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Gun stolen during break-in

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking into an apartment and stealing a gun. According to a NC...

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Teen to stand trial for 2016 killing

COVINGTON, Ga. - A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old from Oxford will stand trial for a 2016 stabbing that left an 18-year-old dead. During a hearing in Newton County Superior Court May 16, Quran...

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of ...

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Newton High teacher killed in accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton High School teacher was killed in a two-car collision Thursday morning on Brown Bridge Road. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report, b...

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

SWMA approves convenience centers and fees

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved the five full-service convenience centers and one center for recycling and yard waste only that will remain open a...

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton Sheriff challenges BOC

COVINGTON, Ga. – Sheriff Ezell Brown called on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to consider raising taxes in order to adequately fund public safety at Wednesday night's BOC budg...

May 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News By Mike Harrison SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Back in 2005 the Social Circle boys soccer team made the trip to Covington to meet the Eastside Eagles on a foggy ...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through 5 a.m. Tu...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Nikkita Warfield to be NCSS director for secondary education

COVINGTON, Ga. - Nikkita Warfield, current principal at Porterdale Elementary School, will become the Newton County School System's (NCSS's) Director of Secondary Schools in July. In that position,...

May 18, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

11 Alcovy High seniors sign up to become teachers

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy High School (AHS) and Richard Cormier, its teaching as a profession instructor, are trying to increase the number of high school students interested in becoming school teach...

May 18, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Chamber hires new Main Street Director

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lauren Singleton has been hired as the new Main Street Director. After an extensive search process, the ...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Alcovy track standout inks with Eastern Kentucky

The trend of success for a school's sports program can partly be attributed to the signings of their top level athletes to colleges all across the country. For the Alcovy High school girls track ...

May 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Newton's Wendel Lee will remain close to home at Oxford College

Wendel Lee makes Oxford College his new basketball home Tyler Williams twilliams@covnews.com COVINGTON, Ga. - The successes of the Newton basketball program have once again become the subject...

May 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

Covington denies special use permit for body shop

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council denied a special use permit (SUP) for an auto body repair shop on Eagle Drive in a 5-1 vote after concerns from residents were raised about the noise and...

May 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Oxford citizens voice concerns about sewer expansion

OXFORD, Ga. – Emory Street homeowners came out in force to Monday night's Oxford City Council work session to voice their concerns about the proposed expansion of the city's sewer system. In...

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

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