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Toilet paper tubes, AA batteries and hot glue needed.

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Updated: May. 01, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Newton County continues to grow, attracting retail shops and industrial and manufacturing plants. The products made here range from the fibers used to make disposable ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 3:58 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 3:11 p.m.
BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1 ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:46 a.m.
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Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:45 a.m.
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Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 10:24 a.m.
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Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 5:31 p.m.
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Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 10:46 a.m.
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Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 5:20 p.m.
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National Action Network reaches out to the community

National Action Network reaches out to the community

Children and their parents took time out of their weekend to attend the National Action Networks (NAN) forum on Crime Prevention and the Cost of ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 10:16 a.m.
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Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

The newly appointed Newton County Solid Waste Authority’s board of directors named its chair and set its meetings calendar during its first meeting Monday.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 10:46 p.m.
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For Covington stunt coordinators, it’s never a relaxing day at work

For Covington stunt coordinators, it’s never a relaxing day at work

They’ve been thrown out of trailers, dropped out of helicopters, tossed over cars, fallen off clock towers, swallowed by alligators and been set on ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 25, 2016 8:59 a.m.
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Discount Six Flags tickets on sale

Newton 4-H has the best deal on Six Flags and White Water passes, and tickets are on sale to the public.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 1:57 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Weeds be gone from your garden

Many people are like me in one respect -- they enjoy tilling garden soil and planting vegetables just to see things grow. Fresh tasting vegetables are ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 1:58 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Future taxes on retirement assets

One of my questions when I get involved in a discussion with people about a financial matter, ObamaCare for example, is “Who is going to ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Neelys hope the sky’s the limit for Nitro 2 Go

Neelys hope the sky’s the limit for Nitro 2 Go

When you walk in to Nitro 2 Go, liquor, wine and beer may be what you’re shopping for but your attention will drift upward ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:01 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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A sophomore in her final semester at GPC

A sophomore in her final semester at GPC

In 2007, with the support from the community and a 100-acre land donation from a local philanthropic fund, an exemplary attribute to Newton County was ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Brick Store Overlay gets approval from BOC

Brick Store Overlay gets approval from BOC

Newton County has a new overlay of ordinances as the Brick Store Overlay was approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:48 p.m.
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Covington Regional Ballet heads down the rabbit hole

Covington Regional Ballet heads down the rabbit hole

The curtains open on the Covington Regional Ballet’s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland on April 30 at Newton High School.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:46 p.m.
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County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:34 p.m.

Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane’s Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:02 p.m.
Parking options discussed include more signs, golf cart ferry

Parking options discussed include more signs, golf cart ferry

For Ronnie Johnston, mayor of the city of Covington and chair of the Covington Parking Authority, it’s the best problem he’s had to ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2016 12:46 p.m.
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Two men found drowned at Lake Varner

Two men found drowned at Lake Varner

Two men died while fishing on Lake Varner, in what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling a boating incident, Thursday evening.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2016 9:51 a.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2016 11:33 a.m.
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Conflicts shadow BOC’s meeting

Conflicts shadow BOC’s meeting

The Newton County Historic Courthouse became a political hotbed, with racial and political undercurrents lying throughout the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2016 7:15 p.m.
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15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2016 4:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 20, 2016 8:35 p.m.
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