an end.

November 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles break into playoffs

Eastside's 35-0 victory over fourth-ranked Monroe Area last Friday was a big win at the time.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


History for Newton

Fans will have a chance to see history today as Newton hosts a state playoff game for the first time in the school's 63-year history of football.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Tigers back in state playoffs

In its seventh year of existence, Alcovy is headed to the state football playoffs for the third time today, looking for its ever playoff win.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


A rare trifecta

Friday night, Newton County will witness something that has happened just once before.

November 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: No odds too great

On Sunday, you might have noticed cheerleading as a front page sports story in The Covington News.

November 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton shuts out Morrow

Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.

November 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Tigers blanked at Lovejoy

Alcovy finished up the regular season Friday night, and thanks to earning a playoff berth Nov. 2 has one more game to recover.

November 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Overcoming adversity

Sometimes you don't need to finish first to be winners and Alcovy's competitive cheerleading team proved that Saturday.

November 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


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