The Newton County Coroner’s Office is located in the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Covington. The office is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Coroner or a Deputy Coroner is available as needed 24 hours a day.
The office takes great pride in representing Newton County and always strives to be professional and compassionate when carrying out its duties. The staff of the Coroner’s Office consist of Coroner Tommy Davis, Deputy Coroner Steven M. Jones, Deputy Coroner Michael Grady, MD and Secretary Niki Barber.
The coroner and deputy coroners all receive their training annually from the Georgia Coroner’s Training Council and are all members of the Georgia Coroner’s Association. The training is held various times throughout the year at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth County. The minimum training is 28 hours annually. However, the Newton County Coroner’s Office staff also attends other training and participates in various field exercises.
The training consist of the following:
- Blood Pattern Analysis
- Case Studies
- Crash Investigations
- Evidence Collection
- Legal Updates
- Sharp Force Injuries
- Wound Identification in Gunshot Wound Ranges
Tommy Davis' Boards & Achievements
Not only does Coroner Davis serve in his elected position, he also serves in various civic organizations. Davis is a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Covington where he still serves on the board of directors and has been a member of since 2007. He is a member of the Covington Elks Lodge, an affiliate member of the Covington Lions Club, a Master Mason, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.
During his time with the Rotary Club of Covington Coroner Davis has received several recognitions; he is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Will Watts Fellow and he was the recipient of the Rotary Club of Covington’s W Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence presented to him in 2016.