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Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize deal

Newton Medical Center will soon become Piedmont Newton Hospital after NMC finalized a partnership agreement with Piedmont Healthcare earlier this week.

May 23, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Staffins: tourism big impact on Covington

Hundreds flocked to Covington this weekend, and it was exactly the turnout Newton County Tourism President Jenny McDonald expected, but it was a little much for Newton County-Covington Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Cotton receives Rotary ethics award

In his more than a decade and a half as Covington Police Chief, Stacey Cotton has led his men and women in the way he was taught to conduct himself by Judge Stacey W. Cotton and Suzanne Cotton - with ethics.

May 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Fire Chief: more gear needed

When Covington fire fighters returned from a fire on West Street recently, their clothes, or "turnout gear," were covered in soot produced from the synthetics burned in the apartment blaze.

May 10, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington discusses possible health care increase

The Covington City Council continued working on its 2015 fiscal year budget Thursday, and among the topics was a 3 percent increase in insurance.

May 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


College Ave. moves up in water main project

Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington's finances in 'good, good shape'

With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD looking for 3 women in credit card "fraud"

The Covington Police Department is searching for three females who allegedly attempted to purchase food at Zaxby's with stolen credit card numbers.

April 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Airport Road an issue for Flint Hill parents

Many parents of Newton County School System students have made expressed concern over traffic problems caused by a portion of Airport Road being closed.

April 23, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


NCSS destroys stock of Blue Bell ice cream

After the recall of Blue Bell ice cream products, Newton County School System has removed all of the brand's ice cream from its stock Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Zoning changed for $22 million nursing home

A $22 million nursing home facility and more than 100 jobs could be headed toward Covington as the city council approved to rezone an area on Dearing Street.

April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Veterans Memorial Highway unveiled

Covington already had a memorial to its veterans with the monument on the Square, but Tuesday it added another way to honor those who served while driving around town.

April 14, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Social Circle recognizes Doug White

Members of the Social Circle community both said goodbye and hello to Doug White Sunday.

April 13, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


New group works on Newton planning

In Newton County's past government groups worked separately, so when the water authority heard that the school board was working to build a high school down Hwy. 36 it was a bit of a surprise.

April 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington to budget $20,000 for Christmas lights

The city of Covington will take $20,000 from its general fund in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget and help fund the Christmas lights on the Square this year.

April 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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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


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


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