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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


Lions Club celebrates 100 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service Thursday night. In the celebration, Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes proclaimed June as Lions ...

May 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Newton High teacher killed in accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton High School teacher was killed in a two-car collision Thursday morning on Brown Bridge Road.

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director.

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pictures of Progress: Crossfit Unyielding cuts ribbon

Crossfit Unyielding, located at 80 Piper Road, joined the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the gym. Crossfit Unyielding prides ...

May 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


House fire reported in Oxford

UPDATE, May 12, 3:20 p.m.: The scene of the house fire has been cleared and traffic is free to travel as normal.

May 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local




Sen. Anderson, Rep. Dickerson host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON, Ga. - Representative Pam Dickerson and Senator Tonya Anderson host a Town Hall Meeting Thursday night in this historic courthouse on the Covington Square. The ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


BD to acquire Bard

COVINGTON, Ga. – BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) has announced an agreement under which it will acquire C.R. Bard, Inc., according to an April 23 ...

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Covington Highway 142 widening shifting traffic

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Georgia DOT contractor will begin traffic shift setup Monday on the State Route (SR) 142/Industrial Park Boulevard widening and bridge project ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Jody Hice visits Rotary

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Covington during its April 25 meeting to update the club on ...

April 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


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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


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


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