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Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

The biscuits are hand-rolled and patted down before going into the over. Fresh chicken pieces or large pork chops are soaked in buttermilk, hand breaded ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:48 a.m.
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NCSS requests changes to testing

As we get ready to begin another school year, there is an air of excitement. But quickly that excitement can turn to anxiety when it ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Audit reveals millions needed for county energy systems

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted three to two Tuesday night to approve negotiations with a comprehensive guaranteed energy savings performance contract for ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:43 a.m.
Newton County residents shower law enforcement with support

Newton County residents shower law enforcement with support

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:41 a.m.
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Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:20 p.m.
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The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

Two men were killed earlier this month inside the gated Orchard Cove apartment complex. Because the apartments sit inside the entrance of The Enclave subdivisions ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2016 10:45 a.m.
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Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:42 p.m.
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Update: NCSO identifies victim of weekend truck fatality

Update: NCSO identifies victim of weekend truck fatality

The victim in the truck accident on the Access Road at the Yellow River Sunday evening has been identified as Valentine Gayle, 48, of Lithonia ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2016 11:36 p.m.
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Insurance exchanges that benefit policyholders

In my previous article I discussed the benefits of tax-free exchanges under Section 1035 of the revenue code. Over the years, I have completed more ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 2:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 6:00 a.m.
By the Numbers: A deeper look at crime in Newton County

By the Numbers: A deeper look at crime in Newton County

In less than two months, there have been five murders in Newton County.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:06 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Porterdale bike rodeo teaches bicycle skills and safety

It’s not that kind of rodeo. There are no bulls, horses or lassos.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:02 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Traffic light may be installed at dangerous intersection

There may be a traffic light coming to the intersection of Highway 212 and Bethany/Butler Bridge Road in the near future.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:04 p.m.

Blood donors needed

The truth is blood cannot be manufactured.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:02 p.m.
Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:49 p.m.
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Community center seeks afterschool instructors

The Washington Street Community Center is looking for instructors to teach afterschool homework instruction beginning Aug. 15.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:46 p.m.

NCSS Receives a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating

Newton County School System (NCSS) received a 4-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This is the first year the state ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:46 p.m.
NAN hands out school supplies

NAN hands out school supplies

The National Action Network (NAN) gave out dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies Thursday evening. Cathlete Perry, NAN Youth Director, oversaw the backpack drive ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:45 p.m.
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Community comes together to support giveaway

Community comes together to support giveaway

A box of crayons. A package of number two pencils. Blank notebook paper. A new backpack.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:44 p.m.
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New women’s fashion boutique coming to the Square

New women’s fashion boutique coming to the Square

Blair on the Square Boutique, an upscale women’s apparel boutique, will open on the Covington Square, 1115 Church Street, in September.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 2:47 p.m.
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Boutique to take root on the Square

Boutique to take root on the Square

A new boutique featuring apparel for both men and women will open its doors on the Covington Square in late August.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 2:45 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: July 13

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, July 8, child support default

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Posted: jul. 14, 2016 3:14 p.m.

County settles storm water issue for $150,000

Newton County settled a lawsuit with owners of 54.5 acres on Gum Creek road for damages due to the county’s storm water infrastructure ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2016 4:55 p.m.
Smith pleads guilty in Walmart murder

Smith pleads guilty in Walmart murder

Brandon Shawn Smith entered a guilty plea in front of Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. on Wednesday in the Newton County Judicial Court.

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Posted: jul. 13, 2016 1:52 p.m.
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BOC comes to a consensus on closing convenience centers in January

BOC comes to a consensus on closing convenience centers in January

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) came to a consensus on balancing the 2017 fiscal year budget Thursday night.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2016 10:25 p.m.
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Pokemon Go invades Covington

Pokemon Go invades Covington

Locals are familiar with creatures calling Newton County home. We do, after all, play hosts to Vampires and Zombies. But this week new creatures moved ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2016 8:56 p.m.
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