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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


Porterdale property rezoned for Waffle House

A piece of property off Covington Bypass Road in Porterdale, across from the Burger King, was rezoned Thursday night in preparation to become a Waffle ...

December 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


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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


Carpenters released from NCSS contracts

The Newton County Board of Education has reached a settlement agreement with Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations, and LaQuanda Carpenter, principal of Alcovy High School, releasing each of them from their respective contracts effective at the end of the work day on Feb. 1 for Dennis Carpenter and effective at the end of the work day on Jan. 31, 2013 for LaQuanda Carpenter.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Power line down near Elks Club Road

High winds due to serve weather are causing some damage around the area.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hank Johnson named influential Georgian

Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia District 4) was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2013.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Tornado Watch Issued for Newton & Rockdale Counties

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 19 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Two shot at party in The Silos

Two people were shot early Sunday morning when more than 30 rounds were fired at a home where an adult birthday was being held in The Silos off Brown Bridge Road.

January 29, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


GSP cites bus driver in crash

The school bus driver found at fault for the accident that sent dozens of Newton County Elementary students to hospitals last week has been cited by the Georgia State Patrol for following too closely.

January 29, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


In need of speedy repair

A frequently traveled bridge on one of the county's main corridors needs to be repaired in less than 90 days or else it would be downgraded by the state, a move that would reroute and disrupt school bus and truck traffic. However, county officials say the fix is a simple one that can be completed quickly.

January 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Inmate assaults detention deputy

A detention deputy at the Newton County Jail was injured Saturday evening after an inmate allegedly assaulted him.

January 29, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Southern Heartland art gallery to host its annual Monte Carlo casino event

The Southern Heartland's visual art center is holding its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts on Feb. 9.

January 29, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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