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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


If it ain’t baroque...

The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Bye Bye, Birthday Tax

Anyone who has recently purchased a new or used vehicle within the last year or is looking to do so should be aware of a new state law that will change how consumers pay taxes on their cars.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Library card now grants access to Puppetry Arts center

Families who visit the Newton County Library to check out books with their library card now have the opportunity to use their card for free puppet shows featuring characters such as Big Bird and the Fraggles at the Center for Puppetry Arts, as its "Passport to Puppetry" library loan program has launched statewide.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


In need of speedy repair

A frequently traveled bridge on one of the county's main corridors needs to be repaired in less than 90 days or else it would be downgraded by the state, a move that would reroute and disrupt school bus and truck traffic. However, county officials say the fix is a simple one that can be completed quickly.

January 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Local UGA student gets prized internship

The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Caroline Meadors, a native of Newton County, a Yarbrough-Grady intern for spring 2013.

January 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Meet the finalists: Oel Wingo

Oel Wingo is the only city manager finalist with city manager experience, having worked as city manager or assistant city manager for four cities in Florida, but she also comes with some concerns, including the fact she got caught up in a political mess in one city.

January 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Porterdale takes out loan for gym

Porterdale plans to take out a loan with United Bank and pay it back with 2011 SPLOST funding for the construction cost associated with the renovations of the Porterdale Gym.

January 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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