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Theme school earns money and prizes

Newton County Theme School students are cleaning up the environment and earning money for their school. By simply collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, Newton County Theme School students can win playgrounds, park benches and recycling bins for their school or community.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local church hosting business expo

The pastor of Atlanta Deliverance Tabernacle, Larry Bryant, is also a small business owner, and he's passionate about helping others in his community get their own businesses up and running.

March 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A host of golden daffodils

This time of year, if you are driving outside the city limits, you will usually come across a wide swath of daffodils planted close to the road in front of what may once have been an old home.

March 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


CNG fueling station opens to public

The city of Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station is now open to the public, and the city is planning to have an open house and grand opening April 4 at 2 p.m. at the station, which is located off City Pond Road, near the Alcovy Road intersection.

March 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington Fire Dept. reaccredited

The Covington Fire Department recently earned international reaccreditation for the second time, a rigorous process that forces the department to analyze its operations and ensure its using best practices.

March 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Snapping Shoals gives $40K in scholarships

Three of the six All-Around Student Scholarships awarded by Snapping Shoals EMC, and 11 of the 100 applicants overall were awarded to Covington students recently.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fradulent Budweiser check leaves bad taste

A proposed deal to pay a man to place Budweiser advertising on his vehicle, turned out to a cruel trick.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Restaurant Scores - March 19

Alcovy High School, 14567 Highway 36, Covington, Feb. 4, 100, A

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Springfield Baptist hosting career expo March 27

Springfield Baptist Church, with the help of Goodwill of North Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host its second annual career expo March 27.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Giving back

Students at the Montessori School of Covington prepared and served their annual lunch to thank community leaders Monday.

March 17, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Armed robbery leads CPD to chase

A man who robbed the Fred's Super Dollar Store at 6179 Highway 278 led Covington Police on a chase to DeKalb County and The Mall at Stonecrest Sunday afternoon.

March 16, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Blossom Life Girl’s Conference set for March 22

An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Friendship of 56 years, one cut at a time

Covington's charm lies in its historic homes, iconic clock tower and Southern hospitality.

March 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Vet named in national lawsuit recalls horrors

Newton County resident George Siders is involved in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. military, related to post-traumatic stress disorder, but the Vietnam veteran is equally troubled by the horrors he saw in the war and the way the military treated him afterward.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Local rap group TGZ headed to the top

Seven Newton County women are making a splash in the rap/hip hop scene, and they don't plan to stop on their way to the top.

March 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


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Newton has 5 of Fortune's Top 100 workplaces

Newton County residents looking for a great place to work locally may want to consider the five companies that garnered spots on the 2014 list of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

January 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Watch one of Newton's own shine in 4-H concert

Everyone is invited to a free concert on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

January 18, 2014 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Chamber sets 2014 priorities

Only 10 of the 89 Baxter International families who have relocated to work at the new manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county border have chosen to live in Covington, and new chamber board Chairman Dan Murphy says that's not good enough.

January 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Determined student fights against odds

A former Alcovy High School student, who along with his twin brother has been self-sufficient and living on his own since age 16, is aggressively pursuing a college degree, despite high tuition costs and expensive housing.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


KCNB plans litter cleanups

Taking their lead from Major League Baseball, members of Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful are having their own Spring Training this year.

January 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


MLK observances planned

Several activities mark the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday throughout the weekend in Newton County.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Court helps mentally ill avoid jail

Prosecutors are trained to seek justice, but for years the only kind of justice they could provide for people in need of serious help was to lock them up.

January 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Break-ins reported at Covington Y

Several members of the Covington Family Y reportedly saw a man break into two vehicles and then leave the scene with stolen items Thursday.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Chamber of Commerce (slideshow)

Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.

January 17, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Newborn's new mayor could be leaving

Newborn got a new mayor Monday, but the city might need another one sooner than expected.

January 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Mia Joy-Nicole Johnston, 25, 15 Riverbend Drive, Covington, Jan. 1. Theft by shoplifting.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mom reports son beaten at NHS

A mom reported to a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that her 15-year-old son was beaten up by a 16-year-old fellow Newton High School student after track practice at the school.

January 16, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Broun to hold Q&A in Covington Monday

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, is hosting a "Coffee with your Congressman" event at Square Perk Café in Covington at 8 a.m. Monday.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chamber honors Loeble

Bill Loeble has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of others at every stage of development, from young men learning responsibility and nature skills, to college students preparing for a bright future, to manufacturing laborers earning a steady wage and providing for their families.

January 16, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Arrest made in escort robberies string

The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in a string of strong-arm robberies in which a man police described as a "predator" allegedly robbed and attacked several female escorts.

January 16, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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