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.
The Porterdale Police Department made an arrest early Oct. 7 that would be a natural fit in any criminal drama in the movie theaters or on television.
It's been called the "worst intersection in the county," or the "Burger King intersection."
Covington Police K-9 Sultan tracked down a man who had reportedly threatened his wife at the Holiday Inn on the Access Road Thursday, and held him for the arrest.
A surge at the Georgia Power substation left part of Social Circle without power Thursday evening.
Before a motion could be filed to renew a contract between GovComms, LLC and Newton County, commissioners spoke up about the lack of services the BOC felt it was receiving from the PR firm. The contract, which expires at the end of the fiscal year, will be revisited by the BOC at its first meeting in November.
Superior court grant received
The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District has the resolutions it needs to head to the Georgia state Legislature in late January or early February.
For Newton County about $218,000 actually does grow on trees.
A motion by Newton County District 1 Commissioner John Douglas to suspend funding to The Center for Community Preservation and Planning failed due to lack of support at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting.
A Flash Foods clerk told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that they observed a male and a female in the parking lot of the Salem Road store arguing.
A woman involved in an argument, pulled a knife on her sister early Tuesday morning, shortly after 2 a.m.
Georgia State House District 112 candidate Ester Fleming reported stolen campaign signs to the Newton County Sheriff's Office recently.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly leased trolley Tuesday.
Tara Simpson appreciated the work done for Toys for Tots runs and other rides to help good causes, and had a cause of her own she wanted to raise awareness for.
Every spring is a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, the colorful scenery of the blooming flowers and more. This spring offers a more rare experience for are residents thanks to the Gaither's Plantation Spring Fling and Festival.
An estimated four-hour repair job, extended to eight or nine hours, keeping residents along Brown Bridge Road without water for much of the day Tuesday.
The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.
After allegedly taking the drug "molly," a woman fought with Covington police officers and grabbed for an officer's pepper spray and Taser Saturday morning at 2:20 a.m.
Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.
The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.
A small electrical fire left the Arby's on Turner Lake Road shut down Sunday evening through Monday.
The City of Covington's Green Fuels Facility, a compressed natural gas station, held its grand opening Friday.
A woman who told police "it wasn't against the law" and "it wasn't a big deal, no one was on the road" in reference to her scrubbing the curb on Jefferson Blvd was arrested for failure to maintain lane and DUI Wednesday.
During a fight, a woman's daughter was reportedly hit with a pipe and a group of juveniles pepper sprayed on West Street Sunday, between 6 and 7 p.m.
After a shoving spat during a basketball game at the Turner Lake Recreational Complex, a man pulled a gun from his bag Thursday.
A woman who, was shot by Newton County Sheriff's deputies and died in a nearby hospital Monday afternoon, has been identified as Shirley Joyce Brown.