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New details emerge in fatal home invasion

On April 3, at approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County 911 received a call in reference to a home invasion at the Salem Terrace Apartments on Salem Road in Newton County.

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


One dead in Salem Terrace shooting

(UPDATE) At approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a shots fired incident at a Salem Terrace apartment Friday. One male was dead inside of the apartment.

April 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


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


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A close knit group

Experienced hands: In honor of World Wide Knitting Day Saturday, a group of knitters gathered on the Covington square from 10 a.m. until noon. They created a circle of lawn chairs in the shade of the giant magnolia trees to avoid the intense June heat. The group meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Center Breads Coffee House, 4171 Raphael Street, Covington. Childcare is not offered and crocheters are also welcome.

June 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City council divided over budget items

The Covington City Council approved the 2009-2010 budget, but Councilman Keith Dalton voted against approving the budget because he disagreed with pay raises to the mayor and council and the addition of two new city employees.

June 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


4 charged in local's murder

Four people have been arrested and charged in connection of the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements, whose body was found, wrapped in some type of material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Restaurant owners speak out against low health grades

Several new and established restaurants in Newton County have been receiving failing restaurant inspection grades, and they say they're being unfairly treated by the local health inspectors.

June 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Four arrested in death of Timothy Clements

Four people have been arrested and charged in the death of 53-year-old Timothy Clements, two adult men, one adult female and one juvenile female.

June 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Clements' truck located

Timothy Clements' truck has been located off Evans Mill Road in DeKalb County. The vehicle, along with suspect 22-year-old Pablo Maldonado's vehicle, will be processed for evidence at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

June 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | 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


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