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Blossom Life Girl’s Conference set for March 22

An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Young professionals meet

Dozens of Newton County's high school students interested in their futures attended the Aspiring Youth Professionals Dinner held at the Newton College and Career Academy Tuesday night.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Man robbed of phones, meats at gunpoint

A man said an unknown group of young males robbed him Wednesday night.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Woman with reported mental illness arrested in car theft at hospital

A woman who family members reportedly said had a known case of schizophrenia reportedly stole another woman's car from Newton Medical Center Saturday.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Burglary report leads to drug arrest

A woman who initially reported that her home was being burglarized later found that her daughter and a Maryland man were hiding in the home.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO won't investigate alleged improper touching by first-grader

Officials with the Newton County Sheriff's Office said an incident involving a 7-year-old male touching other female students at West Newton Elementary school will be handled internally by the school system.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSO: Man inappropriately touched teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Officer Morgan gets specialized wheelchair

As promised at "Officer Morgan Day," Quantum Rehab officials presented 5-year-old Morgan Steward with a new specialized wheelchair, complete with police lights and sirens, at a special ceremony Friday afternoon at the Covington Police Department.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Crime briefs: Student hit with cellphone

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are working to identify a young female who reportedly threw a cellphone and injured a 10-year-old student while arguing with the student on a school bus.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Roommate fight leads to woman's arrest

A Jackson woman now faces a charge of simple battery after she reportedly fought with her roommate.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CMS Cardinals visit Atlanta Hawks

Cousins Middle School's chorus and its cheerleaders recently attended and performed at an Atlanta Hawks game.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO: Man inappropriately grabs teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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A special Valentine's Day downtown

Many people have walked the streets of the Covington Square and have witnessed the décor in the window of the Southern Heartland Gallery change with the seasons. However, on Valentine's Day afternoon, they may have noticed a couple cozied up together having lunch amongst flowers, hearts and art.

February 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Teachers promoting good health

Two teachers at Newton High School have been on a successful journey to lose weight and are now working together to form a nonprofit organization that will educate others about living healthy and the dangers of obesity.

February 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Commissioners hold annual retreat Fri.

The public is invited to attend the Newton County Board of Commissioners annual two-day retreat where the new board of commissioners will weigh in on a number of issues that will impact the county.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Bear Creek project OK'd by Ga. EPD

The Bear Creek Reservoir project has received a stamp of approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, as EPD has issued the final water withdrawal permits needed for the project. County attorney Tommy Craig made the announcement at the Feb. 5 Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Councils ban tobacco use in area parks

The Covington and Porterdale city councils have both approved ordinances banning the use of tobacco products in city parks and recreation facilities as a part of the tobacco ban ordinance recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CPD seeks to make cars last longer

The Covington Police Department has kicked off a new program that will allow some of the department's vehicles to get a rest and create more of a visible police presence in the city.

February 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Roots of black education

A solid education may be taken for granted by some of today's youth, but black residents who have seen the past with their own eyes cherish today's opportunities, because they remember the decades-long journey to get here.

February 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County to fix several roads

Road repairs are on the way for a number of areas in Newton County that need improvements, but some citizens told the Newton County Board of Commissioners their community was not on the list.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County Ok's controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissension between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Knight becomes Covington city manager

Leigh Anne Knight will be the next city manager for Covington, and she's already made history as she became the first female ever to hold the city manager position for the city.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City manager finalists rejected

Covington will remain without a permanent city manager for a while longer after the city council rejected its initial three finalists at Monday's meeting and asked the consulting firm it hired to bring back another group of candidates for consideration.

February 06, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Chamber to get Main Street duties?

Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to reorganize the Main Street program by reassigning some of the program duties to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and asked the council for their support in moving forward with his proposal.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOC approves controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


City manager search continues

The city of Covington has requested for additional candidates to consider for the position of city manager as the search for the position continues. It's a decision some council members are disappointed about, after a motion on approving finalist Craig Treadwell for the position failed.

February 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Local legislators could influence legislation

Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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