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Checkers closed after grease fire

The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Council further discusses pension retainment

The Covington City Council voted to change part of a motion it made a little more than a week prior concerning retired employees and their benefits Wednesday.

June 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City votes to not enforce recent action

COVINGTON- After an evening of plenty of heated debate, some legalese, a little political intrigue and much emotion, the Covington City Council decided to suspend enforcement on action it made at its previous council meeting.

June 25, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington celebrates Juneteenth

Tommy Gregory Sr. told the crowd gathered at Nelson Heights Community Center that summer was the season to celebrate two of America's independence days.

June 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


City retirees can be rehired with benefits

COVINGTON- Elections for the position of Covington mayor and three of the city's council seats may not be until November, but the first political salvo was fired at Monday night's council meeting, some five months before the Nov. 3 election day.

June 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Man flees from police, charged with DUI

A Covington Police Officer patrolling Brown Bridge Road using a license plate reader was alerted when a Hyundai Santa Fe drove by into a Chevron gas station at Brown Bridge Road and Turner Lake Road shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

June 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Woman refuses to pay while arrested

COVINGTON- Elizabeth Gilchrist was arrested for an outstanding warrant while a taxi cab waited for her outside the Quick Trip on Hwy. 278, after she had ran up a metered cost of $17.50.

June 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Ex-employees accused of burglary

COVINGTON- Several items were stolen from Horizon Cabinets on City Pond Road in Covington by people who are believed to be ex-employees early Sunday morning.

June 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Trash in the city

The problem

June 11, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Mike Cash Office Products seized

Monroe-Mike Cash Office Products, in Monroe, has been seized by state agents after its owners Mike Cash, Sr. and Deborah Cash were arrested for theft by conversion Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Library to get $1,000,000, new HVAC

Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the air in the library would be too hot and humid for its many guests and its many books.

June 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Blimpie reopens after truck crashes into it

Covington-The Blimpie sandwich shop on Elm Street was open Tuesday after being forced to close by Covington Fire Marshall Tony Smith Sunday.

June 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Air Methods coming to Covington airport

Covington-As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way.

June 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington Citizens Academy holds graduation

Covington-The Covington Citizens Academy graduated its second class in front of the Mayor and City Council Monday night.

June 02, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington road closures; I-20 overpass work

A few road closures will affect Covington residents in the near future, beginning on June 12.

June 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Tigers, Panthers meet in playoffs

Alcovy is in the midst of a successful and unprecedented softball playoff run heading into today's second-round matchup against Hillgrove, but will go up against a more difficult challenge.

October 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton wins second straight

The Newton Rams have now won two games in a row.

October 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Eagles return to field, health

Eastside didn't make any major changes during its week off but will still look like a slightly different team when it hosts Lanier tonight at Sharp Stadium.

October 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside


Newton looking for second win

The Newton County football team did something Monday it hasn't done all season long - practiced after coming off a win.

October 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Alcovy dominates 1st round

Alcovy moved on to the second round of the state softball playoffs for the first time in school history Wednesday, and did so in dominating fashion.

October 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Eyes on the prize

The Alcovy softball team achieved one of its goals Friday night, winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship.

October 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Covington Collegiates

Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

October 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Pittman leads Rams to win

Newton County won its first game of the 2012 season Friday night, defeating cross-county and Region 2-AAAAAA rival Alcovy High School 14-7.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Region champions

Alcovy softball was crowned Region 2-AAAAAA champions Friday night after defeating Rockdale 4-0.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Steeple Chase on track

Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Running toward a rivalry

After two years, the Newton-Alcovy rivalry gets renewed on the football field today.

October 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Alcovy offense looking for rhythm

The Alcovy football team tied its highest point total of the season last week, putting up 24 points for just the second time this season, both in wins.

October 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Alcovy chases region title

Finishing the regular season ranked fifth in the state makes for a pretty good season.

October 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


Fazio: Making the best of second chances

Alcovy had a chance to pick up its first Region 2-AAAAAA win Friday, sending out Rysan Richardson for a 45-yard field goal with 4 minutes left in a tie game.

October 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Tigers win in OT

Alcovy put it all together in overtime, picking up a dramatic 24-21 victory over Luella in Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy


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