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Banes chairs first meeting, makes history

Recently elected Marcello Banes chaired his first meeting for the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday night in the Historic Courthouse.

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County

Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Newton's Josh Tukes is the sticky part of No. 1 Newton basketball's success

Of all the adjectives that can be used to describe a key player on a basketball team, Newton's Josh Tukes probably likes "sticky" the ...

January 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Clara Ruth Almond

Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Piedmont Hospital welcomes Newton’s first baby of 2017

Piedmont Hospital celebrated the birth of Walker Hugh Price as the first baby of 2017 in Newton County on New Year's Day.

January 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Births

Edward Dean ‘Eddie’ Miller

Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Groundbreaking on Judicial Center Expansion set for Friday

Newton County judges and officials will grab a hold of a shovel to break ground on the expansion of the Judicial Center at 2 p ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Georgia State Campuses to close at noon

Due to expected approaching inclement weather, all Georgia State University campuses - including the Newton County campus - will close at 12 p.m. today, Friday, Jan ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

NCSS to release early Friday

Newton County Schools will follow their early release schedule Friday, Jan. 6 due to the threat of inclement weather, according to a release from Sherri ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 5

Daryl Ross Arnold, 42, Conyers, Jan. 2, possession and use of drug related objects, possession of methamphetamine

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

GPTC will close all locations Saturday

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will cease all college activities at 3 p.m. Friday, and will close all locations Saturday in anticipation of the projected ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Winter Storm Helena route treatments start tomorrow morning

Responding to the potential for the season's first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east and ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Recycling Centers to stay open through June

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) unanimously passed a motion to allow the authority chair and selection committee to work towards an agreement for ...

January 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County

Mother Jessie Mae Banks Lightfoot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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City denies The Cork’s ordinance change request

In a 4-2 vote, the Covington City Council denied the ordinance change request from The Cork Boutique to allow ancillary tastings outside during tonight's meeting.

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Traffic stop nets drug arrest

After following a truck registered to a known drug house, Covington Police Officer Steve Swann initiated a traffic stopped that resulted in a foot pursuit and arrest of the truck's passenger.

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Leo Mallard

Leo S. Mallard, Jr., 52, of Covington, passed away November 19, 2016. Mallard was a former science educator at Eastside High School, of the Newton County Board of Education. He was a native of Covington, and attended Piedmont Academy (K-12) where he graduated in 1982. Mallard went on to attend Georgia Southern where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, then later transferred to UGA, where he received a B.S. in Forestry Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Management and Biology in 1988. While at UGA, he became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Young men told to ‘do the little things’

University of Georgia and NFL football player, author and musician Rennie Curran told 21 young men assembled last Friday in the Media Center at Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA), "My challenge to you is to do everything you can to get to my age and be able to say 'I did everything right.' Being cool, being disrespectful does not pay the bills."

November 21, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Covington teen Morgan Hathorn wins karate world championship

Thank goodness for the window in Morgan Hathorn's house that let her see her Covington neighborhood. It's probably the reason why she's now a karate world champion.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Q&A with Eastside football coach Troy Hoff

Although football season is done, things have still been rolling for Eastside Eagles coach Troy Hoff. After finishing the 2016 campaign with a 7-4-1 mark after a narrow first round playoff loss to Spalding, Hoff has been busy helping his seniors get ready to finalize their recruiting processes, making plans for winter conditioning and getting special accolades from the Atlanta Falcons.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Eastside's Lauren Beshears signs with Young Harris

Lauren Beshears signed the most important document of her life, last Monday.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

County football teams already looking ahead to 2017 season

In the state of Georgia - the heart of SEC football country - some might say it's never too early or too late to think about football.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Newton County Girls Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs before we get too far into year.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Grateful for community

This semester at Oxford College I've been teaching my first solo course. Housed in American studies, "Understanding Community: Oxford Encountering Oxford," is a course that engages students in the critical exploration of the concept of community. They do this so they begin to formulate their own ideas of community, identify various structures of belonging in communities, and develop a deeper understanding of multiple communities to which they have been and are connected. We've talked about communities of origin, the Oxford campus community, virtual communities, communities of self-interest, intentional communities and we've especially focused on the City of ...

November 20, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Fairview 4-H’ers present demonstrations

She would not begin her 4-H demonstration until her favorite teacher was there to help.

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Rowe: Making America Great Again

When the Presidential Election ended, I thought the debating, tension and division would be finished as well. But we have more to talk about than ever before.

November 20, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LOCAL

Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. you're evil

Dear Facebook friends,

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists

Our Thoughts: A reason to unite

A week ago, the country struggled as divisiveness spread across America. Videos on television news networks showed angry groups protesting against what they felt was a political injustice.

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Crocheting for a cause

The women of the Crochet Ministry of Grace United Methodist Church are busy working to create handmade gifts for the sick members of the church.

November 20, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Religion

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