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CPD requesting help in two robberies

The Covington Police Department (CPD) is seeking help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in two robberies within the last week.

October 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Trails, Chimney Park, Senior Center, Washington Street make SPLSOT presentations

Representatives from the Newton County Trails, the Newton County Senior Center, Friends of Newton Parks and the Washington Street Community Center presented their cases for ...

October 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Mayfield Ace Hardware to relocate

Mayfield Ace Hardware will close in its current location and relocate to 2171 Elm Street, Northeast on Jan. 2.

October 24, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | LOCAL

Community in Unity a gathering of fellowship

Jacob Mast saw a need to bring people together and build relationships between two diverse groups of Newton County residents, from the east side of ...

October 24, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | LOCAL

Crawford: Experience doesn’t count anymore

If you learned you had cancer, what would you do?

October 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Harrop: Clinton’s Wall Street speeches were actually brilliant

I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no ...

October 23, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

A broader perspective

This political season has been so heated that many voters are looking forward to putting it behind them - regardless of the outcome. For those of ...

October 23, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

4-H drone discovery

Could technology change the way law enforcement uses force?

October 23, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LIVING

Have you ever thought …

In the past few months our nation has struggled with issues between those who protect and serve us in law enforcement and those segments of ...

October 23, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle lays out his vision for public education

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the ...

October 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

The incurable curable dis-ease

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating the survivors and their stories, we also continue to pray for the cure. The saddest part ...

October 23, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION

Our Thoughts: A win for residents

Five mayors and several county managers gathered around a table Tuesday and asked for one item.

October 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mayfield Ace Hardware to relocate

Mayfield Ace Hardware will close in its current location and relocate to 2171 Elm Street, Northeast on Jan. 2.

October 23, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | LOCAL

Behind the ballot - Amendment 4

In previewing this year's election, here's a look at the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.

October 22, 2016 | Election 2016 coverage | LOCAL

Behind the ballot - Amendment 3

In previewing this year's election, here's a look at the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.

October 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Fun with fall veggies

The fall is the best time to grow food in Georgia. You get to ride out the late season heat and you're rewarded with delicious veggies, while dealing with fewer pests and disease. As the weather cools, root veggies and greens get sweeter many summer favorites stick around. The best eats are planted now for October and November harvests.

August 07, 2016 | Corey Mosser | LOCAL

4-H’ers honored by commissioners

Newton County 4-H members were honored at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners just before the vote to approve the agreement for the Newton County agricultural center. Club members were able to watch local government in action and were excited to witness the vote as commissioners approved a facility they will be able to use for future 4-H activities.

August 07, 2016 | Terri Kimble | Agriculture

Yellow River offers Porterdale ways to build tourism product

Tourism is big business, a key part of economic development in the area.

August 07, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mock disaster drill coordinated by Covington Police Department

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) recently teamed with 10 other agencies to conduct a large-scale active shooter drill. Held last Friday at Peachtree Academy in Covington, the drill was the most realistic active shooter drill the CPD has ever conducted.

August 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

City of Covington doesn’t roll back millage rate

Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to cast the tie vote on whether the City of Covington would roll back its millage rate or leave it at last year's rate of 7.65 dollars per 1,000 of assessed property values.

August 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Piedmont terminates UnitedHealthcare contract for Piedmont Newton Hospital

Piedmont Healthcare has notified UnitedHealthcare of Georgia, Inc. of its intent to terminate its contract with Piedmont Newton Hospital on Jan. 31. The notification letter fulfills a 180-day pre-notification requirement in order to terminate the contract. With this termination, Piedmont Newton will join Piedmont's five other hospitals and more than 1,400 Piedmont Clinic physicians as out-of-network with United.

August 06, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Health

Smart Lunch program serves over 11,000 lunches this summer

Tamara Richardson, Coordinator of Action Ministries in Newton County, announced that between June 1 and July 28, the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program served more than 11,000 lunches.

August 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Health

Staffins appointed to Chamber Association board

Ralph Staffins, president of the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce was appointed to fill a one year term on the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE). Staffins represents the organizations Region 5 area.

August 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Marjorie Day Stokes

Marjorie Day Stokes, 92, of Stockbridge passed away August 3, 2016, at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge.

August 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Solid Waste Authority lets citizens know its history

Two nights after citizens showing concern for the possible closure of the county's convenience centers packed the Newton County Historic Courthouse for a board of commissioners meeting, a similar showing by Newton County residents was present during a meeting of the Solid Waste Authority (SWA).

August 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Mr. Oliver ‘Lonnie’ Hunter, III

Oliver "Lonnie" Hunter, III, 75, of Oxford passed away Monday, August 2, 2016. He was born in Atlanta on June 4, 1941. Lonnie loved his family, his church and antique cars. He and his wife of 51 years are members of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Hunter served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his father Oliver Hunter, Jr.

August 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Charlen Miles Crenshaw

Charlen Miles Crenshaw, 91, passed away August 4, 2016. Born July 16, 1925, to Howard Miles and Frances Daniel Miles, Charlen was a 1943 graduate of Girl's High School in Atlanta. She worked as a model in Atlanta throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and later worked in Executive Reservations for Delta Airlines.

August 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Citizens show displeasure during BOC meeting

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) was granted the legal ability to work on the county's solid waste stream after the board of commissioners (BOC) approved an intergovernmental agreement on Tuesday between the authority and the county. The SWA will vote on whether or not to approve the agreement at its own meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

August 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

William Thomas ‘Bill’ Hailey

William Thomas (Bill) Hailey, 85, of Rutledge, passed away August 2, 2016. Mr. Hailey retired from General Motors and was a faithful member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. He never met a stranger and enjoyed striking up friendly conversations with everyone he met. His love for travel allowed him to visit places all over the world – including Germany and France. Mr. Hailey adored his family and cherished the time he spent with them. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Hailey; grandson, T.J. Hailey; parents, Aquilla and Ella Ruth Hailey; sisters, Sara Bone, Jane Turner; and his ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Agriculture Center approved

Newton County will get its Agriculture Center, located at the FFA/FCCLA Camp, after a unanimous vote by the board of commissioners (BOC) Tuesday evening.

August 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Agriculture

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