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.
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.
Alcovy had a chance to pick up its first Region 2-AAAAAA win Friday, sending out Rysan Richardson for a 45-yard field goal with 4 minutes left in a tie game.
Alcovy put it all together in overtime, picking up a dramatic 24-21 victory over Luella in Sharp Stadium Friday night.