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Social Circle Lt. Downs helps lost Florida couple

After receiving multiple phone calls about a suspicious vehicle in Social Circle, Social Circle Lieutenant Randy Downs found an elderly couple lost on their way ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Covington featured as backdrop in 2nd Dolly Parton special

The story of Dolly Parton returned to Covington for an all-new holiday sequel to the 2015 "Coat of Many Colors." "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find varying levels of week one success

If this past weekend and week has been any indication, it could be a special basketball season for our Newton County hoops squads.

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Firefighters fry 43 turkeys for Angel Tree program

Newton County firefighters deep fried 43 turkeys Wednesday for its newest fundraiser.

November 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: No. 5 Newton off to a hot 2016-17 start

The opening weekend and week of the Newton boys basketball's 2016-17 schedule should give coach Rick Rasmussen a much clearer understanding of how championship ...

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Big shows in Covington and Porterdale

It's really cool that we have so many spots to catch live music and I'm glad we were able to do a rundown ...

November 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Junior Hilliard notifies Newton County of suit to ‘exceed $3 million’

Junior Hilliard will file a lawsuit against Newton County, which recently voted to end its contract with Junior Hilliard General Services, operator of the county ...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County School System mourns the passing of Mallard, Nolan

The Newton County School System lost two members last week with the passing of Eastside High School teacher Leo Mallard and Veterans Memorial Middle School ...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sheriff thanks community for support

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown reached out to Facebook earlier this morning to share his gratitude with the community on its support of the family ...

November 22, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

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WSA and county to move forward on water initiative

The proposal could help Newton County out of its financial woes.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

FMA entertains while educating middle school students

Using hip hop, dance, film and comedy, Forces in Motion (FMA) Live! made Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity come to life during a performances on Friday at Newton High School.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jason Smith named Teacher of the Year

Jason Smith wept and hugged his wife and sons when he was announced as the Newton County School System's top teacher.

October 09, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

We are in the last few weeks of another election cycle. Have you ever thought what the impact of winning can have on the winner's life? Sure, running for office takes a large amount of effort. But what then?

October 09, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Redman: Student Leadership

I have been in schools and around education for years and have watched several student counsels get formed. During these times I have seen that some students truly want those positions and others who didn't want the position as much would be more confident. Those with more confidence would get the position.

October 09, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION

More states should ban the death penalty

Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric. The death penalty has been abolished in the European Union and 19 U.S. states. Governors in four states that do permit capital punishment - Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington - have imposed a moratorium on executions.

October 09, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Village completes community housing initiative

After three years, the Village of Porterdale completed the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and Mayor Arline Chapman and City Manager Bob Thomson were part of the "graduating class" during GICH's annual meeting in Gainesville in September.

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Trust and respect need to be earned back

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien served the residents of this county for eight years. He led the county's fire department and steered Newton residents to safety.

October 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sizing up what makes Georgia the place to be

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Take a close look at the constitutional amendments

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

NCWSA plan may not include Bear Creek

When discussing the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority's plan to purchase the county's water infrastructure, Hopkins said the topic of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir comes up frequently.

October 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

WSA and county to move forward on water initiative

Newton County elected officials this week heard a plan that could help the county out of its financial woes.

October 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Lloyd Kerr appointed county manager

Lloyd Kerr was officially named Newton County's Manager Tuesday.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Tigers shutout again, lose second straight game

The Alcovy High School football team suffered its second straight loss in a 52-0 defeat at the hands of the Evans Knights at home.

October 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Eastside unbeaten in region play

The Eastside High School football team stretched its Region 4-AAAA record to 3-0 with a 42-0 win at Henry County Friday night.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

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