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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


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


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Renovated McDonald's falls under Almon Overlay

When Newton County officials pursued the Almon Overlay, they envisioned a more modern, aesthetically-pleasing commercial corridor.

December 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Over 70 in need Christmas cheer

The third annual Christmas party at the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter was organized by Kiwanis Club of Covington's assistant secretary Donna Sneed.

December 23, 2013 | Hunter Terrell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Baxter sewer line nears completion

The $14 million, 14-plus mile sewer line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus in Stanton Springs industrial park is on schedule for a Jan. 31 completion and is on budget.

December 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Teens arrested for cell phone robberies

Conyers Police arrested three teen suspects in connection with a cell phone robbery of a Walmart customer along with a cell phone theft at the nearby apartment buildings.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


In 1914, warring soldiers chose peace on earth

When governments can no longer manage their international responsibilities, soldiers are sent to wage the needed war to restore failed politics.

December 23, 2013 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Minor flooding along Yellow River

IN BRIEF: A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Yellow River near Milstead and the South River on the southern part of Rockdale going into Snapping Shoals in Newton County.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington News will come out Tues.

The Christmas edition of the Covington News will be distributed Tuesday morning, so that our employees and carriers can enjoy Christmas with their families. All of us here at the paper wish you a very Merry Christmas.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 23

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Woman goes 'crazy' at gas station

A Decatur woman reportedly went "crazy" at a gas station Monday.

December 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Murder charges added in hair-weave shooting

Three suspects are now facing felony murder charges in the Dec. 11 shooting death of a woman in a Rockdale County subdivision.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale gets Main Street program

Porterdale is getting a Main Street program, a move that will give city officials more tools in their efforts to turn downtown Porterdale into an entertainment district.

December 21, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


4-H'ers give back at Christmas

There is one last chance to drop off cookies, Little Debbies, candy or colas for the firefighters and medics working all over the county on Christmas Day.

December 21, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Newton Farm Bureau wins state honors

Agriculture remains one of Newton County's most important industries, and the Newton County Farm Bureau has received the highest award it can get for its role in promoting that industry.

December 21, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


International holidays at NHS

Students in humanities classes at Newton High School learned about Christmas traditions in other countries during an International Festival at the school Friday. Humanities department chair and French teacher Karina Grewe said students have been learning about different cultures this semester, and for the past month created projects.

December 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Delivery in time for Christmas (video)

December 21, 2013 | | LOCAL


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