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Commissioners push for security enhancements under bridge

OXFORD, Ga. – Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marcello Banes, along with District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz and District 5 Commissioner Ronnie Cowan met with ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Boisson: This school year, worry about mental health, too

A new school year has begun. Over the last few weeks, families travelled the aisles of every mart and market stocking up on gear and ...

August 13, 2017 | Adrienne Boisson | Health

Crawford: The news just keeps getting worse about Plant Vogtle

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

August 13, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Piedmont Healthcare to open 27 retail clinics

ATLANTA – Retail clinics located in 27 Walgreens stores in metro Atlanta will become an extension of Piedmont Healthcare beginning this month. Called Piedmont QuickCare at ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

New coach hopefully means new life for Alcovy Volleyball

The Alcovy Lady Tigers volleyball team is under a new regime as head coach, Khelsea Willis, takes over the program looking to spark new life ...

August 06, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

BOC gives go ahead to pursue water improvements funding

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Thursday evening to give Carter and Sloope, the county's consulting engineers for water resources ...

August 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Q&A with CPD Chief Stacey Cotton

COVINGTON, Ga. - With summer months coming to a close, The Covington News editorial staff sat down with Covington Police Department (CPD) Chief Stacey Cotton to ...

August 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Q&A with Sheriff Ezell Brown

COVINGTON, Ga. - In light of a recent spate of burglaries, armed robberies, drug arrests and car break-ins in Newton County, The Covington News editorial staff ...

August 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Letter: BOC learns about county’s real water needs

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) learned about our community's real water problems at a special called meeting Aug. 3. An engineering evaluation ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

BOC votes to table juvenile court judge pay again

COVINGTON, Ga. - For the second time in as many regularly scheduled meetings, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to table a proposed pay ...

August 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Public input sought as comprehensive transportation planning begins

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County is preparing for its future by developing a long-range transportation plan and is utilizing input from the community to do so.

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Belton: Education is key in Georgia

I periodically like to update you where we are as a state. Last week I talked about how efficient and small our state government is ...

July 30, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | Columnists

Crawford: It’s time to show some common sense on tax breaks

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks?

July 30, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Newton BOE extends superintendent’s contract, increases salary

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) has extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board ...

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 acres of potential. Today, it is a certified organic farm producing quality vegetables as well as a college farm supporting the education, research and community outreach mission of Oxford College.

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed to be too high by councilmembers.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Crawford: Georgia can learn from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

June 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

UPDATE: Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.:

June 15, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the important field of logistics.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Piedmont Newton supports Willing Helpers Medical Clinic with $5,000 grant

Uninsured patients in Newton County have increased access to health education classes to assist with diabetes management and smoking cessation, thanks to a $5,000 community benefit grant funded by Piedmont Newton Hospital.

June 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Crawford: Business leaders are rewarding failure

The executives of Southern Company, the utility holding company headquartered in Atlanta, have been involved in two of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. industrial history.

June 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's apology tour.

June 11, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

BOC hears budget plan

COVINGTON, Ga. – A consensus of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave County Manager Lloyd Kerr and Finance Director Nicole Cross the go-ahead to prepare the county's final FY 2018 budget at Wednesday's work session.

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Bob Mackey named CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc, (BGCNCG) announced that its corporate board has chosen Bob Mackey as the organization's next chief executive officer. Mackey, who has worked for the organization for almost a decade, will move into the organization's leadership role effective immediately.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Crawford: Sometimes the answer is right in front of you

Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't see that the answer to your problem is sitting there right in front of you?

June 04, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Lamarius Benson doubles down on South Carolina commitment, lauds EHS newcomer RBs

COVINGTON, Ga. - Lamarius Benson was very honest.

June 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Shire leader provides update

COVINGTON, Ga. - Massimiliano Barberis, interim site lead for the Georgia manufacturing Facilty of Shire, said the Covington pharmaceutical plant is in its most critical point for the life of the plant.

June 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business

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