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.
Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.
A teen reported this week that a group of males attacked him and took his cellphone in front of his home.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Teachers at East Newton Elementary School recently had 60 seconds to grab as many school supplies as they could as part of a donation from Walmart's Teacher Rewards program.
The owner of Beaver Manufacturing, a husband, father and grandfather who spent much of his life as a dedicated chemical engineer, is being remembered as a man with a heart for education and a determined problem-solver.
Though the rest of Newton County's students may be on fall break this week, one group of high school students participating in the Covington Police Department's Explorers program continued their learning outside of the classroom.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
The city of Porterdale is looking to attract visitors to its downtown area with a concert in its newly renovated historic gym. Main Street Porterdale and the Arts Association of Newton County will present a night of classical music as the Converse College Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. in the Porterdale Memorial Gymnasium, across the street from City Hall at 2400 Main St. The event is ...
Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
The Women's Diagnostic Center is offering mammograms at a reduced cost during October and November.
Social Circle Better Hometown is gearing up to celebrate hometown heroes this weekend with a day filled with activities.
Snapping Shoals EMC awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of Newton County School teachers through the co-op's Bright Ideas program.
The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., is now pink. Brian Byars, owner of ARP in Covington, said the business was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will remain pink through October. ARP employees and their families, ARP clients and Newton Medical Center associates gathered Monday to reveal the newly painted office building.
The Ride for Roxy Foundation is staging a concert this weekend to support a man who was diagnosed with leukemia.
Cards will be dealt, dice will be shaken and slot machines will be sounding off -- just for fun -- at a fundraising event this month.
A Mansfield man has announced that he will run for the District 1 seat of the Newton County Board of Education in 2014.