The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Anthony Lamar Freeman, 39, 6140 Green St., theft by receiving stolen property.* Ramirez Antonelli Griggs, 28, 7101 Willow Green Court, DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked, following too closely.* Richard Everett Harrison, 28, 520 Alcovy Way, probation violation.* William John Henry Jr., 55, 285 Sable Circle, DUI, vehicle turning left (failure to yield).
The Newton County Honor Band, comprised of band members from each of the county's three high schools, plays their first song at Thursday's Concerts on the Square performance under the direction of T.K. Adams, former band director at Cousins Middle School and current director of Newton County Community Band.
The Covington Housing Authority and Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter have negotiated and signed a new lease for the shelter facility on Turner Lake Circle.
Newton County School System's prekindergarten program will continue as usual next school year.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown witnessed a crime in progress Saturday night and alerted Covington Police officers, who arrested Shawen Okeefe, 27, of 5162 Worsham St., the next day and charged him with loitering and prowling in connection with the incident.
After being known as a two-year institution for college students in metro Atlanta for nearly 50 years, Georgia Perimeter College soon will add four-year degrees at its campuses.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education owe the city of Covington stormwater fees that combined total more than $162,000 and date back as far as 2005.
Covington -- Recruits who earned certificates from DeKalb Technical College's Law Enforcement Academy were honored at a graduation ceremony...
Students in Piedmont Academy's second and fifth grades won an award by collecting the most "box tops for education" in the last school wide competition.
The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School, in association with Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11556 and the NHS MCJROTC, recently collected donations of Girl Scout Cookies and other necessities to be sent to troops serving abroad in Operation Cookie Drop.
Clayton State University's world-famous Spivey Hall has announced the 2011 dates for its annual Summer Music Camp.
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COVINGTON — Newton County School System's prekindergarten program will continue as usual next school year.