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Georgia releases 2014-2015 CCRPI results

The Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2014 through 2015 school year was released Tuesday by state school superintendent, Richard Woods.

May 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Education

Newton County Jail Log: May 4

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, April 29, Probation violation

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Newton Federal Bank named 2016 NCSS partner of the year

Newton Federal Bank was named the 2016 Newton County School System Partner of the Year Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 04, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

County's form of government signed by Gov. Deal

Newton County will have a new form of government come January.

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton man dies after being struck by school bus

Charles Petersen, of Oxford, died after being struck by a school bus on Hwy. 278, at the intersection of Alcovy Road, around 7:15 a ...

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special Olympics cancelled Tuesday

A day after the Newton County Special Olympics opened with a parade on the Covington Square and opening ceremony at Sharp Stadium, Tuesday's and ...

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Watch: Newborn Horneyhead Festival

Newborn celebrated three decades of Horneyhead fishing Saturday in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

May 03, 2016 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

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Douglas Hicks named dean of Oxford College of Emory University

Douglas Hicks will take over as dean of Oxford College of Emory University July 15.

March 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Oxford

Newton County Jail Log: March 23

James Ray Adams, 53, Covington, March 10, Probation violation; theft by taking

March 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Mrs. Dolores Moody

Mrs. Dolores U. Moody, 88 passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Pablo, Colorado to the late Harold and Edith Usery. She is also preceded by her husband James Moody, and her brothers Bill Usery and Don Usery.

March 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Call of the wild

Sure, Covington sees a lot of movie stars coming through the "Hollywood of the South," but Newton County has its own residents who made a name for themselves.

March 28, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LOCAL

Newton High School to perform Annie

The Newton High School Drama Club is putting on a performance of the 1977 classic Annie.

March 28, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

Fire destroys house on Easter Sunday

Just before 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday a Covington resident was displaced in a house fire at 7156 Durden Circle.

March 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Telling It Like It Is . . . Bunny Tales

I'm going to let y'all in on a little secret about the Easter Bunny. It started several years ago when I was working for Winn-Dixie. I enjoyed shopping there and it was also a good place to work for almost five years. When I worked for Winn-Dixie, I worked in the floral department and dairy and frozen foods sections. But I was approached by the store manager about a new position.

March 27, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING

Counting down to 4-H Summer Camp

"Dear Mom and Dad," begins each of the letters sitting on my desk today from Newton County 4-H members.

March 27, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

Today is the most sacred day of the Christian year. The only day that would come close is Christmas. But Easter is, by far, the most sacred. Noted British theologian N.T. Niles wrote, "Take away the stories of Jesus's birth and you loose two chapters of Matthew and two of Luke. But take away the resurrection and you lose the entire New Testament."

March 27, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Promotion aims to lessen leakage of retail sales in Newton County

The demand for car parts, furniture, electronics, clothing, appliances, sporting goods, books and music, as well as other retail goods, is not being completely met in Newton County.

March 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

OUr Thoughts: Take positive action

Of the 17,850 people the article (or at least the headline) reached on Facebook, 111 voiced their opinions - some very strongly.

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: Morning has broken

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Terrorists and their Privacy

One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is a debate over cellphone encryption.

March 27, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Identifying ideology versus tactic

The terrorist attacks in Brussels this past Monday, claimed by the Islamic State, are a clear indication that the West has a lot of work left to do to defeat radical Islam. The attacks, which left more than 30 dead, were carried out by three suicide bombers - two brothers, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 30, and Khalid el-Bakraoui, 27, and another man, who has yet to be identified.

March 27, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Gov. Deal has two choices on ‘religious liberty’ bill

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the "religious liberty" bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other Republican governors handled this particular issue.

March 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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