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NAACP hears Johnson and Anderson

NAACP hears Johnson and Anderson

The weather has heated up and election season hasn’t cooled off as a handful of candidates are in a runoff for the primary election.

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Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:32 a.m.
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Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal’s proposed “Opportunity School District” (OSD) at their ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:30 a.m.
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Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:08 a.m.
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4-H’ers keep busy during summer

I’ve often heard working in cooperative extension is a bit like working in church missions, because you’re in it to serve others.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:58 p.m.
BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:52 p.m.
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Newton County Tomorrow requests funds from Covington

Newton County Tomorrow requests funds from Covington

Mike Hopkins, director of the Newton County Sewer and Water Authority, appeared before the Covington City Council Monday night on behalf of Newton County Tomorrow ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:51 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 10:15 a.m.
CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 5:31 p.m.
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Solid Waste Authority tasked with assessing fee for convenience centers

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did not levee a fee or tax for the use of the county’s convenience centers at its ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 2:30 p.m.
After 16 years, Spires in downtown Covington will close

After 16 years, Spires in downtown Covington will close

It’s been one of the hardest things she’s had to do, but on Saturday, Denise Spires is closing the doors on her shop ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:59 p.m.
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Bailey announces intent to run for Board of Education

Bailey announces intent to run for Board of Education

On Tuesday June 14, 2016, current Board of Education District 1 member Trey Bailey submitted his Declaration of Intent to run for election.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Updated: jun. 22, 2016 11:02 a.m.
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Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 10:02 a.m.
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Info on Zika virus prevention told to city council

Info on Zika virus prevention told to city council

At Monday night’s Covington City Council meeting, Dr. Lloyd Hofer, director of the Gwinnet, Newton, Rockdale counties Public Health Departments, shared information about the ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2016 5:16 p.m.
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City votes to stop charging special event permit fees

City votes to stop charging special event permit fees

The newly refurbished Legion Field Park came up for discussion at Monday’s Covington City Council meeting when Senior Planning engineer Scott Gaither presented the ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2016 5:04 p.m.
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Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2016 9:59 a.m.
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Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:07 p.m. | Updated: jun. 20, 2016 1:24 p.m.
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Local rancher says his cattle are being chased to death

Local rancher says his cattle are being chased to death

The farm off Old Hickory Road in Oxford looks peaceful. The cows crowd together in pastures that sweep down to Lake Varner in Covington. Yet ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:10 p.m.
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Man’s body found on side of road in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide after finding a man’s body on Lower River Road Sunday morning, according to ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 4:39 p.m.

Deal names Eastside one of state’s ‘greatest gains’ schools

Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) announced that Eastside High School has received a Gold Level Greatest Gains ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Summer vacation: How to prevent home burglaries while away

Summer vacation: How to prevent home burglaries while away

With the summer months comes plenty of time for family vacations, but sadly unoccupied homes are easy targets for potential burglars.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 4:00 a.m.
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Rocking in the park

Rocking in the park

Hundreds attended a grand opening celebration for Covington's Legion Field Park on Mill Street Friday night.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 7:48 p.m.
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Bicycle unit to patrol Porterdale

Bicycle unit to patrol Porterdale

Come July 4, a new police patrol will hit the streets in Porterdale.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:15 p.m.
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Covington Pilot named governor of organization’s Georgia district

Covington Pilot named governor of organization’s Georgia district

She does not fly planes, but Cynthia Spearman is a Pilot.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:13 p.m.
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Juvenile Court gets another tool in Casey Foundation

The Newton County Juvenile Court will have another tool to reduce juvenile detention and increase public safety starting in August.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 4:55 p.m.

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