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Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


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


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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


Kidnapper pleads guilty, gets 40 years

The suspect arrested after an attempted armed robbery and kidnapping of a woman and her infant grandson outside the Hobby Lobby in Conyers last March entered a guilty plea in Rockdale County Superior Court last Wednesday.

January 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


District Attorney chooses new leaders

Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon has decided on some new leadership in the local DA's office, but not all the faces are unfamiliar. After a decade there, Melanie Bell has been named new chief assistant district attorney.

January 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Businesses honored at chamber meeting

Bradley's Bar-B-Que has been serving up sandwiches, ribs and BBQ-sauce stains for years and Thursday night, the community gave back to the Covington square establishment and other area businesses.

January 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


The Verdict: Winner

Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn was at a loss for words as he was presented with the prestigious 2013 R.O. Arnold Award at the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Thursday.

January 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


District Attorney chooses new leaders

Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon has decided on some new leadership in the local DA's office, but not all the faces are unfamiliar. After a decade there, Melanie Bell has been named new chief assistant district attorney.

January 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Y board chair and vice-chair are named

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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