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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


Early SPLOST voting begins Monday

Early voting for the March 21 SPLOST vote begins Monday.

February 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


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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


Local UGA student gets prized internship

The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Caroline Meadors, a native of Newton County, a Yarbrough-Grady intern for spring 2013.

January 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Crime Briefs - Jan. 30

Teen struck in the head with brick

January 29, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Citizens to aid education SPLOST

The Newton County School System has named two long-time education volunteers as the chairs for the upcoming education SPLOST IV referendum, scheduled for March 19.

January 29, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Status hearing in Crowe case Friday

A little over a year following the deadly crash that claimed the life of 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in 2012, and the teen charged with her death is scheduled to have a status hearing in the courtroom of Eugene Benton Friday.

January 29, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Local medic heals wounds, saves lives

In his book "Medic," author Ben Sherman quotes a training sergeant giving the final lecture to a class of graduating Army medics: "...listen to me one more time. 'Restore breathing! Stop bleeding! Make mobile!' And you WILL do everything you learned here, every technique, every field drill, every maneuver...you will do everything absolutely perfect. And you will do ALL these things with tears in your eyes...and your stomach in your throat."

January 29, 2013 | Pete Mecca | Local


Local exterminator gives safety tips

Prospective customers may be a little more nervous about letting strangers - even those who are making business calls - into their homes in the wake of a Philadelphia exterminator murdering a doctor over what's believed to be a minor disagreement.

January 29, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Special Olympics hosts Masters Program

The Newton County Special Olympics Masters Program, which is for graduates of high school, has had two gatherings to celebrate holidays and to help collect cans for the local food pantry.

January 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


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