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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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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


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Covington Fire Department participates in Smoke Alarm Grant program

A fire can engulf a home in a matter of minutes. It can also kill the people inside the house, especially if they are not aware of what is happening within an adequate amount of time. More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 22,000 are injured according to the National Fire Protection Association. Many of them might be alive today if they had a working smoke detector installed in their home. Georgians are particularly vulnerable because they live in the "Burn Belt," an area of southern states where residents have an increased risk of ...

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


From police force to pulpit

Jerry Lee Roberts was sworn into the Covington Police Department in August, but calling him a rookie wouldn't exactly be accurate. For starters he's 43 and a former pastor, so he has a good bit of life experience. But also, he's already been a CPD rookie - in 1987.

September 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Swim Team prepares for meet at YMCA

The Covington YMCA Winter Swim Team has been gearing up for their first meet of the season against Walter and Andrew YMCA at Oxford College on Saturday at 3 p.m. For three years the YMCA has offered a Summer Swim Team, but this is the first year swimming is offered as a year-round competitive sport.

September 25, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Family of murder victim sues housing authority

The family of murder victim Erica Reed has brought suit against the Covington Housing Authority. Their argument: if convicted murderer Willie Gunn had not been allowed to live there, Reed would be alive today.

September 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


New NSP park under debate

As part of its Neighborhood Stabilization Plan, Newton County is planning to build a public park in Fairview Estates, but several area residents told the county Tuesday night that they don't want a public park in their backyard.

September 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Garden Gals

Mary Arnwine, special projects chair of the Covington Garden Club, and her committee make flower arrangements monthly and deliver them to area nursing homes (Merryvale, Covington Manor and Riverside). Covington Garden Club members donate blooms and greenery from their gardens, and special projects committee spread cheer by forming these items into beautiful arrangements, which brighten the rooms and hallways of the three facilities. This project has been done for several months and is a continuing commitment of the Covington Garden Club. On Sept. 2, committee members delivered their arrangements to Merryvale Assisted Living.

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD seeks man who rented home that wasn’t his

Potential renters are being urged to pay attention to details when forking over deposits for property after one couple was swindled out of several hundred dollars recently.

September 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Young leadership

A future leader in D.C. George Hart of Covington, a seventh-grade student at George Walton Academy, attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. During the week the Jr. NYCL scholars examined leadership in a historical context, focused on applying critical leadership skills in their own lives and explored ways to make a difference when they returned home to their schools and communities.

September 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSO deputies receive driving training

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will receive decision-based drivers training for their deputies. It's called a driving simulator and it allows a driver to be put into everyday driving and emergency response situations without actually being out on the road and in their vehicle. Not only that, but the simulator is mobile and it comes, literally, right to the doorstep of the Newton County Sheriff's Office to provide the training.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington holding city council meeting tonight

The Covington City Council is having a called meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, to address several items that were originally scheduled for the Sept. 21 meeting.

September 10, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Learning Center and Main Street Covington co-sponsor the 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Fest.

The 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Festival, co-sponsored by The Learning Center and Main Street Covington, brings together organizations and agencies committed to educating families in a day of fun activities. The Literacy Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on the Square in historic Covington. Booths will offer activities for children such as arts and crafts, games, sidewalk chalk art, and a book walk, while adults can learn more about services offered by each organization. New this year, Newton County Health Department will be offering seasonal flu shots at ...

September 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington airport to close Sept. 21

The Covington Municipal Airport will close for runway construction beginning on Sept. 21 at 7 a.m.

September 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC discusses how to use county attorney

The County Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, but on Tuesday the commissioners had a discussion about exactly what that means.

September 04, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD Chief Cotton cleared on accusations

Accusations of misconduct against Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton have been investigated and found to be without merit, according to a release from Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne.

September 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Two men busted early Sunday - one for burglary and one for running a shot house

Two men were arrested Sunday morning: one for burglary and the other for running a shot house.

September 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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