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District 112 candidates square off at forum

(Watch the video from the debate by clicking here.)

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Don't forget to set clocks 1 hour ahead

Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

March 08, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Covington man fatally shot in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Law officers say they've taken six young people into custody -- including one who has been charged with murder -- after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Augusta.

March 08, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


One WB I-20 lane to be closed next week for construction

One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.

March 08, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO: Man inappropriately grabs teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mansfield Mayor Middlebrooks resigns

Mansfield Mayor Estona Middlebrooks resigned from her position Thursday afternoon, citing a lack of time to devote to the position, though she had also faced questioning and criticism for months from council members and residents about spending of city funds.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Alpha Academy principal resigns, may face charges

A Covington man who resigned last week as principal at the Alpha Academy, Rockdale County Public Schools' program for students with disciplinary issues, is being considered for charges of sexual battery after allegations of inappropriate behavior arose from a student.

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Man, woman's road rage leaves dents in vehicle

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and a woman who damaged a family's vehicle in a fit of rage Saturday.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Women accused of shoplifting face drug charges

Two women who reportedly tried to steal lingerie from Kmart were arrested on drug charges.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


GPC dedicates garden to memory of Cline at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


6 “johns” arrested in Conyers prostitution sting

Six more arrests were made in a recent Conyers Police Department undercover operation targeted at those purchasing prostitution services, known as "johns."

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Cline honored at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local veteran part of class-action lawsuit

Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


State mandates new immunizations

The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Rocky Plains students honor classmate after tragic death

Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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NMC director of volunteer services retires after 30 years

Longtime Newton Medical Center employee Martha Taylor shared smiles and hugs at her recent retirement reception, as hospital officials and employees honored her for more than 30 years of service.

December 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Teen points BB gun at officer

Juvenile complaints were filed against three young males on Christmas Day, and two of the teens were tasered by Covington police officers.

December 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Man arrested after Christmas Eve gunfire

A man was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly firing a gun in a home during a family gathering.

December 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton has new development services director

Lynn Morgan Ervin was appointed director of Newton County's development services department in October, after serving as interim director since April.

December 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Increased patrols planned on New Year's Eve

Local authorities will be upping patrols this New Year's Eve in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving in Newton County.

December 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


County preparing for increased growth

Homebuilding is picking up and entrepreneurs and corporations are increasingly considering Newton County in their search.

December 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Gun from hair weave shooting found

The gun believed to have been used by the assailants in the deadly Dec. 11 hair weave armed robbery has been located by an Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco agency K-9 team in the wooded area near the scene.

December 28, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 27

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.

December 27, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A BETA Christmas

The Newton High School Beta Club were in the giving holiday spirit this week as they helped deliver Christmas to several families Monday.

December 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Porterdale buys house for new city hall

Porterdale's new city hall will soon have a much homier feel.

December 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton to hold prayer breakfast

The Newton County community's annual legislative prayer breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and this year will move to First Baptist Church in Covington from its previous site, the County Recreation facilities.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Grabbing an after-holiday deal

With his girlfriend at work today Payton Hendricks was stuck with shopping for after-Christmas deals Thursday. "We always buy our wrapping paper and gift boxes after the Holidays." Hendricks explained. With a cart full of miscellaneous Christmas items from Walmart, Hendricks said he plans to visit more stores in Covington and Monroe for more deals.

December 26, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Have a memorable Christmas

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Santa Claus visits Elks Lodge

The Covington Elks Lodge recently held a Santa Claus party for area special-needs children. A snack buffet was provided, and each child took home several gifts. Also included were a visit from Santa; "Twas the "Night before Christmas" told by Elk Reed Blakeney and Elkadette Mikey Wagy, and fun Christmas music provided by local Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame entertainer Anita Denny. The Covington Elks Lodge also hosts several dance events during the year for older special-needs youths and encourages participation of neighboring counties. This is provided for in part by a grant from the Elks National Foundation. For ...

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man reports robbery, cited for marijuana

A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.

December 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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