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Lyons speaks on the future of Perimeter College

Georgia State Perimeter College's Newton Campus celebrated renewal this week in two ways.

March 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Blinder marketing seminar coming this week

Mike Blinder, author of the book Survival Selling and one of the world's leading digital marketing experts, is giving a seminar on the secrets ...

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC names new Solid Waste Authority board

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) named seven out of the eight members to the Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) Board of Directors Tuesday.

March 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Read across America comes to Porterdale Elementary

Students at Porterdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Suess, thanks to the Newton High School Positive ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Walmart murder suspects arraigned in Newton County Superior Court

Stephanie Maria Rodriguez and Brandon Shawn Smith, suspects in a murder at Walmart on Nov. 16, were arraigned in Newton County Superior Court on Wednesday ...

March 02, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Newton County chooses Trump, Clinton

Super Tuesday was a big day for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Newton County.

March 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


New clothing boutique to open on Square

Words tumble out of Tiffany Miller's mouth as she talks about relocating Sweet River Boutique to Covington's Downtown Square. Her partner and fianc ...

March 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Shots Fired gun store 'hit hard' in burglary

Shots Fired, a gun store on Washington Street in Covington, was burglarized early Monday morning.

February 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Legislation moves forward

Newton County is one step closer to a new form of government.

February 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


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General Mills recall stems from California plant

General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Smith: 'the mayor betrayed the trust of me and this council'

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News Sunday telling the public about possible development coming to the city.

October 05, 2015 | Councilman reads letter that argues against a proposed development project | LOCAL


Johnston breaks tie against expanding stage

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston was the deciding vote not to expand the stage on the Square Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

STOCKHOLM (AP) - A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL


A portrait of hope

Eighteen-year-old Lofton Wheeles was by his mother's side as cancer survivors, cancer patient care-givers, friends and family enjoyed the music of The Drive Time Band during the HOPE concert on the Covington Square, Sept. 27.

October 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Vickers named Alcovy homecoming queen

Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Response to Heat Homecoming leads to changes in event locations

Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes have had to be made to the location of events.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


First county adopt-a-pet day a success

By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


October registration renewal notices delayed

The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Georgia burning guidelines

Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood and leaves outdoors.

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local lawyer recognized for service to State Bar's Board of Governors

He seems to embody the image of a country lawyer-sharp, smart and laid back. Stories, one after the other, pour out of his memory as he talks.

October 02, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | LOCAL


Newton Medical becomes Piedmont Newton

Piedmont Healthcare is in Newton County.

October 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Chamber president discusses year-long plans

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hopes to become a state wide leader in job creation, a retail hub for northeast Georgia, leverage its Hollywood of the South brand globally and become a leader in membership and business development, according to its president, Ralph Staffins.

October 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Alcovy's homecoming court

Alcovy High School announced its 2015 homecoming court Wednesday, ahead of its homecoming game Friday night.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Abigail Ozburn named Eastside homecoming queen

Abigail Ozburn was crowned Eastside High School's homecoming queen during halftime of Eastside's football game against Eagle's Landing.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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