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Covington Fire Chief, McNeil resigns

Covington Fire Department Chief John McNeil turned in his letter of resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight Monday, citing personal reasons for leaving the department.

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Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 9:21 p.m.

Covington Fire Chief, McNeil resigns

Covington Fire Department Chief John McNeil turned in his letter of resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight Monday, citing personal reasons for leaving the department.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 9:06 p.m.

Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an “equity relationship” with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Fireworks likely at county meeting

Tuesday’s Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting should be an interesting one, particularly since leaders of the county’s African-American community expect hundreds of people to show up to defend District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

City to talk CID, Center, speed limits

Expect a long meeting Monday at Covington City Hall.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 3:54 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Resident to protest Dist. 4 sanctions

More than 200 voters turned out for a town hall meeting Thursday to vent about the County Commission’s recent actions to strip District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson of his financial powers. They weren’t happy, but they were calm.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 3:56 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Schools get grants for after-school

One grant recently awarded to the school district will be bigger and more inclusive, and three more grants will be completely new and even larger.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 3:57 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Tichelle vs. mile = no contest

Tichelle vs. mile = no contest

Tichelle Florence is tough.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 4:02 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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31st annual Fuzz Run

31st annual Fuzz Run

The Covington Fuzz Run saw hundreds of people running through the streets of Covington, for a good cause Saturday.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 6:12 p.m.
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An improved News and Advertiser

For years the Covington News Company has published an alternate advertising product called the News and Advertiser that has been delivered on Tuesday’s and is carried to 15,000 homes.

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 4:03 p.m.

DUI and Drugs

Sharon Deloris Banks, 58, Covington, Aug 28, Littering Highway, DUI First Offense, Open Container

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 2:52 p.m.

Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.

Newton County Jail Log

Angie Junette Bell, 36, Covington, Aug 29, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 1st Offense, Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled Registration, No Proof of Insurance

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.

CPD warns of utility scam

The Covington Police Department is warning City of Covington utility customers against a scam.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Residents turn out for District 4 meeting

More than 200 voters turned out for a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss the County Commission’s recent actions to strip District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson of his financial powers. They weren’t happy, but they were calm.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Woman charged with incest, sodomy

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complainant residing near Robertson Rd. who said they observed some inappropriate text messages to her 15-year old son from someone known to the family.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 10:45 a.m.
Cousins Middle commemorates 9/11

Cousins Middle commemorates 9/11

The students and faculty of Cousins Middle School commemorated September 11, 2001 during a Thirteenth Anniversary Program Thursday. The CMS BETA Club presented the colors for the program, which featured the school’s band and chorus. Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnny Robinson layed a wreath, and the guest speaker was Army Chief Warrant Officer 3rd class Phillip Carswell.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:48 p.m.
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GPC Newton students scholarship eligible

From a scholarship for community service to scholarships for education majors to a healthcare scholarship specifically for Walton County residents, students enrolled at the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus can find ways to help fund their education — but first, they have to apply.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:46 p.m.

Work continues on 278 CID

The effort to form a self-taxing “Community Improvement District” on U.S. 278 in Covington is picking up steam — and it has to, with a deadline of Nov. 1 to take the next step.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:45 p.m.

Bill to track, reduce military gear to police

U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia, District-4, will introduce a bill to House members that’s taking aim at the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, which gives military-grade weapons and equipment to state and local law enforcement departments for free.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:44 p.m.

Mmmm ... Tastes like home

Around 20 restaurants participated in the annual Taste of Newton, held at the Porter Memorial Gymnasium Thursday evening.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:38 p.m.
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Bomb threat to 3 schools deemed hoax

Three high schools went on lockdown the morning of Thursday, Sept. 11 for a brief period of time due to an online bomb threat before it was determined the threat was a hoax.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:37 p.m.

City Council considers festival, parade

Covington’s always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret’s out.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:36 p.m.
NCSS awarded  AdvancED Accreditation

NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:36 p.m.
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