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Ruth Wilson King

Ruth Wilson King, 90 of Covington, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at the Benton House in Covington. She was born in Covington, GA to ...

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Eastside volleyball ready to pursue another playoff run

COVINGTON, Ga. - Much like all of the fall sports teams across the county, the Eastside Volleyball team is gearing up to take on a new ...

August 04, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

Public input sought as comprehensive transportation planning begins

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County is preparing for its future by developing a long-range transportation plan and is utilizing input from the community to do so.

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Pistols, laptop, checkbooks stolen during lunchtime smash and grab

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for a pair of daring, lunchtime smash and grab thefts from ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Margaret Henry Bagley

Margaret Henry Bagley of Covington, passed away August 3, 2017, at 70 years of age. Mrs. Bagley loved her family and adored hummingbirds. In her ...

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Equipment stolen from county water treatment plant

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for three suspects responsible for stealing lawn equipment from the Newton County ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Five-star point guard prospect Ashton Hagans returns to Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The 2017-18 Newton High boys basketball team may have just gotten instantly better.

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County School System to Delay Dismissal on August 21 for Solar Eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System (NCSS) will delay dismissal by 45 minutes on Monday, Aug. 21 due to the expected solar eclipse, and ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Kathy Jane Gardner

Kathy Jane Gardner, 66, of Covington; resident since March 2003, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. She was employed at C. R ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

IDG Vision Consulting & Training named Small Business of the Month

COVINGTON, Ga. – IDG Vision Consulting & Training, a personal and professional development firm offering consulting and training services, was recently named the Covington/Newton County Chamber ...

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business

Checks and mail reported stolen from mailboxes in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports last week on mail and checks stolen from two locations in the city.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Eastside/NCCA student named 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA) senior, Allen Miller, was recently awarded the 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Brandon K. Lett “Big Lett”

Brandon K. Lett, also known as "Big Lett," graced this earth from Heaven on Dec. 28, 1982 as the only son of Mr. Robert L ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Man arrested after taking naked stroll down Hwy. 278

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Monday morning after he reportedly took a walk while not wearing any clothes.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Conyers Police looking for suspects involved in assault on police

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is asking for help in identifying three suspects involved in an assault on police incident Aug. 1.

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

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Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 acres of potential. Today, it is a certified organic farm producing quality vegetables as well as a college farm supporting the education, research and community outreach mission of Oxford College.

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture

Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Lockheed Martin, for 10 years, before continuing his career with Delta Airlines where he was a dedicated employee for 32 years. Mr. Farrow was a faithful member of Mansfield Baptist Church, for 25 years, where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, playing golf and painting landscape scenes on sand dollars. Mr. Farrow was a ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Two inmates accused of killing their guards on a Georgia prison bus have been brought before a judge on charges including murder, felony escape and hijacking a motor vehicle.

June 21, 2017 | Associated Press | State

BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to direct County Attorney Megan Martin to "have a completed application for ground ambulance licensure executed by Commission Chairman Banes and submitted to the State no later than June 22, 2017."

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County GHSA schools - Alcovy, Eastside and Newton - are expected to compete.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Johnson denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing Michael Williams and setting his body on fire last month was denied bond by Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. at the Newton County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed to be too high by councilmembers.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart and Lucy Marcum Duty, who have preceded her in death, she was originally from Chapmanville, WV. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Life Praise Center and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley F. Adams; her parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the Covington Police Department (CPD) Friday at another Alcovy Road motel.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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