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House weighs measures to amend U.S. Constitution

The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.

February 22, 2014 | Doug Holt R-Social Circle | LOCAL


Family movie night to support cancer research

This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.

February 22, 2014 | | LOCAL


NCSO seeks missing teen

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.

February 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chamber's eco. dev. office in transition

(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.

February 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Makeup days approved for students

School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOE to purchase emergency devices for schools

The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County BOC could return power to chairman

County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.

February 20, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A look at some House bills

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.

February 20, 2014 | Rep. Doug Holt R-Social Circle | LOCAL


City unveils full plan for square

Covington officials took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday and also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.

February 20, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Pageant accepting applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Miss GA South Pageant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Senate candidate Kingston visits Covington

U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.

February 20, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


GPTC honors student, faculty member

Robert Knox, a CIS computer support specialist student attending Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has been selected as the college's 2014 GOAL Award winner. The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state's technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state's 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with a technical education division.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO promotes three employees

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recently promoted three employees: Deputy Cortney Morrison and Investigator Michael Cunningham were both promoted to sergeant and Sgt. Kenny Ridling was promoted to lieutenant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO searching for missing teen

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


More car break-ins reported in Covington

Several more entering auto calls have been received at the Covington Police Department.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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International holidays at NHS

Students in humanities classes at Newton High School learned about Christmas traditions in other countries during an International Festival at the school Friday. Humanities department chair and French teacher Karina Grewe said students have been learning about different cultures this semester, and for the past month created projects.

December 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Delivery in time for Christmas (video)

December 21, 2013 | | LOCAL


Dreaming of a 'Heat' Christmas

The cast of one of America's favorite crime dramas and one of Covington's major TV successes, "In the Heat of the Night," can once again be heard singing the songs of the season.

December 21, 2013 | | LOCAL


Ride raises funds for Newton Trails

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


County staff treated to lunch

Newton County held an appreciation luncheon for employees Thursday at the Turner Lake Complex.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New, bigger MRI machine open at NMC

The Newton Medical Center has opened its new, state-of-the art MRI equipment to patients.

December 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Live Nativity to be performed tonight

East Newton Baptist Church will present its rescheduled live Nativity drama, "Bethlehem,'' at 7:30 tonight.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Decking the gingerbread halls

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


'Officer Morgan' is newest graduate

Helping to fulfill a young child's lifelong dream to become a police officer, Georgia Piedmont Technical College awarded 5-year-old Morgan Steward an "honorary degree" from its Law Enforcement Academy.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Go-kart track speeding into county

A go-kart track is coming to Newton County, a welcome addition for those residents who say they're starved for local entertainment options.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Alcovy Trestle Road relocation moves forward

The county is moving forward with its plan to move Alcovy Trestle Road, located off Ga. Highway 11, because of its confusing proximity to the westbound on-ramp for Interstate 20.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Web hookup ends in assault, robbery

An Atlanta woman reported that she was robbed and assaulted while visiting a man at a Covington apartment complex Sunday after meeting him through a classified website.

December 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mansfield, Newborn celebrate the season

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Communities come together (video)

Newton County Fire Department along with several Home Depot stores and associates deliver Christmas gifts to a local family.

December 18, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


More arrests in hair-weave shooting

Three more arrests have been made in last week's robbery-turned-killing of a Conyers woman over a hair-weave sale, including the arrest of a man who had been suspected in the 2010 deadly shooting at a Conyers house party.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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