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Covington agrees to no term limits

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council had a split consensus on the discussion of term limits for councilmembers Thursday night during its work session.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Have You Ever Thought… Why do we have Memorial Day?

The statement that "All Politics is Local" is usually accredited to the late Tip O'Neal, who served as the 55th Speaker of the ...

May 28, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

The Newton Beat: News of your home county

Readers, thanks for joining us again and thanks, as always, for reading. Man, what a week we just had. It was something else, and there ...

May 28, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living

Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop ...

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living

Weekly Fix Music Calendar

What's up all you music lovers! Welcome to another edition of your "Weekly Music Fix." The month is drawing to a close, but the ...

May 28, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living

STOVALL: Eastside football proves fight is bigger than size any day

I love comparisons and numbers. Pretty crazy for a guy who almost allowed math - particularly algebra - to keep him from graduating high school.

May 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PREP FOOTBALL: Eastside puts out big talent despite being county's smallest school

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Pepperell's head football coach Rick Hurst has a good thing going right now.

May 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

PHOTO GALLERY: Eastside Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Newton Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Alcovy Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Newton County Jail Log: May 24

Gayla Dalyn Atkins, 47, Oxford, May 22, theft by receiving stolen property

May 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

NCSO investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the two people responsible for robbing a Covington man Sunday afternoon.

May 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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Red Cross responding to interstate fire, collapse

Red Cross in Atlanta is working closely with local and county officials responding to the fire and collapse of Interstate-85 Northbound in Atlanta. The event occurred in close proximity to the metro Atlanta office, and it is helping to provide staging space for emergency responders.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Robert Alexander Wynn (Robin)

Robert Alexander Wynn (Robin), 77, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at Candler Hospital, surrounded by his family.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Lawmakers remain at odds on details of campus gun bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Only hours remain before Georgia lawmakers adjourn for the year but they still disagree about the details of a bill allowing anyone 21 and older with a state-issued permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Legislative Updates

UPDATE: Officials: Fire that collapsed overpass is out

UPDATE, March 30 9 p.m.: ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials say a massive fire that burned for more than an hour and caused the collapse of an interstate overpass has been extinguished.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Anheuser-Busch Recognized by Georgia General Assembly for National Disaster Relief Assistance

Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (Anheuser-Busch) was recognized Thursday for its national disaster relief assistance by the Georgia General Assembly, highlighting the passage of Senate Resolution 528, sponsored by Senators Bruce Thompson (R-White), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), David Shafer (R-Duluth), John Albers (R- Alpharetta), Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) and Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia), and House Resolution 770, sponsored by Representatives Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) and Paul Battles (R-Cartersville).

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Public questionnaire to help guide regional economic development

Public input is needed for the five-year update to Northeast Georgia's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

NCSO obtains international accreditation

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) obtained its official international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) March 25.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Vehicles entered at Hampton Inn

The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded March 28 to a report of vehicles being broken into in the parking lot at the Hampton Inn at 14460 Paras Drive. In one break-in, a gun was stolen.

March 30, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Futurestaff to be acquired by MAU Workforce Solutions

FutureStaff, a 37-year-old staffing company in the metro Atlanta area, is announcing its intended acquisition by Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions. MAU is a family-owned and operated staffing, recruiting, and outsourcing firm providing services in eight branch locations across Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah, as well as through its worldwide professional recruiting presence. FutureStaff's three metro Atlanta branches, located in Fayetteville, Newnan, and Conyers, will be a great addition to MAU's current service locations.

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

'Deborah Graham, come on down!'

Oxford resident Deborah Graham was a winner on Wednesday's "The Price is Right" television program, advancing to the show's final "Showcase Showdown."

March 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living

Alcovy loses narrowly to region foe Lakeside

COVINGTON, Ga. - Despite the some strong second half play - particularly on defense - and an impressive showing from sophomore Kaliya Eutsey, the Alcovy girls soccer team came up short 1-0 Tuesday night against Region 2-AAAAAA foe Lakeside-Evans.

March 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Harrop: There's little dignity left in coal

It was a pathetic scene, coal miners flanking President Donald Trump as he signed an order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. Trump's imagineers have turned coal miners into a Madison Avenue version of the besieged American working man, the pretty wrapping on a toxic package of environmental delinquency.

March 29, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Covington man wins big through Shane's Rib Shack

Derrek Bowman, of Covington, is the proud winner of a large Big Green Egg Grill from Shane's Rib Shack.

March 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Congressman reintroduces bill to protect traveling public, federal employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), has reintroduced the "Airport Security Act of 2017." The Airport Security Act of 2017 makes it illegal to carry loaded guns onto airport property.

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Anderson: Week 11 under the Gold Dome

With just two days left in the 2017 legislative session, we're almost to the end of what has been an eventful first year as a state Senator. Last week was filled with long nights and a lot of deliberation about the 35 bills we heard on the Senate floor. Here are a few that could affect our district:

March 29, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | Legislative Updates

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