NEWBORN -- Newborn officials hope their town will be safer now that they've secured an increased law enforcement presence there.On Thursday, officials dedicated a new public safety building adjacent to Town Hall.The building will have several purposes, said Newton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Doug Clifton, the community officer assigned to Newborn and Mansfield.
COVINGTON -- Elections will take place Tuesday in four of Newton County's five municipalities.With very few races contested, early voting has been light.
COVINGTON -- Brent Bennett has a love of soccer and a heart for children, so it was only natural that he should take an active role in the Covington Family YMCA's soccer program when his eldest son started playing.That was eight years ago, and since then, Bennett has become one of the YMCA's greatest assets, helping to start and grow its Select Soccer Program from about a dozen players to more than 100.
COVINGTON -- Although temperatures are balmy right now, it won't be long before you wake up and find you need to turn on the heat.Newton County Fire Service's Safety Educator Lt. Cydnie Taylor is reminding citizens of the importance of home heating safety.
COVINGTON -- Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps and his police dog Sgt. Beau take "man's best friend" to the next level.Cripps and his certified narcotics dog are basically inseparable -- Beau sleeps in bed with him and his wife every night, waits on him while he takes a shower, walks with him to the door every morning, rides around in the police car with him all day and for good measures sheds an ample portion of fur on his shoulder.
On Oct. 7, American Legion Post 32 of Covington donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office to be used for the purchase of bulletproof vests for deputies. Pictured are, left to right, Adjutant of Post 32 Roger Tingler, Sheriff Ezell Brown and Post Commander Bobby D. Hamby.
Ficquett Elementary School has selected its Students of the Month for September.
Livingston Elementary School has named its Students of the Month for September.
Austin Mitcham, a senior at Piedmont Academy from Covington, recently visited a fifth grade classroom for a special presentation.
The school counseling program at Live Oak Elementary is doing big things to address bullying and friendship skills this month.
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PORTERDALE - Though he describes himself as someone who doesn't have politics in his genetic makeup, City Councilman Lowell Chambers said he believes he has seen some positive changes since his election to the Post 5 seat in a special election in March.
COVINGTON - The Newton County School System will lose its leader at the end of the school year.
OXFORD - At least one Oxford resident is concerned about the possible outcome of next week's city election.
COVINGTON - District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson is requesting that the Board of Commissioners consider having dual boards run the Nelson Heights Community Center.
Mansfield Elementary School first-grader Mallory Glaze makes the acquaintance of a few new friends during the puppet show presented by the Elkadettes from the Covington Elks Lodge No. 1805 Wednesday morning. The show, which reminded students of the dangers of drug activity, was made possible by a $5,000 grant from Snapping Shoals REA. There are five puppets, each manned by Elks and Elkadette volunteers. The occasion was Red Ribbon Week, designed to bring drug awareness to Newton County School System students and others nationwide. The theme is, "I've Better Things to do Than Drugs." "At the present time NCSS grades three and four are involved in a Drug Awareness Poster Contest which they will complete in the next few weeks ... the fifth-graders and middle school students have the opportunity to compete in the essay contest also during the next couple of weeks. We do appreciate the counselors at the schools helping us with these projects," said Covington Elkadette Miriam Wheeler.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Atlanta Falcons stirs emotions with the New Orleans Saints even when both teams struggle.
This is exactly what Salem coach Chad Estes envisioned at the start of the 2009 season.
COVINGTON - It's simple for the Newton Rams. They win Friday against Union Grove and next week against Luella, they guarantee themselves third place in Region 2-AAAAA.
COVINGTON - Eastside's cross country teams are in good shape as they try to do something they have never done before - send both squads to state.