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Election 2016 Primary: live results

Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

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Updated: May. 24, 2016 10:00 p.m.

Schulz, Edwards elected to BOC

Schulz, Edwards elected to BOC

Nancy Schulz has been reelected to the Newton County Board of Commissioners in District 3, and will be joined on the board by Republican Stan ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 9:45 p.m.
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 Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Free golf cart shuttle to be offered on the Square

Visitors to the Covington Square unable to find a parking spare directly in front of their dining or shopping destination, will not have to worry ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 5:22 p.m.
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4-H’ers celebrate year around the campfire

“We all have our differences. Some big and some small,” said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School.

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:38 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School (NHS) seniors Tony Collins and Joshua Suber are among the 89 Georgia students named 2016 Gates Millennium scholars. The NHS students, like ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:42 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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18-year-old stabbed to death

18-year-old stabbed to death

A man died near the Wesleyan neighborhood off Boogers Hill Road Thursday evening, after what the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) said was a ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 10:54 a.m.
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NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 9:47 a.m.
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‘Every Body Walk Newton’ series continues through June

Newton Trails' Wednesday walk series, “Every Body Walk Newton,” will begin on Wednesday, May 18 on the Eastside High School end of Eastside Trail at ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 3:22 p.m.
Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Fellow postal workers, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Hillary Hicks Wednesday at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 10:42 a.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: May 18

Jessica Deon Allen, 32, Covington, May 12, back for court

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 9:32 p.m.
Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

A candlelight vigil is being held at the Post Office Annex at 10721 ByPass Road in Covington at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May ...

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 12:31 p.m.
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NCSO to host job fair next week

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office will host its first job fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May ...

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Posted: may. 18, 2016 10:09 a.m.

Vigil to be held for postal carrier killed over weekend

A postal carrier was killed Saturday on Highway 81 near Booger Hill Road in Oxford.

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 3:16 p.m.
Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

Action Ministries offers training for Smart Lunch Smart Kid program

With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2016 12:58 p.m.
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Two local students named to last class of Gates Millennium Scholars

Two local students named to last class of Gates Millennium Scholars

Two Newton County students have been named 2016 Gates Millennium Scholars and will receive good-through-graduation, full-ride scholarships to use at any accredited college or university ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:23 p.m. | Updated: may. 15, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Proffit and Yu named Eastside’s top students

Proffit and Yu named Eastside’s top students

Brantley Proffitt and Lili Yu will be front and center during Eastside High School’s graduation as the school’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:32 p.m.
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Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., named President of Council of Superior Court Judges

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1. Judge Johnson will ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Newton County Jail Log: May 11

Cecil Freeman Allen, 27, Lithonia, May 9, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:12 p.m.
AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

AT&T gives to Arts Association of Newton County

The Arts Association of Newton County was presented with a $5,000 check from AT&T to support Independence on the Square.

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:09 p.m.
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Eight hands are better than two

Eight hands are better than two

Forty fingers will come together to make a joyful noise at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington Sunday, May 22, courtesy of Alice Walker and ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:05 p.m.
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Update: Oxford man found in Lamar County

Update: Oxford man found in Lamar County

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) cancelled the BOLO for Ernest Lamar Stanton, who went missing from his residence yesterday at 4 p.m. 

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 8:11 a.m.
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Be on the lookout issued for Newton man

Be on the lookout issued for Newton man

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) has issued a Mattie’s Call for Ernest Stanton.

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 11:40 p.m.
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Vampires flock to Covington Square

Vampires flock to Covington Square

A large crowd gathered on the Covington Square Friday to watch the season eight finale of The Vampire Diaries. 

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 10:48 p.m.
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Oxford Lions to hold yard sale to benefit those needing eye exams

The Oxford Lions will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 10:16 p.m.
BOC moves Tuesday’s meeting to May 31

BOC moves Tuesday’s meeting to May 31

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) postponed its May 17 meeting to May 31 after three commissioners voted in favor of the change during ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 10:07 p.m.
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