Newton County is home to two big bicycle races a year, a bicycle club and one bicycle shop.
The 11Alive report from "The Investigators" on Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, and the pay he received in 2014, brought a lot of attention to the Board of Commissioners this week, a lot of which was negative from the talk around the county and social media responses.
A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to the seizer of a 45 cal. handgun, a crack pipe and an open container of alcohol early Thursday morning.
A large crowd remembered, celebrated and honored those who act Sunday afternoon during Newton County's MLK Ecumenical Celebration at Newton High School.
After surrounding a home, Covington Police arrested an armed man at 10116 Griffin Lane with SWAT team responding Friday.
There was a lot of change at this year's Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards reception at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Thursday, but it was the lack of change that was the big moment of the evening.
Pacho's Mexican Grill management feels it has already recovered from the failing health score it received during a Jan. 9 inspection.
The merger of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College will make the institution the largest university in the state.
The Rotary and Kiwanis clubs of Covington met for the annual Prayer Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Covington Friday.
Hunter Hall is leaving the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce for a business development position with Kelly Products after informing his staff of the change Monday.
The city of Covington and the Covington Police Department swore in four new officers at Monday night's city council meeting, amid trying times for police officers.
Ann Capolino Brewer was a natural leader known for her relentless efforts to better her community. She was especially known for her work on behalf of those suffering from cystic fibrosis, and was a champion of Georgia farmers as one of the first organizers of the organic food movement.
A Newton County Sheriff's Deputy patrol vehicle is currently under investigation by the Jasper County Fire Service after it caught fire shortly after 3:30 on Monday.
A recent health inspection of the Newton Medical Center resulted in failing marks for the county's local hospital.
A man was dragged from the bathroom and restrained to the floor, before being shot at a Covington residence Wednesday morning.
With two state championships in her last two seasons, Dallas Worthy has been a valuable member of Eastside's track and field team as she begins her senior year.
Realignment brought changes to the area's basketball teams, with Eastside moving to Region 8-AAAA, and Alcovy and Newton jumping up to Region 2-AAAAAA.
Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam.
Golf's top players and fans are about to descend on Georgia and Augusta to see the beauty of Augusta National for The Masters. But at The Oaks, golfers and some of the top superintendents in the sport have been descending on the Covington golf course for years.
Newton kept it close throughout the first quarter of its sweet 16 matchup at Tift County, but the hosts, Blue Devils, and their crowd became too much.
If you haven't had a chance to talk with someone who has been involved in sports since before you were born, you should do it.
Kevin Thompson was good, but not the best.
The most prolific era in Alcovy basketball, and perhaps the most celebrated in the school's sports tenure came to an end Friday night.
Newton County basketball has more tradition than any other sports program in the area, setting national records, winning state championships, being guided by a legendary hall of fame coach and having players move on to the next level.
Although the Eastside boys' basketball team finished as runners-up to the Region 8-AAAA championship, it struggled with free throws all season.
Drew Buckhault led an impressive Eastside offensive performance as the Eagles defeated visiting Jackson 12-2 on Wednesday.
The Newton girls' basketball team has never reached the state's elite eight, but the 2012-13 version is on the verge of doing just that.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam, using the roar of its four engines, 13 .50-caliber machine guns, chin, top, ball and tail turrets and impressive bomb load to deliver 640,036 tons of explosives on European targets during the second world war.
Christian Davies of Flint Hill Elementary finished in third place for the boys' 10-11 age group and Shay Aiken of East Newton, finishing in fourth place for the 8-9 age group.