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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


County approves grant funds

Superior court grant received

October 09, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CID gets motion from council, BOC

The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District has the resolutions it needs to head to the Georgia state Legislature in late January or early February.

October 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


BOC agrees to contract worth $218,000

For Newton County about $218,000 actually does grow on trees.

October 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Motion to stop funding The Center fails

A motion by Newton County District 1 Commissioner John Douglas to suspend funding to The Center for Community Preservation and Planning failed due to lack of support at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting.

October 07, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Woman forced from Flash Foods

A Flash Foods clerk told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that they observed a male and a female in the parking lot of the Salem Road store arguing.

October 07, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Eagles split Saturday softball

Eastside split its two softball games Saturday, with two almost completely solid performances.

August 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Hurst tells his story to Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Covington saw its most familiar coach Thursday as Rick Hurst took the podium in front of the civic group for the eighth straight time.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Alcovy's Murphy pitches perfect game

On Saturday Alcovy softball did something it hadn't done all season, and on Wednesday it did something it hadn't done since coach Monica Marks took over the program five years ago.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Eagles fall in home debut

For a team with four newcomers, the home opener is not only an exciting event but also a nerve-racking one.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Pitman, young Rams impress

Newton's 2012 football season officially begins Aug. 31 against Eastside, but the Kemani Pitman era may have gotten started on Saturday.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Globetrotter legends scheduled to appear

The Harlem Globetrotters and NBA Legends celebrity basketball game has added a few names to the list of players that will be appearing at Alcovy High School on Sept. 8.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: The extra effort can lead to wins

Sport is great because it gives us a chance to see change happen live in front of us.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Each school to have trainer in 2012

Every year there seems to be a devastating incident exclaiming the dangers of interscholastic sports to parents of student athletes.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Tigers, Hoffman pleased

Alcovy may have lost its preseason exhibition game 13-10 to Dunwoody Friday night, but that didn't lower Tigers' coach Kirk Hoffman's satisfaction with what he saw.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Boyd has three catches, a TD

Cameron Boyd made the move from quarterback to wide receiver as the 2011 season progressed to help bring another dimension to the Eastside football team.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Tested Alcovy stays unbeaten

Alcovy played its third game in just two days on Thursday, but looking at the scoreboard and the stat sheet, you wouldn't know it.

August 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Three quarterbacks compete at Alcovy

The 2012 football season is so close you can practically hear the cheers and whistles coming from Sharp Stadium.

August 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Newton shut out by Camp, Heritage

Heritage's ace pitcher capitalized the K in her first name Wednesday with a no-hit, 13-strikeout performance that led the Patriots to a 9-0 win against Newton on Wednesday.

August 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Fazio: Starting a new sports season

I saw my school bus dropping off back-pack clad youngsters the other day.

August 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton have opposite fates in Griffin

The Newton Rams softball team is still looking for its first win of the 2012 season after completing two days of action this weekend.

August 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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