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.
The congregation of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington is moving. And though the relocation is seen as a step forward for the congregation, some members are unhappy to leave the historic site behind.
Covington police are investigating two thefts at Holiday Inn Express, one of which left a hotel guest without his vehicle.
Incumbent Chris Smith will serve another four-year term in the Covington City Council Post 1 East seat.
In commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, several local events are scheduled.
Seven students were arrested and face felony charges in connection with fighting at Newton High School Monday.
Covington police officers arrested a man, who reportedly was staying at the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter, for allegedly attempting to steal several metal items from the shelter and $150,000 worth of scrap metal from a recycling center Saturday.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Stone Road Softball Complex in Oxford just before 7 p.m. Sunday after several reports of someone entering vehicles.
A woman told authorities that a group of juveniles damaged her vehicle as she rode past them on Halloween night.
Dozens of parents and other community residents gathered at Newton High School Saturday morning to learn how they can help improve the education of Newton's students.
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.
Covington Police arrested a Mansfield man, who reportedly tried to conceal his identity, after he was recognized by an officer who knew him from high school.
Little goblins, princesses and superheroes whose parents may not want them going door-to-door this Halloween have some trick-or-treating options.
Community members put on their best attire and played casino-themed games for a cause at the Washington Street Community Center's eighth annual Casino Night.
Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines. Months after being laid off from her job of 18 years, Raines, 52 at the time, received a diagnosis of breast cancer in April 2009. She said she was in a state of disbelief at first, but then thought, "Why not me?" "You know a lot of people say, 'Why me?' I said, 'Why not me?' because I'm no different than all ...
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
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.