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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


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


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Lowest gas price - Jan. 6

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

January 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


VIDEO-On Patrol with NCSO

On the streets with NCSO on New Year's Eve "all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law"

January 05, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Driver injured in accident

A driver is being life-flighted after running off the road and crashing into a tree on Old Atlanta Road behind LongHorn Steakhouse, according to Police Capt. Ken Malcom.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington News names Fazio editor

The Covington News has a new newsroom leader as Bryan Fazio was promoted to editor this week.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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