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CPD identifies suspect, victims in Wednesday night double homicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department has released the names of the suspect and three victims in Wednesday night's double homicide on Usher Street in Covington. According to a CPD news release, the incident was domestic-related and escalated into shots being fired.


Rotary Club of Covington provides Christmas to 168 children

The Rotary Club of Covington was able to provide Christmas gifts for 168 Newton County children thanks to donations to their 2018 Empty Stocking Fund. The club raises money for this event throughout the year through fundraisers and donations. This Christmas they provided gifts, school supplies, Bibl


Police investigate double homicide in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Covington Police are investigating a scene in Covington were two people are dead. Police confirmed the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Clark Street and West Street.


Suspect in New York City shootings captured in Covington

COVINGTON — A suspect wanted in connection with a double shooting in New York City in July was apprehended at a home in Covington on Jan. 14. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service arrested Kevin G. Alexis, 29, of Covington, at a home on Helen Road Monday on a warrant for attem


Deputies give back through random acts of kindness

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and his deputies were out and about during the holidays operating in a unique capacity. While still patrolling the streets of Newton County, they were definitely in the Christmas spirit of giving.


County receives results of testing at former Lanier Golf Course

A water sample test done near a controversial east Forsyth zoning has found potentially dangerous materials “were below detection limits.” — Per a press release from Forsyth County, on Jan. 9 a water sample was collected by a water quality consultant near the Northcove Development — the development


'Hero' volunteer firefighter, 72, saves little girl from horrific dog attack

RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. - A 6-year-old girl in Richmond County, North Carolina, is recovering after being attacked by dogs at her school bus stop. “I have stitches everywhere and staples in my head,” Haiden Prevatte told WSOC-TV.


Henry Commissioner Thomas holds first community meeting

McDONOUGH — Vivian Thomas, the new commissioner for Henry County’s District 4, held her first community meeting this past Saturday. The meeting was held at Grace Baptist Church in Stockbridge and featured Thomas discussing a variety of topics with members of the community.


Pace: Celebrate MLK Day with Oxford College

You probably know the “12 Days of Christmas” song, which is fun to sing but also teaches us that Christmas is a season and not just a day. After the 12th day of Christmas Christians mark the day of the Epiphany where we celebrate the arrival of the wise men or magi who brought gifts to the baby Jesu


Butts County school board selects chairman, vice chairman

Millard Daniel has been appointed by his colleagues on the Butts County Board of Education to serve another year as chairman. The school board voted on the position during its Jan. 15 meeting, unanimously selecting Daniel for a third one-year term at the helm. He was nominated for the post by Distri


Dual Wrestling State Championship Preview

The Macon Centreplex will host the state’s 18th dual wrestling championships Jan. 17-19. This year’s lineup features a field that is packed with Georgia’s most decorated powerhouses, and the reclassification this offseason is adding an intriguing dimension in several classifications.


Hollywood sets eyes on Bostwick

A new filming project is sweeping through Morgan County this week for a reboot television series of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi/horror “Amazing Stories,” with shooting locations in Rutledge, Bostwick and right outside of Madison.


The Roots of Southern: Georgia Teachers College in the 1950’s

Georgia Southern University was much different back in the late 1950s. When the college first opened, it was known by a different name: Georgia Teachers College. The campus was not much bigger than sweetheart circle; the class size was in the hundreds; freshmen students were known as ‘rats’; the onl


Incidents for the week of Jan. 16

Mitchell Road resident reports finding stolen truck in backyard. At about 4:07 p.m. on Jan. 4, a male Mitchell Road resident told Dep. Jaleel Brown he arrived home and saw a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado in his backyard with the keys in the ignition. The resident said the truck was not damaged and


Teen sentenced for role in 2017 robbery at Newton High

COVINGTON, Ga. – A former Newton High School student has been sentenced to 15 years with the first 10 to be served in prison for his role in an armed robbery at the school two years ago.


EZ Bottle Shop under scrutiny

EZ Bottle Shop, a liquor store located on Washington Street in Madison, is under scrutiny after complaints of customers loitering, public urination, and public alcohol consumption.


Forsyth mayor hosts five previous mayors

Forsyth mayor Eric Wilson hosted five former city mayors for a holiday lunch last month. Among those attending were, from left, Jimmy Pace, Ralph Ogletree, Wilson, Paul Jossey, John Howard and Tye Howard. Wilson is up for re-election this year. If re-elected, he would be the first Forsyth mayor to b


Firemen honored for High Falls rescue

The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department honored its dive team members who helped save two teenagers stuck in the waters of High Falls on May 29. Monroe County officials summoned the dive team for help after a Monroe County teen and his girlfriend were stranded in the raging waters of the Towaliga Rive


GSUPD pours $2 million into campus security technology

One thing many students, the Student Government Association and the Georgia State University Police Department can all agree on is the abounding need for a secure campus, specifically through the enhancement of surveillance camera technology.


Forsyth man accused of planning attack on White House

A Cumming man who had allegedly radicalized and planned to be a “martyr” laid out his plans to undercover FBI agents for attacks on the White House, other monuments and a synagogue, prior to being arrested, according to an FBI affidavit.