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Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was ...

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after ...

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Computer, cellphone taken from vehicle at Home Depot

COVINGTON, Ga. - A laptop computer and cellphone were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard ...

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


BOC approves East Georgia settlement

COVINGTON, Ga - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to approve the $10 million settlement with East Georgia Land and Development Company ...

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican ...

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug, gun arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a man April 12 on gun and drug charges after suspicious activity caught their attention.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tail light stop leads to meth arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Decatur woman April 11 after a stop for no tail lights turned up drugs and a warrant.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Dealer tags reported stolen

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to Ginn Motor Company April 12 to take a report on the theft of six Georgia dealer ...

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury reaches verdict in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County jury took an hour today to convict Antavian Love, 17, of the June 2016 murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo.

April 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury hears testimony in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - In the first full day of testimony in the trial of a Covington teen accused of the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, jurors ...

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury selected to hear murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A jury was seated late Monday afternoon to hear the case of a teenager accused in the 2016 murder of a Covington restaurant ...

April 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Welch: CPA week 3: The heroes we never see

We have all been there. Faced with an emergency situation, we pick up our phone and dial 9-1-1. We impatiently stand by waiting for the fire truck, ambulance or police car to arrive. We probably even fume that it's taking so long for them to get there when in reality it only takes six or seven minutes.

February 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Opinion


NCSO honors officers at annual awards ceremony

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) honored its own and remembered a fallen brother Friday night as the department held its Eighth Annual Awards Ceremony.

February 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


SPLOST deadline Tuesday

Feb. 21 is the last day to register to vote on next month's SPLOST referendum. The election is March 21.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found suspected drug use and underage consumption of alcohol.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Cross named finance director

Nicole Cross has been named Finance Director of Newton County

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Retiring poll managers honored at reception

Three retiring poll managers with the Newton County Board of Elections were honored during a reception Wednesday morning at the county administration building.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Welch: Citizens Police Academy week 2 – K9’s and drug detection

The second week of the Porterdale Police Department's Citizens Police Academy was as interesting and informative as it was touching.

February 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Opinion


Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the streets.

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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