The contributions of African-American women to American history were highlighted during a variety show held at Eastside High School Thursday.
A 12-year-old reportedly broke into Clements Middle School Sunday.
A tip received by officers with the Covington Police Department led to the arrests of four people who reportedly were found with methamphetamine at a hotel Saturday.
A man who reportedly gave a Newton County Sheriff's deputy DUI papers instead of his driver's license was again charged with DUI Friday.
Students and teachers at Live Oak Elementary School will soon host a mini Relay for Life event to raise funds for cancer research.
The Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage Preservation is honoring City Councilwoman Janet Goodman at its first Scholarship Gala Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at Under the Stars Banquet Center in Oxford. Tickets are $25.
Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Twenty-four young adults in the Covington Police Explorers program recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to take part in the 2014 Boy Scouts of America Winterfest Competition, and placed in one of the competitions.
The family of a Mansfield man killed Christmas Eve 2012 in Afghanistan accepted honors and recognitions on the man's behalf for his heroic services globally and in the Newton County community.
Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.
An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.
School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Three men were arrested Thursday after a reported burglary at a BP gas station on Turner Lake Road.
Newton County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Committee is preparing for its annual MLK Ecumenical Program and invites the public to attend and participate in its activities, which include some new initiatives.
A woman began her New Year in the ER and in jail after she was reportedly arrested for fighting a woman at a gas station and then deputies Wednesday morning.
Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.
Three employees with the Covington Police Department were recognized by their colleagues for their hard work during 2013 and throughout the years.
Thieves reportedly stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from Kay Jewelers Friday.
A man reported that two men robbed him at his home Tuesday.
Longtime Newton Medical Center employee Martha Taylor shared smiles and hugs at her recent retirement reception, as hospital officials and employees honored her for more than 30 years of service.
Juvenile complaints were filed against three young males on Christmas Day, and two of the teens were tasered by Covington police officers.
A man was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly firing a gun in a home during a family gathering.
The Newton High School Beta Club were in the giving holiday spirit this week as they helped deliver Christmas to several families Monday.
A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.
A Decatur woman reportedly went "crazy" at a gas station Monday.
Students in humanities classes at Newton High School learned about Christmas traditions in other countries during an International Festival at the school Friday. Humanities department chair and French teacher Karina Grewe said students have been learning about different cultures this semester, and for the past month created projects.
The Newton Medical Center has opened its new, state-of-the art MRI equipment to patients.