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BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1 ...

April 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

April 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

The newly appointed Newton County Solid Waste Authority's board of directors named its chair and set its meetings calendar during its first meeting Monday.

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


The Covington News hosts Next Generation Forum

Candidates from all open Newton County offices in the 2016 election season sat in the horseshoe of the Historic Courthouse Sunday and faced a packed ...

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Neelys hope the sky’s the limit for Nitro 2 Go

When you walk in to Nitro 2 Go, liquor, wine and beer may be what you're shopping for but your attention will drift upward ...

April 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Brick Store Overlay gets approval from BOC

Newton County has a new overlay of ordinances as the Brick Store Overlay was approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

April 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Two men found drowned at Lake Varner

Two men died while fishing on Lake Varner, in what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling a boating incident, Thursday evening.

April 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Photos: Citizens meet candidates, enjoy ice cream at Farm Bureau event

Citizens had a chance to meet candidates running for election in all the seats coming open in 2016 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's ...

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Conflicts shadow BOC’s meeting

The Newton County Historic Courthouse became a political hotbed, with racial and political undercurrents lying throughout the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Solid Waste Authority up and running

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority is up and running.

April 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Turner Lake pavilion named in honor of Rucker Ginn

The pavilion at Turner Lake Park will honor one of Newton County's most recognizable figures after a motion by the Newton County Board of ...

April 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


The News hosts forum with a look at our future

The decisions made by Newton County voters during the primary election, May 24 and general election, Nov. 8 will affect residents for decades to come ...

April 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Syphoe’s residency cleared by BOE

The Newton County Board of Elections declared Michael Syphoe eligible to run for Newton County chair in the 2016 election. The decision was made during ...

April 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Bread and Butter earns award

Kelley Johnston, right, of Bread and Buttery Bakery received an award for the best product of a week-long class at the University of Georgia's ...

April 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington native gets AP All-American honorable mention

Former Newton High School basketball standout Stephen Croone has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press for his efforts with the Furman ...

April 09, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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Porterdale gets two more city vehicles

Porterdale will add two new vehicles to its fleet and possibly a few businesses to its streets.

January 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Social Circle plans new fire station

A new fire station is set to go up in Social Circle before the end of the year.

January 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Rescue in tight spaces

A blaze raging through acres of woodland or threatening to hop to a neighboring house is something all firefighters are trained to handle.

January 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Official says primary date will simplify process

The 2014 Georgia State Legislative Session has been dubbed "Fast and Furious" by some pundits and publications, thanks to an early start to the primary elections.

January 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Web's 'Red Chair' makes stop at Twelve Oaks

The charm of Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is based in part on its old-fashioned ways and antebellum architecture.

January 14, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Social Circle buys land for library

Social Circle's regional library needs more space, and the city needs to be better prepared for a proposal for state funds to build a new facility.

January 11, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Social Circle well destroyed

Legend has it that the city of Social Circle got its name from a group that gathered around a well in 1820.

January 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Making visitors feel welcome

Social Circle is known for its Southern charm, Southern homes and Southern fried chicken. It's only fitting that visitors get a Southern welcome.

November 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Firefighter chases artistic dreams

David Thomas has seemingly always had two dreams.

October 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Vote may lead to Porterdale ale

The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.

October 10, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Sky captain of Newton County

About 40 miles from Covington, hundreds of commercial aircraft, painted in standard issue with overwhelming thrust capacity and computer-assisted flight controls, shuttle in and out of the world's busiest airport. It's a formula for ho-hum air travel, interrupted only by the ever-present Transportation Security Administration employees.

August 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Rams help Mercer football get started

Two former Newton High School football standouts are ready to help start a new era at Mercer University.

August 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Shorthanded Post 77 finishes third

Demarco Hamm's first season as Post 77's manager was Rockdale's most accomplished, yet it wasn't what it could have been.

August 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Back-to-back champs

Rockdale Post 77 won its second straight American Legion baseball state championship Tuesday, doing so in a rout.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 starts playoffs with win

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team ended the regular season putting up big offensive numbers, and continued that trend in its first state playoff game Friday, but didn't need it.

July 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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