News for Thursday, July 28, 2011


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NCSO: Lock your car and keep your valuables out of sight

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in stopping a rash of entering auto crimes that appear to be on the rise.

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Illegal dumping on the rise

COVINGTON — With more abandoned and unfinished subdivisions in the county, and foreclosures booming, reports of illegal dumping in residential areas have increased.

Newton Blotter - 07-29-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Learning the ropes

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

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Parents, students invited to school open houses

COVINGTON — Although students may still be enjoying sleeping in late or hanging out by the pool, the first day of school is right around the corner.

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Lovely links

Golfers get an early start Wednesday morning at The Oaks golf course in Newton County, hoping to play a round of golf before temperatures reach the brutal point.