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Water treatment upgrades suggested to county leaders

It has been undeniable that a community needs water to survive and thrive.

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

‘Drastic’ cost-cutting options being looked at by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from constitutional officers from the horseshoe at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday on why their respective ...

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Baxalta, Shire agree to merger

Shareholders of Baxalta, Inc. and Shire PLC agreed Friday on a merger that is expected to be finalized on June 3.

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside’s first four-year collegiate soccer player graduates

Former Eastside soccer player Tara Harrison graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) on May 6, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a ...

May 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Former county fire chief appears in court Thursday

Former Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien appeared in court Thursday as his lawyer, John L. Straus, filed a request for continuance. Judge Horace ...

May 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Josh Milwood rounds out concerts on the Square

It looks like we have another great week of music ahead of us, so let's not delay and get right to who to see ...

May 26, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

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Final member of solid waste authority named

Newton County's reactivated solid waste management authority's board of directors is set.

March 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Oxford’s community classroom series to begin this spring

Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.

March 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Irish poets’ work on display at Oxford College library until early May

Tucked away on the scenic Oxford College campus, the Seamus Heaney exhibit is on display in the Fran Elizer Exhibit Gallery at the Oxford College of Emory University library. As a smaller incarnation of the original Emory exhibition, "The Music of What Happens," Oxford College's presentation starts with a kite dangling over the interior entrance, reminiscent of Heaney's "A Kite for Aibhin."

March 19, 2016 | Sidney Cook | Oxford

Newton County Jail Log: March 16

James Ray Adams, 53, Covington, March 10, Probation violation; theft by taking

March 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

State House makes changes to Newton’s proposed charter

Newton County's enabling act, which determines the form of government and how the county is run, passed through the State Senate on March 11 and through the State House as a substitute act on Wednesday.

March 17, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

J.D. Parks

Mr. J.D. Parks, age 80, of Covington passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1936 in Ellijay, Georgia to the late Horace and Stella Davenport Parks. Mr. Parks was a carpenter and describe by his family as a "jack of all trades". He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby "Booties" Parks, his brother Jack, and his sisters; Katherine, Joann, Bennielee and Glenda. Mr. Parks is survived by his children; Doris Stowe (Gary), Billy ...

March 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of controversy over keeping them in captivity.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses on Tuesday. But the Republican's call for fixes to the bill awaiting his signature prompted pushback from the National Rifle Association and Georgia lawmakers still supportive of the original proposal.

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time jurist and former prosecutor known he called "one of America's sharpest legal minds."

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County hires fire chief

Newton County hired its Chief of Fire Services with a unanimous vote by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

March 16, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Johnston: Let’s kick poverty out of town

Just last week, I was asked to read a Dr. Seuss book to a local elementary school class. I get asked to do those types of things often, but I jumped at the chance because I thoroughly enjoying interacting with the future decision makers of our town. I didn't realize that day, in particular, would be an eye-opening experience for me.

March 15, 2016 | Ronnie Johnston | Columnists

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