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Settlement ends Mansfield Power Line Conflict

Mansfield officials' two-and-half-year fight to prevent a new power line from being built through their city has fallen short, as the city agreed this month to accept a $250,000 settlement.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Crash kills 20-year-old

A single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Explorers compete in Gatlinburg

Twenty-four young adults in the Covington Police Explorers program recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to take part in the 2014 Boy Scouts of America Winterfest Competition, and placed in one of the competitions.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


20-year-old killed in fiery car crash

A fatal single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration in Newborn Ga.

February 23, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Former Main Street director takes over retail recruitment

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce decided to fill its vacant industrial recruiter position in-house, tabbing retail recruiter Dave Bernd, a former 33-year Kimberly Clark executive, to lead its efforts.

February 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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


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Dreaming of a 'Heat' Christmas

The cast of one of America's favorite crime dramas and one of Covington's major TV successes, "In the Heat of the Night," can once again be heard singing the songs of the season.

December 21, 2013 | | LOCAL


Ride raises funds for Newton Trails

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


County staff treated to lunch

Newton County held an appreciation luncheon for employees Thursday at the Turner Lake Complex.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


New, bigger MRI machine open at NMC

The Newton Medical Center has opened its new, state-of-the art MRI equipment to patients.

December 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Live Nativity to be performed tonight

East Newton Baptist Church will present its rescheduled live Nativity drama, "Bethlehem,'' at 7:30 tonight.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Decking the gingerbread halls

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


'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


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