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Surprising each teacher in their classroom Friday morning, Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey presented a bouquet of flowers and balloons to the three finalists ...

September 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end ...

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA (AP) - Inmates at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case ...

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks open higher after 3 days of losses; Nike surges

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening solidly higher after a three-day slump.

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New 350-seat Irish Bred pub to open in 2016

Newton County's Director of Commercial Development Serra Hall stated it simply, "The Square is definitely changing."

September 24, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Months of deliberation ends in city retirement debate

Months after the initial discussion of changing a retirement provision in the city of Covington's Defined Benefit Plan was brought up by the Covington ...

September 24, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County unemployment rate drops slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate dropped infinitesimally in August, down from 7.1 percent in July to 6.7 percent. The slight decline mirrors metro ...

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

I-20 lane closures continue near Exit 90

Reconstruction on the Interstate-20 bridge at Exit 90 continues this weekend, causing possible congestion from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

September 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stan Shannon

Mr. Stan Shannon, 72 of Covington, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Stan was born in Athens to the late Grady and ...

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Three new officers sworn in to CPD

Three new Covington Police Officers were sworn in by Mayor Ronnie Johnston during Monday's city council meeting.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two candidates announce for 5th District BOC seat

Local business owners Jared Rutberg and Travis Moore have announced that they will run for the District 5 seat on the Newton County Board of ...

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington heats up for series reunion in October

It's been 21 years since the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" went off the air, but for fans of the Southern ...

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Army Corps clarifies 'withdrawn' in reference to Bear Creek Reservoir project

In a 10-page letter, Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy" Craig told the Army Corps of Engineers that the number of project managers assigned to ...

September 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble, age 39, of Roswell passed away September 20, 2015. She was born January 19, 1976 in Tucker, Georgia. Jill graduated from ...

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

What to do with downtown parking?

If Mystic Grill is any indication, the influx of people coming to Covington for lunch and dinner will increase with the opening of the Irish ...

September 23, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to consider adopting an overlay district to control architectural and structural design.

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Ombre 'doing very well' after dramatic rescue

Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone awry left him trapped in a creek.

August 13, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Patriots shoot past Eagles in season opener

August 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Pres. Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

3 arrested in Pine Needle Dr. shooting

The Covington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night at 6119 Pine Needle Drive.

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Cousins Middle School evacuated

Cousins Middle School has been cleared by law enforcement as safe for students after a telephoned threat was received regarding the safety of the school.

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CPD receives complaint on Jennifer Garner’s bodyguards

A paparazzo called Covington Police to the area near Scoops after one of Jennifer Garner's bodyguards shined a green laser pointer into their camera lenses Tuesday.

August 12, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Pebble Brook victim identified

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting as 19-year-old Newton County resident Caylen Gooch.

August 12, 2015 | | LOCAL

3rd woman charged after 11-year-old found in cage

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A third northwest Georgia woman faces a child cruelty charge after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Clinton giving up server amid concerns about classified data

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mattie Lou Shepherd

Mattie Lou Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 11, 2015, at the age of 85. Mrs. Shepherd was an active member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes included reading, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh Shepherd; and her parents, Fairest Jones and Lelah Jones.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Schizophrenic man missing since Aug. 3

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a Rockdale man diagnosed with mental disorders who has been missing since last week.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

US stocks, oil prices sink after China currency move

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, led by declines in energy and materials stocks as commodities prices sank. Prices for oil and copper fell sharply after China's government lowered the value of its currency, suggesting weakness in the world's second-largest economy. Google gained after the company announced a restructuring.

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Old Atlanta Highway to be closed this weekend

Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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