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Judges to be sworn in

On Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the jury impaneling room in the Newton County Judicial Center, the judges of the Superior Courts ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL


Representative Jody Hice stops by Newton

U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th District Jody Hice paid a visit to the Newton County Republican Party Monday night before catching a ...

November 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL


Judge Henry Baker: 'A rare breed'

Things change and evolve.

November 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Firefighters fry 43 turkeys for Angel Tree program

Newton County firefighters deep fried 43 turkeys Wednesday for its newest fundraiser.

November 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Junior Hilliard notifies Newton County of suit to ‘exceed $3 million’

Junior Hilliard will file a lawsuit against Newton County, which recently voted to end its contract with Junior Hilliard General Services, operator of the county ...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Newton County School System mourns the passing of Mallard, Nolan

The Newton County School System lost two members last week with the passing of Eastside High School teacher Leo Mallard and Veterans Memorial Middle School ...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Sheriff thanks community for support

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown reached out to Facebook earlier this morning to share his gratitude with the community on its support of the family ...

November 22, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL


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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


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


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