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Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Newton County citizens hear about LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga – Approximately 100 people were on hand at the Newton County Historic Courthouse July 10 to attend an informational session on the Logistics Education ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Georgia Tech, Covington, Newton County partner to offer free LEAP online courses

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and Newton County have partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth ...

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Outdoor grill safety for the summer

Grilling during the summer time is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Tina Barrick of Newton County ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Casino Royale night fundraiser this weekend

The Washington Street Community Center is holding Casino Night this weekend. The fourth annual event is the center's major fundraiser.

November 17, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

KCNB awarded 2 state grants for plants, puppets

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved the awarding of two state grants to Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful with a total amount of $64,000 at their Tuesday meeting.

November 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local

A day of unity

The day after the country elected its first black president in what has been the nation's longest and most eventful election, residents of Newton County and Rockdale County gathered in the Covington square for an afternoon prayer circle. Led by Rev. Eric Lee of Springfield Baptist Church, the gathered – Republicans and Democrats, black and white – prayed for unity and healing from the recent years of a national divisiveness. They prayed for their counties' elected officials, civil servants, educators, first responders and fighting men and women abroad.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

The votes are in...24 of 24 Newton precincts reporting


November 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Mother robbed at gunpoint

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening while waiting to pick her child up from school outside Fairview Elementary.

November 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

Alleged cybersex predator arrested

Investigators from the Newton County Sherriff's Office, assisted by Berrien County Sheriff's deputies, arrested a 34-year-old man for Internet sex crimes.

November 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

DUI driver urinates in patrol car

A woman arrested for drunk driving reportedly urinated in the patrol car after being arrested in the wee hours of Oct. 26.

November 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

POOCH pups together again

At the annual Pooch Paw Fest at Oxford College, graduates of the college's POOCH program mixed and mingled with their owners and former canine roommates on the grassy quad of the campus Saturday afternoon.

November 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local

Supplemental Educational Services offered to eligible Middle Ridge and Clements students

Parents of students at Middle Ridge Elementary School and Clements Middle School are invited to attend an informational meeting on Nov. 1 at Clements Middle School to review possible Supplemental Educational Services (SES) currently available for their children. This is the second informational meeting provided by the Office of Federal Programs of the Newton County School System. After the informational meeting, parents will have the opportunity to meet various qualified SES providers in the local area.

November 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Ford denied appeal

Melbert Ray Ford Jr., a death row inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend and a young girl in 1986, was denied his appeal by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday.

November 11, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

NCSO to increase patrols Friday night

With Halloween coming on a Friday this year, law enforcement is urging citizens to beware of additional foot and motor traffic around Newton County as little ghosts and goblins scurry around town in search of treats.

Additionally, the Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be prepared, noting that traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Halloween with more motorists on the roads for the weekend with trick-or-treating, high school football games and the Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville.

November 11, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

Ministries closed temporarily for lack of funds

In the last few days, three ministries in the county that give aid to the economically disadvantaged have had to either shut down temporarily or turn people away due to a lack of funds and food.

November 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Local

Two girls, a guy and a throwdown

Covington Police officers were called to a home that was reportedly being burglarized on Oct. 17 and found a domestic situation instead, according to reports.

November 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

Drunk driver wets himself

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Saturday night when citizens reported that a silver Impala was wandering over the road on Interstate 20 East and slamming on its brakes.

November 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

Fleeing car stuck on another vehicle while escaping deputies

Newton County Sheriff's Department deputies are looking for the driver and passenger of a vehicle that fled from The Silos of Ellington subdivision early last Wednesday.

November 08, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Local

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