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Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Man on the Street: How would you bring businesses into Newton County?

Newton County has been enjoying some economic growth recently. The Covington Town Center, among other developments, will give businesses room to arrive and grow. How ...

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Your Thoughts

Pictures of Progress: Three Ring Studios

A plot of land off Highway 142 and City Pond Road is currently being cleared to make way for the construction of Three Ring Studios ...

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | LOCAL

Melanie Bell: Filling 40-year-old shoes and making them her own

Newton County Probate Judge Melanie Bell decided she was going to pursue a career in law when she was nine years old and has been ...

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | FACES OF NEWTON

One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn.

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Tree falls on house Tuesday

A large tree fell on a Mill Village house during Tuesday night's storms. According to a Covington Fire Department spokesman, the tree fell onto ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

BOC sends IGA back to subcommittee

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to send its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) back to the ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

BOC approves procurement and check writing policy

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a new procurement and check writing policy at its March 21 meeting.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new Code of Ethics

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to approve the county's new Code of Ethics.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

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Superintendent lays out SPLOST priorities

The education SPLOST referendum is fast approaching and Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews took the opportunity to explain the need for the continued sales tax at his Community Leadership Forum Tuesday morning.

February 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Bear Creek project OK'd by Ga. EPD

The Bear Creek Reservoir project has received a stamp of approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, as EPD has issued the final water withdrawal permits needed for the project. County attorney Tommy Craig made the announcement at the Feb. 5 Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Councils ban tobacco use in area parks

The Covington and Porterdale city councils have both approved ordinances banning the use of tobacco products in city parks and recreation facilities as a part of the tobacco ban ordinance recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

February 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Free Health and Fitness Expo Saturday

The Covington News is still on its health kick for the new year and is inviting the public to come out to the second annual Health and Fitness Expo to get some free health screenings and tips for how to stay healthy in 2013.

February 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Workforce expert to speak on boomers

An expert on replacing the skills of retiring baby boomers will headline Newton County's second annual Workforce Development Summit, scheduled for Feb. 26.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Area job fair on Feb. 27

The Georgia Department of Labor and Springfield Baptist Church will host a Career Expo for veterans and other job seekers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the church, 1877 Iris Drive, Conyers.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Industry opening in Monticello

A $12 million plant and 90 jobs are coming to Monticello as part of an expansion by industry Norton Packing, which broke ground Tuesday.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

EMC donation helps veterans

On Jan. 16, members of the Snapping Shoals EMC Trust Board presented $5,000 from Operation Round Up funds to Honor Flight Conyers president Dave Smith. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for Snapping Shoals EMC members in which they allow their monthly power bills to be rounded up to the next dollar. The funds are used to help qualifying charitable/community organizations with specific needs that they have or to directly help people in need of assistance with household or living expenses, home repairs or equipment and medical or health needs.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Calif. man never came out of cabin

BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) - The man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

February 12, 2013 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories

Monte Carlo fundraiser rolls dice

If you didn't attend this year's Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser held by Southern Heartland Arts Inc., you missed a good time. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

February 12, 2013 | Paula Travis | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 13

Tracy Andrews Jr., 19, 9111 Jefferson Village, Covington, Jan. 28. Hold for probation.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Crime

Man leaves truck on train tracks

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after reportedly parking his vehicle on the train tracks on Turner Street.

February 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Congrats Leigh Anne

Covington has hired a new city manager and when Leigh Anne Knight officially takes over, she'll be the first female city manager in Covington's history.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Bigger police presence

If you've seen any shiny, new Covington police cars around town or parked overnight in your neighborhood, you've noticed the effects of a new program instituted by Police Chief Stacey Cotton.

February 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Travis: The evolution of Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. I will get some cards from my children and grandchildren. And I will give them cards, but that's about it. I don't expect fancy flowers and candy from my husband and he doesn't expect presents from me. That doesn't mean we aren't happy with each other; we are. It just means we are happy without the presents.

February 12, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists

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