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Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize deal

Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize deal

Newton Medical Center will soon become Piedmont Newton Hospital after NMC finalized a partnership agreement with Piedmont Healthcare earlier this week.

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Updated: may. 23, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Two dead in apparent murder suicide

Two dead in apparent murder suicide

The Covington Police Department responded to a shooting Thursday, discovering a man and woman shot when arriving on scene.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:35 p.m.
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New section of Social Circle Bypass to open

New section of Social Circle Bypass to open

The new section of the Social Circle Bypass from State road 11 to East Hightower Trail will open Tuesday, June 2, according to Superintendent of traffic, safety and utilities J. Robert Manning of ER Snell Contractor.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:20 p.m.
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Harry Owens likely interim county manager

Newton County revealed the name of the candidate under consideration for the position of interim county manager Friday following the departure of former County Manager Tom Garrett last week.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 2:34 p.m.
Action Ministries opens office in Newton

Action Ministries opens office in Newton

For the first time in 20 years, the charitable nonprofit organization, Action Ministries, has opened a satellite office. The Newton County Action Ministries office opened its doors on May 4 in the Wesley Building of Covington First United Methodist Church, 2160 Church Street, Covington.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 5:04 p.m.
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Board scolded in public comments over legal budget

County Attorney Tommy Craig attempted to soothe public concerns over the county’s high legal costs Tuesday night, but his explanation appeared to provoke the opposite reaction.

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 4:12 p.m.
County seeks city help for library

County seeks city help for library

Newton County will step up to save the Covington branch of the library, commissioners said Tuesday, but not before making one last attempt to get the city of Covington to contribute to the library’s costly new heating, air conditioning and ventilation system (HVAC).

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 12:39 p.m.
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BOC to hire interim county manager

BOC to hire interim county manager

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to hire a new interim county manager Tuesday night, deliberately stopping short of placing the county chair in charge of the day to day administration of the county.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 10:53 p.m.
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Staffins: tourism big impact on Covington

Hundreds flocked to Covington this weekend, and it was exactly the turnout Newton County Tourism President Jenny McDonald expected, but it was a little much for Newton County-Covington Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 7:54 p.m.

Watching the clouds (video)

a time lapse of usher street on Monday May 18, 2015

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 4:41 p.m.
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Disc Golf coming to Porterdale Georgia

Disc Golf coming to Porterdale Georgia click here to read more about it in our Digital Edition: http://joom.ag/ixWp/p4#.VVn0Ovf6b_Q

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 10:41 a.m.
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Peddle for a cause

Peddle for a cause

The students of First Baptist Academy zoomed around the parking lot of the Welcome Center last week to raise money for the parochial school’s library and playground as part of the Academy’s first bikathon.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:18 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Kelly takes over Porterdale downtown development

Kelly takes over Porterdale downtown development

Everyone living in Porterdale is a stakeholder in the promotion of the town’s Main Street Program, says Josephine Kelly.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Cotton receives Rotary ethics award

Cotton receives Rotary ethics award

In his more than a decade and a half as Covington Police Chief, Stacey Cotton has led his men and women in the way he was taught to conduct himself by Judge Stacey W. Cotton and Suzanne Cotton — with ethics.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:33 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Stacey Cotton appointed to medical marijuana study group

Stacey Cotton appointed to medical marijuana study group

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal’s new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center’s Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:47 p.m.
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Preparing for graduation

Preparing for graduation

The Newton County School System’s high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:46 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log

Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Golf Tournament to raise funds for Haiti missions

Teams of four golfers will play Ashton Hills Golf Course in Covington at the Drive4Hope Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 21. The event is sponsored by Covington First Baptist Church and will raise money for the church’s Haiti Mission Projects.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:16 p.m.

Alcovy UMC charity run benefits men’s residential recovery program

Walkers and runners will be raising money for the Damascus Road Recovery, Inc., a nonprofit long-term residential recovery program for men suffering from dependence on drugs and alcohol in Newton County.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 10:06 a.m.
All options on the table for Solid Waste Panel

All options on the table for Solid Waste Panel

The solid waste citizen’s panel will explore all options, including closing the current landfill on Lower River Road, while emphasizing the need to reduce waste across the board, its members decided Thursday.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 6:58 p.m.
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NCSS approves tentative budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) approved of a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year during its Tuesday night work session.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Fatal crash on Gum Creek Rd./Ellis Rd.

A 19-year-old Newton County man sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Gum Creek Road and Ellis Road Tuesday afternoon. 

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 2:18 p.m.

Woman arrested after chasing firefighters with shovel

Firefighters who responded to a call for medical assistance on Gum Creek Road Saturday were ambushed by a woman who leapt out of the bushes armed with a shovel and began chasing them while shouting threats such as “I’m going to kill you.”

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Posted: may. 11, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Volvo chooses South Carolina for new $500 million auto plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars will build a $500 million plant — its first in the U.S. — in South Carolina and eventually employ up to 4,000 people there, the company announced Monday.

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Posted: may. 11, 2015 1:54 p.m.

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