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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


City demolishing substandard housing

The city looks a little cleaner these days, as some of its worst homes have been torn down in recent years.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


GPC's Daffodil Festival to be March 5-6

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington to hold citizens academy

The City Of Covington will soon start its next Public Safety Citizen's Academy.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A wintry lesson in perspective

It's not yet 10 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 12, and the Peach State's 2014 Icemageddon already has Georgians in its Arctic grip.

February 18, 2014 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Man sets himself on fire at Kroger

Officials said a man set himself on fire at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 Tuesday afternoon.

February 18, 2014 | By Danielle Everson and Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Daddy's girls

Fathers and Daughters danced the night away on Valentines Day, Friday at the Covington First United Methodist Church.

February 17, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


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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


'Stella the Sweet Potato' helps Oxford students fight hunger

A children's book about the humble, but beloved, sweet potato is helping to raise money for student volunteers at Oxford College.

December 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Win a truck for a good cause

Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO’s seminar to help parents teach teens safe driving

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Drug arrests after officer notice man not handicapped

A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a Covington police officer recognized that the man, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot, did not have a valid driver's license and was not disabled.

December 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 10

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Holt will not seek re-election in 2014

State Rep. Doug Holt, R–Social Circle, was fascinated by politics, but after a 10-year stint at the Gold Dome, he's deciding to return full time to the private sector to pursue other passions.

December 09, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 9

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

December 09, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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