Hogan says he looks forward to more discussions with Amazon
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says his administration has had preliminary discussions with Amazon, and he looks forward to meeting with the company again about potentially expanding to Maryland.
Hogan was asked at a news conference Thursday about the company's new headquarters, after Amazon announced it has abandoned plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city.
Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Georgia says a woman threw a soft drink at a Waffle House worker who put her change on the counter instead of in her hand.
The Covington News reports the Newton County Sheriff's Office says the woman was angry about the placement of her change and threw the full drink at the worker on Sunday morning.
Man accused of killing wife, stepdaughter in triple shooting
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed his wife and stepdaughter in a triple shooting in Georgia.
Covington police said in a statement that 37-year-old Cedric Bernard Cook fired shots at a home after a domestic-related argument escalated Wednesday night.
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Wounded police officer returns home after months of rehab
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A police officer in Georgia who was shot in the head has returned home after months of physical rehabilitation.
News outlets report Covington police Officer Matt Cooper finished his inpatient brain injury rehab program Wednesday and got to go home.
Police say officers responded to a report of shoplifting at an area Walmart in September and three suspects fled, shooting at officers.
Boy looking for hamster dies as car plunges into garage
NEWTON, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old Georgia boy is dead after a car left a road and smashed into a garage.
WSB-TV reports Braden Stevenson died after being hit at his grandmother's home in Covington while looking for his missing hamster with a friend.
A driver lost control of a car for reasons that are unclear and pinned the boy against the wall. The friend, Lucas McWilliams, was also severely injured.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas stresses need for neutrality
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says judicial independence and neutrality is as important as ever with public opinion deeply divided on high-profile issues.
"It is becoming increasingly common for public opinion to galvanize behind particular outcomes and around particular interests without regard for the law or an objective assessment of facts," Thomas observed in a speech in Georgia on Friday.
Officer shot, 1 suspect dead near Georgia Walmart
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot by a shoplifting suspect near a Walmart store in Georgia.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that 34-year-old Covington Officer Matt Cooper is in serious condition following the Monday afternoon shooting.
Gathright Dam to run pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gathright Dam operators are planning a release of water from Lake Moomaw.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the pulse release of water will be conducted Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Operators at Gathright Dam are scheduled to conduct a pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw.
The pulse will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 6 primary election ended Friday. The top of the ballot will include all six U.S. House races and a race to fill the open secretary of state's seat. The candidates who have qualified are:
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The parents accused of killing their 2-week-old baby in an Atlanta suburb will stand trial together on charges including second-degree murder.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 6 primary election runs through Friday. The top of the ballot will include all six U.S. House races and a race to fill the open secretary of state's seat. The candidates who have qualified so far are:
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COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — State regulators say they have found no environmental hazards after a problem at a paper mill's waste treatment plant caused discoloration in waterways outside of Roanoke.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff's deputy is recovering after being attacked by a woman with a glass bottle.
Local news media report that Newton County Deputy Moedjirah Vandelisle was called to a home Saturday after someone reported a family member trying to kill herself.
When Vandelisle arrived, the sheriff's office says she was attacked by 38-year-old Karen Lynn Anders.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A coroner's office has released the name of the 14-year-old boy from Texas who was killed when a tree fell on his tent at a Georgia Boy Scout camp.
The Newton County Coroner's Office identified the Boy Scout on Tuesday as Elijah Knight of Cypress, Texas. The teen was participating in a Scout gathering when the incident occurred Monday at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in Newton County, east of Atlanta.
Tree crash kills teen at Boy Scout camp in Georgia
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Boy Scouts officials are offering condolences after a 14-year-old boy from Texas was killed when a tree fell on his tent at a Georgia Boy Scout camp.
Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America CEO Tracy Techau said in a statement the death is a "difficult time for our Scouting family." The teen was participating in a Scout gathering when the incident occurred Monday at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in Newton County, north of Atlanta.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy from Texas was killed when a tree fell on his tent at a Georgia Boy Scout camp.
Newton County Sherriff's Office spokesman Jeff Alexander told news outlets Monday that the incident occurred at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in Newton County. Powerful storms had rolled through the area downing multiple trees, including the one that fell on the boy's tent.
German company picks Virginia for new plant
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — A German company that makes roll covers for paper and packaging manufacturers plans to build a manufacturing operation in Virginia.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that SchaeferRolls plans to spend $12 million to build a plant in Covington. The projected is projected to create 31 new jobs.
SchaeferRolls will be the local supplier to WestRock Co., a paper and packaging manufacturer.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — At least four people have been hospitalized and at least 70 were sickened after a salmonella outbreak tied to an invitation-only event in Georgia.
Georgia teen uses track success to prepare for service
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Kijana Knights would probably like to find whoever was responsible for determining he wasn't good enough to make the basketball team, and thank them.
What may have felt like failure and rejection for Knights, a sophomore on the Newton track and field and cross country teams, actually paved the way for greater success and accolades.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with DUI in a crash that killed a married couple in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a DeKalb County judge sentenced Donte Alexander Grant on Monday.
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Body found in Georgia river identified as missing woman
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose body was discovered in a river near Atlanta has been identified as a person with autism who was reported missing last month, miles away.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office said Friday on its Facebook page that she was 23-year-old Shanequa Quanee Sullivan of Atlanta. The agency said it's not clear how she died, and an investigation is ongoing.
