With the proposed reservoir nearing the construction stage, there has been no protection for the citizens'/ratepayers' protection provided by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.
UPDATE: The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for counties including Rockdale and Newton has expired but warnings of rain storms continues through the night.
Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.
According to Brad Hill of bleachereport.com, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray is having a fair to good rookie camp. Hill said that McCray's role on the Jaguars is expected to be that of a backup corner and special teamer.
Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.
With full-fledged sellers' markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers.
Two people were killed, including a teenager and infant, and three others injured in a wreck on I-20 in Rockdale County that police believe was caused by illegal street racing.
If you're looking for a way to delight your mom for Mother's Day, the Phoenix Pass nonprofit for homeless women and children is offering a unique opportunity designed to make her feel like a queen.
The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers. Then in game two, Lowndes' offense came alive and provided plenty of support as the Vikings swept Alcovy 2-0 and 8-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Noel George Field.
The No. 1-seed Eastside Eagles were upset by fourth-seed Troup County in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
Last week saw the House closing in on the end of this year's legislative session - we only have one week to go. The committees were working through Senate bills, so we had more to consider on the House floor. We voted on 38 bills and resolutions during the week.
During the last county commissioner's retreat, I submitted a proposal regarding the discharge of firearms in high-density areas. After careful research, we asked the county to allow us to return to the guidelines established prior to the 2006 version of the county ordinance governing this matter.
Rysen Richardsons' two goals helped Alcovy sweep Newton in Region 2-AAAAAA soccer action Friday night.
Kevin Thompson was honored before Eastside's baseball game, as the 2013 state wrestling champion threw out the first pitch.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
Cassandra L. Ogletree, felony theft by deception, 10 years probation, $1,000, pay restitution.
Quintarus Antonio Aikens, 28, 10160 Allen Drive, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Michael Eugene Allen, 50, 7214 Lakeview Drive, Covington, March 18. Crossing guardline with drugs, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, open container. Mussie Abera Asha, 31, Atlanta, March 15. Probation violation. Tony Abayomi Babalade, 26, 9158 Bent Hill court, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Davante Sanchez Bailey, 18, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, March 18. Family Violence Act criminal trespass. Jose DeJesus Barajas, ...
Eastside baseball suffered its first loss of the season to Jackson County Saturday, before picking up revenge in the nightcap of the doubleheader by beating Jefferson.
With spring just around the corner, many residents are making their way over to Turner Lake Park to walk the trails, and several have noticed it is looking good. The Newton County Recreation Commission said it recently went in with machines and cleared out much of the underbrush and limbs in order to keep the public safe and the park looking nice.
We've made progress on improving the education system here in Newton County, but in order to attract more businesses like Baxter International, and retain them, we need to strive every day to continually improve our education further.
Two Eastside Eagle players homered for the first time in their high school careers as the Eagles beat the Morgan County Bulldogs by a score of 9-2 on Tuesday night. Freshman Nick Womack cleared the fence in the third inning and Peyton Pallay went long in the sixth inning.
Let's have a picnic! Today, I walked through the park and saw families and friends walking, playing and sitting at tables. Sherry Saylam and her friend Shanna Goss, among others, were laughing and enjoying the sun. "With so many days of rain, I just had to get out," Saylam said as she sipped her soft drink. "Yes, I'm so sick of the cold weather and it's beautiful out here today," said her friend Goss.
Believe it or not, there is a county-wide decision to be made next Tuesday, March 19, which will affect your pocketbooks for five years between 2015 and 2019.
Anthony Lamar Aiken, 59, 7130 Geiger St., Covington, March 4. Failure to appear. Beverly Ann Arciles, 41, Conyers, March 4. Probation violation. Douglas Santel Arnold, 32, Athens, March 4. Probation violation. Richard Lee Autry, 23, 60 Spring Court, Newborn, March 4. Burglary. Teresa Lynne Barefield, 49, 2182 Gum Creek Road, Oxford, Feb. 27. Contempt of court, Family Violence Act battery, criminal damage to property in the second degree. Ronald Lewis Belcher, 52, 105 Shelby Oaks ...