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City says goodbye to Goodman, Dalton

An era came to an end Monday as Covington said farewell to two city council members.

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

'A Myers Christmas' to film on the Square

Washington, Monticello, Clarke and Church streets will be used for upcoming filming of Universal Pictures movie A Myers Christmas from 5 a.m.-9 p ...

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

More in store for 2016 fireworks show

The Covington City Council unanimously approved an total expenditure of $30,000 for the 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks show. Robert Foxworth, a Newton County ...

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

The Dungeon to host food and toy drive

Covington, GA - We are excited to announce our first annual "Holiday Extravaganza Toy and Food Giveaway." The Dungeon Boxing Gym, KMB and the NFL Alumni ...

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Region alignments announced

New region classifications and alignments have been made official by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Newton has moved ...

December 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State gets approval of prospectus

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gave its approval Tuesday to the consolidation plans of Georgia State University and Georgia ...

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Chimney Park receives musical fence from Pilot Club

The Pilot Club officially presented Chimney Park with a musical fence Tuesday.

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

A $100,000 day for Oxford

Newton County District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson presented a $100,000 check, on behalf of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, to the city ...

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Diamondbacks get pitcher Shelby Miller from Braves

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired All-Star right-hander Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for overall No. 1 draft pick Dansby Swanson ...

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

German leader Angela Merkel named Time's Person of the Year

HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Brian Keith Terrell executed for killing Newton County man

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate who insisted he was innocent shook his head while looking at Georgia officials before his death sentence was ...

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Aboard the Memphis Belle

The 750-horsepower Pratt and Whitney Hornet engines turned over four propellers sending a beautiful yet chaotic melody of mechanical jazz to those encased in the ...

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | A VETERAN'S STORY

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BOC creates Transportation Engineer position

A new position of Transportation Engineer will be created within Newton County after a motion was made during a special called meeting Tuesday.

December 08, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Brian Keith Terrell execution awaits high court decision

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of killing a close friend of his mother was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening, and the planned hour passed with his defense lawyers pressing the nation's highest court to stop the death sentence from being carried out.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Eastside boys dismantle Griffin

A trip to Griffin High School ended differently for the Eastside girls' and boys' basketball teams. While the boys (6-2, 4-0 Region 4-AAAA) dismantled Griffin in a 73-61 win, the Lady Eagles (2-6, 1-3 Region 4-AAAA) were outmatched in a 54-20 loss to the Lady Bears.

December 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Georgia announces 2016 candidates on primary ballots

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's secretary of state says presidential candidates for the state's March 1 primary have been selected.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

NHS to perform RENT this week

The Newton High School Fine Arts Department will be performing the hit Broadway musical Rent this week.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Michael Vick lobbies for law to protect animals in hot cars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - NFL quarterback Michael Vick is at Pennsylvania's state Capitol to make a pitch for legislation to help protect cats and dogs from being left in hot vehicles.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Man to be executed for Covington killing tonight

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of forging checks and killing a close friend of his mother is to be executed Tuesday despite his claims that he didn't commit the murder.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Fighting for life: Covington man in remission after battle with lung cancer

Covington resident Wilbert Hill knows what it means to fight for his life.

December 08, 2015 | Anne Gantt | Health

Covington resident has shocking discovery

When Covington resident Billie Jane Hood underwent a routine evaluation for knee replacement surgery at Piedmont Newton Hospital, the last thing she expected to hear was that she had stage IV lung cancer.

December 08, 2015 | Anne Gantt | Health

Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss form of government and solid waste, including creation of a possible solid waste authority.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Missing woman found after involved in car accident

When the Ford Lincoln with Brenda Thompson waiting in the passenger seat disappeared from the parking lot at the Kroger store on Highway 20, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded quickly.

December 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. Following her retirement, she continued working 11 years at Covington Moulding. Mrs. Floyd faithfully attended Porterdale Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly, and cherished the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Floyd; parents, Carl and Jettie (Moon) Thomas; and her sister, Geneva Garrett.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Missing 61-year-old found

The Newton County Sheriff's Office reports Brenda Thompson, the 61-year-old missing woman has been found at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

December 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

NCSO investigates kidnapping of 61-year-old woman

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the abduction of a 61-year-old woman from a shopping center on the southwest side of the county.

December 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

A look back at Newton’s 1987 region championship team

Former Newton kicker, Christopher Wade, used to listen to his walkman on the sidelines during games so that he wouldn't be too up or too down when he took the field to kick a field goal or extra point. How much has changed in-between the Rams winning their first (1987) and second (2015) region championships? Not many high school players, if any, know what a walkman is these days.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

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