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Lyons speaks on the future of Perimeter College

Georgia State Perimeter College's Newton Campus celebrated renewal this week in two ways.

March 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Blinder marketing seminar coming this week

Mike Blinder, author of the book Survival Selling and one of the world's leading digital marketing experts, is giving a seminar on the secrets ...

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC names new Solid Waste Authority board

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) named seven out of the eight members to the Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) Board of Directors Tuesday.

March 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Read across America comes to Porterdale Elementary

Students at Porterdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Suess, thanks to the Newton High School Positive ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Walmart murder suspects arraigned in Newton County Superior Court

Stephanie Maria Rodriguez and Brandon Shawn Smith, suspects in a murder at Walmart on Nov. 16, were arraigned in Newton County Superior Court on Wednesday ...

March 02, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Newton County chooses Trump, Clinton

Super Tuesday was a big day for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Newton County.

March 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


New clothing boutique to open on Square

Words tumble out of Tiffany Miller's mouth as she talks about relocating Sweet River Boutique to Covington's Downtown Square. Her partner and fianc ...

March 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Shots Fired gun store 'hit hard' in burglary

Shots Fired, a gun store on Washington Street in Covington, was burglarized early Monday morning.

February 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Legislation moves forward

Newton County is one step closer to a new form of government.

February 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Belton: Campus carry comes through house

As Crossover Day draws closer in the state Capital, week seven was a very long one. Feb. 29 is the day that a bill must ...

February 28, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL


‘Real Leadership’ author has roots in Newton County

The most challenging period of John Addison's professional life came shortly after the 2008 financial crash.

February 28, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


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Covington completes storm water project

An area of Covington recently re-engineered to handle mass amounts of storm water runoff held off the recent surge in rainfall.

October 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rotary shows off Cars of the Past

After having to postpone the 23rd edition of the Cars of the Past show, the Covington Rotary Club couldn't have asked for a nicer day for Sunday's show.

October 19, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Couple faces cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the life and death struggle that is cancer.

October 19, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


911 Memorial Steel comes to Covington

The Covington Fire Department (CFD) will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

October 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Couple face cancer with faith and humor

Due to their roles as a pastor and his wife, Rev. Ronny and Darlene Brennan have a lot of experience in comforting parishioners facing the life and death struggle that is cancer.

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Paper PawPaw’s adventures kick off in Covington

When he heard about the Heat Homecoming 2015, James Huckcay and his family made plans to travel from their home in Ashville, Alabama to Covington.

October 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Early voting starts for November ballot

Many people might not realize but the polls are already open for early voting in the State Senate District 43 special election and Covington City Council.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Library board approves completion of HVAC replacement

The Newton County Library System's Board of Trustees has agreed to move forward with the second and final phase of the replacement of the Covington branch's HVAC system.

October 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Hospital will continue running ambulance service

The celebration for Piedmont Healthcare's affiliation with Newton Medical Center continued during the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's lunch link Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington man arrested in child pornography sting

A Covington man was one of 18 people arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Student released on bond after threat on Yik Yak to shoot up campus

OXFORD - The Oxford College student who was arrested after threatening on social media to shoot up campus has been released on bond.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC to hold emergency executive session tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners called an emergency executive session meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

October 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


BOC makes headway on changes to chair, manager roles

There was a flash of temper toward the end of a Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday night, but the rest of the evening brought quick work on a list of 12 questions concerning changing the Chairman's role in government.

October 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Oxford student arrested for threat to shoot up campus

OXFORD - An Oxford College sophomore was arrested after threatening on social media to "shoot up" campus Saturday night.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bear Creek Reservoir application reinstatement denied by Army Corps

COVINGTON - Citing the county's failure to provide the information requested in August – information that was also requested in February – the Army Corps of Engineers decided not to reinstate the permit application for the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir, a project that has already cost Newton County more than $21 million over 18 years.

October 10, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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