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GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke ...

May 21, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Irwin: Road Improvement has Closed Henderson’s

When I am opening a new internet account or phone app or whatever, and it asks me to come up with answers to those security ...

May 21, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Columbus Regional in Exclusive Negotiations with Piedmont Healthcare

Monday, Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: History of the City of Covington

Editor's note: This column is the start of a weekly series of historic musings brought to you by The Covington News' Columnist Marshall McCart ...

May 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Newton's Isaiah Miller commits to UNC-Greensboro

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Crawford: The governor tries another idea for improving schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Newton County Water Resources receives Gold Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Water Resources provides award-winning quality water to the residents of Newton County.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Newton Federal Bank announces closing of stock offering and completion of reorganization transaction

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Federal Bank (the "Bank") announced that it has completed its reorganization, effective today, into the mutual holding company structure and the related ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Yarbrough:Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 30, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Gingrich Cushman:A meaningful life

This month has included the passing of my friend Julie who, at 41 years of age, was almost a decade younger than I.

April 30, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (NCIDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington

Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was ...

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican ...

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Piedmont Newton Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

COVINGTON, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital has received an "A" grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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Eastside freshman Alysee Dobbs shows leadership beyond her years

When one thinks of a leader in a high school sport, one would automatically place an upperclassmen in that category.

March 26, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

SPLOST passes

With 75.59 percent of the voters choosing to pass the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the penny sales tax will continue on in Newton County for six more years.

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Stan Edwards: A lifetime of service

Like many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees, newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) member Stan Edwards has a desire to serve the community. That desire led him first to serve on the county's board of education, and now in his current post. That sense of obligation to serve the community was passed down from his father.

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton

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 Paul Harris Fellow participation.

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

GHSA investigating eligibility of former Newton High football player Kurt Taylor

*Updated: Thursday March 23, 7:38 p.m.

March 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

2017 SPLOST Results

UPDATE March 21, 8:35 p.m.: With all the precincts reporting, 2004 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, while 647 votes were cast against it, Steele reported.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Welch: CPD week 7: Time to use what we’ve learned

It's hard to believe that we're at week seven of the Porterdale Police Department's Citizens Police Academy. Just two more classes and we graduate.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Opinion

Area football players are getting multiple offers, Alcovy football goes back to work

Only six weeks ago we were celebrating the latest crop of football talent to sign scholarship Letters of Intent out of Newton County.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for BOE members. In Georgia, legislative approval is needed before the salary paid to board of education members can be increased.

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Melvin: Newton County Drug Free Coalition to host drug-free event at NHS

On March 15, Newton High School students and partner agencies of the Newton County Drug Free Coalition will host an event to educate students about the impact substance use and related choices can have on their lives. The event is timely as this is the season when teens and their families are planning post-prom parties and graduation celebrations.

March 12, 2017 | Mollie Melvin | Health

Lawmakers pass bills on gun rights, delay debate on casinos

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Friday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session.

March 06, 2017 | Ezra Kaplan and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Welch: CPA week 5: Criminal investigations and gangs

Another week of the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is in the books. This class is going by much too fast. For the first time since we started, we have less in front of us than we have behind us.

March 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Opinion

NCSS sets the stage to address poverty in Newton County

The Newton County School System (NCSS) sponsored the first of two poverty awareness sessions Feb. 14. Anyone interested in learning more about poverty in the community, its impacts on fellow citizens and children, as well as a new community-wide initiative aimed at helping people navigate through the situation of poverty are invited to the second session at 10 -11:30 a.m., March 3 in Porter Performing Arts Center, 144 Ram Drive.

February 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Alcovy signing day sets 'new standard' for football program

If Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar has his way, Friday's signing day ceremony will soon need a bigger home.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

BOE members to ask for salary increase

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) debated and then approved a resolution aimed at raising the salary paid to BOE members.

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

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