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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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Up in smoke

There was a big Christmas tree fire Wednesday afternoon on Pace Street. Luckily, it was started by firefighters.

December 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


EHS Academic Team competes in tourney

Eastside High's academics will have the spotlight on television Sunday.

December 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Belton seeks house seat

Dave Belton, a Republican Morgan County School Board member who spearheaded Caleb's Law, which made texting while driving illegal for drivers under 18 in Georgia, is the third candidate to enter the race to replace outgoing State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.

December 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


One dead in hair weave transaction

UPDATE: Three more arrests were made Friday 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 12, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Oxford police release annual numbers

The Oxford Police Department has released its numbers by fiscal year through November, and in many

December 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


I-20 eastbound down to one lane

Interstate 20 eastbound from Salem Road (exit 84) to Almon Road (exit 88) is down to one lane at the moment because of both a Georgia State Patrol investigation of a previous fatality on the interstate and some maintenance by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 12

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 11

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.

December 11, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


During World War II, Hollywood got serious

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a metropolis called Hollywood hunkered down to stand up and man-up for its native land. Instead of marketing political correctness, Hollywood's residents put their lives on the line for grassroots notions called individualism, capitalism and freedom. A port called Pearl Harbor transformed the make-believers into freedom-fighters.

December 10, 2013 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


'Play of Herod' to end 39-year run

When the Monastery of the Holy Spirit presents this year's performance of "The Play of Herod," it will mark the end of a 39-year-old tradition. Since 1974, this remarkable production has told the traditional Christmas story through a musical-drama more than 800 years old.

December 10, 2013 | Lee Udell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Woman faces disorderly conduct charges

A woman was arrested on disorderly conduct charges Monday after her husband reported that she hit him with a beer bottle.

December 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Davante Sanchez Bailey, 19, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, Nov. 26. Probation violation criminal trespass, theft by taking.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Morgan Co. resident running for state house

From the press release: Republican Dave Belton, a Morgan County school board member, announced late Tuesday his intention to run for the Georgia State House District 112 on the Republican ticket.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local Brooks seeks to replace Rep. Holt

Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ester Fleming seeks to replace Rep. Holt

Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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