Newton Medical Center will formally become a subsidiary of Piedmont Healthcare on Oct. 1.
Hundreds flocked to Covington this weekend, and it was exactly the turnout Newton County Tourism President Jenny McDonald expected, but it was a little much for Newton County-Covington Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Staffins.
In his more than a decade and a half as Covington Police Chief, Stacey Cotton has led his men and women in the way he was taught to conduct himself by Judge Stacey W. Cotton and Suzanne Cotton - with ethics.
When Covington fire fighters returned from a fire on West Street recently, their clothes, or "turnout gear," were covered in soot produced from the synthetics burned in the apartment blaze.
The Covington City Council continued working on its 2015 fiscal year budget Thursday, and among the topics was a 3 percent increase in insurance.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
The Covington Police Department is searching for three females who allegedly attempted to purchase food at Zaxby's with stolen credit card numbers.
Many parents of Newton County School System students have made expressed concern over traffic problems caused by a portion of Airport Road being closed.
After the recall of Blue Bell ice cream products, Newton County School System has removed all of the brand's ice cream from its stock Tuesday.
A $22 million nursing home facility and more than 100 jobs could be headed toward Covington as the city council approved to rezone an area on Dearing Street.
Covington already had a memorial to its veterans with the monument on the Square, but Tuesday it added another way to honor those who served while driving around town.
Members of the Social Circle community both said goodbye and hello to Doug White Sunday.
In Newton County's past government groups worked separately, so when the water authority heard that the school board was working to build a high school down Hwy. 36 it was a bit of a surprise.
The city of Covington will take $20,000 from its general fund in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget and help fund the Christmas lights on the Square this year.
The path to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame could go through a local elementary school this week.
Newton's girls' basketball team has won its last three Region 2-AAAAAA games, as the second half of league play begins today.
The Newton boys' basketball team ended its first trip around Region 2-AAAAAA and a rare losing streak Tuesday.
Alcovy saw the return of one of its top players and got off the schnide as 2013 gets under way.
The gas station at the Covington Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 will be down for the next four to five hours for required state compliance testing, according to store manager Horace McCullough.
Charles Reynolds is trained to pull people out of buildings in emergency situations.
Finally this city is awake.
Porterdale history began a renewal Saturday.
For the fourth straight game, the results were the same for Alcovy despite a change in the players.
Rockdale was a great place to see Southeastern Conference basketball Friday night, and you didn't have to travel to a college campus to do so.
The Newton boys' basketball team is in an unfamiliar place after a 65-50 loss at Rockdale Tuesday night.
Newton kept Breanna Richardson and Rockdale at bay long enough to hold on for a win Tuesday night.
Whether we like it or not, social media is a huge part of society.
This seems to be especially prevalent in the world of sports. It's a good tool to spread scores, injury updates, trade rumors, etc. However, it could also be what I consider a detriment as people get into Twitter arguments in front of thousands of readers or post demeaning pictures.
Wrestling is about staying on your feet and not giving in to your opponent's advances.
For Newton wrestler Tyler Head, it is now a way of life to continue this wrestling tactic and Fight Like Tyler. For all Newton students, this mantra, that now hangs on a banner in the school, is the Rams' wrestling teams new motto.
For the first time since early December 2011 Newton has lost back-to-back games.