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Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 04, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

County's form of government signed by Gov. Deal

Newton County will have a new form of government come January.

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton man dies after being struck by school bus

Charles Petersen, of Oxford, died after being struck by a school bus on Hwy. 278, at the intersection of Alcovy Road, around 7:15 a ...

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special Olympics cancelled Tuesday

A day after the Newton County Special Olympics opened with a parade on the Covington Square and opening ceremony at Sharp Stadium, Tuesday's and ...

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Watch: Newborn Horneyhead Festival

Newborn celebrated three decades of Horneyhead fishing Saturday in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

May 03, 2016 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fairy Houses show off the designs of the imagination

Spring in Georgia is known for a lot of things - flowers in bloom, deer running through wooded areas, bees flying from blossom to blossom and ...

May 03, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Homegoing Celebration

March 03, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: March 2

Brittany Leigh Baker, 29, Monticello, February 25, Theft by bringing stolen property into state; possession of methamphetamine; possession and use of drug related objects

March 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

BOC names new Solid Waste Authority board

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) named seven out of the eight members to the Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) Board of Directors Tuesday.

March 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Marshall’s Music Minute:

I had the pleasure of hearing the show put on by Chris, Jon and Scott in Porterdale this weekend and am eagerly awaiting another great weekend of music in Newton County.

March 03, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Read across America comes to Porterdale Elementary

Students at Porterdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Suess, thanks to the Newton High School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team from Newton High School Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Walmart murder suspects arraigned in Newton County Superior Court

Stephanie Maria Rodriguez and Brandon Shawn Smith, suspects in a murder at Walmart on Nov. 16, were arraigned in Newton County Superior Court on Wednesday morning. A pretrial date has been set for May 25.

March 02, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jacob Clodfelter

Jacob Fred Clodfelter, 84, of Social Circle, died on February 29, 2016. He was born in Comer on September 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Mae Christian Clodfelter and the late Mason Luther Clodfelter.

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Patricia ‘Patty’ Carter

Patricia "Patty" Marie Carter, 81, of Covington, died February 29, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Fred E. Carter. They celebrated 62 years of marriage on December 26, 2015. Surviving are Jeff Carter (Kay) of Griffin; daughters, Phyllis Adams (Buddy) of Alamo; and Krista Yeomans (Kevin) of Covington; sisters, Maxine Montgomery of Granville, Ohio and Elizabeth Fulton (Robert) of Reno , Nevada; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County chooses Trump, Clinton

Super Tuesday was a big day for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Newton County.

March 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New clothing boutique to open on Square

Words tumble out of Tiffany Miller's mouth as she talks about relocating Sweet River Boutique to Covington's Downtown Square. Her partner and fiancé Bill Bates is a bit more laconic, but it's obvious he shares the excitement.

March 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Rams’ run ends in final four

Newton High School was the better team for 30 minutes, but 30 minutes of near-perfect basketball wasn't enough in a 32-minute game Saturday. The length and athleticism of the Westlake High basketball team took over in the final two minutes and the Lions beat Newton 64-59.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams’ big 3 lead Newton to Final 4

The key to Newton's success in the 2015-2016 boys' basketball season has been its three talented backcourt mates, Jaquan Simms, JD Notae and Ashton Hagans. The trio provides Newton with a stability on both sides of the ball unlike any other in the state.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hanson reflects on a memorable senior year

Team captain of the Eastside swimming team, National Honors Society and 2015 Georgia Governor's Honors program graduate. Those are just some of the accolades on Eastside senior Trey Hanson's belt.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Alcovy student to be discharged from hospital

Christian Mason has progressed immensely in his rehab, according to his father Thomas Mason. Christian Mason has progressed to the point that he may be discharged from the hospital to a day rehab facility.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

W.J. Lane

W.J. Lane of Covington, passed away February 28, 2016 at the age of 85. A member of High Point Baptist Church for 65 years, Mr. Lane served as a Deacon and became a Deacon Emeritus several years ago. He owned and operated Lane Body Shop and Marine Services for almost 60 year, which is now operated by Mandy and R.J. Morgan, his granddaughter and her husband. Mr. Lane was a man who loved his family and his church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his ...

February 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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