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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


City to pay $30,000 overrun on Clark St project

The city of Covington voted to pay $30,000 for overruns on the Clark Street Project Monday.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Man dies in Social Circle fire

Paul Anthony Dunn, 49 of Social Circle, died in a residential fire at 500 Hickory Drive early Monday morning.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


County officials remember Middleton

John Middleton used to tell Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims that he was the BOC's "eyes in the sky" when it came to running the county's daily affairs. Now that he's passed, those who worked closely with Middleton feel he really is watching from above.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Winter weather fallout: schools closed

Newton County Schools are closed Tuesday due to possible icy conditions across the area.

February 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington names Fire Chief

The city of Covington announced the hiring of Stoney Bowles as Fire Chief Monday.

February 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Church 213 looking to move on after fire

Church members showed up to worship Sunday morning at Church 213 only to find out that it had burnt down earlier that day.

February 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Church St. Antiques closing, restaurant coming

Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.

February 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Man stabbed in arm at Summerset

A blood trail from a Conyers man has the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating a stabbing that took place Monday evening at Greeleaf Road.

February 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington announces fire chief finalists

Covington City Manager Leigh Ann Knight announced the city of Covington has three finalists for its open position of Fire Chief at Monday night's city council meeting.

February 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Carlton Trail project is go; Clark St stalls

Sidewalks were a hot topic during Monday's Covington City Council meeting with one area set to get some and the other not having a project completed.

February 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Two homes damaged in Dove Cove

Two residences in the Dove Cove neighborhood of Social Circle were vandalized Saturday when a rock was thrown in their respective windows.

February 02, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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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


Fazio: Is the future of football changing?

Baseball is America's favorite pastime.

June 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Be a hot shot this summer

Students are out of school and on to the fields this summer playing at the Covington Y, the Boys & Girls Club and some of the many sports camps offered in Newton County.

Before you know it, they'll be back at school and look completely different having grown so quickly by the time the fun of summer 2013 rolls around. Now is the time to get out that camera and capture the skill, determination and enjoyment of Newton's active youth.

June 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Pirahnas off to its best start

In only two meets, the Covington Y Piranhas swim team has already impressed coach Erin Gorman.

The Piranhas have handedly defeated its first opponent, the Brentwood Barracudas and their second, Westchester Lake on June 11 and June 14, respectively.

June 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Trying to tackle a problem

Trepidation about the safety of football is on the rise with about 2,000 former professional players combining to file a head-trauma lawsuit against the NFL.

June 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution returns home

After a month's time, the Georgia Revolution are returning to Conyers.

June 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Richards finishes stellar career

Brandi Richards finished her softball career in decorated fashion, as she completed her senior season at the Auburn Montgomery University.

June 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Smith named second alternate

Taylor Smith just missed out on automatically qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship this week.

June 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Newton presences helps Post 77

Tripp Loftin joined Rockdale Post 77 for a simple reason - just to get in some work.

June 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Tragic loss of bright athlete

When I first decided to become a reporter, I didn't do it for the scores, the stats, to have my name in the pape--r or even the free food needed to supplement such grossly high salaries.

June 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Rasmussen, Newton host basketball camp

The Newton boys' basketball team is hosting its second annual Rams Summer Youth Basketball Mini Camp next week.

June 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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