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Watching the clouds (video)

a time lapse of usher street on Monday May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Fairy House Festival (video)

Moments from Chimney Park's annual Fairy House Festival this past Saturday. The park was packed with hundreds of fairies, elves, gnomes, and other special creatures.

May 04, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Helping Baltimore (video)

People coming together to help Baltimore. Holly Cripps cofounder of "We Ride to Provide" has spearheaded an effort to raise money for supplies for Baltimore police and their K9 units. These officers along with their K9 companions are on the front lines of the recent unrest in the Baltimore Streets.

April 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Around Town

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Special Olympics and other Newton events

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Searching for Bobby Weaver (VIDEO)

Bobby Weaver's family still searching for answers.

April 24, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Katlyn Williams named Hometown Hero

Indian Creek Middle School student Katlyn Williams was named Hometown Hero Wednesday by The Covington News and General Mills.

April 22, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


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


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Traffic stop yields drug arrest

 An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs.  At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a U-turn in the middle of the roadway which is when the officer activated his emergency equipment and pulled Mote over.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton awarded funds for emergency food, shelter aid

Newton County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man stabbed with fork, woman attacks boyfriend with knife

 Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a call Wednesday afternoon to a man stabbed on Morris Drive.

May 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Commissioners hear opposition to rail-to-trail idea

 Covington and Newton County residents used Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting as a public forum to debate the merits of purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern.

May 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to increase gas, water rates, garbage fees

 The City of Covington is planning to increase its natural gas rate, water rates and garbage collection fees. Monday the city council approved the first reading for the three proposed price changes.

May 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council votes on private Christian academy

Update - May 4, 9:00 p.m.

May 03, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Student sent home for wearing surgical mask

A middle school student was sent home from school Thursday morning after refusing to remove a surgical mask he was wearing to protect himself from swine flu.

May 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bicyclists take to the streets

As the warm weather settles in, residents will start seeing more bicyclists riding through Covington.

May 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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