A day after Newton County School System released information that a Newton High School teacher was in contact with someone traveling form Sierra Leone, the school's absentee rate doubled Wednesday.
Covington Police Tazed a man who had been standing on the balcony of America's Best Value taking off his clothes to urinate Tuesday.
After a man yelled at Covington Police Department officers on how to do their job, he took off running before being tackled and arrested near Thomas Buffet Saturday around 4:30 p.m.
Marching toward the Newton County School Board in 1970, local black students knew they needed to be treated fairly.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown assured a crowd of dozens of concerned citizens that crime is down in their neighborhoods, and they urged community leaders that they want that trend to continue because they still feel threatened.
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.
Alcovy will have to wait one more day to find out if its softball team can advance to next week's state finals in Columbus.
Winter creeps into Covington this week, but there's no reason to break out the sweaters just yet.
Well, maybe turtlenecks, as "The Vampire Diaries" have brought a winter wonderland into the Covington square.
Alcovy is in the midst of a successful and unprecedented softball playoff run heading into today's second-round matchup against Hillgrove, but will go up against a more difficult challenge.
The Newton Rams have now won two games in a row.
Eastside didn't make any major changes during its week off but will still look like a slightly different team when it hosts Lanier tonight at Sharp Stadium.
The Newton County football team did something Monday it hasn't done all season long - practiced after coming off a win.
Alcovy moved on to the second round of the state softball playoffs for the first time in school history Wednesday, and did so in dominating fashion.
The Alcovy softball team achieved one of its goals Friday night, winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship.
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Newton County won its first game of the 2012 season Friday night, defeating cross-county and Region 2-AAAAAA rival Alcovy High School 14-7.
Alcovy softball was crowned Region 2-AAAAAA champions Friday night after defeating Rockdale 4-0.
Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.
After two years, the Newton-Alcovy rivalry gets renewed on the football field today.
The Alcovy football team tied its highest point total of the season last week, putting up 24 points for just the second time this season, both in wins.
Finishing the regular season ranked fifth in the state makes for a pretty good season.