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Alcovy CASA welcomes newest advocates

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy CASA, Inc. is happy to welcome aboard our most recently newly sworn in volunteer advocates in Newton County. These are individuals who ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Open House for South River Bridge replacement tonight

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting a Detour Open House tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Linda Hays advises of jury scam

Linda Hays, clerk of Superior Courts, wants citizens to be aware of the latest jury scam in Newton County.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Detour Open House for South River Bridge replacement April 11

COVINGTON Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is hosting a Detour Open House Tuesday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Investigators interview toddler’s mother

UPDATE, March 31 3:15 p.m.: NCSO investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of Highway 11 and Patrick Road yesterday afternoon ...

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Toddler's mother located

The mother of a missing toddler has been located, according to an early morning email from Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Public Information Officer ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Details emerge in Crowe fatality wreck

Accused of causing the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe was in court Friday for her status hearing, where several witnesses took the stand and answered questions about the night that Bell died.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Jonah’s dream comes true at middle school

Jonah Barnett had his biggest wish granted Friday when he was welcomed as the newest student at Cousins Middle School. And while starting middle school might not mean much to some kids, Jonah's story is a little different.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Pancakes and runners galore

Some of Newton County's finest teachers and public safety officials tried their best to down pancakes as quickly as possible for the inaugural Covington Kiwanis Club's pancake-eating contest, with the highest total ending up at eight pancakes eaten in five minutes.

February 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


$5 Christmas tree lights cut

Police were called to a home on Emory Street when a woman noticed her Christmas lights had been cut.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local


Local legislators could influence legislation

Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


If it ain’t baroque...

The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.

February 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Moe’s, Rainbow move to Covington

Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


Covington man arrested in Fla.

Florida media are reporting that Covington man Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run in Jacksonville, Fla. that left a local man seriously injured.

February 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


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


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