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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


City to pay $30,000 overrun on Clark St project

The city of Covington voted to pay $30,000 for overruns on the Clark Street Project Monday.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Man dies in Social Circle fire

Paul Anthony Dunn, 49 of Social Circle, died in a residential fire at 500 Hickory Drive early Monday morning.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


County officials remember Middleton

John Middleton used to tell Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims that he was the BOC's "eyes in the sky" when it came to running the county's daily affairs. Now that he's passed, those who worked closely with Middleton feel he really is watching from above.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Winter weather fallout: schools closed

Newton County Schools are closed Tuesday due to possible icy conditions across the area.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington names Fire Chief

The city of Covington announced the hiring of Stoney Bowles as Fire Chief Monday.

February 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Church 213 looking to move on after fire

Church members showed up to worship Sunday morning at Church 213 only to find out that it had burnt down earlier that day.

February 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Church St. Antiques closing, restaurant coming

Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.

February 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


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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


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


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