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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


House weighs measures to amend U.S. Constitution

The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.

February 22, 2014 | Doug Holt R-Social Circle | LOCAL


Family movie night to support cancer research

This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.

February 22, 2014 | | LOCAL


NCSO seeks missing teen

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.

February 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Chamber's eco. dev. office in transition

(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.

February 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Makeup days approved for students

School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOE to purchase emergency devices for schools

The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County BOC could return power to chairman

County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.

February 20, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A look at some House bills

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.

February 20, 2014 | Rep. Doug Holt R-Social Circle | LOCAL


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Man reports robbery, cited for marijuana

A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.

December 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Keyshonna Neshell Mitchell, 18, Union Point, Nov. 26. Theft by shoplifting.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NMC Auxiliary gives more than $400,000

The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check to the hospital board and CEO Jim Weadick for $406,000 during the annual Christmas Awards Luncheon Dec. 17 in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

December 23, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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