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Wolverine Field dedication draws former Cousins' players

Thursday evening in Newton County felt like football weather. The temperature outside was right, the time of year was right, and at Wolverine Field there was something every football team thrives on - spirit; the spirit of dozens of graduates of R.L. Cousins High School who were there to witness a dream become a reality. Once only a field of dust and rocks, what was unveiled Thursday was a thing of beauty.

Football originally began at Cousins in 1966 but it was the team who played in 1967 under coach Gilbert N. Turman that everyone remembers. During the school's ...

September 12, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Recreation

Fuzz Run just around the corner

The 26th annual Fuzz Run is nearly here and although the race is just days away, it isn't too late to sign up to compete. Runners can visit Baker Field from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and even early Saturday morning prior to the start of the race to register.

September 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

No rain on this parade

The kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary Theme School participated in an Umbrella Parade Friday morning in celebration of learning about the vowel "U." They each brought an umbrella from home, with decorations like Spider Man, Winnie the Pooh. Dora the Explorer and more.

September 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education

Simmons plans to seek reelection

County commissioner Earnest Simmons formally announced his intentions to seek re-election for District 2 in 2010.

September 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | BOC Chairman

CPD Chief Cotton cleared on accusations

Accusations of misconduct against Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton have been investigated and found to be without merit, according to a release from Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne.

September 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Two men busted early Sunday - one for burglary and one for running a shot house

Two men were arrested Sunday morning: one for burglary and the other for running a shot house.

September 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Man crashes car into modular classroom

A man crashed his vehicle into a modular classroom at Indian Creek Middle School Tuesday morning.

September 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

SAT scores rise, still below state average

SAT scores have been released, and Newton County has scored below the state average, though many schools saw an increase in their numbers.

August 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education

Officer reinstated after investigation into firing his service weapon

Covington Police Officer Grant Satterfield is back on duty after paid administrative leave during an investigation after firing his weapon during a foot chase late Tuesday night.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

McClain denied bond for second time

Bond was denied once again for 16-year-old Katria Luche McClain, the teenager being charged as an adult in the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements. She is being charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Parents of injured deputy on a mission

Following the shooting of two Newton County deputies, the parents of Wesley Atha are spearheading a campaign to raise money to upgrade the bullet proof vests at the NCSO.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Motion status in Pridgett case

The attorney for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett requested that his signed Miranda waiver be suppressed because he was under the impression he had to sign the form in order to give his side of the story.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

K-9 on cloud 9

The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently welcomed a new K-9 officer to its ranks, but with the addition of Chobe comes the retirement of 9-year-old Rin, a Belgian Malinois who has been working off and on with the NCSO for several years.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Man pretends to be an officer by using car lights

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for a man who reportedly pulled a woman over on Interstate 20 by impersonating an officer.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

A thrifty arrangement

Joe Lewis and his wife, Pastor Sheila Smith, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Whether it be those less fortunate then themselves that they serve through their ministry and thrift store, or the at-risk youth that come through their doors, sent there by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

August 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

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