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.
All three Newton County high school baseball teams have earned a berth into the 2013 state playoffs, beginning Friday.
The Alcovy girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the state playoffs, falling 1-1 (3-2) in penalty kicks to Douglas County Tuesday night.
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St Augustine Catholic Church, we would like to extend our appreciation to the merchants and residents of Newton and Rockdale counties and beyond who supported our Oct. 2 Silent Auction & Wine Tasting. As a result of your generous support, our fundraising goal was met and so many people will receive assistance. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides ...
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events in Covington and Newton County:
Sunday is Oct. 31, a time for family fun for young and old. As evening approaches, streets and byways will be filled with witches and goblins, mad hatters and fairy princesses.
We ran a story on Page 1 Sunday about the county budget, personnel cuts and lower morale.
The Newton County School System continues to surpass Georgia's average graduation rate, with 84.2 percent of county seniors graduating in 2010, compared to 80.8 percent of seniors statewide, according to information released on Tuesday. Newton County has also continued to post yearly increases in its graduation rate for all students.
Piedmont Academy's Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended "Tribulation Trail" in Stockbridge on Oct. 15. The dramatic, biblical presentation began in 1992 and is sponsored by several community churches in the area. The group walked through tiki-lantern lit paths through the woods to experience journeys based on the Bible's book of Revelations.
Ms. Gwendolyn Rena Boswell died Oct. 21. The daughter of Hattie Boswell and Comer "Pat" Howard, she was born in 1969 in Covington. Ms. Boswell attended Newton County schools and graduated in 1987. She was a valued employee for over 15 years at Smurfit-Stone, formerly Mead Containers. She had a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, accepting him as her Lord and Savior. Ms. Boswell was a devoted daughter, auntie and sister. She always ...
A line of thunderstorms is moving through Newton and Rockdale counties at this hour. A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m., meaning there is a chance for some storms to produce tornadoes.
Newton County has a long and proud agricultural history, but much of that tradition has been lost in recent years to suburban development.
• Romeo Anthony Brown, 21, 5178 Hartsook Drive, Covington, Oct. 18. Simple battery, loitering or prowling, street gang terrorism and prevention statute code.
Over the years many of our readers have listened to National Public Radio, mostly for the commentaries and classical music and jazz it provides its listeners.
The R.L. Cousins class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion with activities from Sept. 17-19.
• Jackie Dodd, DUI, 12 months probation, serve 5 days, $1,000 fine; open container, $200 fine.
Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.
Newton County Commissioners will soon be reviewing the idea of requiring pet owners to pay for licenses for their animals. A proposal presented by Chairman Kathy Morgan could generate $1 million for the county. Pet owners would pay at least $10 each for their animals ($25 for those not spayed or neutered), and Morgan estimates that there are 100,000 taxable pets.