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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


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


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Kayaking for beginners

Sports are well known as providing exercise. But to provide exercise and relaxation is a different echelon of sport.

Kayaking, which has been recently made more accessible to Newton residents, fits into that category.

July 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fallible athletes rightfully punished

Entering the 2011 season, Georgia fans salivated at the thought of what was being billed as "the dream team."

Leading the highly touted recruiting class was the nation's top running back Isaiah Crowell, of Columbus. Bulldogs fans were eager for the dynamic, powerful runner to wear the red and black, awaiting every report, story, text and Twitter post about the 18-year-old athlete's decision.

July 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Forging a Blue Trail on the Yellow River

This summer has been a hot one.

June 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Miracle League groundbreaking set

The Covington Miracle League Field is a step closer to becoming reality.

Miracle League of Newton County Consultant Tamara Richardson announced recently that groundbreaking on the complex for special needs athletes will occur on Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

June 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eastside begins coaching search

A little less than a year after Eastside hired Brad Weir as baseball coach, the school is once again looking for someone to lead the Eagles on the diamond.

June 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Looking toward his future

Looking back on his four years as a member of the Eastside football team, Quan Moton's most looming memory was an early one.

June 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Rams come together

A busy summer proved to be a successful one for the Newton boys' basketball team.

June 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rockdale Post 77 wins by historic score, 32-0

Winning 14 straight games is dominating fete in itself. But Post 77 Rockdale took things a step further on Sunday.

June 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Winning with sportsmanship, the right way

Sport is about winning.

June 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles, Rams alumni game - Girls

Eastside didn't start playing girls basketball until 2003, so for Newton basketball players such as Takeita Bell, there was never a chance for a cross-town rivalry.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles, Rams alumni game - Boys

Typically Newton and Eastside basketball players don't have to travel very far to play each other. But on Saturday with players returning to their old colors in the 2012 alumni basketball game, the distance to Newton's gym was a little longer than it had been back in their playing days.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Y continues to do well in pool

Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.

The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Summer sensations

Before the Newton basketball team began its summer season, coach Rick Rasmussen said it would be like a mini season due to the amount of games the Rams would be playing.

June 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Dominating win makes it 14 in a row

After a 5-0 romp through the POW/MIA Tournament last weekend, Rockdale Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy was prepared for a flat performance from his team in Tuesday's game at Douglasville.

June 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Loew leads Post 77 to MIA/POW championship

Rockdale Post 77 continues its dominance in the American Legion baseball League.

June 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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