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Eastside's Keiodre Perry ready for new challenges at Northern Oklahoma

Keiodre Perry has overcome a lot during his four years of high school. From struggles with grades early on that kept him off the court for a while, to what he referred to as the heartache of losi...

March 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits. Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip...

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Man on the Street: How would you bring businesses into Newton County?

Newton County has been enjoying some economic growth recently. The Covington Town Center, among other developments, will give businesses room to arrive and grow. How would you get those business ...

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Your Thoughts

Pictures of Progress: Three Ring Studios

A plot of land off Highway 142 and City Pond Road is currently being cleared to make way for the construction of Three Ring Studios - South Campus Covington Georgia. The studios will host pre-prod...

March 25, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Local

Melanie Bell: Filling 40-year-old shoes and making them her own

Newton County Probate Judge Melanie Bell decided she was going to pursue a career in law when she was nine years old and has been at the top of her class ever since pursuing her goal. When she was...

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton

One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn. CPD Captain Craig Treadwell told the News that a 16-year-old male from Decatur was arrested Marc...

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Tree falls on house Tuesday

A large tree fell on a Mill Village house during Tuesday night's storms. According to a Covington Fire Department spokesman, the tree fell onto the house at 6217 Collins St. N.E. at around 9:30 p.m...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. According to Newton County School System spokesperson, Sherri Viniard-Davis, Ell...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

BOC sends IGA back to subcommittee

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to send its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) back to the joint BOC/SWA subcommittee for further r...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy Savage Davis and son-in-law Ed Davis. Other survivors include...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education's (BOE's) request for a salary increase for each me...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

BOC approves procurement and check writing policy

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a new procurement and check writing policy at its March 21 meeting. The new policy requires adequate supporting documentation before any chec...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

BOC approves new Code of Ethics

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to approve the county's new Code of Ethics. According to the new policy, its purpose is to "establish, promote and enforce standards o...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot of a closed business. According to his report, Dep...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow participation. The Paul Harris...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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