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Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Newton Hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Piedmont Newton Hospital on Tuesday to discuss the importance of immunizations with new mothers and to visit ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

How Fairview Elementary observed the eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - Fairview Elementary School celebrated the solar eclipse with a variety of activities throughout the school day on Monday, Aug. 21. From start to ...

August 22, 2017 | LaMoyne A. Brunson Principal | Education

CPD makes drug arrests after couple found sleeping in car

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Covington man and a Woodstock woman on drug charges Friday evening after the pair were found ...

August 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Georgia Courthouses

*originally published in 2013

August 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Sen. Tonya Anderson to Host Ceremony for Local Vietnam War Veterans

CONYERS, Ga. - Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) will host a certificate and lapel pin ceremony to publicly recognize Vietnam War veterans from Rockdale, Newton and ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Still a few spaces left for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ handgun program

MANSFIELD, Ga. - Don't miss out on a chance to improve your handgun knowledge and skills, and experience fun and friendship. The Beyond Becoming an ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

UPDATE: Victim identified in Newborn body found

UPDATE, (Aug. 21 2:15 p.m.): According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report, the victim has been identified as Raquale ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

No leads in Friday night Porterdale shooting incident

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Robert Boisis said there are no leads in a shooting incident that occurred Friday night in Porterdale. The ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Five Things we learned from Luella at Eastside

Eastside not only started the regular season off right with a big 50-6 win over Luella Saturday. It also gave the Eagles a 1-0 start ...

August 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

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Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the important field of logistics.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Two found dead in Newton home Tuesday in possible murder/suicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Highway 142 home.

June 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

GBI Crime Lab Identifies Central Georgia Counterfeit Pills

DECATUR, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Crime Lab has identified counterfeit pills related to the reported overdoses in the Central Georgia area.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Newton High armed robbery suspects seek bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Two of the juveniles arrested for an armed robbery last month at Newton High School were granted bond Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court. A third juvenile was denied bond.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Local student heads to Quantico for FBI training

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School Junior Rebekah Stowe will travel to Quantico, Virginia later this month to represent Georgia at the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Youth Leadership Program.

June 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Parents of 5-year-old who died in playground accident file lawsuit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The parents of Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Newton County Superior Court against the county's board of education (BOE), according to a press release from the Atlanta-based Harman Law Firm.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

Freddie Andrew Lewis

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me….Psalm 23:4

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Georgia fisherman drowns after falling in Montana creek

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 60-year-old fisherman from Georgia has drowned after falling in a creek in south-central Montana.

June 13, 2017 | Associated Press | State

Clydia Newell to be Porterdale Elementary principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Clydia Newell will be the new principal at Porterdale Elementary School starting July 10. She was appointed by the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) during a special called meeting on June 12. Newell will fill the vacancy created when current principal Nikkita Warfield moves to the NCSS central office as director of secondary education.

June 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Off duty officer injured in motorcycle accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – An off duty police officer was transported to Clearview Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after his motorcycle was hit by a car.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Exercise saves Conyers man’s heart

CONYERS, Ga. - Nearly one year ago, doctors at Piedmont Heart Institute told Bill Warner he likely would need a heart transplant. Warner, 65, suffered from cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart) and his condition was causing his heart to fail.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Newton County Community Partnership receives $10,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County Community Partnership a $10,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Madison to celebrate July 4th early

MADISON Ga - It's time to paint Madison red white and blue for the Cultural Center's annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the front lawn, sponsored by Jim Boyd Insurance.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

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