Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, committed suicide during a shootout with Rockdale County deputies Sunday, May 31, according to an autopsy report.
Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the air in the library would be too hot and humid for its many guests and its many books.
Covington-The Newton County Purchasing Policy Committee has agreed to recommend requiring a contract, scope of work, and purchase order for professional services, which would include services such as legal counsel, engineering, and appraising.
Salem-The 187th Salem Camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.
CONYERS - Tears and hugs flowed freely as hundreds of mourners and supporters packed the parking lot of Magnet Bottle Shop Wednesday night to celebrate the lives of owner Mun "Moon" Cha and Covington resident Jimquez Aikens, who were brutally gunned down Sunday.
Covington-The Blimpie sandwich shop on Elm Street was open Tuesday after being forced to close by Covington Fire Marshall Tony Smith Sunday.
Covington-The Pavilion at Turner Lake Park will be the site of Family Fun Day featuring food, prizes, and music this Saturday, June 6, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Covington-As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way.
A vehicle caught fire around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 20 westbound just before the exit for Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers.
Covington-Newton County has a new interim county manager as of Tuesday night, when the Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Harry Owens to the position.
Covington-The Covington Citizens Academy graduated its second class in front of the Mayor and City Council Monday night.
Conyers - After Sunday's tragic events in Rockdale County, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office staged a press conference to give updates on the investigation. The victim's names, criminal history of the shooter Jeffrey Pitts, and other details were made available.
Covington-The city of Covington will donate $10,000 to the Covington branch of the Newton County Library to help with a new HVAC unit.
COVINGTON - Two vehicles were broken into during church service at Central Church Sunday.
UPDATE (12:28 p.m. June 1): CONYERS - A customer returned fire at the shooter Jeffrey Pitts during his rampage at the Magnet Bottle Shop, possibly preventing even more deaths.
The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test revealed trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater.
There's nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich.
As a way to promote downtown businesses and eateries, Main Street Covington is working with area shops and restaurants on "Love for Mom," Day, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.
The strains of '80s and '90s classic rock will be heard over lunch in downtown Covington beginning Thursday, May 7, with the launch of the 25th season of Concerts on the Square.
One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.
Newton County faces some tough decisions for next year's budget with the Sheriff seeking a $6.2 million increase and county employees impatient for raises.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.
The Kroger on Salem Road is celebrating racing and its customers today during Fan Fest from 3-7 p.m.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners did not conduct a vote or public business following an executive session to discuss personnel Wednesday.
The Covington Rotary Club held its 50th annual Top Ten Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday evening.
The citizen committee reviewing Newton County's form of government is closing in on a final draft report as it continues to wrestle with fundamental questions of structure and accountability.
The Covington Police Department is searching for three females who allegedly attempted to purchase food at Zaxby's with stolen credit card numbers.
As a result of the passage of House Bill (HB) 91 in the Georgia General Assembly, former Newton County School System (NCSS) students who did not earn a diploma due to failing one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation test or the Georgia High School Writing Test now have the opportunity to petition the Newton County School System to receive their high school diploma.
Come Saturday, May 2, the Tiger Bragg Band will play a benefit concert at the Porterdale Memorial Gymn, 2201 Main Street, to raise money for the Community Assistance Relief Effort (CARE) scholarship fund.