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Those helping Newton County grow honored
A local man was tragically killed Wednesday night at one of Newton County's most notorious intersections.
Motorists across Newton County are experiencing lower prices at the gas pump.
As arctic air blew across Newton County this morning people were bundling up as the temperatures dipped in the lower teens, and wind chills reached single digits.
A look around the community Through the Camera
A look around the community THROUGH THE CAMERA
2014 was a year of excitement and change-both good and bad-in Newton County, where storms raged, underdogs triumphed, and at least one sword was drawn. Here are the top stories from the past 12 months, including a few that will continue to have repercussions into the New Year.
Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau annual meeting, held Dec. 7-9 on Jekyll Island. NCFB received the Georgia Farm Bureau McKemie Award in the organization's 2,180-member plus category during the 77th Annual GFB Convention, beating out nine other counties to win the award in its membership division.
A look through the Camera
Rotary Club of Covington The Empty Stocking Fund
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Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.
Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.
A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.
The city of Covington developed a list of problem roads during snow and ice; many of these roads receive a lot of shade and don't get enough sun to melt snow and ice.
The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.
(Note: Attached to this article is the audio recording of the speech Covington Municipal Court Judge Steven Hathorn gave to the city council, explaining and defending comments a court employee said were prejudiced against black defendants. Also, attached to the article is a PDF copy of a transcript (transcribed by The News) from part of the Jan. 22 municipal court session, which caused a court employee to accuse Judge Steven Hathorn of racial prejudice.)
Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.
Covington officials are considering revising the city's employee travel policy, to give more flexibility for overnight stays for training classes and conferences, but council members disagreed on whether the change was needed now or should be studied further.
This is the last weekend to see the inaugural Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas display downtown, as the lights will be taken down beginning Monday, weather permitting, according to Main Street Covington interim director Serra Phillips.
Amid all the talk about developing more qualified workers to handle the jobs of today and tomorrow, Newton County celebrated the grand opening of its newest workforce development center Thursday.
Covington will wait a little longer to invest in electric vehicles, as the Covington City Council voted Monday not to participate in a program from car manufacturer Nissan that would have given the city a free electric car charger.
Covington city officials want to make next year's July 4 fireworks event bigger and better, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the goal is to put together a $20,000 show.
Transportation Project Manager Terry Savage is leaving the city of Covington after an eight-year career working on the city's roads, sidewalks and other projects.