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Man who requested sex faces battery charge

A man who reportedly asked a woman to have relations with him at a hotel was arrested for reportedly assaulting the woman when she refused to do so.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Three teens reported missing are safe

Three teen's whose family's reported them missing the last two weeks of February have been found safe.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO: All three teens found

Updated story, March 4, 12:42 p.m.: Destiny Davis, the last of the three teens reported missing last week, turned herself in to Newton County Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Conyers man arrested in GBI child predator sting

Fourteen people, including a Conyers man, were arrested for their intent to have sex with a child as part of a recent Georgia Bureau of Investigations undercover operation.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Into the weeds

Abe and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins can barely move most of the time, their minds and bodies trapped by different disorders that frequently leave them listless and unable to react to the world around them.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County Jail log

Carman Dale Phillips, 29, 185 Oak Hill Drive, Covington, Feb. 25. Cruelty to children, Battery to infant child.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


4-H forever: Youths respond to high standards of behavior

I love taking 4-H and Youth Leadership Institute youths on trips, because inevitably someone will comment that they're more mature and better dressed than the adult groups around them.

March 01, 2014 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Second suspect 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.

March 01, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


House votes on some interesting bills

Business in the Georgia House intensified last week. We considered 77 bills and resolutions on the House floor in a number of lengthy sessions, while at the same time producing several dozen bills per day from numerous committee meetings. We've now reached the final quarter of the session, and the pressure is on to get everything done. None of the measures we saw during the week was really high profile, but several were interesting.

March 01, 2014 | | LOCAL


Newton Trails to host bike rides

Newton Trails is gearing up for two upcoming bike rides.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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4-H forever: Looking back, looking forward

Last year on Christmas break, I bought a tall container and decorated it to hold little notes.

December 28, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


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


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