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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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Tuskegee Airmen teach, entertain

"My grandmother used to tell me, 'love your teachers or I'll beat you to death,' so I loved my teachers!"

January 24, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Former mayor to donate fountain to city

A former mayor of Covington continued the spirit of giving by donating an outdoor fountain to the city, but there is not a set plan as to where it will go at the moment.

January 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Forever 21 expands at Stonecrest

Clothing store Forever 21 is unveiling its new, larger location at a grand opening at The Mall at Stonecrest at 10 a.m., Saturday.

January 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Making a dream come true

Bea Jackson loves children and her passion for their well-being keeps her striving for excellence every day as the executive director of the Washington Street Community Center. Jackson said if it was wrong to be too passionate about children, then she would be guilty.

January 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Bus driver could face charges in crash

Charges are pending against the driver of the school bus that was found at fault for the Tuesday crash that sent at least 40 people to local hospitals.

January 24, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Merchants support Main Street review

An evaluation of the Main Street program has received support from several downtown businesses.

January 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Brake failure ruled out in school bus crash in Newton

Inspections by the Georgia State patrol and state Department of Public Safety concluded that the brakes did not fail in a crash of two Newton County school buses on Tuesday.

January 24, 2013 | | Local


School bus crash sends 40 to hospital

UPDATE: According to Newton Medical spokeswoman Linda Moseley, all those that were taken to NMC have been released.

January 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


KKK flyers left in Newton County neighborhood

A Newton County neighborhood found KKK flyers in their driveways between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring the situation.

January 22, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Scholarships available for seniors from Jackson Lake

For the sixth consecutive year, the Jackson Lake Homeowners Association will be awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors from public high schools in the three counties surrounding Jackson Lake - Newton, Butts and Jasper.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Civil Rights leader named trailblazer

A man who helped change the face of Newton County in the late 1960s and 1970s was honored for the sacrifices he made as a civil rights icon who led the way in integrating Covington's schools and businesses.

January 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Resident managing partner of LongHorn

Former Covington resident Tina Mayeaux is returning to the city to run the local LongHorn Steakhouse franchise as a new managing partner.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Parents of newborn get into fight

A woman recovering from childbirth and the father of her child got into a physical altercation at the hospital early Monday morning.

January 22, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Citizens to help with education SPLOST

The county's education SPLOST is up for renewal this year and voters will have to decide whether to continue paying an extra 1 percent of sales tax to boost the school system's budget.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Zon, Stansfield named to Y leadership

The executive team for the Covington Y has spoken, and the new board chairman and vice-chairman for the next two years are Layla Zon and Bob Stansfield, both active members of the Y for several years.

January 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


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