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Dr. Melvin Baker named to Oxford City Council

Dr. Melvin Baker was sworn in as a member of the Oxford City Council Monday night, replacing Terry Smith.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Oxford

Man robs CVS, steals Oxycodone and allergy medicine

A Covington man was arrested for robbing a CVS pharmacy Monday night, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

June 07, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

City of Covington to host free legion field grand opening event

Drive Time and the Newton County Community Band will perform at the official grand opening of Legion Field, hosted by the city of Covington.

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

With lack of vets, Eastside turns to rookies

Eastside athletics has had a great spring. The men's track and field team won its first ever state title, and the baseball team had ...

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

High school basketball championships leaving Macon

Since 1969 the Macon Coliseum has been home to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) boys and girls state basketball championships, but come 2017, this ...

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Eastside’s Bruce Evans named co-coach of the year

In only his second season as head coach of the Eastside High School baseball team, Bruce Evans has been named the Region 4-AAAA Co-Coach of ...

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Alcovy girls' basketball gets new coach

Alcovy High School has hired Justin Hunter as the new coach of the girls' basketball team. For Hunter, the job was fate.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

New-look Tigers excel in spring practice

When the 2016 football season rolls around, the Alcovy Tigers will look a lot different.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Certification could mean big things for Newton

Newton County was close to seeing 9,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment come to county, if only the timing was a little better.

June 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

At 85, Porterdale resident continues to serve others

Bobby Jack Savage is a road runner.

June 04, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

County hears of $11,237 owed on Nelson Heights property

When forensic accountant David Sawyer told the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) about some of the issues he found with spending at the Nelson ...

June 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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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

Chair candidates speak out on attorney, SWA

Newton County Chair candidates took to the horseshoe table at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, explaining their views on the special purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST), the county's solid waste, its legal services and its future planning during a forum sponsored by SmartGrowth Newton County, Newton Trails, The Covington News and the Newton Citizen.

April 30, 2016 | Brandon DeCosse | ELECTION 2016

Chris Edgar named head football coach for Alcovy

The Alcovy football team finally has its new lead guy.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Newton drops two straight in state baseball playoffs

After a successful year, the Newton baseball season came to an end this week.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Eastside’s McKenzie Powell signs with Gordon State

McKenzie Powell has a lot to smile about.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Newton County continues to grow, attracting retail shops and industrial and manufacturing plants. The products made here range from the fibers used to make disposable diapers to dry cereals to golf balls.

April 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Business

Who Dat: Sheldon Rankins drafted by Saints

Sheldon Rankins made history Thursday night as he became the first player from Eastside High School to ever be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft and the second from Covington overall.

April 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1,007,844 less than 2016.

April 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton its WBL Employer of the Year for 2016 Tuesday.

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is to help recruit teachers to region.

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker's new single "Slow Down Small Town", it's good to be back with another edition of The Minute.

April 28, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

April 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at 6 p.m. at Old Church on Wesley Street in Oxford.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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