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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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More than $8,000 in game systems stolen

Thieves reportedly stole more than $8,000 worth of game systems and damaged the GameStop store on Industrial Boulevard early Monday morning.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CNG fueling station to open next month

Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility is expected to be open within the next 30 days, and the Covington City Council set the prices for the fuel at its Monday meeting.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Community supports Officer Morgan Day

"I'm a star," said Covington's youngest police officer, Morgan Steward.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mystic Grill restaurant holding job fair

The Mystic Grill restaurant is having a job fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at the restaurant to fill around 30-40 positions in advance of a grand opening scheduled for mid-January.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington YMCA gets into the spirit

The "Be Active - Live Longer" group from the Covington YMCA held its annual Christmas luncheon last week. Everyone brought gifts for children of families in need from the Flint Hill Elementary School community for the school's Project Christmas Tree. After lunch, everyone wrapped presents to be delivered before Christmas.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Labor commissioner: Workers need ‘soft skills’

Georgia residents and students need new skills to compete in more efficient, technology-based workplaces, but they also need top-notch "soft skills" to work with their peers and please customers, and Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said his department is working in both areas.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Restaurant Health Scores, Dec. 18

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Sept. 30. 96, A.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Staffing company unveils new jobs site

Local staffing company Wagner Service Solutions has launched a new jobs website, wagnerservices.net, for both job seekers and employers.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Rotary helps fill stockings

Thomas Kephart, right, president of United Bank, presented a $500 donation recently to Brad Bettis, left, president of the Covington Rotary, in support of the Rotary Club's Empty Stocking Fund for Christmas.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A Veteran's Story: Rockdale’s finest continue to serve

Cpl. Dexter Harris of the Rockdale Sheriff's Department joined the Army in 1987, just three weeks out of high school.

December 17, 2013 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 17

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 16

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Maraton, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.

December 16, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO TOY RUN (video)

Newton County Sheriff's Office & The Salvation Army Toy Run.

December 15, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Violinist retires from Community Band

Though Lois Brown's years of playing violin in the Newton County Community Band may be coming to an end, her passion for music is as strong as ever.

December 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Holder attends National 4-H Congress

Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.

December 14, 2013 | | LOCAL


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