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No recommendations from county on ordinances so far

Staff is still reviewing Newton County's ordinances less than two weeks after a five-week moratorium was placed on permits for places of worship.

August 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Mosque debate heats up

The spotlight was Newton County, shining brightly both nationally and from within as the county, its residents and its officials reacted to news that a ...

August 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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


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Bittersweet ending for Alcovy soccer

Alcovy boys' soccer had a bittersweet ending to its 2013 season Wednesday.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Meet The Oaks' pro Lisa Vaught

The Oaks Golf Course's new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Fazio: McCray, others peak interest

The NFL Draft is an exciting time for many football fans. And I never knew why.

April 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Tigers lock up home field

Alcovy baseball finished the 2013 regular season with three straight wins, and it isn't finished yet.

April 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Newton's McCray selected in NFL draft

Demetrius McCray was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth pick of the seventh round (210 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday.

April 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


A Tiger sweep

The Alcovy boys' golf team is not only Region 2-AAAAAA champions, but it is also headed to the state tournament.

April 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Newton falls in all-star game

The Rockdale all-stars shined the brightest in the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County game at Rockdale High's gym Thursday.

April 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Aldridge returned to Covington, Y

The Covington Y soccer program is becoming increasingly more competitive year after year. However, that is strictly a byproduct of the direction of the Y and its director of academy soccer, Austin Aldridge has been guiding the organization in.

April 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Alcovy tennis finishes 2nd in region

Alcovy boys' tennis finished second in Region 2-AAAAAA, garnering the right to host a state playoff match.

April 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Johnson stars in decathalon for Troy

Track

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


The Oaks hires female pro

Things are not only changing, but also diversifying at The Oaks Golf Course.

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Cheerios 5K to go on despite tragedy

Running may not be a team sport, but it is a community sport.

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Rice is paying it back

Scott Baize was such an important part of Jaime Rice's youth, she decided to follow in his footsteps.

April 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Banks named Newton football coach

Terrance Banks is Newton High's newest head football coach.

April 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Playing in two Final Fours

Obviously only four teams can reach the Final Four, so the chance to play in college basketball's semifinals is an exclusive opportunity.

April 04, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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