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No evidence of blackmail against Chair discovered in June

When Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis accused two commissioners of blackmail in a written statement earlier this week, he did so despite having been ...

August 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Chairman says commissioners “blackmailed” him

In a document submitted to The Covington News, on Tuesday, Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis said District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims and District 5 ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Recreation Commission decisions stir up BOC

Levie Maddox, Newton County Commissioner, District 5, moved for a discussion to upgrade and modernize the bylaws of the Newton County Recreation Commission during the ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Hundreds gather at courthouse to discuss mosque

Around 50 people spoke in front of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and hundreds of their fellow residents during a town hall meeting Monday ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Public hearing on mosque tonight

The Newton County Historic Courthouse will be the site of a public hearing on a proposed mosque on Hwy. 162 and County Line Road tonight.

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Islamic group asks Justice Department to review county’s actions

The U.S. Department of Justice has been alerted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to a moratorium on permits ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Proposed place of worship spurs moratorium

The possibility of a mosque coming to Newton County had citizens taking to social media and scrambling for answers, politicians looking into the county's ...

August 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Convenience center hours changed

The hours of Newton County's 11 trash collection convenience centers were changed by the county's Solid Waste Authority (SWA) Thursday night.

August 18, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Proposed place of worship spurs moratorium

Newton County will have a five-week moratorium on permit applications for places of worship after a motion proposed by District 1 Commissioner John Douglas passed ...

August 18, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


County discusses moving community centers under city of Covington

An attempt by some Newton County commissioners to move the operation of Washington Street and Nelson Heights community centers to the city of Covington during ...

August 17, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


NCSO forms Body Worn Camera standard operating procedure

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) became one of only three agencies in Georgia to receive a Department of Justice Body Worn Camera (BWC ...

August 16, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


One bad decision changed and is changing lives

The hundreds of teens gathered outside on a hot and muggy night weren't checking their phones. They didn't talk over each other to ...

August 14, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


2017 SPLOST discussions underway

The process for a possible vote on the 2017 SPLOST is under way.

August 13, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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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


Falling from Stone Mountain

Sean Garber's hands started to slip from a granite overhanging about 100 feet off the ground in Stone Mountain Park as the son of his youth pastor screamed out ,"No! Sean!" and reached his arm out as fear spread across his face.

July 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Support shines for STARS

The Newton County STARS 8-and-under softball team has won once and placed second twice in six tournaments, including finishing as runner-up in the Tri-State Softball World Series in Dalton this past weekend.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 powers into the playoffs

Demarco Hamm is in an unfamiliar position in a familiar place.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Bats blazing for Rockdale Post 77

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team concludes the regular season today, and seems ready for the challenge after its previous two games.

July 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revs finish season against Silverbacks

The Georgia Revolution may have missed out on the 2013 National Premier Soccer League's playoffs, but the Conyers-based fourth-tier soccer club has a chance at one more glory this year.

July 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


David ready to cheer on Rams

Coming from a middle school, new Newton High School Principal Eclan David may not have much experience with prep sports, but that doesn't mean he isn't eager to see his first Rams' game coming up this fall.

July 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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