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Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Oxford hears proposal for downtown development

At an informational meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford City Council heard and saw a proposal to bring a mixed use development to the town. Randy ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Newton Rams continue climbing national polls

The Newton boys basketball team keeps on grabbing national accolades.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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US Sen. Johnny Isakson wins re-election in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local):

November 08, 2016 | Annette Godwin | ELECTION 2016

Marcello Banes claims BOC chair

According to unofficial results released by the Georgia Secretary of State's (SOS) office Tuesday, Democrat Marcello Banes claimed the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman position with 50.24 percent of the vote making him the first African American to hold the position in Newton County.

November 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | ELECTION 2016

More than 22,000 cast ballots in early voting

Early voting for the 2016 General Election reached high numbers in Newton County as voting lines continuously poured out of the two polling locations throughout the process.

November 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016

Eastside softball's Kacie Fincher ready to take work ethic to the next level

Eastside senior will extend career at Andrews College

November 08, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

County’s vote paves the way for 150 jobs, $52.8 million investment

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) elected not to exercise their first right of refusal on two tracts of land on the corner of Highway 142 and Alcovy Road Monday.

November 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

City approves outside drinking for downtown eatery

Patrons of Irish Bred Pub, located at 1115 Church St. in downtown Covington, will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages outside the restaurant after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council earlier tonight.

November 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Bomb threat reported at Covington Waffle House

Employees and patrons of the Covington Waffle House, located at 10106 Alcovy Road, received quite the wakeup call Nov. 3 when they received a phone call about a bomb in the parking lot.

November 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

STOVALL: Eastside football plays a consistent tune -- discipline

As I walked into Southern Crescent stadium in Riverdale, just a few moments before Friday's Eastside-North Clayton football game, I heard an interesting comment about the Eastside Eagles.

November 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Our Thoughts: The time is now

This isn't the first time controversial candidates have run for president of the United States. This isn't the first time Newton County residents wanted changes made to their board of commissioners.

November 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Have you ever thought …

Three years ago, the Bread and Butter Bakery opened for business on the corner of Monticello and Reynolds Streets. From the day the doors opened, it offered a variety of bread and baked goods. A particular favorite has been its cinnamon rolls. However, the small space proved inadequate as the variety of goods offered grew.

November 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Introducing the musical venues of Newton County

In the past weeks, this space has highlighted musicians performing in and around Newton County. The local talent has always been great but in the past, there have not been enough venues to see and hear that talent. That is changing, folks.

November 06, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Skeeter skates puts the real world in perspective One of the dangers of providing you with my opini

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Water officials say lack of rain ‘getting a little serious’

With concerns over the recent dry spell, Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) Director, Mike Hopkins said an educational process will begin to let water customers know "we're getting a little serious."

November 06, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Ditmann: The day Marcel saw his first Jeep

This 1943 class picture was taken in Mondoubleau, a central France hamlet like hundreds of others. The 10-year-old boy in the back row, fourth from the right, was Marcel, a Parisian refugee living on a farm under an assumed name. He had to – he was Jewish. The French police had already arrested his father in 1942.

November 06, 2016 | Laurent Ditmann | Columnists

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