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CPD arrests two juveniles after report of vehicles being entered

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested two juveniles early Monday morning after responding to a report of vehicles being broken into.

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star fundraiser

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) partnered with Newton County Waffle Houses for a spirt day campaign Thursday in an ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Piedmont Healthcare to open 27 retail clinics

ATLANTA – Retail clinics located in 27 Walgreens stores in metro Atlanta will become an extension of Piedmont Healthcare beginning this month. Called Piedmont QuickCare at ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

NCSO makes arrest in Dollar General robberies

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in a string of armed robberies at Dollar General Stores that occurred ...

August 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star Spirit Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Waffle House will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) once again in their Spirit Day this Thursday 11:30 ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Privacy Hits the Dust: Data-Collecting Vacuum Cleaners

Privacy advocates cried in protest after a report that the maker of the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, will sell maps of customers' homes to ...

August 06, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

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

Belton: Education is key in Georgia

I periodically like to update you where we are as a state. Last week I talked about how efficient and small our state government is ...

July 30, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | Columnists

Have you Ever Thought… It may be July but it is time for a new school year to start?

It may be July and we find ourselves not ever a month past the Fourth of July. But for those who are students in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Covington continues with Parker’s Pasture planing

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is working on its plans for a 93-acre project at Parker's Pasture, located off Pennington Street.

July 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Belton: Georgia is in good plans

I periodically like to update you on where we are as a state. While our federal politics are largely a mess, Georgia is in a ...

July 23, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | Columnists

BOC members suggest revisiting remaining Convenience Centers

COVINGTON, Ga. – Late in Tuesday night's marathon Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, two members suggested the county's Solid Waste Management Authority ...

July 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Archives From The Piedmont Chronicles: Walton County and the City of Social Circle

Hey Folks! I hope this column finds everyone well. In our last journey, we explored Jasper County, the city of Monticello and Seven Islands. There ...

July 18, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought… How can I show visitors why we are called the Hollywood of the South?

Covington and Newton County is rightly labeled "the Hollywood of the South." To celebrate this rich heritage a "pop up" museum has opened on the ...

July 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

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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

Congressman Johnson honors service to our country at ‘Extending the Legacy’ ceremony

Congressman Hank Johnson honored both veterans who have served our country, and the young people who have committed to joining our armed services at his "Extending the Legacy" ceremony June 2.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

*originally published in 2012

June 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Kwik Change Lube & Service: A pillar of the Covington community

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kwik Change Lube & Service has been a fixture in the Covington community since 2009 when the business opened as a second auto shop in Covington.

June 04, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business

SBA loans turn business renters into owners

Are you renting your office, warehouse, or other business space? Would you prefer to purchase or to build, to customize your surroundings, and to possibly pay less in mortgage than you are paying in rent?

June 04, 2017 | Navin Shah | Business

Council agrees to draft alcohol ordinance

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed in a split vote to allow City Attorney Frank Turner to draft ordinances breaching the subject of hospitality drinks and brown bagging within the city limits.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UGA incoming freshman Eric Stokes chats Q&A style about his move to Athens

Even though recently graduated Eastside star Eric Stokes was working out in the same vicinity as the Eagles' football team on Thursday - Stokes was taking laps on the track that surrounds Eastside's practice field - the soon-to-be Georgia Bulldog wasn't feeling much nostalgia for his high school days.

June 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Shire leader provides update

COVINGTON, Ga. - Massimiliano Barberis, interim site lead for the Georgia manufacturing Facilty of Shire, said the Covington pharmaceutical plant is in its most critical point for the life of the plant.

June 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business

House, cars shot in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for shooting up cars and a house after a fight at a banquet hall in Oxford ended in a Covington neighborhood early Saturday morning.

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Convenience Center tags on sale now

COVINGTON, Ga. – Vehicle hang tags to Newton County's Trash Collection Convenience Centers are on sale now.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | County

Kids fishing events: Make a fishing friend for life

Fishing together with your child can build powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember! Don't know how to fish? No problem. Visit one of the many upcoming scheduled kids fishing events this spring and summer.

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia's kids, on May 30. The program will run through July 27.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Covington denies special use permit for body shop

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council denied a special use permit (SUP) for an auto body repair shop on Eagle Drive in a 5-1 vote after concerns from residents were raised about the noise and additional traffic that would result from the business.

May 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Henderson's Restaurant announces closing

COVINGTON, Ga. - Henderson's Restaurant, located at 11885 Highway 36 in Covington, announced it is officially closed with Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. The announcement comes after the restaurant announced it would be closing because of Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) construction at the intersection in front of the restaurant.

May 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Presley Jones takes on the Yankees

In July of 1864, well in advance of his famous march to the sea, Sherman had directed Brig. General Kenner Garrard to ride east from Atlanta and head to Covington with his cavalry division to start tearing up railroad tracks; destroying bridges, rail cars, depots, and locomotives; and burning stores and commercial properties. He actually wrote the following in a letter to Garrard: "…but of private property only take what is necessary for your own use, except horses and mules, of which you will take all that are fit for service, exercising of course, some judgment as to the animals ...

May 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

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