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The decisions made by Newton County voters during the primary election, May 24 and general election, Nov. 8 will affect residents for decades to come ...

April 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Syphoe’s residency cleared by BOE

The Newton County Board of Elections declared Michael Syphoe eligible to run for Newton County chair in the 2016 election. The decision was made during ...

April 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

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City’s proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June

City's proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June

June 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Water treatment upgrades suggested to county leaders

It has been undeniable that a community needs water to survive and thrive.

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

‘Drastic’ cost-cutting options being looked at by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from constitutional officers from the horseshoe at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday on why their respective budgets needed to be increased.

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr. of Covington. At an early age, he attended and joined the First United Methodist Church of Covington. He grew up and lived his early adult life in Covington. After graduating Newton County Comprehensive High School in 1976, he later earned a degree form Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). Allen was a born mechanic and loved working with his hands. This led him into several employment paths, always showing his gift of resourcefulness and problem solving ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Baxalta, Shire agree to merger

Shareholders of Baxalta, Inc. and Shire PLC agreed Friday on a merger that is expected to be finalized on June 3.

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where he served as a Deacon and the Sunday School Director. He proudly served his country with the U.S Army, and he retired from Lithonia Lighting after 50 years of service. In addition, he was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, in Covington and the Newton County Masonic Square Compass Club. He was a big Atlanta Braves fan. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edgar Pierce and Edna Geneva Edwards ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8, 1931, in Atlanta, to John Howard and Mae (Hill) Pound. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1949, and furthered his education at Auburn University where he graduated in 1953. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Jimmy retired after a successful 30-year business career in sales and management in the newspaper industry. In retirement, he owned and operated a dry-cleaning business with three locations in Covington. He was a member of the ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at the Porterdale Maternity Hospital on Poplar Street to the late Idus and Nellie Ivy.

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only two will begin this summer at a date and time to be announced.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside’s first four-year collegiate soccer player graduates

Former Eastside soccer player Tara Harrison graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) on May 6, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Management. She was named to the Fall 2015 Dean's List during her senior soccer season.

May 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Former county fire chief appears in court Thursday

Former Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien appeared in court Thursday as his lawyer, John L. Straus, filed a request for continuance. Judge Horace J. Johnson granted the request and set the next hearing for Thursday, June 23.

May 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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