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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


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


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MLK observances planned

Several activities mark the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday throughout the weekend in Newton County.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Court helps mentally ill avoid jail

Prosecutors are trained to seek justice, but for years the only kind of justice they could provide for people in need of serious help was to lock them up.

January 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Break-ins reported at Covington Y

Several members of the Covington Family Y reportedly saw a man break into two vehicles and then leave the scene with stolen items Thursday.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Chamber of Commerce (slideshow)

Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.

January 17, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Newborn's new mayor could be leaving

Newborn got a new mayor Monday, but the city might need another one sooner than expected.

January 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Mia Joy-Nicole Johnston, 25, 15 Riverbend Drive, Covington, Jan. 1. Theft by shoplifting.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mom reports son beaten at NHS

A mom reported to a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that her 15-year-old son was beaten up by a 16-year-old fellow Newton High School student after track practice at the school.

January 16, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Broun to hold Q&A in Covington Monday

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, is hosting a "Coffee with your Congressman" event at Square Perk Café in Covington at 8 a.m. Monday.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chamber honors Loeble

Bill Loeble has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of others at every stage of development, from young men learning responsibility and nature skills, to college students preparing for a bright future, to manufacturing laborers earning a steady wage and providing for their families.

January 16, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Arrest made in escort robberies string

The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in a string of strong-arm robberies in which a man police described as a "predator" allegedly robbed and attacked several female escorts.

January 16, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSS may use online system

Payments for a number of school-related activities may soon be accepted online.

January 16, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Get free coffee, talk to you congressman

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, is hosting a "Coffee with your Congressman" event at Square Perk Café in Covington at 8 a.m. Monday.

January 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Gang of girls threatens man's daughter

A father reported that a group of teens allegedly threatened his daughter at his home and via Facebook Sunday.

January 14, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


City hires new utilities director

Covington has hired a new utility director to run its electric and gas systems, choosing a former Georgia Power employee, Tim J. Morris.

January 14, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Residents hit hard by frozen pipes

Hundreds of Newton County residents and dozens of businesses and organizations suffered damage from broken pipes and flooding last week, with the state's insurance commissioner estimating Georgians had $75 million worth of insured losses as a result of the state's arctic weather.

January 14, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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