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Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala

Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala Crystal & Cotton a celebration of Southern Culture & Preservation was held Saturday at Burge Plantation in Masfield Ga.

March 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor answers questions

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston visited Cousins Middle School Friday to answer questions from students.

March 06, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Schools will be open Thursday

Newton County Schools are open Thursday after being closed for predicted inclement weather Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


Check this out!! (video)

From 12pm till 4pm today!

February 21, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Power crews backed up Emory Street

One lane blocked on Emory Street as power crews install new switch. Traffic should be back to normal in about an hour.

February 11, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Health Fair (video)

Newton Medical Center's Health Fair

February 10, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Up, Up and Away (video)

Betty Webb who has ALS is surprised by her family and friends.

February 07, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Janet Goodman Interview (video)

Makayla Newton intern at The Covington News Interviews City Councilwoman Janet Goodman.

February 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


K9 "Pete" (video)

Memorial Service for Newton County K9 "Pete"

February 04, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


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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Archive By Section - Covington


One arrest made in Clements murder

Authorities have made one arrest in the murder of 53-year-old Timothy Clements of Conyers whose body was found wrapped in material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.

June 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Theatre, music and art

Forget sitting in front of the TV! These young artists and performers at the Oxford College Creative Kids Camp are stretching their brains this summer.

June 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Dead body found in creek

A fisherman enjoying a summer afternoon at Snapping Shoals Creek stumbled upon more than just fish Friday afternoon. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, he also stumbled upon a body.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


The price of punishment

A roof over your head, three square meals a day and access not only to basic necessities, but also to quality healthcare and a few extras such as television, all for just $45 a day. In the current economy it may sound like paradise to some, until they learn that is the price of a prisoner in Newton County.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Body found in creek identified as missing Conyers man

The body found Friday afternoon in a Newton County creek has been identified through dental work as 55-year-old Timothy Clements of Conyers. According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations officials, Clements death has been ruled a homicide.

June 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Body found in creek

A body was found in a creek off Ga. Highway 212 Friday afternoon wrapped in some sort of material. It has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

June 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thieving trio steal potted plants

Three people were arrested Saturday evening after Kroger shoppers noticed their attempt at beautification didn't seem to come with a receipt.

June 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bloody man found in driveway, women fight over boyfriend

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to assist EMS after they found an intoxicated man lying in the road and bleeding profusely from the head.

June 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton convicted on all counts

After nearly five hours of deliberation, the jury conviced 26-year-old Courtney Thornton to life in prison for the the shooting death of Dennis Rogers on Jan. 1, 2008. He was also sentenced to an additional 40 years for other crimes commited during that incident.

June 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton '08 murder trial begins

After more than a year, the trail against Courtney C. Thornton began Tuesday morning with Judge Eugene Benton presiding. Thornton, 26, is accused of shooting 39-year-old Dennis Rogers in the back of the head.

June 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Web Exclusive: SIU busts three at flea market for selling counterfeit goods

Two men were arrested by investigators from the Special Investigation Unit Thursday and charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise for allegedly selling counterfeit goods out of booths at America's Flea Market on Salem Road. Both had been arrested previously for the same charges.

June 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Arrest made in gas station burglaries

On March 11, the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to and investigated a burglary at the BP gas station located at 3501 Salem Road. Responding deputies and NCSO investigators were able to obtain store video which showed a black male in a silver vehicle make entry into the store.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


2 teachers caught smoking marijuana

Two Newton County special education teachers were arrested for possession of marijuana after an off-duty officer reportedly saw the duo using drugs last Friday in a vehicle parked in the Covington Corners parking lot after they left school following field day activities.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Board reaches consensus on budget

The citizens and county employees who had filled the Newton County Historic Courthouse broke out in applause Wednesday night after Chairman Kathy Morgan announced that the Newton County Board of Commissioners had reached a consensus on a budget for next year.

May 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Jovial drunk asks officer permission to pass gas

 A woman driving a vehicle with her 9-year-old daughter inside was arrested Friday evening for DUI.

May 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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