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.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.
Newton County School System students scored above the state average in 10 of the 30 content areas on the 2013 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, and performed below the state average in the other 20 content areas.
About three years ago, nature lovers Leah Carlisle and her fiancé Chris Helderbrand were doing a little digging down by the Yellow River near the Portderdale Mill Lofts.
Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.
Newton High School principal Craig Lockhart has been named the deputy superintendent of schools for the Newton County School System, effective July 1.
Worship, fellowship and spiritual renewal will again bring families and friends together at one of the oldest existing camp meetings in the nation this summer.
Plates of chopped pork, Brunswick stew and coleslaw have helped raise $100,000 for the Newton Medical Center over the past several years.
Officials with the Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths, and the framework will require all ninth-graders to choose a "career pathway" as they begin high school.
Students in seventh and eighth grades participated in hands-on activities as they gained knowledge about different career fields during a Summer Theme Camp hosted by the Newton College and Career Academy.
Newton County Board of Education members will hold a combined work session and board meeting June 25 at which they're expected to approve the final budget for the 2013-14 school year and honor outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews.
Parents whose children are looking to learn more about music or brush up on their musical skills have the opportunity to do so during a music camp at Peachtree Academy next week.
A 14-year-old boy drowned Thursday in the Alcovy River at Factory Shoals Park, authorities said.
A man who went into cardiac arrest while driving near Walmart on Industrial Boulevard Monday is recuperating after a Covington police officer, an off-duty Newton County Sheriff's deputy, and a nurse from an Atlanta hospital helped to revive him after an accident.
The Newton County School System has announced parents' options to transfer students for the 2013-2014 school year.
Cellphone reception for Verizon customers in Oxford and the surrounding communities may get a little better, as the city and company are in negotiations about adding an antenna to the city's water tower, which may boost Verizon cellphone signals in the area.