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Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross
Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chamber hosts record-breaking night

With a record turnout, the Covington Newton Chamber of Commerce celebrated a record year during its 2017 Annual Meeting Thursday night at the Charlie Elliot ...

January 12, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL


Newton Board of Elections officials recognized

Newton County Board of Elections Director (BOE) Angela Mantle and Assistant Director Angela White-Davis were commended recently by board members Hugh Steele, Chair, Jeanette Perry ...

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood short

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation ...

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Groundbreaking on Judicial Center Expansion set for Friday

Newton County judges and officials will grab a hold of a shovel to break ground on the expansion of the Judicial Center at 2 p ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Deputy White’s memory rooted in Newton

The memory of Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Deputy Justin White will continue to take root in Newton County as he was honored Tuesday ...

January 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL


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150 Years of Freedom

Civil Rights icon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery will be the keynote speaker at the Sesquicentennial Emancipation Proclamation Community Worship Service hosted at Springfield Baptist on Dec. 30, at 4:30 p.m.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Cattlemen sponsors 4-H and FFA beef clinic

Students from Newton and Jasper County FFA and 4-H chapters braved the cold at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center on Saturday to learn how to care for their show calves.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kiwanis donates $500 to Salvation Army

The Kiwanis Club of Covington donated $500 in cash and 43 Kiwanians each sponsored a child for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree giveaway and spent around $50 a piece on each child. The Angel Tree Program is designed to provide everyday necessities, clothing and Christmas gifts to disadvantaged young children and the elderly. The local Salvation Army is located at 5193 Washington Street SW in Covington.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Excerpts from aboard the H.M.S. Victorious

While dining recently at Outback Steakhouse in Conyers, my wife and I were having our usual pleasant chitchat with Shannon Smith, a long-time Outback employee and family friend, when he conveyed his admiration of "A Veteran's Story." Shannon said he loved the articles, especially the stories of our aging warriors of World War II, and asked if I'd consider writing a story about his grandfather, a British fighter pilot. You bet'cha.

December 26, 2012 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Ellis looking to move the county forward

Newton County's new Board of Commissioners Chairman is positive about the future of the county and looking forward to working with the board as a team player.

December 26, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County Business Licenses - Dec. 26

Environmental Resources Inc., Adam Womack, 10135 Twin Oaks Drive, (770) 722-8759, Sept. 21, other services.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Gas prices fall below $3, drop 19 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Covington have fallen 19 cents per gallon to $2.99 in the past week, averaging $3.18/gal last week.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


SunCrest collects 500 lbs of food for food pantry

The SunCrest Healthcare family, based out of Madison, Tenn., joined together to hold a Soup for Seniors soup drive this December. For the past month, more than 70 branch locations collected canned soups, along with other canned goods and boxed items that can be used to make soup, such as noodles, canned vegetables, beans and broth.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local family could win $1K for making school payments

A Covington family could win $1,000 and $500 for their charity of choice just by making a school-related payment online by Dec. 31. Newton County Schools currently use the online system MyPaymentsPlus through the "Season of Giving" promotion.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


County officials sworn into office

Family and citizens from the community witnessed several officials get sworn-in to office by Judge Henry Baker during a ceremony on Thursday night held at the historic courthouse.

December 22, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Couple hopes arts revitalizes Washington St

Ashley and Peter Swan came to Covington a year and a half ago to lead the Covington Regional Ballet to a new level. Now they have their sights sets a little higher as they hope to raise Covington's artistic community to new heights, and they're planning to do it in an unlikely place.

December 22, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County Sentencing - Dec. 23

Linda Ann Hale, felony identity fraud, 10 years probation, $1,000. No contact with victim, banished from Newton County.

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GSP watching out for impaired drivers

Georgia State Patrol are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year. Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers now through the end of the year.

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New judges sworn in for four years

The judges of the Superior Courts of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit (Newton County and Walton County) were sworn in for their new four-year terms on Dec. 21, by Hon. William M. Ray, II, of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, in a ceremony held at the Walton County Government Building in Monroe.

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Madison Cultural center hosts Grammy award winning artist

Instead of taking a trip to the Big Easy to take a break from the colder winter weather, head over to the Cultural Center's Hall on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy some amazing Creole Zydeco music... And you just might find yourself dancing the night away!

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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