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Q&A with Coroner Tommy Davis

COVINGTON, Ga. – What does the coroner do? What does the elected position entail? The Covington News posed these questions to Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Townhome community breaks ground in Covington

COVINGTON Ga. – Dirt is moving on a 55-unit townhome community in Newton County as a local developer noticed a gap in the affordable home market ...

August 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


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School board settles with Carpenters

Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter have been released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the Board of Education.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Mom charged with abuse

A 41-year-old Covington mother was arrested Wednesday after her child's teacher noticed extensive marks on his body.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Deputies search for several armed robbers

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for several men who reportedly attempted to rob two others Wednesday afternoon.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Bye Bye, Birthday Tax

Anyone who has recently purchased a new or used vehicle within the last year or is looking to do so should be aware of a new state law that will change how consumers pay taxes on their cars.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Storms knock out power

While North Georgia was hit hard by Wednesday's storms, Covington managed to escape relatively unscathed, though a large portion of Covington lost power for nearly an hour.

January 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Event to help parents of autistic youth

Join the parents' roundtable to discuss helping children with autism on Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newton College and Career Academy.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Crime Briefs: Follow us on Twitter

A 14-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student has been charged with simple battery after a fight with another student on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.

January 31, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Baxter project officially gets $5.9M loan

Wastewater infrastructure will soon be underway for Baxter International as the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded the Joint Development Authority a $5.9 million loan.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Library card now grants access to Puppetry Arts center

Families who visit the Newton County Library to check out books with their library card now have the opportunity to use their card for free puppet shows featuring characters such as Big Bird and the Fraggles at the Center for Puppetry Arts, as its "Passport to Puppetry" library loan program has launched statewide.

January 31, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Dinner theater premiers in Covington

Dinner theatre is coming to Covington, at least for one night.

January 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Power restored to much of Covington

Update, 4:47 p.m.: Power has been restored to much of the city of Covington. Utility Director Bill Meecham said about three-fourths of the city had its power restored, but there are still some pockets without power.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Carpenters released from NCSS contracts

The Newton County Board of Education has reached a settlement agreement with Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations, and LaQuanda Carpenter, principal of Alcovy High School, releasing each of them from their respective contracts effective at the end of the work day on Feb. 1 for Dennis Carpenter and effective at the end of the work day on Jan. 31, 2013 for LaQuanda Carpenter.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Power line down near Elks Club Road

High winds due to serve weather are causing some damage around the area.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Hank Johnson named influential Georgian

Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia District 4) was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2013.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Tornado Watch Issued for Newton & Rockdale Counties

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 19 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


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