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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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School threats occurring across the state

This week there were two threats called in to two Newton County Schools. A week previous, there was another.

August 17, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

NCSS to start $5 million negotiation with county

The Newton County School Board (BOE) has agreed to engage in financial negotiations with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) that could eventually lead to the renovation and expansion of the Porter Hall Facility.

August 16, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Middle Ridge Elementary media specialist name South Metro District Media Specialist of the Year

The awards keep coming for Middle Ridge Elementary School media specialist Tammy Privette. Last spring, she was named Newton County School System's 2015 Media Specialist of the Year. She recently learned that she has now been selected South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Georgia Library Media Association! With this honor, Mrs. Privette is now entered into the competition for the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, which recognizes a K-12 library media specialist whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs.

August 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stay hydrated, my friends

It is hot outside.

August 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

John Douglas returns to work at GPC

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that he wrote a racially derogatory and sexist comment on Facebook.

August 14, 2015 | | LOCAL

Porterdale Elementary cleared

Porterdale Elementary School was cleared after receiving a telephoned threat concerning the safety of the school Friday morning.

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL

Ombre 'doing very well' after dramatic rescue

Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone awry left him trapped in a creek.

August 13, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Cousins Middle School evacuated

Cousins Middle School has been cleared by law enforcement as safe for students after a telephoned threat was received regarding the safety of the school.

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CPD receives complaint on Jennifer Garner’s bodyguards

A paparazzo called Covington Police to the area near Scoops after one of Jennifer Garner's bodyguards shined a green laser pointer into their camera lenses Tuesday.

August 12, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Pebble Brook victim identified

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting as 19-year-old Newton County resident Caylen Gooch.

August 12, 2015 | | LOCAL

Schizophrenic man missing since Aug. 3

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a Rockdale man diagnosed with mental disorders who has been missing since last week.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Old Atlanta Highway to be closed this weekend

Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

KKK recruitment fliers in Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several complaints of Klu Klux Klan recruitment fliers placed in Newton County residents' yards.

August 11, 2015 | | LOCAL

Firehouse Subs helps donate water to CFD

Firehouse Subs recently held a promotion "H2O for Heroes". The program allowed customers to bring in cases of water in exchange for a Free Medium Sub on Aug. 1, 2015. The water collected has been given to the Covington Fire Department and will be distributed in the community for shut-ins and others in need.

August 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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