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Pageant accepting applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Miss GA South Pageant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Senate candidate Kingston visits Covington

U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.

February 20, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


GPTC honors student, faculty member

Robert Knox, a CIS computer support specialist student attending Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has been selected as the college's 2014 GOAL Award winner. The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state's technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state's 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with a technical education division.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO promotes three employees

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recently promoted three employees: Deputy Cortney Morrison and Investigator Michael Cunningham were both promoted to sergeant and Sgt. Kenny Ridling was promoted to lieutenant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO searching for missing teen

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

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


More car break-ins reported in Covington

Several more entering auto calls have been received at the Covington Police Department.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Teen reportedly attacks family after drinking

A teen reportedly attacked her father, brother and sister at their home Tuesday.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County Jail log

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

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


GPC receives $1 million grant

Georgia Perimeter College has received a $1 million gift to expand tutoring and other academic support services for its students.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ross department store coming

Covington will soon be able to dress for less.

February 19, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Senate candidate Jack Kingston visits

U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by the Ashton Hills Golf Club in Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.

February 19, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


The Vampire Diaries filming today

The Vampire Diaries will be filming for its fifth season Wednesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 10 a.m, and running through the evening.

February 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Twelve Oaks gets OK to host weddings

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast will be allowed to host weddings and other special events moving forward after the Covington City Council approved an agreement Monday brokered between the bed and breakfast's owner and neighbors concerned about noise and parking.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Family of missing man offers reward

A $2,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the location of Robert "Bobby" Weaver III, a now 28-year-old who has been missing for more than five months.

February 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Shoplifting call leads to twins' arrests

Twin brothers were arrested Sunday after a reported shoplifting call.

February 18, 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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