Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.
The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.
Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.
The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.
This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.
The Covington City Council heard an update on its plans to make Pace Street a more walkable connecting corridor from the downtown Square to the Hwy. 278 commercial district during its meeting Monday night.
Covington Place will be one way only for automotive traffic on Halloween night, thanks to a compromise between the neighborhood and Covington public safety officials.
Indian Creek Middle School's Kenneth Hanson was named the Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year Thursday.
Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies had to pull a suspect out of his car at gun point after he tried to flee from High Point MHP Tuesday.
The Porterdale Police Department made an arrest early Oct. 7 that would be a natural fit in any criminal drama in the movie theaters or on television.
It's been called the "worst intersection in the county," or the "Burger King intersection."
Covington Police K-9 Sultan tracked down a man who had reportedly threatened his wife at the Holiday Inn on the Access Road Thursday, and held him for the arrest.
A surge at the Georgia Power substation left part of Social Circle without power Thursday evening.
Before a motion could be filed to renew a contract between GovComms, LLC and Newton County, commissioners spoke up about the lack of services the BOC felt it was receiving from the PR firm. The contract, which expires at the end of the fiscal year, will be revisited by the BOC at its first meeting in November.
To compete in one of the toughest regions in the state, a team must be, well, tough.
Santa's Workshop has returned to Ramsey's Furniture Annex again this year.
It may be just the third game on the schedule, but for Alcovy's girls basketball team, revenge is on the docket.
Rashard Cabane and Rodarius Mitchell are two of Newton's top returning scorers from last season, and showed they will be a big part of the 2012-13 season at the Northeast Georgia Invitational in Madison County this week.
As fall blows through Covington and the air gets colder, sports start to work their way inside.
In the eighth grade, Ashley Williams understood situations and making moves that Alcovy coach Kidada Holtzclaw was trying to get her Lady Tigers to make during high school practices.
In just one night, Newton County's football season came to an end.
Eastside's 35-0 victory over fourth-ranked Monroe Area last Friday was a big win at the time.
Fans will have a chance to see history today as Newton hosts a state playoff game for the first time in the school's 63-year history of football.
In its seventh year of existence, Alcovy is headed to the state football playoffs for the third time today, looking for its ever playoff win.
Friday night, Newton County will witness something that has happened just once before.
On Sunday, you might have noticed cheerleading as a front page sports story in The Covington News.
Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.
Alcovy finished up the regular season Friday night, and thanks to earning a playoff berth Nov. 2 has one more game to recover.
Sometimes you don't need to finish first to be winners and Alcovy's competitive cheerleading team proved that Saturday.