MACON - The Newton County Farm Bureau received the Georgia Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer Committee Award during the organization's 70th annual convention held Dec. 7 through 9 on Jekyll Island. The Newton County Committee competed against committees from nine other districts for the state honor. This is the 12th consecutive year the committee has won the award.
COVINGTON - Friday was the last day of the first semester of the 2008-09 school year for students in the Newton County School System.
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COVINGTON - County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday night to condemn property owned by Emmett Denby in order to construct Bear Creek Reservoir. The land is the last residential property the county must acquire to build the reservoir.
COVINGTON - Officers with the joint Covington/Newton County Special Investigation Unit stormed a Covington "trap" house on Friday and took a suspected cocaine dealer to jail, completing a near monthlong investigation.
COVINGTON - Stalvey's Restaurant and Lounge on U.S. Highway 278 has reopened after voluntarily closing in reaction to receiving a 31 U on a recent food service inspection report.
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COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Tax Assessors will take over review of street and subdivision names and assigning of street numbers for the city of Covington.
The Heritage boys opened play in the Henry County Classic with a 51-46 victory victory over Dutchtown on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Braves president John Schuerholz has vowed to never again do business with Rafael Furcal's agents, whom Schuerholz accused in a newspaper interview of conducting 'despicable' dealings with the team.
ATLANTA - Flip Murray scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors 115-99 on Friday night.
COVINGTON - It seems that 41 was an unlucky number at Alcovy on Friday night as both losing teams scored that many points.
CONYERS - In thrilling fashion, the Salem basketball teams swept Jones County by the exact same score, 47-45, on Friday evening at home.