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Q&A with Coroner Tommy Davis

COVINGTON, Ga. – What does the coroner do? What does the elected position entail? The Covington News posed these questions to Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Townhome community breaks ground in Covington

COVINGTON Ga. – Dirt is moving on a 55-unit townhome community in Newton County as a local developer noticed a gap in the affordable home market ...

August 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local


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Commissioner Douglas to seek US rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who officially announced Wednesday that he would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

February 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


BOC approves controversial contracts

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.

February 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


Our Family Health moves, adds Monroe location

Our Family Health Center has announced plans to relocate its Social Circle office and add an additional office in Monroe. Both offices will open on Feb. 18.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Mattie's Call canceled; man safe

Update, 7:05 p.m.: The missing man who had a Mattie's Call issued for him has been found, authorities reported Tuesday evening.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


City manager search continues

The city of Covington has requested for additional candidates to consider for the position of city manager as the search for the position continues. It's a decision some council members are disappointed about, after a motion on approving finalist Craig Treadwell for the position failed.

February 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local


UPDATE: Woman injured in I-20 crash identified

UPDATE: A Covington woman was flown to an Atlanta area hospital with serious injuries after a crash on I-20 eastbound Monday morning, according to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson.

February 04, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Local


John Douglas to seek U.S. rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, whose wife announced days ago that Broun would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Local


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


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