Top executives and business leaders traded careers for a day Tuesday as they acted as elementary, middle school and high-school principals in Newton County schools.
Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has new royalty. The theme school named its first king and queen Tuesday night after its first-ever Mr. and Ms. Newton County Theme School Contest. Eleven students were in the running for a crown.
Community leaders stopped by Porterdale Elementary this week to read their favorite books to students in Pre-K through fifth grade as part of the school's Celebrity Readers event, Nov. 11–19. Linda Depkin of Newton Federal Bank read to third-graders Thursday in Mrs. Wagstaff's class.
A man reported to police that he was shot in front of his home Wednesday.
Liberty Middle School, Alcovy High School and Newton High School have been named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.
Students are encouraged to get pens, paper and thoughts ready to write an essay for the Main Street Covington and Covington News 2013 Thanksgiving Essay Competition.
The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented $200,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties Friday.
Newton County School System employees will receive a pay incentive in January.
An officer reported to Auto Zone on U.S. Highway 278 this week to meet with a woman who said someone stole her car.
Family and friends of Jevon Freeman will gather in Decatur Saturday to celebrate the life of the Covington barbershop owner who was killed last week while selling his cellphone.
On Nov. 8, a Covington police officer responded to Kmart at Turner Lake Road in reference to an employee theft.
An argument that reportedly escalated into a physical altercation led to the arrest of a Covington man Thursday.
"I believe everyone deserves a second chance," says the Rev. Clara Lett, director of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter in Covington.
Burglars struck a beauty supply store in the Kroger shopping center last week.
Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.