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Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation Shawn Callaway, 34, Covington, Nov. 19, possession of methamphetamine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge, willful obstr...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother, Mamie Patrick, as well as two siblings, ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find varying levels of week one success

If this past weekend and week has been any indication, it could be a special basketball season for our Newton County hoops squads. Not only did Class AAAAAAA No. 5 Newton boys get off to a hot st...

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Firefighters fry 43 turkeys for Angel Tree program

Newton County firefighters deep fried 43 turkeys Wednesday for its newest fundraiser. The Newton County Fire Services sold tickets for Cajun Deep Fried Turkeys recently, in order to raise money fo...

November 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: No. 5 Newton off to a hot 2016-17 start

The opening weekend and week of the Newton boys basketball's 2016-17 schedule should give coach Rick Rasmussen a much clearer understanding of how championship ready his team is. Considered by man...

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fun-filled event. Tw...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Big shows in Covington and Porterdale

It's really cool that we have so many spots to catch live music and I'm glad we were able to do a rundown of all the great music venues in Newton County throughout the last two weeks. Now that you...

November 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday. Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles implemented the b...

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Junior Hilliard notifies Newton County of suit to ‘exceed $3 million’

Junior Hilliard will file a lawsuit against Newton County, which recently voted to end its contract with Junior Hilliard General Services, operator of the county's trash collection convenience cent...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County School System mourns the passing of Mallard, Nolan

The Newton County School System lost two members last week with the passing of Eastside High School teacher Leo Mallard and Veterans Memorial Middle School employee Prentiss Nolan. Mallard, the 20...

November 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. He was born November 17, 1956, in Anniston, Alabama, to parents Frank and Frances Grubbs, who preceded him in death...

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Sheriff thanks community for support

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown reached out to Facebook earlier this morning to share his gratitude with the community on its support of the family of Deputy Justin White and the Newton County Sh...

November 22, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

City denies The Cork’s ordinance change request

In a 4-2 vote, the Covington City Council denied the ordinance change request from The Cork Boutique to allow ancillary tastings outside during tonight's meeting. Jack Philips, owner of The Cork B...

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Traffic stop nets drug arrest

After following a truck registered to a known drug house, Covington Police Officer Steve Swann initiated a traffic stopped that resulted in a foot pursuit and arrest of the truck's passenger. Acco...

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

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