Her body was found March 4 by a fisherman in the Yellow River.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Center for Missing and Exploited Children says 39 missing girls match the description of a body found in the Yellow River last weekend.
A Newton County Sheriff's statement says the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has conducted an autopsy, and the findings describe the girl as possibly black or biracial, between 12 and 17 years old and with no tattoos or identifying marks.
Body in Georgia river thought to be teen-aged girl
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the cause of death of a teen-aged girl whose body was pulled from a Georgia river last weekend.
WSB-TV reports that a fisherman found the body Saturday in the Yellow River, which flows through suburbs east of Atlanta.
BRANFORD — Zach Laput scored 15 points to lead eighth-seeded ND-West Haven over top-seeded Wilbur Cross in the quarterfinals of the SCC boys basketball tournament Saturday morning at Branford.
Alleghany 65, Giles 60
Amherst County 33, E.C. Glass 21
Appomattox Regional 46, Southampton Academy 42
Armstrong 62, Hanover 51
Broadway 50, Turner Ashby 29
Central Wise 47, Union 43
Charlottesville 57, Powhatan 50
Chatham 60, Altavista 37
Christchurch 37, New Community 18
Colonial Forge 56, North Stafford 38
Culpeper 43, Brentsville 30
East Rockingham 58, Luray 40
Eastern Montgomery 46, Covington 38
Edison 64, TJ-Alexandria 40
Faith Christian-Roanoke 68, Blue Ridge Christian 40
• Michael Kovich and Amanda Lee McDonald, both of Gouldsboro.
• Andrew M. Kokindo and Mary Ann Marra, both of Throop.
• Keith Wayne Tucker, Covington Twp., and Nicole Marie Gabriel, Scranton.
• Joseph A. Barnick Jr. and Kristi M. Thompson, both of Newton Twp.
Bruce William Byrne, 68, of McDonough, Ga., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2018).
His visitation and funeral were Friday at Prospect Methodist Church in Covington, Ga. Interment will be in Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Covington, Ga.
Estranged boyfriend arrested in death of postal worker
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The estranged boyfriend of a Postal worker in Georgia who was gunned down earlier this week has been arrested in her death.
DeKalb County Police say 22-year-old Tyrika Terrell, of Covington, was shot several times in the head outside her job in Decatur on Monday night.
CSX, state reach settlement on fuel spill from derailment
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Railroad company CSX Corp. has reached a settlement with Virginia environmental regulators over a derailment in Covington that sent fuel into the Jackson River.
2 charged after leading police on car chase
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — State police say two Virginia residents with outstanding warrants have been arrested after leading a state trooper on a car chase.
Authorities say the trooper responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Bath County on Saturday afternoon and tried to make a traffic stop.
The driver of the car refused to stop and led the trooper on a chase, during which the suspect's vehicle twice struck the trooper's cruiser before crashing into a bridge.
Father charged in baby daughter’s death in Georgia woods
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The father of a 15-day-old baby girl who was found dead in the woods behind her family's Georgia home now faces multiple charges, including murder.
News outlets report the Newton County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Christopher McNabb is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing the death of Caliyah McNabb.
Investigators say she was found dead inside a duffel bag.
Missing 15-day-old Georgia baby found dead in woods
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The body of a 15-day-old Georgia baby who had been reported missing has been found in woods behind her family's home.
Caliyah McNabb's body was found inside a duffel bag, news outlets reported.
Georgia housing administrator pleads guilty in theft case
ATLANTA (AP) — The administrative manager at a Georgia housing agency has pleaded guilty to one count of federal program theft.
U.S. Attorney John A. Horn says 34-year-old Erica L. Morris's plea was announced Wednesday. He says she admitted making more than $35,000 in personal purchases on a Covington Housing Authority credit card that had been issued for work-related purchases.
Police: 20-person street fight culminated in deadly shooting
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Police say a street fight involving around 20 people culminated in a deadly shooting.
‘Drone Zone’ in southwest Virginia gets federal grant money
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) — An effort to convert a former primary school in southwest Virginia into a drone research and recreational facility is getting a boost.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the Appalachian Regional Commission had awarded the city of Covington $100,000 for what's being called the Alleghany County Drone Zone. A news release says that money will be matched with local funds to complete a feasibility study and a design, marketing, and business plan.
A local youth got a chance in recent weeks to learn about the various ways people become leaders during a conference held in the middle of the state.
Man accused of carrying stolen firearm into theater pleads
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Georgia man accused of entering a Pennsylvania movie theater carrying what authorities said was a stolen firearm and ammunition has pleaded guilty to federal firearms law violations.
Twenty-two-year-old William Gossett of Covington pleaded to being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 14.
Georgia woman’s body found under bridge
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found under a bridge.
Cortney Morrison with the Newton County Sheriff's Office tells WSB-TV that 27-year-old Kelly Marshall's body was found on Saturday by kayakers under a bridge along the Yellow River. A cause of death isn't yet known.
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was arrested after police say he shot someone who was fleeing from officers.
Covington police Capt. Craig Treadwell tells local media that 46-year-old Marcus Allan Pitts was charged with aggravated assault after he shot 33-year-old Terence Lee Lennox in an incident Saturday morning. Lennox was taken to an Atlanta hospital in critical condition.
Concerned citizen shoots fleeing suspect, faces aggravated assault charge
COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning incident in which a citizen apparently attempting to help police — shot a fleeing suspect, leaving him critically wounded.