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Rotary shows off Cars of the Past

After having to postpone the 23rd edition of the Cars of the Past show, the Covington Rotary Club couldn't have asked for a nicer ...

October 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Couple faces cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the ...

October 19, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Couple face cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the ...

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

911 Memorial Steel comes to Covington

The Covington Fire Department (CFD) will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

October 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Paper PawPaw’s adventures kick off in Covington

When he heard about the Heat Homecoming 2015, James Huckcay and his family made plans to travel from their home in Ashville, Alabama to Covington.

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Early voting starts for November ballot

Many people might not realize but the polls are already open for early voting in the State Senate District 43 special election and Covington City ...

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Library board approves completion of HVAC replacement

The Newton County Library System's Board of Trustees has agreed to move forward with the second and final phase of the replacement of the ...

October 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Hospital will continue running ambulance service

The celebration for Piedmont Healthcare's affiliation with Newton Medical Center continued during the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's lunch link Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Covington man arrested in child pornography sting

A Covington man was one of 18 people arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography by ...

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Student released on bond after threat on Yik Yak to shoot up campus

OXFORD - The Oxford College student who was arrested after threatening on social media to shoot up campus has been released on bond.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

BOC to hold emergency executive session tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners called an emergency executive session meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

BOC makes headway on changes to chair, manager roles

There was a flash of temper toward the end of a Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday night, but the rest of the evening brought ...

October 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Oxford student arrested for threat to shoot up campus

OXFORD - An Oxford College sophomore was arrested after threatening on social media to "shoot up" campus Saturday night.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Bear Creek Reservoir application reinstatement denied by Army Corps

COVINGTON - Citing the county's failure to provide the information requested in August – information that was also requested in February – the Army Corps of Engineers ...

October 10, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Film tax breaks could lead to big movie/TV breaks

Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...

October 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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The fanaticism of Dragon Con reaches Newton County

It's a definitely a big deal.

August 24, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Two more plead guilty in Newton RICO case

A defendant in a racketeering case returned to court on Thursday and pled guilty to one count of racketeering and carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony in front of Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of the Alcovy Circuit Superior Court .

August 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Aug 19

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default

August 23, 2015 | | LOCAL

GBI Director Keenan speaks to Kiwanis Club

Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn told the Kiwanis Club of Covington that if there was any criminal activity at Thursday's meeting the person could be arrested, prosecuted, tried and put out on probation all by the people in the annex building of the First Baptist Church of Covington.

August 23, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Passing the Sniff Test

ATLANTA - The Ga. Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (EPD) granted new permits for Atlanta's Combined Sewer Systems (CSS) that relaxes requirements for removing solids and sewage in the waters released to tributaries that become the South River.

August 22, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Library remains closed

The pump on the broken HVAC unit at the Covington branch of the Newton County Library System has been replaced; however the project is still not near completion.

August 21, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

What’s in store for this weekend?

Events 8-21-15

August 20, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Exit 90 on- and off-ramps to be closed

The on- and off-ramp at Exit 90 on Interstate-20, along with the westbound inside and middle lanes from mile 90-91, will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24.

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

14-year-old charged for school threats

A 14-year-old Newton County student has been charged with terroristic threat via computer and false public alarm in connection with social media threats made against Newton County schools on Aug. 5.

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tempers flare over convenience centers

The frustration was palpable at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners' meeting after interim County Manager Harry Owens revealed that Newton County has exceeded its contract with the operator of 11 convenience centers by nearly $50,000 for the past two years.

August 19, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Man found dead in his truck following altercation in Rockdale County

CONYERS - A man was found dead in his truck Monday night after an alleged verbal altercation, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO).

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Motion for arrest warrant for Keith Ellis dismissed

A motion to issue an arrest warrant for Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis was dismissed by Chief Magistrate Court Judge Henry Baker Tuesday morning.

August 18, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Help sought in kidnapping case, reward offered

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in a case of aggravated assault, kidnapping and armed robbery in conjunction with Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators.

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No students injured in NCSS school bus accident

There were no injuries reported after a Newton County School System bus was involved in a head-on collision Monday.

August 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington Library closed this week

The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System is closed after the HVAC unit broke down Friday.

August 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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