Audrey Atkinson, a 19-year-old mother to then eight-month-old son, Aiden, was gunned down by her boyfriend at the Liberty Station off Almon Rd. in Covington on May 7, 2010.
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About 40 people showed up to a public fireside chat on April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Oaks Course to discuss the Newton County Board of Commissioners structure.
It feels a little weird to be working on the 2014-2015 calendar already, but it's nearly summer and time will soon be flying as we head off to camps and summer fun.
Tara Simpson appreciated the work done for Toys for Tots runs and other rides to help good causes, and had a cause of her own she wanted to raise awareness for.
The Newton County Republican Party's April 15 political rally has had some minor changes, as the May 20 primary date approaches.
Community & Southern Bank (CSB) recently congratulated the four Peachtree Academy elementary school students chosen as this year's winners of the inaugural Budding Artist contest.
A stark reminder of the deadly outcomes of domestic violence will be dedicated on Almon Road this Sunday, April 13.
Two suspects wanted for the Omnicare Pharmacy armed robbery were arrested after officers and agents found $250,000 of prescription drugs in a joint Georgia Bureau of Investigations and Conyers Police Department investigation.
Every spring is a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, the colorful scenery of the blooming flowers and more. This spring offers a more rare experience for are residents thanks to the Gaither's Plantation Spring Fling and Festival.
An estimated four-hour repair job, extended to eight or nine hours, keeping residents along Brown Bridge Road without water for much of the day Tuesday.
After allegedly taking the drug "molly," a woman fought with Covington police officers and grabbed for an officer's pepper spray and Taser Saturday morning at 2:20 a.m.
Covington drivers are paying more than most in Georgia for auto insurance, going against assumed statistics about population and density as indicators of such rates.
A Covington man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk with an open bottle of whisky in a truck and tried to make his passenger switch seats with him.
Responding to the increasing number of people who want to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown announced that Newton County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.
A group of students at Oxford College used one of their snow days off from classes to complete a service project geared toward young girls and women globally who don't have the means for feminine hygiene products.
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after reportedly crashing his motorcycle while trying to pull out of a bar Monday.
Newton County's former landscape contractor Billy Durden officially filed a lawsuit against the county Feb. 7 claiming the county illegally terminated his contract, but the two sides are expected to discuss the case next week.
School has been canceled for students Friday.
Newton County Schools will be closed to students Friday.
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Newton County and Covington officials have been hard at work since opening its emergency operations center Tuesday.
Tonight's public informational meeting about the county's latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.
The Covington and Newton County fire departments responded to two fires overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, in the midst of snow from the 2014 winter storm.
Newton County officials have decided the ice buildup on the roads is too much to risk the safety of its employees.
Update 6 p.m. : Officials in Newton County said there were still no major problems in the area early Wednesday evening, but they said roads were getting worse and urged residents to stay inside.
Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:
Though there were minimum damages and power outages in Newton County early Wednesday morning, as the winter storm continues officials said people should be prepared for possible power outages and if possible, stay indoors.
The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.
Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.