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FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- 'Big Baby' Grows Up: Newton DT Darnell Jefferies maturing on and off field

Darnell Jefferies isn't the type of guy to dwell too long on negatives.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Have You Ever Thought… What the impact from the Three Ring Studios will be?

There was excitement is the air as about 600 came on Thursday, July 20, to a informational meeting to hear about the Three Ring Studios ...

July 30, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Have you Ever Thought… It may be July but it is time for a new school year to start?

It may be July and we find ourselves not ever a month past the Fourth of July. But for those who are students in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

BOC members suggest revisiting remaining Convenience Centers

COVINGTON, Ga. – Late in Tuesday night's marathon Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, two members suggested the county's Solid Waste Management Authority ...

July 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Providence Classical Christian School under new leadership

OXFORD, Ga. - The Providence Classical Christian School (PCCS), established in 2005, is located on the northern outskirts of Oxford. It is one of only 250 ...

July 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

STOVALL: May the power of sports teach us to deal with our differences

Sunday Sound Off

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings. A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for ...

June 18, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

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Have You Ever Thought … How our community is on the cutting edge of saving lives?

Several years ago, not many would have said that thousands in the world would look to our area to be the difference between life and death. But as we near production at the Shire Plant that is exactly what it means. The products made there will bring hope to those fighting rare diseases.

June 11, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

FOOTBALL: Four Newton County athletes considered among top prospects in Georgia

For any athlete, it's always nice to see where you stack up among a larger group of talent. Our sports staff had a hunch that, despite Newton County's relatively small size, there is some football talent that ranks fairly high among the bevy of high profile gridiron potential littered across this state.

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far with the downtown merchants and community.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Harrop: Will Trump's Order Help US Tech Workers or Not?

Let's describe the problem with an example. A few years ago, Southern California Edison employed 300 foreign tech workers through the H-1B visa program. They took the jobs of American IT specialists who suffered the added indignity of having to train their replacements.

April 25, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey Cotton said he could not do his job without the men and women in his department.

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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

New programs, investment, dean coming to GPTC Newton

Last week, Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), reported that the new dean for GPTC's Newton Campus will be announced "within weeks." He also discussed new programs and investments coming to the Newton and other GPTC campuses.

March 01, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by the forceful veto of a similar proposal last year by the state's Republican governor.

February 22, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Legislative Updates

Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state who is involved in education to help make the profession more attractive for more students to plan to be teachers.

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education

Newton boys run past Peachtree Ridge in first round of state tournament

February 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Work-based learning students practice professional skills

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Newton County School System's (NCSS) Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship programs held the annual Aspiring Young Professionals (AYP) Evaluation Dinner. About 200 students and 40 adult volunteer evaluators attended. The event is a mandatory learning experience for work-based learning and youth apprenticeship students.

January 28, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

February Pruning

Before I moved to Newton County around 12 years ago, my wife and I owned a home with a yard that was full of flowering shrubs. Yard work was a pleasure and my shrubs showed their appreciation by producing blooms abound.

January 22, 2017 | Ted Wynne | Agriculture

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just hate it?

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change and some don't. Change can be exciting and scary, bad or good. It seems we have experienced a lot of change lately.

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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