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The News, Liberty Alliance to hold district 112 candidate forum

Political season is in full swing, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance will be hosting a forum Friday for state representative candidates for District 112.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Candidate qualifying is this week

Georgia's 2014 political season is moving at a furious pace, and qualifying for local, state and federal seats is next week, more than two months earlier than past election cycles.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Clements Middle holds special Black History Month program

Clements Middle School celebrated the last day of Black History Month with a lineup of musical performances and speakers at the school Friday.

March 01, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Breaking down medical marijuana bill

Medical marijuana can be an emotional subject, from the parents seeking help for their children to the state representative on a mission to introduce clinical testing in Georgia.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Sat. town hall canceled

Update: The town hall scheduled for Saturday at the Historic Courthouse has been canceled due to a death in the family of state Rep. Pam Dickerson.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


2nd man arrested in attempted burglary

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old male who was reportedly found taking weapons from a residence with another male Thursday.

February 28, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


ReHeat tour planned for 'Heat of the Night' fans

"In the Heat of the Night" has managed to keep its popular following two decades after its last episodes were filmed, and Covington officials are hoping to turn that popularity into more tourists.

February 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Retail meeting focuses on entertainment, retaining young residents

The chamber's goal over the next five to 10 years is to turn Newton County into a regional retail hub, not only capable of meeting the needs of Newton County residents, but also drawing residents from surrounding counties.

February 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Crime briefs: Roommate quarrel leads to arrest

An argument between two roommates that reportedly escalated caused one woman to be arrested.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Two men arrested after fleeing police

An officer who initially stopped to help two men, whose vehicle had broken down, ended up arresting the same two men after a foot-chase Saturday.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Downtown tourist package in works

Covington's tourists will soon be getting an all-access pass to downtown.

February 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County Jail log

Courtney Darnell Feagin, 29, Conyers, Feb. 10. Probation violation.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


EHS celebrates Black History Month with special program

The contributions of African-American women to American history were highlighted during a variety show held at Eastside High School Thursday.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Pimping, prostitution arrests in Conyers

A joint undercover operation by the Conyers Police Department and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three males and three females at a local hotel on Feb. 20 for pimping, pandering and prostitution charges.

February 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


12-year-old breaks into Clements Middle

A 12-year-old reportedly broke into Clements Middle School Sunday.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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Major land investment firm buys subdivisions

Three partially developed subdivisions, including Dorchester Place in the heart of Covington, were purchased in 2013 by The Drapac Group, an Australian land investment and development company looking for good buys in the Atlanta market.

January 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


4-H forever: Competition is Jan. 9

Every eye is on you. The room is silent, and suddenly you can't remember the introduction to your speech.

January 04, 2014 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | 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 04, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Three charged in gas station burglary

Three men were arrested Thursday after a reported burglary at a BP gas station on Turner Lake Road.

January 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Programs to mark MLK holiday

Newton County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Committee is preparing for its annual MLK Ecumenical Program and invites the public to attend and participate in its activities, which include some new initiatives.

January 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Brrrrrace yourself for bitterly cold weather

Next week is expected to bring some of the coldest weather Atlanta's seen in a decade, and local officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their homes.

January 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Through the camera

The New Year's Eve parties spilled out into the streets for a few in Newton County Tuesday night. Riding along with the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit, you gain a whole new respect for those who keep our county safe.

January 04, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Government moves to appeal surveillance ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 3

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

January 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Woman reportedly fights woman, deputies on New Year’s

A woman began her New Year in the ER and in jail after she was reportedly arrested for fighting a woman at a gas station and then deputies Wednesday morning.

January 02, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Students learn through serving others

On Friday, Dec. 20, 4th- through 8th- grade students from Montessori School of Covington focused on what they could do for others rather than what they could give and receive. Students held a food, clothing and used toy drive during December at the school, and on Friday took hundreds of donated food items to Willing Helpers Food Pantry.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man caught for robbery at traffic stop

Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.

January 02, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


2014 primary to be May 20

The 2014 election season will get off to a quicker-than-usual start in Georgia with the state's Primary Election set for May 20, nearly two full months earlier than the traditional mid-July date.

January 02, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A guide to being a state legislator

After Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced he wasn't seeking reelection, three contenders immediately stepped up, and with every state seat up for election in 2014, more announcements are coming.

January 02, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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