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Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Detention officer sexually assaulted inmate

A local detention officer was arrested for alleged sexual assault on an inmate, police reports said.

September 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Covington woman charged for leaving child in van

A Covington woman and daycare worker was charged with child cruelty after leaving a 5-year-old in a van after failing to check if the vehicle she was driving was empty.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Benefits of a Sunday edition

If news breaks on Thursday, The Covington News has always been able to get something to its readers in our Friday edition.

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Autopsy set for Friday in fatal shooting by police

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An autopsy is planned for Friday after a handcuffed man was shot and killed by police in Savannah, authorities said.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

I believe that Newton will win

For a year now, Lowndes has had this game circled on its calendar because last year Newton went down there and beat them, and this year they're gonna do it again.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Holmes emerging as star

Being named the Atlanta Touchdown Club's lineman of the week is an accomplishment in itself, but for Eastside senior defensive end Arthur Holmes it could mean greater things.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Eastside strong despite loss

It was a mismatch.

September 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

SEC Banter: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 18, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists

Volunteers needed for river cleanup

An outdoors cleanup group is looking for volunteers to help keep our "Rivers Alive."

September 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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Three arrested in two burglaries

Three men were arrested in two different burglaries earlier this week, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Deputy Cortney Morrison.

July 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Our thoughts... It’s the economy

Recently we saw a mailer sent out by one of our local candidates for state senator.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Why football matters at the polls

While most political pundits follow polls, they might want to start following college football.

July 11, 2010 | By Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Our thoughts... Overcrowded jails

 There was once a time when jails were an economic plus for a community; those times apparently are at an end.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ready when you are

Every once in a blue moon we natives of the Deep South, having endured snide comments from transplanted Yankees whenever snow falls in Dixie, enjoy a little payback.

July 11, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Columnists

Crowe requests another trial

Christina Renee Crowe was before Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Thursday afternoon, requesting a new trial after being found guilty in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in December.

July 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

County misses DCA deadline; won’t get new state money

For the second time in 2010, Newton County has missed a deadline to turn in required planning documents to the state and will be ineligible to receive some new state funding during July and most of August.

July 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Railroad purchase debate still rages

Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan continues to spearhead efforts to acquire the local Norfolk Southern rail line, and is in the process of forming a partnership with the Newton County Trail Path Foundation to facilitate an acquisition.

July 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Chandler-Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Jessie Chandler to Brandon Phillips of Eatonton. The bride-elect is a graduate of Eastside High School, and is attending pharmacy school at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, graduating with a doctorate of pharmacy.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements

Letter to the editor - Mike, Mack and Main Street

Dear Editor: The July 3rd band festival on the Square will go down as one of the high points of summer in Newton County, in my opinion. Well over 1,000 people packed the area and enjoyed a wide range of local music until well after dark. It was a free and family-oriented event, but also a community-building event that brought together all ages in a beautiful and safe setting in the heart of town. We were all just friends and neighbors drawn together by the pure enjoyment of good music that afternoon. Retailers and restaurants on the Square might ...

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

The Movie Scene

I did something I don't usually do over the weekend, but it's not what you're thinking. Being the Fourth of July holiday, you might think it involved fireworks, picnicking and relaxing by the pool or lake, but it was none of the aforementioned. No, I didn't get into any trouble either, but it was fun and didn't put too big a dent in the bank. When it comes to my hard-earned money, I can pinch a penny 'till it hollers. I can also tell you where every cent goes, even though it goes pretty fast ...

July 11, 2010 | By Beth Rowe | News Columnists

Straight shootin’

The inaugural Eagles Droppin' Arrows 3-D Archery Fun Shoot, hosted by the Eastside High School FFA, was held Saturday morning at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division Saturday morning. Archers fired at 3-D targets of mountain goats and deer, and some rogue shots ended up in trees. The event raised funds for the Eastside High School FFA to use to travel to the Indianapolis FFA convention in October.

July 11, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

Eyesore of the Week - July 11

This old house: This eyesore is located at 5126 Walnut Street in Covington. If you would like to submit an "Eyesore of the Week," send a picture to news@covnews.com or by mail to 1166 Usher St, Covington, GA 30014. Please do not submit residential properties that are occupied.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Chamber releases new mission statement

New President Hunter Hall is in the process of reorganizing of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce and is hoping to return it to its roots - providing services for its membership.

July 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

The Positive Place

Bethlehem Baptist Church is currently holding its annual Summer Feeding Youth and Enrichment Ministry program. From June 21 to July 16, the program will be providing children ages 4 to 12 a wealth of fun activities while instilling educational and social skills.

July 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee news@covnews.com | LOCAL

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