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Newton’s Baxter, now Baxalta

Baxalta Incorporated is still making its way toward bringing a large amount of new jobs and a new level of industrial growth to Newton County, and it progressed another step during a meeting of the Joint Development Authority (JDA) Tuesday.

March 27, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Former mayor, others show support of White

The St. Patrick's Day holiday didn't keep people from attending a called meeting in Social Circle Tuesday, as city hall's community room was filled with concerned citizens.

March 22, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Library requests funds for HVAC system

The Newton County library, in recent years, has had to cut $500,000 out of its budget, and last year completed a $350,000 renovation of the roof on its Covington location.

March 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Upcoming road closures

The Covington City Council voted on several road closures during Monday's meeting.

March 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


New hotel coming to Covington

Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.

March 12, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD unit cracks down on drugs

A stretch of 19 photos lined a long table at the Covington Police Department with large bags of marijuana next to some, small bags next to others and other drug paraphernalia accompanying yet other photos of people recently taken off the streets of Covington.

March 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


CPD data shows juvenile burglary problem

Burglaries in the city of Covington are down from the same two-month period over the past three years, but the perpetrators of those crimes are of a disturbing age.

March 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Drug-free neighborhood a phone call away

A recent case by the Covington Police Department's Specialized Patrol Unit took a little more drugs off the street, and it started with a phone call from a resident.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Crackdown

A stretch of 19 photos lined a long table at the Covington Police Department with large bags of marijuana next to some, small bags next to others and other drug paraphernalia accompanying yet other photos of people recently taken off the streets of Covington.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Shot one month, arrested the next

In December of 2014, a violent crime rang through Avery Street when Mario Smith was shot in the right elbow.

March 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


White out as Social Circle city manager

After 13 years the city of Social Circle is making a change with its city manager.

March 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


From the heart

Mix together a woman's desire to feed the hungry, kind hearts of Newton County residents, recipes handed down through generations, and a need for charitable contributions from the area's homeless shelter and that is a recipe for the "Feed the Hearts of the Hungry" cookbook.

March 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


Covington looking at utilities changes

The Covington City Council will vote on amending provisions of the electric system and water system ordinances during Monday's council meeting, possibly reducing city revenue by approximately $700,000.

March 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


NCSO deputies honored as heroes

After a year when law enforcement was often in the news in a negative light nationally, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were resuscitating children back to life, jumping on guns to save themselves, victims and bystanders and performing other feats of heroism in 2014.

February 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Patrol unit, citizens lead to 19 arrests

Nineteen people who had associations with drugs in Covington and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and other drug items are off the streets thanks to a recent reorganization of the Covington Police Department (CPD) and the participation of concerned citizens.

February 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Fazio: Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day.

August 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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


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