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Judge Horace J. Johnson (video)

Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


Do you consider this Animal Neglect? (VIDEO)

Do you consider this Animal Neglect?

January 23, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Those helping Newton County grow honored

Those helping Newton County grow honored

January 16, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Dangerous Road (video)

A local man was tragically killed Wednesday night at one of Newton County's most notorious intersections.

January 15, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Low Gas Prices

Motorists across Newton County are experiencing lower prices at the gas pump.

January 14, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Frozen in Newton (slideshow)

As arctic air blew across Newton County this morning people were bundling up as the temperatures dipped in the lower teens, and wind chills reached single digits.

January 08, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Today in Pictures

A look around the community Through the Camera

January 06, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Today in Pictures

A look around the community THROUGH THE CAMERA

December 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


2014 year in review

2014 was a year of excitement and change-both good and bad-in Newton County, where storms raged, underdogs triumphed, and at least one sword was drawn. Here are the top stories from the past 12 months, including a few that will continue to have repercussions into the New Year.

December 27, 2014 | Meris Lutz | Covington


Newton County Farm Bureau wins state awards

Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau annual meeting, held Dec. 7-9 on Jekyll Island. NCFB received the Georgia Farm Bureau McKemie Award in the organization's 2,180-member plus category during the 77th Annual GFB Convention, beating out nine other counties to win the award in its membership division.

December 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Today in Pictures

A look through the Camera

December 23, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Rotary Club of Covington (video)

Rotary Club of Covington The Empty Stocking Fund

December 20, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Shop with a Cop (video)

Shop with a Cop (video)

December 18, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Santa at The Covington News

Come see Santa on Thursday 6pm - 8pm

December 10, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


City road projects in the works

The City of Covington is constructing a traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Street and Turner Lake Road to prevent the numerous accidents and near-misses that have occurred over the years. Previously, drivers heading south on Turner Lake Road only had to yield at Washington Street, leading to dangerous rush hour situations when drivers would merge right or turn left, City Manager Steve Horton said. Left turns onto Turner Lake Road also led to problems.

March 01, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bump leads to fight over woman

A fight at The Depot late Thursday night led to two men being arrested by Covington Police officers for disorderly conduct.

February 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested after dragging woman by the hair across parking lot

Officers were called to a hotel on Ga. Highway 142 on Feb. 11 in reference to a suspicious person, and when they arrived, they reportedly found a man dragging a woman across the ground.

February 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Happy Birthday NDSAR

Birthday celebrations : The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution (NDSAR) celebrated Georgia Day and the chapter's own 114th birthday with a luncheon at the Oaks Course on Feb. 11. Several members of the George Walton SAR Chapter, the John Clarke DAR Chapter as well as several officers of the Georgia State Society SAR joined the celebration as well.

Grace Callaway received an award from the Sergeant Newton Chapter as the winner of the American History Essay Contest. She is a fifth grade student at Ficquett Elementary School and daughter of Sergeant Newton ...

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Woman arrested for DUI after crashing in ditch

A woman was arrested for DUI Saturday night after reportedly crashing her SUV in a ditch off Interstate 20.

February 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Study Hall

Study hall: The Leadership Newton County Leadership Class of 2009 recently donated 100 used classroom desks to Project Adventure. Newton County Chamber of Commerce Programs Director Lisa Powell Oglesby, left, Jimmy Oglesby, Home Counselor Kenneth Boone, Home Counselor Vernon Jones, Leadership Class of 2009 member Greg Rawlins, Home Counselor Mario Walker and Project Adventure Executive Director Aaron Nicholson unloaded the desks at the center for neglected and abused teens Saturday.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington council removes pay raise discussion from agenda

Upon the recommendation of Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Mayor Kim Carter, the city council voted to remove a discussion of council pay raises from Monday night's meeting agenda.

For more on this story, continue to check CovNews.com or see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


New firehouse opens

New ground: Newton County Board of Commissioners District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz, left, Chairman Kathryn G. Morgan, Newton County Fire Service Deputy Chief of Administration Tim Smith, District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming and Newton County Fire Chief Mike Satterfield cut a fire hose with giant scissors to officially open Newton County Fire station No. 7 Wednesday afternoon. The new station cost roughly $1 million to build but has cut response times nearly in half in the area south of Interstate 20. Since the station has been open, a little over a week, 35 calls have been answered which is 34 ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Council, mayor considering pay raise

The Covington City Council and Mayor Kim Carter will consider whether to raise the salary level of their elected positions at the city's next council meeting this month.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


BOC picks legislative agenda

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has agreed on a legislative agenda for 2009 they will encourage their representatives in the Capitol to champion.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Local man charged with battery

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home late Friday night after calls came in about a domestic dispute.

February 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Peachtree Academy looks into Covington

Peachtree Academy of Conyers, a well-respected Christian private school, is seeking to open up a large campus in Covington that would eventually extend through high school.

February 04, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Local veterinarian also a lover of the arts, environment

 From the young age of 11, Covington resident Leslie Lathem knew what she wanted to be as an adult. She grew up with one sister and one brother in Alpharetta, where the family had lots of animals. One day their Shetland pony was attacked by a group of stray dogs. Their veterinarian told them someone would have to clean and dress the wounds daily. Lathem was the only one who had the stomach for tending the awful gashes. They built a makeshift stall in the family's unfinished basement to keep the little animal isolated from more harm, and there ...

January 27, 2009 | By Sue Lee | Covington


8 neighbors burglarized in a night

 Three young men were arrested Friday night following a rash of burglaries in the River Walk Farm subdivision, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell with the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

January 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council approves office furniture spending

 After months of debate and public controversy, the Covington City Council voted to approve a budget of between $10,000 and $12,000 for the purchase of furniture for the Elected Officials' Office at City Hall.

January 20, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


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