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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Student sent home for wearing surgical mask to school

A Newton County middle school student was sent home from Cousins Middle School Thursday morning after refusing to remove a surgical mask that he was wearing in an effort to protect himself against swine flu.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


NCSO seeks burglary suspects

On Tuesday, April 28, at approximately 3:35 pm. Newton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a Burglary at 220 Riverwalk Farms Parkway, just south of the city of Covington located off Dearing Road.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Woman calls for help for abuse, ends up arrested

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a domestic dispute after a woman reportedly call 911 for help and told the dispatcher that her husband had a gun.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man pulls bait and switch at Taco Bell on U.S. Highway 278

 Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Taco Bell in regards to a theft after a man made off with $97 after confusing an employee.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


AHS students face criminal charges

 Two students at Alcovy High School have been detained and are facing criminal charges following an incident Tuesday morning in which a plastic bottle full of combustible fluids burst in the commons area.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


New E911 system has only minor problems

 The county's digital public safety radio network has experienced numerous problems over the past nine months, but most problems have been fixed and the few remaining are being addressed, multiple public safety officials said.

April 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington will expand sewer if NCSS buys land

 The Newton County Board of Education is interested in buying property north of the Covington airport for a new school, and if it does buy property, the Water and Sewage Authority will build sewer lines to cover that area.

April 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Charges against EHS coach dropped

 The Eastside High School head football coach who was charged with theft by taking in a case of alleged mortgage fraud has had all the charges against him dropped.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Woman charged with prostitution

Officers from the Covington Police Department arrested a 35-year-old woman for prostitution in the Happy Hollow area following stepped up patrol in the area.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington man charged with child molestation

A 40-year-old Covington man was arrested Saturday and charged with child molestation.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


City rejects Atlanta Gas Light purchase offer

The Covington City Council agreed on Tuesday to reject an offer from Atlanta Gas Light Company to purchase the city's gas system for $10 million. City Utility Director Bill Meecham said he did not have an official estimate, but his personal guess was that the system was worth at least $40 million to $50 million.

April 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gresham pleads not guilty

Don Gresham, who is charged with one felony count of false swearing and one felony count of false statement in filing a notice of candidacy, pled not guilty during an arraignment in front of Superior Judge Samuel Ozburn this morning.

April 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Fireworks funding fizzles out

The Covington July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will probably not take place this year, unless a private citizen or organization pays for, organizes and hosts the event. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted not to fund their $3,790 portion of the event on March 5 and the Covington City Council was waiting to see if a private organization could be found to partner with.

April 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Buy Local... Covington Ford

Covington Ford wants to get the word out that it sells top-of-the-line quality cars, just as good and even better than Toyota and Honda.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Brownie Troop donates $1,000 to food pantry

Girl power: Local Girl Scouts, Alcovy Service Unit Brownie Troop No. 27554, donated $1,000 worth of food, purchased with the proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout Cookies, to the Covington Community Food Pantry. For more information on how to help the Food Pantry, call (770) 784-0037.

April 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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