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Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth ...

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Outdoor grill safety for the summer

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Tina Barrick of Newton County ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County remembers Sam B. Hay Jr.

COVINGTON, Ga. - A pillar of the community, Sam B. Hay Jr.'s calm and steady presence will be remembered for his role on the Newton ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


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Monte Carlo fundraiser rolls dice

If you didn't attend this year's Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser held by Southern Heartland Arts Inc., you missed a good time. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

February 12, 2013 | Paula Travis | Local


Man leaves truck on train tracks

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after reportedly parking his vehicle on the train tracks on Turner Street.

February 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Mecca: Wolfe thrives in military 'boys' club'

Raised in the traditions and customs of the Tsalagi Native American Indians (more familiar as the Cherokees of North Carolina), Peter Elizabeth Wolfe was destined to shatter stereotypes and bring down the walls of the most exclusive Boys' Club in America - the United States military.

February 12, 2013 | Pete Mecca | Local


Single vehicle crash kills one on Saturday

IN BRIEF: A single-vehicle crash reportedly killed one person and sent another to the hospital on Saturday early morning. The crash reportedly occured on Costley Mill Road near Ga. Highway 138 in Rockdale County around 4:30 a.m. The passenger of the vehicle was killed and the driver was reportedly taken to an Atlanta area hospital. Check back for more information later.

February 11, 2013 | | Local


Goodman attends Mayors’ Day

Covington Councilwoman Janet Goodman was among nearly 800 city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta recently.

February 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Locals not in support arming educators

Following last year's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers across the country began preparing legislation that would allow school employees and administrators to be armed. Although the debate continues to rage on, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown said he is opposed to the idea.

February 09, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Criminals seek new trials, public pays

It seems simple enough. A criminal is convicted and given a life or death sentence. There is justice for the victim's family and the county gets rid of an inmate that was costing taxpayers by sending that person to prison. But inmates that have been tried and convicted in Newton County, and sent to neighboring prisons to serve out their time are still costing taxpayers thousands, thanks to appeals.

February 09, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


CPD seeks to make cars last longer

The Covington Police Department has kicked off a new program that will allow some of the department's vehicles to get a rest and create more of a visible police presence in the city.

February 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Roots of black education

A solid education may be taken for granted by some of today's youth, but black residents who have seen the past with their own eyes cherish today's opportunities, because they remember the decades-long journey to get here.

February 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Mecca: Missing but not forgotten

On May 7, 1944, 2nd Lt. William Parkinson was reported missing in action after his B-24 Liberator heavy bomber disappeared over the jungles near Lea, New Guinea. On Jan. 18, two U.S. Army officers presented the urn containing Parkinson's remains to his descendants in Conyers. After 69 years, 2nd Lt. Parkinson was finally home.

February 09, 2013 | Pete Mecca | Local


Purse snatcher still at large

A woman had her purse snatched out of her shopping cart Saturday night at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.

February 09, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Arbor Day events scheduled

A Roswell arborist with a knack for using a specialized knife to care for trees will headline Oxford's Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 16 at the Oxford City Hall and adjacent park.

February 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff opposes giving BOC seized funds

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has come out against new legislation that could potentially cost the county thousands in seized drug investigations, and give control to the county's commissioners to determine what law enforcement purposes the funds could be used for.

February 09, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


County to fix several roads

Road repairs are on the way for a number of areas in Newton County that need improvements, but some citizens told the Newton County Board of Commissioners their community was not on the list.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Douglas gives conservative credentials

County Commissioner John Douglas called himself a combination of Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, former Florida Congressman Allen West and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun Thursday as he sought to position himself as an ultra-conservative Republican voice in what's likely to be a crowded race to replace Broun, who is seeking U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss soon-to-be vacant seat.

February 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


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