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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


The News will live stream retail meeting tonight

UPDATE: Just a reminder that the chamber is hosting a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. to go over the county's latest retail study, give the public a chance to weigh in and provide interested locals with resources to start their own business. If you can't make the meeting, The Covington News will be live streaming the meeting at CovNews.com.

February 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Car reported stolen from sales lot

An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Watershed concern could scuttle plan for new McDonald's

McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed laws.

February 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Families encouraged to apply for farm awards

Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton couple serving on Young Farmer committee

Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO honors employees for service

The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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Pizza delivery man pepper-sprayed

A pizza delivery man reportedly was robbed and pepper-sprayed while delivering pizzas in Oxford Sunday.

January 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County residents adjust to frigid temps

Newton County residents have had to adjust quickly to frigid temperatures that plunged below 10 degress Monday and Tuesday nights.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Festival of Trees raises most yet

The Newton County Festival of Trees opened Nov. 21 for its third annual event, the second year in Mayfield's on The Square, donated by Lee and Kendra Mayfield.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Water pipe breaks increasing as cold lingers

Record low temperatures in Covington have residents bundling up and are starting to break more water pipes throughout the county.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 7

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

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man faces charges in Sat. single car wreck

The driver involved in a single-car accident Saturday evening, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta Medical Center.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Power out on Brown Bridge since 5 a.m.

Power has been out to a section of Brown Bridge Road since about 5 a.m., according to representatives from the City of Covington.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


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


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