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Newton High School to perform Annie

The Newton High School Drama Club is putting on a performance of the 1977 classic Annie.

March 28, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


Fire destroys house on Easter Sunday

Just before 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday a Covington resident was displaced in a house fire at 7156 Durden Circle.

March 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington girl stands tall against bullying

Bullying may be endemic in schools, but at least one Veterans Memorial Middle School student has taken a stand against it.

March 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Passion for hunting leads to thriving business

Sure, Covington sees a lot of movie stars coming through the "Hollywood of the South," but Newton County has its own residents who made a ...

March 27, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LOCAL


Promotion aims to lessen leakage of retail sales in Newton County

The demand for car parts, furniture, electronics, clothing, appliances, sporting goods, books and music, as well as other retail goods, is not being completely met ...

March 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Counting down to 4-H Summer Camp

"Dear Mom and Dad," begins each of the letters sitting on my desk today from Newton County 4-H members.

March 27, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL


Photos: A basketful of goodies

Children enjoy the day before Easter, with an Easter Egg hunt at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Saturday.

March 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


True Colors grace the Square

March not only means the arrival of flowers and warm weather but also the annual True Colors Youth Art Exhibit hosted by the Arts Association ...

March 26, 2016 | Sidney Cook | LOCAL


Covington man wins free ribs for a year

Chip Moore of Covington won free Shane's Rib Shack for a year after entering the company's Holiday Wait and Win promotion.

March 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Parched in Newton’s food desert

There is a large food desert in Newton County.

March 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


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A look at Covington's 2015 election

The signs dotting Covington is proof that election season is upon us.

October 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton High School's homecoming court

Newton High School named its 20015 homecoming court, with the queen to be announced during Friday's game, 7:30 p.m. at Sharp Stadium.

October 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Time line for proposed Bear Creek Reservoir water supply project

1980's – Alternatives analysis conducted for Lake Varner Reservoir; Bear Creek deemed second best place for reservoir

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Farm Bureau celebrates farm-city week

Here's a piece of trivia you may not know: One bale of cotton contains enough of the "Fabric of Our Lives" to make 215 pairs of blue jeans or 1,217 men's T-shirts.

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


What’s next for Newton County’s water supply

The Bear Creek Water Supply Reservoir project has been a hot topic for its questions of validity and expenses. But the overlying issue is the county's water supply. We begin to take a look at some of those questions, and where the county will go next concerning its water.

October 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Snapping Shoals awards $15,000 in grants

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded $15,000 in grants to 21 projects in Newton County through the co-op's Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Peachtree Academy to Host Annual Harvest Festival Fundraiser

Peachtree Academy will host its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1801 Ellington Road in Conyers.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Newton County man

The Community United Effort (CUE) Center for the Missing will be in Covington Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, searching for missing Newton County resident, Robert "Bobby" Weaver II.

October 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


County suspends Purchasing Cards

The suspension of Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien pending investigation into the misuse of county purchasing cards, or P-cards, last week seemed to be on commissioners' minds at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners meeting.

October 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Newton's unemployment rate drops

The Georgia Department of Labor announced a decline in Newton County's unemployment rates for September, as well as for the Metro Atlanta area as a whole.

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO sponsors Halloween Shut-In

Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Community Supervision will sponsor its Ninth Annual Halloween Shut-In on Oct. 31, 2015 from 6 to 10 p.m.

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Computer believed to be taken from homeless shelter

The Covington Police Department received a call of unlawful entry at the Rainbow Community Shelter on Turner Lake Circle after a witness saw three black males wearing hoodies crawl in a window Tuesday evening.

October 21, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Convenience centers to stop accepting tires

The Newton County convenience centers will stop accepting tires on Nov. 1.

October 21, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Eat out and feed the hungry

Breakfast, lunch or dinner -- it doesn't matter which.

October 21, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Watch: BOC suspends all work on Bear Creek Reservoir

All work on the Bear Creek Reservoir has been suspended by a 4-0 vote of the county commission, with Commission J.C. Henderson abstaining.

October 20, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


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