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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


The long road to reconciliation

James Henderson is many things, a husband and father, an intelligent man who owned his own business and an animal lover. But for five weeks in the summer of 2004, he was also one of the most elusive thieves in the state.

August 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Transportation confrontation

Several irate parents were in attendance at the Newton County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to voice their complaints about the limited amount of transportation at the system's primary and secondary theme schools.

August 21, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


CPD investigating firearm discharge during chase

A Covington Police Officer has been placed on paid leave pending a full review after he fired his service weapon when attempting to apprehend a man late Tuesday night.

According to CPD Detective Daniel Seals, it is standard procedure to place officers on paid leave pending a full review when they have to fire their weapon in the line of duty.

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Looking for litter

Newton County's annual litter index is in - and the results are somewhat disappointing. According to Keep Covington/NewtonBeautiful Director Connie Waller, the numbers have gone up and the county is back to the number they started at in 2001.

The litter index is an annual look at Newton County by districts. Members and volunteers of KCNB ride with a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy around the county on interstates, city and county streets and rural roads and assess the litter on a numerical scale. Members visit the same areas each year and rate the areas on a scale ...

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Elderly woman swindled

An elderly woman was hesitant to report a theft at her home because she reportedly told police she was embarrassed she had been swindled.

According to reports from the Covington Police Department, around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, an elderly woman, around 75 years old, was allegedly sitting on her front porch when she noticed a newer model metallic beige GMC truck - possibly a club cab, circle the block and then pull into the driveway of her home.

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Truck stolen from Newton Public Works

Newton County Public Works took a major hit late Thursday night or early Friday morning when thieves made off with several things - including a truck.

According to reports from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a worker for the county arrived at the public works facility at around 6:30 a.m. Friday and immediately noticed the bay doors to the rear of the building was open and a door to the front of the building was unlocked as well.

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Unhappy meal

When 7-year-old Noah placed his beloved Nintendo DS on a table at McDonald's, he thought it would be safe with all the adults around to keep an eye on it. Little did he know that in this case, an adult would be the one he needed to watch out for.

August 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Sue Dale plans city council run

Oxford resident Sue Dale has announced her plans to run for a seat on the city council in the upcoming November election.

August 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Newton County man charged in Atlanta vehicular homicide

A Newton County man has been charged with vehicular homicide after striking and killing a 6-year-old girl as she was stepping off a MARTA bus Tuesday.

August 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Parents complain about theme school transportation

A mere two weeks into the 2009-2010 school year, parents are already voicing complaints to the school board.

August 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


'I knew I was hit'

When Deputies Jim Trent and Wesley Atha stepped out of their patrol cars the afternoon of Aug. 3, neither man had any idea just how much their lives were about to change but quickly found out when the first shot rang out from the house on Parker Road.

August 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bond denied for man charged in vehicular homicide

Bond was denied for 29-year-old Johnny Otis Workman Tuesday morning, the man accused of killing an Oxford man during the fourth of July weekend.

August 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man killed instantly in car wreck

One man was killed and a woman remains in critical condition following a head-on collision on Lower River Road Wednesday afternoon.

August 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Taking back West Street

Less than a year ago one man died as a result of a shooting on West Street and the area has been plagued by loitering, loud music and possible drug activity, but Tuesday night residents of the beleaguered street took the first steps toward reclaiming their neighborhood.

August 09, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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