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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


Alcovy High students dismissed early

The students of Alcovy High School have been dismissed after a county water main break Friday.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man pulls gun on another at SKC

A man pulled a gun on a fellow employee at SKC after an argument in the Covington Plant early Friday morning.

March 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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Newton County fire chief on unpaid leave

Update: According to Newton County Manager Harry Owens, Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien's administrative leave is unpaid.

October 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington completes storm water project

An area of Covington recently re-engineered to handle mass amounts of storm water runoff held off the recent surge in rainfall.

October 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rotary shows off Cars of the Past

After having to postpone the 23rd edition of the Cars of the Past show, the Covington Rotary Club couldn't have asked for a nicer day for Sunday's show.

October 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Couple faces cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the life and death struggle that is cancer.

October 19, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


911 Memorial Steel comes to Covington

The Covington Fire Department (CFD) will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

October 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Couple face cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the life and death struggle that is cancer.

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Paper PawPaw’s adventures kick off in Covington

When he heard about the Heat Homecoming 2015, James Huckcay and his family made plans to travel from their home in Ashville, Alabama to Covington.

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Early voting starts for November ballot

Many people might not realize but the polls are already open for early voting in the State Senate District 43 special election and Covington City Council.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Library board approves completion of HVAC replacement

The Newton County Library System's Board of Trustees has agreed to move forward with the second and final phase of the replacement of the Covington branch's HVAC system.

October 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Hospital will continue running ambulance service

The celebration for Piedmont Healthcare's affiliation with Newton Medical Center continued during the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's lunch link Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington man arrested in child pornography sting

A Covington man was one of 18 people arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Student released on bond after threat on Yik Yak to shoot up campus

OXFORD - The Oxford College student who was arrested after threatening on social media to shoot up campus has been released on bond.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC to hold emergency executive session tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners called an emergency executive session meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC makes headway on changes to chair, manager roles

There was a flash of temper toward the end of a Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday night, but the rest of the evening brought quick work on a list of 12 questions concerning changing the Chairman's role in government.

October 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Oxford student arrested for threat to shoot up campus

OXFORD - An Oxford College sophomore was arrested after threatening on social media to "shoot up" campus Saturday night.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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