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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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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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