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Michael Syphoe to run for Chair

Michael Syphoe announced, Monday, his candidacy for Chair of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

March 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Honoring fallen K9s

The eighth annual K9 memorial was held Saturday in Porterdale Georgia. This event which honors fallen police dogs is hosted by "we ride to provide ...

March 07, 2016 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Newton Trails hosts Everybody Walk Newton walks Community walks to benefit health, mind and soul

Newton Trails is hosting a series of community walks exploring health, safety, community-building and economic benefits of trails in Newton County.

March 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Belton: House sent 50 bills to Senate on Crossover Day

Crossover Day was very long this year as the House passed nearly 50 bills. Unfortunately, most of those bills will probably not clear the Senate ...

March 06, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL


Jeffares: Only nine days left in legislative season

Crossover Day is now behind us as we wrap up days 30 and 31 of the 2016 legislative session. We had a short week, but ...

March 06, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | LOCAL


VanNess: Senate approves Van Ness sponsored bill

This week the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline, Crossover Day. All of the bills which originated in either the House or the Senate ...

March 06, 2016 | JaNice VanNess | LOCAL


Covington puts love in award-winning chili seasoning

Clyde and Sherri Hutchison, creators of the Covington-based Backyard Safari, were named finalists in the UGA Taste of Georgia designation for Clyde's white bean ...

March 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL


Sorority alumni running collection for a cause

The Newton County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta alumnae is conducting a shoe collection drive through the end of March to raise funds for organization ...

March 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


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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


Police department to get new weapons

The Covington Police Department will get new service weapons, both for primary use and backup weapons, after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council Monday.

October 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Candidates Forum Oct. 22 for District 43 Special Election

While early voting may have already started, voters will have a chance to hear from candidates themselves at the State Senate District 43 Candidates forum on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Antioch A.M.E. Church, 1790 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, hosted by Rockdale-Newton Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) in collaboration with several organizations.

October 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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