The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.
The Covington City Council voted to change part of a motion it made a little more than a week prior concerning retired employees and their benefits Wednesday.
COVINGTON- After an evening of plenty of heated debate, some legalese, a little political intrigue and much emotion, the Covington City Council decided to suspend enforcement on action it made at its previous council meeting.
Tommy Gregory Sr. told the crowd gathered at Nelson Heights Community Center that summer was the season to celebrate two of America's independence days.
COVINGTON- Elections for the position of Covington mayor and three of the city's council seats may not be until November, but the first political salvo was fired at Monday night's council meeting, some five months before the Nov. 3 election day.
A Covington Police Officer patrolling Brown Bridge Road using a license plate reader was alerted when a Hyundai Santa Fe drove by into a Chevron gas station at Brown Bridge Road and Turner Lake Road shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.
COVINGTON- Elizabeth Gilchrist was arrested for an outstanding warrant while a taxi cab waited for her outside the Quick Trip on Hwy. 278, after she had ran up a metered cost of $17.50.
COVINGTON- Several items were stolen from Horizon Cabinets on City Pond Road in Covington by people who are believed to be ex-employees early Sunday morning.
Monroe-Mike Cash Office Products, in Monroe, has been seized by state agents after its owners Mike Cash, Sr. and Deborah Cash were arrested for theft by conversion Thursday.
Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the air in the library would be too hot and humid for its many guests and its many books.
Covington-The Blimpie sandwich shop on Elm Street was open Tuesday after being forced to close by Covington Fire Marshall Tony Smith Sunday.
Covington-As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way.
Covington-The Covington Citizens Academy graduated its second class in front of the Mayor and City Council Monday night.
A few road closures will affect Covington residents in the near future, beginning on June 12.
As Newton heads into the second half of the basketball season, it will have more experience in big games, and big wins than many of its 2013 opponents.
The 2012 sports year in Newton County saw plenty of the old mixed with plenty of the new.
Newton headed into Thursday night's Yule Tide Christmas Classic in Hanceville, Ala., with the confidence of three straight wins.
History will soon be reconstructed in Porterdale.
As Dan Bauer drives through Covington in his red truck with the Arbor Equity Inc. logo on the side, children sometimes yell at their parents as the vehicle passes, exclaiming, "There goes coach Dan."
The Newton, Alcovy and Eastside football teams all reached the playoffs in the 2012 season, and the efforts of the players who helped to get them there will be rewarded Saturday.
The first year of Region 2-AAAAAA produced several big moments throughout the 2012 season, and the runner up to the champion of the state's highest classification.
Alcovy didn't get off to the start of 2012-13 season it would hope after losing its first three and four of its first five games.
The Newton Rams shut down Eastside Saturday, handing its cross-town rivals its first loss of the season and proving they are one of the state's better defensive teams.
Antonius Sims missed 4 ½ games, including 2 ½ region contests this season, but that didn't stop him from impressing every coach in 8-AAAA as they gathered to come up with an All-Region team.
It's been a productive first part of the season for both Newton and Eastside, with 11 wins (prior to Newton's matchup with Jackson, Atlanta today) coming together on the Rams' court.
For seven years, Jon Scharf has been heading to the Covington Y to help dozens of Newton County's youngsters learn sportsmanship, discipline, basketball and how to have fun.
Alcovy wrestling welcomed Newton and Eastside to its gym Tuesday by winning the Newton Cup.
As much as I enjoyed football season for the last four months, it took me just two weeks to decide Newton is a basketball town.
Trying to repeat a 21-win season is difficult enough, but looking to do it with an almost entirely new team is even more challenging.