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12-year-old breaks into Clements Middle

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

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Four face drug charges after tip

A tip received by officers with the Covington Police Department led to the arrests of four people who reportedly were found with methamphetamine at a hotel Saturday.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Man gets second DUI charge in span of weeks

A man who reportedly gave a Newton County Sheriff's deputy DUI papers instead of his driver's license was again charged with DUI Friday.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Live Oak to hold Mini Relay for Life

Students and teachers at Live Oak Elementary School will soon host a mini Relay for Life event to raise funds for cancer research.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

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

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fashion show promotes heart health

Chi Tau Omega Chapter hosted its 2nd annual Pink Goes Red Fashion Show and Heart Awareness Forum at Stonecrest Mall on Saturday, Feb. 9, to raise awareness and promote the prevention of heart disease.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Deadline looms for decision on car tax

Georgians who purchased a new or used automobile in 2012 or in early 2013 have until Friday to decide if they want to continue to pay annual car taxes or pay a one-time tax up-front.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Scholarship gala to honor Goodman

The Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage Preservation is honoring City Councilwoman Janet Goodman at its first Scholarship Gala Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at Under the Stars Banquet Center in Oxford. Tickets are $25.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Settlement ends Mansfield Power Line Conflict

Mansfield officials' two-and-half-year fight to prevent a new power line from being built through their city has fallen short, as the city agreed this month to accept a $250,000 settlement.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Crash kills 20-year-old

A single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Explorers compete in Gatlinburg

Twenty-four young adults in the Covington Police Explorers program recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to take part in the 2014 Boy Scouts of America Winterfest Competition, and placed in one of the competitions.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


20-year-old killed in fiery car crash

A fatal single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration in Newborn Ga.

February 23, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Former Main Street director takes over retail recruitment

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce decided to fill its vacant industrial recruiter position in-house, tabbing retail recruiter Dave Bernd, a former 33-year Kimberly Clark executive, to lead its efforts.

February 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


NCSO honors former deputy killed in Afghanistan

The family of a Mansfield man killed Christmas Eve 2012 in Afghanistan accepted honors and recognitions on the man's behalf for his heroic services globally and in the Newton County community.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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'Officer Morgan' is newest graduate

Helping to fulfill a young child's lifelong dream to become a police officer, Georgia Piedmont Technical College awarded 5-year-old Morgan Steward an "honorary degree" from its Law Enforcement Academy.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Go-kart track speeding into county

A go-kart track is coming to Newton County, a welcome addition for those residents who say they're starved for local entertainment options.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Alcovy Trestle Road relocation moves forward

The county is moving forward with its plan to move Alcovy Trestle Road, located off Ga. Highway 11, because of its confusing proximity to the westbound on-ramp for Interstate 20.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Web hookup ends in assault, robbery

An Atlanta woman reported that she was robbed and assaulted while visiting a man at a Covington apartment complex Sunday after meeting him through a classified website.

December 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mansfield, Newborn celebrate the season

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Communities come together (video)

Newton County Fire Department along with several Home Depot stores and associates deliver Christmas gifts to a local family.

December 18, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


More arrests in hair-weave shooting

Three more arrests have been made in last week's robbery-turned-killing of a Conyers woman over a hair-weave sale, including the arrest of a man who had been suspected in the 2010 deadly shooting at a Conyers house party.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


More than $8,000 in game systems stolen

Thieves reportedly stole more than $8,000 worth of game systems and damaged the GameStop store on Industrial Boulevard early Monday morning.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CNG fueling station to open next month

Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility is expected to be open within the next 30 days, and the Covington City Council set the prices for the fuel at its Monday meeting.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Community supports Officer Morgan Day

"I'm a star," said Covington's youngest police officer, Morgan Steward.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mystic Grill restaurant holding job fair

The Mystic Grill restaurant is having a job fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at the restaurant to fill around 30-40 positions in advance of a grand opening scheduled for mid-January.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington YMCA gets into the spirit

The "Be Active - Live Longer" group from the Covington YMCA held its annual Christmas luncheon last week. Everyone brought gifts for children of families in need from the Flint Hill Elementary School community for the school's Project Christmas Tree. After lunch, everyone wrapped presents to be delivered before Christmas.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Labor commissioner: Workers need ‘soft skills’

Georgia residents and students need new skills to compete in more efficient, technology-based workplaces, but they also need top-notch "soft skills" to work with their peers and please customers, and Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said his department is working in both areas.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Restaurant Health Scores, Dec. 18

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Sept. 30. 96, A.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Staffing company unveils new jobs site

Local staffing company Wagner Service Solutions has launched a new jobs website, wagnerservices.net, for both job seekers and employers.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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