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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


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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


Man buying lottery tickets faces drug charges

A Covington police officer on Friday arrested a man who reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy lottery tickets and ended up charged with possession of methamphetamine.

December 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Winter Reading Fun at library

The Newton County Library System wants students to continue reading through the winter holiday and is offering a reading program to encourage children to do so.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bus driver, Shriners help boy get new wheelchair

When Marie Bruce, a bus driver for the Newton County School System, noticed that one of "my kids,'' Middle Ridge Elementary School student Thomas Farmer, needed a new wheelchair, one that would be a better fit and make it easier for him to get on and off of her bus, she decided to do what she could to make it happen.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kenyan 4'Hers bring new perspective

The median age in the United States is 37.2.

December 07, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton 4-H forever columnist | LOCAL


Some residents still oppose power line

Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.

December 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newborn to hold special election

Newborn must find a new leader to guide the town for the next four years after respected Mayor Roger Sheridan died last week at the age of 92

December 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Consultant: Downtown needs sprucing up

Consultant Sharlene Cannon said downtown Covington has a good infrastructure of buildings and businesses, but its sidewalks and storefronts need to be spruced up – a goal that could be accomplished with a beefed- up Main Street Covington program.

December 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


High School essay winner

I have so much t be thankful for. God has continued to bless me throughout the years. This Thanksgiving, I have so much to be grateful for.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


Beaver honors retiring Loeble

Bill Loeble is a family man, raising one of his own with his wife, Diane, and helping to guide another family's business to prosperity and global relevance.

December 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Middle School essay winner

Thanksgiving is a day in which we are supposed to set aside our glass-half-empty attitudes and be thankful for everything we have. I t is a day to remember the kindness of our fellows and everything we have been given. Americans trace this holiday back to a time when people depended on each other for survival and communities were close-knit families.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


She said 'yes,' they said 'I do'

Remember Kaila Sills and Andrew Terrell, the couple who got engaged during the 2012 Covington Christmas Parade?

December 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Elementary School essay winner

I am thankful for 1000 things but I am only going to tell you 55:: dog, house, dad, mom, table, electronics, food, watermelon, Nana, Poppy, things to do, Lego's, Grammy, Grandaddy, books, TV, candy, zoo, toys, Christmas,a friends, family, plants, the world.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


Parade proposal: one year later

Remember Kaila Sills and Andrew Terrell, the couple who got engaged during the 2012 Covington Christmas Parade?

December 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


2013 Toy Run gets first donation

The Newton County Sheriff's Office received its first check for the 2013 Toy Run. ESG Operations of Macon donated a check for $200. Paul Tickerhoof, a representative of ESG Operations, presented the check to NCSO Sheriff Ezell Brown. The Sheriff's Office also received the donation of a 2003 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 4x4 from Sellars Motors. The truck is being raffled off at the Toy Run. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Newton County Sheriff's Office, 678-625-1400. The 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride will be held beginning at 9 a.m ...

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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