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Bear Creek Reservoir application reinstatement denied by Army Corps

COVINGTON - Citing the county's failure to provide the information requested in August – information that was also requested in February – the Army Corps of Engineers ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eagle miscues lead to Wildcat win

Turnovers and penalties plagued Eastside on the road at Locust Grove as the Eagles dropped their second region game of the season in a 42-13 ...

October 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Film tax breaks could lead to big movie/TV breaks

Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...

October 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Bagwell named NCSS Teacher of the Year

Tears welled up as Kristen Bagwell accepted the award as Newton County School Systems 2016 Teacher of the Year Award, saying, "I've always wanted ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned ...

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Social Circle fair returns

The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington woman wins $250K lottery prize

Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Macon consultants to continue managing county forests

A letter of understanding outlining the services provided by Barber Forest Consultants, Inc., for forest management services was approved by the Newton County Board of ...

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

BOC approves new position at landfill, truck leases

The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the creation of a CDL driver position and the leasing of two "roll-off" trucks.

October 08, 2015 | Sandra Brands | BOC

Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

First candidates forum Oct. 8 for District 43 Special Election

The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lady Rams score 18 runs to top Rockdale

Just a week ago when Newton and Rockdale met on the softball field at Newton it took the all the Lady Rams had and then ...

October 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

County’s toughest topics discussed at retreat

The Newton County Board of Commissioners held a retreat at the Fire Services Administration Building Wednesday, discussing some of the most important topics facing the ...

October 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Citizens turn out to protest resolution limiting commentary

Benches at the Newton County Historic Courthouse were filled with people Tuesday night, many there to protest a controversial resolution placing restrictions on public participation ...

October 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Hay’s lawyer files motion for dismissal of county countersuit

Lawsuits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Tip of the Week - Aug. 10

1. Avoid the ATM- You'll save yourself those inflated fees and you'll spend less money too.

August 07, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | LOCAL

Downtown events cost city $19,000

Street closures and detours for downtown events have cost the city nearly $19,000 since September, according to a report from Transportation Project Manager Billy Skinner.

August 07, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | LOCAL

The return of Tiger

As of this writing Tiger Woods - who has been more like Bear Woods in recent months - has recovered from his injuries and coming out of hibernation to return to competitive golf.

August 07, 2011 | By Ric Latarski | Columnists

Worth discussing again

There is no question that we have had one hot and steamy summer. It's a summer that has put a financial squeeze on many of our local residents as the costs to keep cool have been almost as unbearable as the summer heat.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Columnists


Dear Editor: I am absolutely incensed after reading the article "Non-renewal of contract stands" in Friday's News. Incensed, because for anyone to be paid that much money when our school system is ranked at the very bottom for academic achievement is robbery - robbery of the tax-paying citizens of this county.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

Learning from Greece

Dear Editor: The ancient Romans learned a lot from Greece. Today's American can learn a lot from modern Greece.

Over the last 40 years, the citizens of Greece sought and accepted the care, control and generosity of their government. And the money was borrowed money. Over time the people have become parasites rather than providers.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

To our elected officials

Dear Editor: To all those in governance on the local, state and national level, from the Holy Bible the book of Kings chapter 3: "And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern good from evil; for who can govern this your great people?"

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Letters

Changing tides

It's the last few weeks of summer. For those of us with children in school, this is our last chance to get away before becoming engulfed in school schedules, homework, activities and carpool. For children, it is their last chance to be carefree, sleep in and play with friends.

August 07, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 7

Jason Luke Darnell, 33, 60 Brookhollow Way, Covington, July 28. Child support default.

August 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Residents, businesses vexed by ‘Diaries’

Local residents and business owners are voicing concerns to the Covington City Council over the filming of "The Vampire Diaries," saying the crew has taken over the streets and is displaying rude behavior.

August 07, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | LOCAL

Lady Tigers have renewed optimism

Two years ago, Alcovy volleyball was the best team in the county. The Lady Tigers won the county championship, posted their first winning season and narrowly missed the school's first playoff berth. Last year though, the program took a step back.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy

Justice is served

Former Newton defensive end Justice Ejike was the unequivocal leader of the Rams defense in 2009. He was their best player on that side of the ball. He was so good, he also played offensive line. Fast forward two years and he has a new role, one he isn't too familiar with.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton

Julia Kathryn Jones

Julia Kathryn Jones, 89, of Social Circle, died on Aug. 5.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Jewell West Gilbert

Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mentally-ill man enters plea in siblings' slaying

ATHENS (AP) - A mentally-ill Athens man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his brother and two sisters more than two years ago.

August 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

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