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Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


2017 SPLOST Results

UPDATE March 21, 8:35 p.m.: With all the precincts reporting, 2004 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, while 647 votes were ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


SPLOST vote set for Tuesday

With less than 48 hours remaining before voters in Newton County go to the polls for the county's 2017 SPLOST vote, the fate of ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


SPLOST funding will impact Newton’s cities

In addition for funding Newton County projects such as transportation and the Yellow River Trail, the 2017 SPLOST vote Tuesday will also have impact on ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


UPDATE: Covington man killed in school bus crash

UPDATE March 14, 10:30 a.m.: A 53-year-old Covington man was killed Monday afternoon in a traffic accident involving a Newton County Board of ...

March 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Liberty Middle to compete in international robotics challenge

The Liberty Middle School TSA Robotics Team has won the 2017 VEX IQ Teamwork Challenge Georgia State Championship.

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


State Route 212 at Bethany Road, Butler Bridge Road signal operations beginning soon

The newly installed State Route (SR) 212 at Bethany Road/Butler Bridge Road signalized intersection goes into flash mode Tuesday, March 14 and full stop-and-go ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County no longer under drought-level water restrictions

Newton County is no longer under drought-level water restrictions after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced it eased outdoor water use in 86 counties ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Democratic party hosts SPLOST presentation

The Newton County Democratic Party hosted members of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Committee Monday night to answer questions about the March ...

March 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


PHOTO GALLERY: Newton County welcomes home Sgt. Lakeia Nicole Stokes

With a crowd of family, friends and community members filling downtown Covington's Square, Sgt. Lakeia Nicole Stokes received a warm welcome back to Newton ...

March 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


GDOT continues work in Newton

With road closures popping up all over the county, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is continuing to make improvements on high-traffic routes in Newton ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


KCNB seeks volunteers for clean up

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton welcomes home Purple Heart recipient Friday

Newton County will welcome home one of its heroes Friday morning.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Local legislators could influence legislation

Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


If it ain’t baroque...

The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Moe’s, Rainbow move to Covington

Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Covington man arrested in Fla.

Florida media are reporting that Covington man Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run in Jacksonville, Fla. that left a local man seriously injured.

February 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


School board settles with Carpenters

Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter have been released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the Board of Education.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Mom charged with abuse

A 41-year-old Covington mother was arrested Wednesday after her child's teacher noticed extensive marks on his body.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Deputies search for several armed robbers

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for several men who reportedly attempted to rob two others Wednesday afternoon.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Bye Bye, Birthday Tax

Anyone who has recently purchased a new or used vehicle within the last year or is looking to do so should be aware of a new state law that will change how consumers pay taxes on their cars.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Storms knock out power

While North Georgia was hit hard by Wednesday's storms, Covington managed to escape relatively unscathed, though a large portion of Covington lost power for nearly an hour.

January 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Event to help parents of autistic youth

Join the parents' roundtable to discuss helping children with autism on Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newton College and Career Academy.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Crime Briefs: Follow us on Twitter

A 14-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student has been charged with simple battery after a fight with another student on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Baxter project officially gets $5.9M loan

Wastewater infrastructure will soon be underway for Baxter International as the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded the Joint Development Authority a $5.9 million loan.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Library card now grants access to Puppetry Arts center

Families who visit the Newton County Library to check out books with their library card now have the opportunity to use their card for free puppet shows featuring characters such as Big Bird and the Fraggles at the Center for Puppetry Arts, as its "Passport to Puppetry" library loan program has launched statewide.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Dinner theater premiers in Covington

Dinner theatre is coming to Covington, at least for one night.

January 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Power restored to much of Covington

Update, 4:47 p.m.: Power has been restored to much of the city of Covington. Utility Director Bill Meecham said about three-fourths of the city had its power restored, but there are still some pockets without power.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


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