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End of Eastminster School

Eastminster School has faced tough funding times in the past and managed to pull through, but this year could be its last, according to administrators.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a “Pocket Pig” from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and “If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day.” Sixty years later, that’s still great advice – Pay yourself first!

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 3:34 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

End of Eastminster School

Eastminster School has faced tough funding times in the past and managed to pull through, but this year could be its last, according to administrators.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 5:03 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

CMS aerospace program shows promise

A new aerospace engineering program in the Rockdale County Public Schools system could be a launching pad for many future careers in the aviation industry.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 5:12 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Do you consider this Animal Neglect? (VIDEO)

Do you consider this Animal Neglect?

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:53 a.m.
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Fix water system before expanding it: Water Authority

Newton County should investigate alleged infrastructural weaknesses in its current water system before deciding if and when to build another reservoir, Water and Sewerage Authority Executive Director Mike Hopkins will advise the Board of Commissioners in the coming days.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 5:35 p.m. | Updated: jan. 21, 2015 5:38 p.m.

National Weather Service needs volunteers

The National Weather Service is looking for help in building a climate database and predicting floods.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 11:34 a.m.

BOC to seek public input on government reform

Commissioners urged citizens at Tuesday’s board meeting to come out to a public hearing on February 5 to discuss amending the form of county government.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 9:43 p.m. | Updated: jan. 20, 2015 9:46 p.m.

Pacho's, Wing Cafe receive failing scores

The follow up inspection on Pacho’s Mexican Grill saw its already-failing score lower five points after tallying a 51 on its Jan. 9 inspection.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 2:58 p.m.
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Turner murder conviction upheld

According to pickensprogressonline.com, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction of Quanitta Yvette Turner, a mother who was charged in the death of her infant daughter, Malay Chandler. Turner was sentenced to life in prison for holding her hand over her the 5-week-old baby girl’s nose and mouth and smothering her to death.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 1:42 p.m.
Covington offers commercial license opportunities

Covington offers commercial license opportunities

COVINGTON, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Larry Baines took advantage of a program now open to all City of Covington employees, and is commercially licensed driver.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 10:06 a.m.
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This week in Pictures

This week in Pictures

This week we look through the camera at Porterdale Ga.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 8:17 a.m. | Updated: jan. 20, 2015 8:18 a.m.
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Volunteers honor MLK with Day of Service

Volunteers honor MLK with Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was about "a day on" not "a day off" and volunteers throughout Newton County proved that mantra Monday.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 3:19 p.m.
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Newton Reps.receive committees

Newton Reps.receive committees

The 2015-16 Legislative Term committee assignments were handed out in the Georgia legislature last week, and Newton County’s representatives are in key positions.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 2:13 p.m.
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Newton man, gay porn star, arrested

Newton man, gay porn star, arrested

An Oxford man and male porn star whose company recently offered Justin Bieber $2 million to star in a porn movie with him was arrested in December for allegedly choking and assaulting his girlfriend in Rockdale.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 1:40 p.m.
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I Have a Dream winner announced

I Have a Dream winner announced

A large crowd remembered, celebrated and honored those who act Sunday afternoon during Newton County’s MLK Ecumenical Celebration at Newton High School.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2015 8:45 p.m.
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Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:13 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Keeping up with your smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Bill Calder of Newton County Farm Bureau and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Newton County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 5:14 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Honoring the departed

Honoring the departed

Some two dozen volunteers turned out Saturday to help clean the historically black section of Liberty Cemetery in Porterdale, where boy scouts labored alongside older generations to rake, prune, and restore the site as best they could.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2015 1:02 a.m.
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Restaurant health inspection scores

Taco Bell, 6151 Highway 278, Covington, Jan 12, 92 A

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:10 p.m. | Updated: jan. 17, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Those helping Newton County grow honored

Those helping Newton County grow honored

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 4:07 p.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 4:08 p.m.
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Ice brings numerous crashes to Newton

Ice brings numerous crashes to Newton

I-20 reopened and most of Newton County is safe for travel after black ice hit many roadways in North Georgia Friday morning.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 8:54 a.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 1:15 p.m.
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Deal over landfill likely soon

Newton County is very close to reaching a deal with the East Georgia Land and Development Company following nearly two decades of litigation, the company's head, Jim Baker, told The News Thursday. 

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 5:25 p.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 12:50 p.m.

SWAT arrest suspect on Griffin Lane

After surrounding a home, Covington Police arrested an armed man at 10116 Griffin Lane with SWAT team responding Friday.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 12:25 p.m. | Updated: jan. 16, 2015 12:26 p.m.
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Chamber honor award winners

Chamber honor award winners

There was a lot of change at this year’s Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards reception at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Thursday, but it was the lack of change that was the big moment of the evening.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 11:07 p.m.
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