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Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

BOC approves SPLOST spending

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to use $77,000 in 2011 SPLOST revenues to fund improvements at Dinah Pace Neighborhood Park ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new JDA members

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county's new representatives on the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Walton and Newton ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Eastside baseball gets second straight county win with romp over Alcovy

So far, you can call Eastside baseball the county champs.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State

Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | State

Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | State

Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State

Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State

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Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field for what proved to be an offensive showcase for the Eagle hitters as they combined for an impressive 15 hits.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Eastside alum Sheldon Rankins has jersey retired at awards banquet

The Eastside football team got more than what it bargained for during its season-ending football banquet last week.

February 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation's first statewide freeway patrol service.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

Anderson: Week six under the Gold Dome

We are officially halfway through the 2017 legislative session and now have 8 days left to introduce legislation in the Senate and 20 days left to vote on legislation from either chamber. Things around the capitol will continue to get busier as we near crossover day and eventually sine die.

February 20, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | Legislative Updates

Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | Sports

Alcovy track team has a state meet appearance as its goal

Anthony Jackson has a vision for Alcovy High School track and field.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes of a state tournament berth. It'll be interesting to see which of these teams can end the season with county bragging rights. Here's a brief preview of what we can expect from our three GHSA baseball squads.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Love for God, soccer secures Billy Love’s place at Point

There was a time when Billy Love didn't think signing day would come for him - at least not in soccer.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Eastside tennis teams sweep Walnut Grove

The Eastside tennis teams both wanted to use their match against Walnut Grove as proof that they're young squads are moving in the right direction.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

NCSS announces 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Newton County School System announced its highest-ranked students of the graduating class of 2017 this week, including the announcement of each high school's valedictorian and salutatorian.

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

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