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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 ...

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Outdoor grill safety for the summer

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Tina Barrick of Newton County ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County remembers Sam B. Hay Jr.

COVINGTON, Ga. - A pillar of the community, Sam B. Hay Jr.'s calm and steady presence will be remembered for his role on the Newton ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Newton High teacher killed in accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton High School teacher was killed in a two-car collision Thursday morning on Brown Bridge Road.

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pictures of Progress: Crossfit Unyielding cuts ribbon

Crossfit Unyielding, located at 80 Piper Road, joined the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the gym. Crossfit Unyielding prides ...

May 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


House fire reported in Oxford

UPDATE, May 12, 3:20 p.m.: The scene of the house fire has been cleared and traffic is free to travel as normal.

May 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local




Sen. Anderson, Rep. Dickerson host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON, Ga. - Representative Pam Dickerson and Senator Tonya Anderson host a Town Hall Meeting Thursday night in this historic courthouse on the Covington Square. The ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


BD to acquire Bard

COVINGTON, Ga. – BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) has announced an agreement under which it will acquire C.R. Bard, Inc., according to an April 23 ...

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Covington Highway 142 widening shifting traffic

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Georgia DOT contractor will begin traffic shift setup Monday on the State Route (SR) 142/Industrial Park Boulevard widening and bridge project ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Jody Hice visits Rotary

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Covington during its April 25 meeting to update the club on ...

April 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


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Chamber to get Main Street duties?

Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to reorganize the Main Street program by reassigning some of the program duties to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and asked the council for their support in moving forward with his proposal.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Commissioner Douglas to seek US rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who officially announced Wednesday that he would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

February 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


BOC approves controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Our Family Health moves, adds Monroe location

Our Family Health Center has announced plans to relocate its Social Circle office and add an additional office in Monroe. Both offices will open on Feb. 18.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Mattie's Call canceled; man safe

Update, 7:05 p.m.: The missing man who had a Mattie's Call issued for him has been found, authorities reported Tuesday evening.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


City manager search continues

The city of Covington has requested for additional candidates to consider for the position of city manager as the search for the position continues. It's a decision some council members are disappointed about, after a motion on approving finalist Craig Treadwell for the position failed.

February 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


UPDATE: Woman injured in I-20 crash identified

UPDATE: A Covington woman was flown to an Atlanta area hospital with serious injuries after a crash on I-20 eastbound Monday morning, according to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson.

February 04, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Local


John Douglas to seek U.S. rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, whose wife announced days ago that Broun would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Details emerge in Crowe fatality wreck

Accused of causing the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe was in court Friday for her status hearing, where several witnesses took the stand and answered questions about the night that Bell died.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Jonah’s dream comes true at middle school

Jonah Barnett had his biggest wish granted Friday when he was welcomed as the newest student at Cousins Middle School. And while starting middle school might not mean much to some kids, Jonah's story is a little different.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Pancakes and runners galore

Some of Newton County's finest teachers and public safety officials tried their best to down pancakes as quickly as possible for the inaugural Covington Kiwanis Club's pancake-eating contest, with the highest total ending up at eight pancakes eaten in five minutes.

February 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


$5 Christmas tree lights cut

Police were called to a home on Emory Street when a woman noticed her Christmas lights had been cut.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Local legislators could influence legislation

Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


If it ain’t baroque...

The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Moe’s, Rainbow move to Covington

Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


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