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Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

Covington man suspected of murder found in Conyers

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) arrested Deante Hall on Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, Georgia on Friday, July 29, according to a press ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 2:10 p.m.
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Banes, Cowan win primary run-off in Newton County

Banes, Cowan win primary run-off in Newton County

The Newton County Board of Elections released the unofficial results of the run-off primary elections held today.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 8:53 p.m.
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Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Retired doctor named Newton County deputy coroner

Dr. Michael Grady was sworn in as the new Newton County Deputy Coroner on Monday at the Newton County Courthouse.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 1:46 p.m.
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Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

Summer registration open for 2016-2017 school year

The Newton County School System (NCSS) will conduct summer registration for the 2016-2017 school year from now until Wednesday, July 28, according to the NCSS ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:13 a.m.
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Covington man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater

Covington man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 2:08 p.m.
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4-H’ers discover the magic of no cell phones

Wahsega has long been my favorite 4-H camp, because even today, it’s nearly impossible to check e-mail or make a phone call.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 11:04 a.m.
Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

Board of Education approves contract extension for Superintendent Fuhrey

The Newton County Board of Education extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey’s contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board members approved her contract ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 10:56 a.m.
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A look back at Covington’s role in the 1996 Summer Olympics

A look back at Covington’s role in the 1996 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are a few weeks away from taking place. However, this summer also marks the 20 ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 10:42 a.m.
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BOC adopts reduced hours for convenience centers

A resolution reducing the number of hours that the 11 convenience centers will be opened barely squeaked by when Chair Keith Ellis cast his vote ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 10:39 a.m.
City OKs permit for private school

City OKs permit for private school

The Covington City Council approved a Special Use Permit for Alpha Omega Preparatory Academy, a private school for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 10:33 a.m.
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NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

NCSO identifies, arrests murder suspect

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested a suspect in the murder in Julien R. Wyant, according to a ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 10:10 a.m.
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Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

Quality, hospitality and consistency are credited for restaurant’s success

The biscuits are hand-rolled and patted down before going into the over. Fresh chicken pieces or large pork chops are soaked in buttermilk, hand breaded ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:48 a.m.
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NCSS requests changes to testing

As we get ready to begin another school year, there is an air of excitement. But quickly that excitement can turn to anxiety when it ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Audit reveals millions needed for county energy systems

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted three to two Tuesday night to approve negotiations with a comprehensive guaranteed energy savings performance contract for ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:43 a.m.
Newton County residents shower law enforcement with support

Newton County residents shower law enforcement with support

Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing look at crime and law enforcement in and around Newton County by The Covington News.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:41 a.m.
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Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:20 p.m.
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The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

Two men were killed earlier this month inside the gated Orchard Cove apartment complex. Because the apartments sit inside the entrance of The Enclave subdivisions ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2016 10:45 a.m.
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Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:42 p.m.
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Update: NCSO identifies victim of weekend truck fatality

Update: NCSO identifies victim of weekend truck fatality

The victim in the truck accident on the Access Road at the Yellow River Sunday evening has been identified as Valentine Gayle, 48, of Lithonia ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2016 11:36 p.m.
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Insurance exchanges that benefit policyholders

In my previous article I discussed the benefits of tax-free exchanges under Section 1035 of the revenue code. Over the years, I have completed more ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 2:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 6:00 a.m.
By the Numbers: A deeper look at crime in Newton County

By the Numbers: A deeper look at crime in Newton County

In less than two months, there have been five murders in Newton County.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:06 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Porterdale bike rodeo teaches bicycle skills and safety

It’s not that kind of rodeo. There are no bulls, horses or lassos.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:02 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Traffic light may be installed at dangerous intersection

There may be a traffic light coming to the intersection of Highway 212 and Bethany/Butler Bridge Road in the near future.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:04 p.m.

Blood donors needed

The truth is blood cannot be manufactured.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:02 p.m.
Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

Five-year-old sells Lemonade to donate to Pregnancy Resource Center

At just five years old, Sadie Ozburn wanted to help. She also wanted to have a little fun, and combined both on Monday, July 4.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:49 p.m.
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