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Ameena Jeane Ali, 43, 1719 W. Austin Road, Decatur, March 10. Probation violation.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside presenting 'Steel Magnolias' this weekend

Eastside High School's Drama Club will present "Steel Magnolias," written by Robert Harling, at 2 p.m. March 15 and 16.

March 13, 2014 | Hunter Terrell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Comparing winter power rates

Power prices are always a popular topic, but the conversation has picked up in recent weeks, with Snapping Shoals EMC touting its low prices in the latest statewide survey and residents elsewhere questioning their rates.

March 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Nonprofits to share $25,000 from Newton Fund

Five local nonprofits got a $5,000 boost to their efforts to improve Newton County.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Play croquet for a cause

The 23rd annual Georgia Heartland Woman's Club Charity Croquet Tournament will be Saturday at the soccer fields at Oxford College.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


23rd annual croquet game Saturday

The 23rd annual Georgia Heartland Woman's Club Charity Croquet Tournament will be Saturday at the soccer fields at Oxford College.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bypass Rd. accident kills 1, injures 5

A three-car accident on the Covington Bypass Road Tuesday afternoon left one Covington resident dead and five other people injured.

March 12, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Mansfield moving on after mayor's resignation

A handful of days after the resignation of mayor Estona Middlebrooks, the Mansfield City Council tried to get back to business Monday, and the residents who had been vocally critical of the former mayor thanked the council for answering questions and getting business done.

March 11, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


County to ramp up social media

Work is already well under way to bring Newton County's website into the current age, but county leaders are also planning to build a social media presence to connect with more citizens.

March 11, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Woman with reported mental illness arrested in car theft at hospital

A woman who family members reportedly said had a known case of schizophrenia reportedly stole another woman's car from Newton Medical Center Saturday.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mass. man walking for heroes

His original intent was to head to what he called "sea to shining sea" from Boston, west to Los Angeles. However, after heading south to visit his nephew in Connecticut, he then continued to New York and the Long Island National Cemetery where his father is buried. That gave him the inspiration to walk to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. From there his journey went south through the Carolinas and into Georgia, trying to escape the snow, before now heading west along I-20 past Newton and Rockdale.

March 11, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Burglary report leads to drug arrest

A woman who initially reported that her home was being burglarized later found that her daughter and a Maryland man were hiding in the home.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Obama endorses Rep. Hank Johnson

Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, who is expected to face a tough primary battle from former DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown, received an endorsement Tuesday from President Barack Obama.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO won't investigate alleged improper touching by first-grader

Officials with the Newton County Sheriff's Office said an incident involving a 7-year-old male touching other female students at West Newton Elementary school will be handled internally by the school system.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful seeking volunteers

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be at 9 a.m. March 29 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Archive By Section - LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 8

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.

January 08, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Recycling event planned

DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment will provide an environmentally sound way to dispose of electronic waste Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Two hospitalized after Social Circle explosion

An explosion in Social Circle sent two men to the hospital Sunday.

January 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton Medical Center to host blood drive

Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive Thursday in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in recognition of National Blood Donor Month.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Federal candidates in Newton Thursday

U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Mike Collins will speak in Newton County Thursday.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Anonymous tip leads to arrest in BP burglaries

An anonymous tip to the Newton County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of man accused in two December smash-and-grab burglaries.

January 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Vietnam was only the beginning of this soldier's story

Occasionally, an interview with a veteran challenges my creative abilities. How do I properly relate the story of a military career seemingly beyond normal human aptitudes? This is one of those stories, much too condensed to suitably honor hard-earned accomplishments.

January 07, 2014 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Pizza delivery man pepper-sprayed

A pizza delivery man reportedly was robbed and pepper-sprayed while delivering pizzas in Oxford Sunday.

January 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County residents adjust to frigid temps

Newton County residents have had to adjust quickly to frigid temperatures that plunged below 10 degress Monday and Tuesday nights.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Festival of Trees raises most yet

The Newton County Festival of Trees opened Nov. 21 for its third annual event, the second year in Mayfield's on The Square, donated by Lee and Kendra Mayfield.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Water pipe breaks increasing as cold lingers

Record low temperatures in Covington have residents bundling up and are starting to break more water pipes throughout the county.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 7

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man faces charges in Sat. single car wreck

The driver involved in a single-car accident Saturday evening, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta Medical Center.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Power out on Brown Bridge since 5 a.m.

Power has been out to a section of Brown Bridge Road since about 5 a.m., according to representatives from the City of Covington.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


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