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Alcovy CASA welcomes newest advocates

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy CASA, Inc. is happy to welcome aboard our most recently newly sworn in volunteer advocates in Newton County. These are individuals who ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Open House for South River Bridge replacement tonight

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting a Detour Open House tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Linda Hays advises of jury scam

Linda Hays, clerk of Superior Courts, wants citizens to be aware of the latest jury scam in Newton County.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Detour Open House for South River Bridge replacement April 11

COVINGTON Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is hosting a Detour Open House Tuesday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Investigators interview toddler’s mother

UPDATE, March 31 3:15 p.m.: NCSO investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of Highway 11 and Patrick Road yesterday afternoon ...

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Toddler's mother located

The mother of a missing toddler has been located, according to an early morning email from Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Public Information Officer ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Alert neighbor helps solve 2 breakins

Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon when a watchful neighbor called police, solving not one, but two break-ins.

February 07, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


One arrested in Silos shooting

Investigators have made one arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos.

February 07, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Covington man killed in Macon wreck

MONTROSE, Ga. (AP) - A Covington man, Michael Jarome Smith, 52, was killed in a wreck on Interstate 16 as more than two dozen cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers collided Wednesday morning in a fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia interstate, killing at least four people and sending nine others to a hospital, officials said.

February 07, 2013 | RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | Local


Welcome to the circus!

The Walker International Events circus came to Covington Tuesday and put on a show for locals, including acrobats, jugglers, lion tamers and elephant riders.

February 06, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge | Local


City manager finalists rejected

Covington will remain without a permanent city manager for a while longer after the city council rejected its initial three finalists at Monday's meeting and asked the consulting firm it hired to bring back another group of candidates for consideration.

February 06, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Do you want fries with that?

A Covington man was advised to take out a Temporary Protection order against his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend after she reportedly harassed him at his job at Checkers early Saturday morning.

February 05, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Former employee sues Social Circle

Social Circle's former director of public safety has filed suit against the city, alleging they fired him for being a whistleblower.

February 05, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Chamber to get Main Street duties?

Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to reorganize the Main Street program by reassigning some of the program duties to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and asked the council for their support in moving forward with his proposal.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Commissioner Douglas to seek US rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who officially announced Wednesday that he would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

February 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


BOC approves controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Our Family Health moves, adds Monroe location

Our Family Health Center has announced plans to relocate its Social Circle office and add an additional office in Monroe. Both offices will open on Feb. 18.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Mattie's Call canceled; man safe

Update, 7:05 p.m.: The missing man who had a Mattie's Call issued for him has been found, authorities reported Tuesday evening.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


City manager search continues

The city of Covington has requested for additional candidates to consider for the position of city manager as the search for the position continues. It's a decision some council members are disappointed about, after a motion on approving finalist Craig Treadwell for the position failed.

February 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


UPDATE: Woman injured in I-20 crash identified

UPDATE: A Covington woman was flown to an Atlanta area hospital with serious injuries after a crash on I-20 eastbound Monday morning, according to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson.

February 04, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Local


John Douglas to seek U.S. rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, whose wife announced days ago that Broun would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


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