A small congregation has moved into the former building of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington, and invites the community to its first worship service this Sunday.
Covington police are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Thursday morning.
A funeral will be held Saturday for a Covington woman who died in an apparent murder-suicide.
A Christian comedian whom friends said had a passion for life died after being struck by a car along Interstate 285 Tuesday.
A Christian comedian whose friends praised his passion for life died Tuesday after he was struck by a car along Interstate 285.
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Covington met recently to discuss ways the community might better support breastfeeding mothers at Covington and Newton County businesses.
An intelligent, tech-savvy 5-year-old who has been in and out of hospitals for much of his life will lend his enthusiasm and high spirits to Covington's upcoming Christmas parade - serving as a "police officer.''
A man reportedly told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday that a group of juvenile boys were making explosives in his neighborhood.
A Covington police officer and his family lost their home in a house fire Wednesday. No one was injured.
More than a dozen teens were arrested on charges of underage drinking after a house party this weekend.
The kindergarten class at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett held its annual Thanksgiving Program Tuesday, Nov. 19. Rows of little ones dressed as turkeys, early settlers and Native Americans performed for a packed house at the school during the Parent Teacher Organization meeting. The kindergartners told the story of Thanksgiving and amused the audience with songs about Thanksgiving dinner.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office found a 16-year-old with gunshot wounds Saturday.
A Thanksgiving tradition will continue at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett as the Newton County Board of Education approved the use of the building for a local organization's Thanksgiving dinner.
Students at West Newton Elementary School recently completed reading fair projects, part of a "Paws for Literacy" competition.
A group of Newton College and Career Academy students are now business professionals at a marketing firm.
With Covington City Manager Steve Horton's retirement just days away, the Covington City Council is planning an intense round of interviews in early January to try and find a replacement as soon as possible.
Citizens, family and friends gathered at city hall on Monday night to honor Covington City Manager Steve Horton as he attended his last council meeting as city manager.
Porterdale will soon become the fourth city in the state to become a Drug Free Commercial Zone after the city council passed a Drug Free Commercial Zone ordinance at its Dec. 3 council meeting.
Citizens, family and friends gathered at city hall on Monday night to honor city manager Steve Horton as he attended his last council meeting as city manager.
A number of homes and buildings within the city of Porterdale will soon be marked as historic now that the city is eligible to apply for historic preservation grants.
The Covington Filming Committee revised the final draft of their Film Procedures policy at their meeting on Friday morning.
A historic home in Social Circle could be yours for free. That's only if you are willing to relocate the entire house to a new location.
Three people were arrested and two 17-year-old girls were issued citations after they were found drinking at a hotel.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners adopted a revised version of their animal control ordinance at their Dec. 4 board meeting.
The proposed International House of Pancakes and Sprint wireless store are scheduled to open in the spring and the new restaurant is expected to bring 70 to 90 new jobs to the area.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a reception to honor BOC Chairman Kathy Morgan and commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming.
County officials at their Dec. 4 board meeting approved a new fee proposal for design of alignment and drainage improvements to Livingston Lane and Veal Road. County engineer Tom Garrett made the recommendation to the board to replace the existing purchase order with Hatch Mott McDonald, which has a remaining balance of $135,759.06, with a purchase order to Moreland Altobelli Associates in the amount of $87,687.80.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement for a $5.9 million GEFA loan that will help to fund a wastewater pretreatment facility for Baxter International.
The Covington-Newton County 911 Center has received its third accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center attended the CALEA Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., in November, where they received their Gold Standards accreditation, according to a release from the communications center.
The Covington Filming Committee met again on Monday morning and discussed a possible policy that will be established for filming in the city of Covington. Mayor Ronnie Johnston and committee members Willie Davis, the city's human resources department training manager; columnist Barbara Morgan; John Howard, chairman of the Covington Municipal Airport Authority; Irene Smith local TV show host; Teresa Waters with the "About Covington to Madison" magazine; and Susan Kirk, owner of Scoops, attended the ...