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BOC completes HUD agreement requirements

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) completed the last step needed to settle a complaint filed against the county by the United ...

August 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Oxford council approves contractors for East Clark Street extension

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted unanimously to give the city the go-ahead to hire contractors to complete work on the East Clark Street ...

August 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Richard Frederick Lingner

Richard Frederick Lingner, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 74 years of age. Mr. Lingner was a pilot for Eastern Airlines, Miami ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star Spirit Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Waffle House will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) once again in their Spirit Day this Thursday 11:30 ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Jury impaneled in case of former deputy accused of child molestation

COVINGTON, Ga. – A jury was seated early Monday afternoon to hear the case of a former Newton County deputy accused of child molestation.

August 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Chad Estes says Social Circle football getting 'closer' to playoff caliber

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - If you've come to know Social Circle football after 2009, the next sentence may put you in a slight place of ...

August 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Register for the 2017 Covington Fuzz Run, Run Where the Stars Walk

COVINGTON, Ga. - Get ready to run (or walk) where the stars walk when you register for the Covington Fuzz Run! The 34thAnnual Fuzz Run will ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part III

The day after Johnnie Williams became the first victim of this killing spree in the winter of 1921, John S. Williams instructed Clyde Manning, his ...

August 08, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga. - This summer 44 students from Newton County attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

World's largest whoopee cushion attempted Saturday

COVINGTON, Ga. - First Baptist Church of Covington attempted to break a world record Saturday on the Covington Square with a 25-foot whoopee cushion.

August 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Religion

NEWTON FOOTBALL: Five Things We Learned from Cedar Grove at Newton

So we know it's just a scrimmage. But there was enough good-on-good action in Saturday night's "preseason-ish" matchup between the Newton Rams and ...

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

New coach hopefully means new life for Alcovy Volleyball

The Alcovy Lady Tigers volleyball team is under a new regime as head coach, Khelsea Willis, takes over the program looking to spark new life ...

August 06, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

BOC gives go ahead to pursue water improvements funding

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Thursday evening to give Carter and Sloope, the county's consulting engineers for water resources ...

August 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

STOVALL: Alcovy's Quindrelin Hammonds sounds off on woes of recruiting before Army offer

Quindrelin Hammonds may be one of the quietest football standouts in Newton County. And there are at least two reasons for that.

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Newton pushes around Cedar Grove in Saturday scrimmage win

COVINGTON, Ga. - It's not officially the start of the football season, but for high school football fans, it's good enough.

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

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Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 acres of potential. Today, it is a certified organic farm producing quality vegetables as well as a college farm supporting the education, research and community outreach mission of Oxford College.

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder, felony escape and hijacking a motor vehicle.

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State

BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to direct County Attorney Megan Martin to "have a completed application for ground ambulance licensure executed by Commission Chairman Banes and submitted to the State no later than June 22, 2017."

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County GHSA schools - Alcovy, Eastside and Newton - are expected to compete.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Johnson denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing Michael Williams and setting his body on fire last month was denied bond by Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. at the Newton County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed to be too high by councilmembers.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart and Lucy Marcum Duty, who have preceded her in death, she was originally from Chapmanville, WV. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Life Praise Center and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley F. Adams; her parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the Covington Police Department (CPD) Friday at another Alcovy Road motel.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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