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Covington to purchase new fire truck

In roughly a year the City of Covington will have a brand new 2015 Stuphen Pumper fire truck.

July 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Newton and Covington to share inspector

Newton County, searching for an inspector, entered an intergovernmental aid agreement with the city of Covington Monday to temporarily use its inspector, Brett Moore, to cover both the city and county temporarily.

July 06, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Anglin; parents, Chester Piper and Elsie Piper Ridling; brother, Tony Piper.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

Editor's note: While on vacation in Seattle for the holiday weekend, I called up Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen to talk about how he thought summer went for the Rams' basketball team. Rasmussen talks about the Rams' new style of play, how this team compares to his most recent final four team and if they're a high school copy of the Golden State Warriors.

July 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Where’s the love?

Hey guys ummm our United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) is playing in the 2015 Women's World Cup Final and it should definitely be a thing and maybe it's just me...but so far it's not.

July 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Striders qualify for Nationals

Members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club competed at the AAU Region 8 qualifier at Eastside High School, Taylors, South Carolina June 25th-28th. Five qualified for the AAU National Track and Field Championships at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA August 1st-8th.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation

National All-Stars win district

The Newton National PeeWee All-Stars defeated Collins Hill 13-3 on Monday June 22, 2015 for the title of District Champs. The All-Stars will play in the State tournament July 3-5 & 10-11 in Buford Ga.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation

Oreo cookies to get skinny, 'sophisticated' new look

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Salem camp meeting hosts 5K race Saturday

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fourth of July in Newton

Here are some of the photos from Independence Day 2015 in Covington and Oxford.

July 06, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Salem Camp meeting starts this weekend

The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote

LONDON (AP) - Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece's voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that's reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Vet steals Humvee from Ga. base, runs from SC cops

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a military veteran stole a Humvee from a Georgia military base before leading police in South Carolina on a 20-mile chase.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man drowns in Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming in the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Vacation Bible School

Summer fun: Students at vacation Bible school at Covington First Baptist Church prepare to learn about missions in Haiti and around the world in a session on Thursday. The children also enjoyed creating praise music and playing on giant inflatables, coloring, mining for rocks and learning about their Christian faith.

June 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | RELIGION

Reflections on education

I had the occasion not long ago to read Daniel Pink's "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future" (Penguin Books, 2005) and Tony Wagner's "The Global Achievement Gap" (Basic Books, 2008). What follows are Pink's thesis, Wagner's compliment, and implications for K-12 education.

June 24, 2011 | Gary Mathews | Columnists

Priorities, please

There was a testy aside on Monday when the Covington City Council was set to take action on the city budget as Councilman Chris Smith vented his frustration over the unused Norfolk Southern railroad property.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Deputies search for armed robbers

Summerset Apartments was the site of two robberies last week, and both victims were teens.

June 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

First Methodist welcomes new associate

First United Methodist Church of Covington has a new associate pastor, the Rev. Jan McCoy.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION

The importance of several ‘todays’

There are certain "todays" that matter more than others.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Ask the county agent: The bugs of summer

Mosquitoes

June 24, 2011 | By Ted Wynne | News Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - June 24

o Alicia Michelle Steward, 38, Social Circle, June 13. Bench warrant, contempt of court.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Court Sentencings - June 24

o April Pettit. First degree forgery, 10 years probation, 90 days in jail, $1,000. Misdemeanor escape, 12 months probation, $500.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Busted

Our local lawmen were busy this weekend putting a major illicit drug business out of commission in Newton County.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Pets of the Week - June 24

Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

Chamber continues to talk industrial recruitment

Three prominent Georgia industrial recruiters said Tuesday that Newton County is well positioned for growth but cautioned that business activity remains slow.

June 23, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Regional Commission plans through 2035

A plan to guide development and growth in northeast Georgia through 2035 had an airing before civic, community and business leaders on Thursday in Oxford.

June 23, 2011 | AJ Archer | LOCAL

Masked intruder injures grandmother

A 64-year-old grandma was knocked to the ground and injured when a masked man forced his way into her home Monday night.

Around 11 p.m. the woman was sitting with her 20-year-old grandson in the living room of her home on Morningside Drive when the doorbell rang. She went to answer it, believing it might be a family member, according to Newton County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison.

June 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Fight between brothers turns bloody

Two brothers were arrested Monday evening after a fight turned especially nasty when one brother stabbed the other with a knife.

June 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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