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Newton County Responds to Swatting Hoax; Stern Warning Issued Against Offenders
A swatting prank in Newton County resulted in a misuse of law enforcement resources and heightened community concern. The Sheriff's Office issued a stern warning against such hoaxes, promising prosecution under law.
Man dies in Monroe motorcycle accident
FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Monroe county sheriff’s office responded to a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning at 10:30. They say the accident took place on highway 42 north just south of Johnstonville Road. The victim was identified as 41-year-old Christopher Taylor of Butts county.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Birds Up for Adoption in Covington, GA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Covington..
The City of Covington seeks police chief, fire chief, more….
The City of Covington has open job postings. Click or tap on the relevant link for more information. These job postings were found on the City of Covington website on Sept. 25, 2023. Please note a job posting could be removed at any time due to the position being filled.
Woman killed in multi-vehicle Marietta crash
One woman was killed and another person was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle wreck early Saturday, Marietta Police said. Sarah Bolt, 38, of Monroe, Georgia, died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a car, according to police. The wreck occurred around 12:42 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 75 near the Delk Road exit. According to investigators, a Kia Sedona was traveling south on I-75 approaching the exit for Delk...
Covington’s Early Morning Tragedy: 23-Year-Old Tariq Dunston Found Dead
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – A tragic incident unfolded in Covington during the early hours of Thursday, resulting in the unfortunate death of a man. Around 2:58 a.m. on September 21, Newton County deputies received a distress call and promptly arrived at a residence situated on Kirkland Road. Upon their arrival, they discovered the lifeless body of Tariq Dunston, a 23-year-old individual.
Expanded Senior Center opens in Newton County
Newton County recently celebrated the opening of the newly expanded Josephine Brown Senior Center at Turner Lake Complex. The expansion, which was funded through 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds, includes enrichment lab, classroom, multi-purpose room and new lobby.
Eastside elects Homecoming Court
Shown here are members of Eastside High School’s Homecoming Court for 2023: front row, l-r, Breanna McKibben, Milonnia Shamsiddin, Laura Shepard, Brianna Leverett, Jackson DeLoach, Serenity Hays, Ruthie Chism, Destiny Carter, Bailey Franklin; second row, l-r, Kaydence Cargile, Myah Dunston, Kennady Dennis, Presley Jewell, Blythe Edgar, Amanda Hunter; third row, l-r, Jacorey Jackson, Raiden Avery, Gabe Guerrero, Grayson Poynter, Cameron Brown, Johnny Redmond III, Bailey Benson; and back row, l-r, Dae’vion Clark, Micah Mostek, Gavin Pate, Fernando Portillo, Luke Rister, Jefferson Moss, Demitrius Simplice and Tyler Marks.
Man killed in overnight Covington shooting
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - A man has died after an early Thursday morning shooting in Covington. Newton County deputies were called to a residence on Kirkland Road at approximately 2:58 a.m. on Sept. 21. That's where they said they discovered the victim, 23-year-old Tariq Dunston. Dunston was taken to a...
Butts County Magistrate Court
Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for bond consideration and/or first appearance bond hearings during the period Sept. 18-24, 2023:. • Charles Brown on a charge of Battery Family Violence. • Emanuel Pyant on charges of Possession of Marijuana...
Two-county police chase ends in Jackson, suspect arrested
JACKSON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Jackson Police Department reported a police chase that started in Monroe County, and led into Butts County where it ended in the city of Jackson. The chase occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, and it is reported that the vehicle the suspect was driving contained stolen merchandise.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrests and Fatal Motorcycle Wrecks Shake Monticello, Georgia
This week in Monticello, Georgia, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include multiple drug-related arrests, two fatal motorcycle wrecks, and a case of driving without a valid license.
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Shooting and Officer Retirement Impact Covington
Two incidents occurred in Covington, Georgia this week. In the first incident, police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting that took place on Kirkland Road in Newton County. The second incident involves the retirement of Officer Matt Cooper, who was shot in the head during a shoplifting call in 2018.
Fresh Air Barbecue once again named among Southern Livings’ The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints
It’s no surprise to Butts Countians to hear that local barbecue icon Fresh Air Barbecue has once again been named among Southern Living’s recently released list of The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints. This list is compiled and ranked by Southern Living’s Contributing Barbecue Editor Robert Moss...
Tickets remain for Varsity food truck in Jenkinsburg
Tickets are still available to dine on food from The Varsity on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Jenkinsburg. The city arranged for the Georgia iconic fast food restaurant to bring its food truck to Jenkinsburg’s Memorial Park from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets for a Varsity meal are $13.25 and...
Investigation Underway After 23-Year-Old Fatally Shot in Residential Area near Atlanta
Authorities are currently probing a fatal shooting incident that occurred in a residential area within metro Atlanta. According to Newton County Sheriff officials, at approximately 2:58 a.m. on Thursday, deputies received reports of a shooting incident transpiring at a residence situated on Kirkland Road in Covington. Upon arrival, deputies discovered...
Covington approves first reading of impact fee ordinance
COVINGTON — The Covington City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would establish development impact fees in the city. Bill Ross, president of the consulting firm Ross and Associates, presented a final draft of the proposed ordinance that has been in the works since late 2022. Development impact fees are levied on new development in order to help fund expansions of public faciilties that are needed because of the new growth. The fees are designed to be a proportionate share of the cost of system improvements needed to serve new growth and development.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Social Media Threat, Baby Dropped off, and Motorcycle Crash in Walton County, Georgia
This week in Walton County, Georgia, there were several incidents that occurred, including a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Highway 78 resulting in the death of a 73-year-old man, a suspect being taken into custody following a social media threat to Carver Middle School, a baby being dropped off at a fire station and treated at Piedmont Walton, and a Monroe man being critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Jersey.
A Slice of Heaven: The 4 Pizza Stores Revolutionizing Conyers' Culinary Scene
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State takeovers of 'failing' schools are increasing, but with little evidence they help students
The Hechinger Report looks at the issue of state takeovers of schools and whether such measures actually aid student performance or function to undermine Black and Hispanic communities.