The Newton County Board of Education has elected a new chairwoman and vice-chairwoman, approved an online payment system to be used for school activities, and decided that students won't need to make up the day of school they missed this month due to frigid weather.
After 38 years of service, one of the Covington Fire Department's most "honest" and "experienced" employees has retired from the department.
Nearly 50 car break-ins have been reported to the Covington Police Department over the past few days at a number of residences in the area of Old Monticello and Monticello streets.
A former Alcovy High School student, who along with his twin brother has been self-sufficient and living on his own since age 16, is aggressively pursuing a college degree, despite high tuition costs and expensive housing.
Several activities mark the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday throughout the weekend in Newton County.
A Newton High School freshman will soon travel to the nation's capital for an honors-only program that will focus on teaching aspiring medical professionals more about medical science and honor some of America's highest-achieving high school students.
Several members of the Covington Family Y reportedly saw a man break into two vehicles and then leave the scene with stolen items Thursday.
A mom reported to a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that her 15-year-old son was beaten up by a 16-year-old fellow Newton High School student after track practice at the school.
The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in a string of strong-arm robberies in which a man police described as a "predator" allegedly robbed and attacked several female escorts.
Payments for a number of school-related activities may soon be accepted online.
A father reported that a group of teens allegedly threatened his daughter at his home and via Facebook Sunday.
Graduation rates reported for Newton High School and the Newton County School System have increased after an adjustment made by the Georgia Department of Education.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a man on disorderly conduct charges after he and his girlfriend reportedly got into an argument after her 2-year-old son became intoxicated while in his care.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
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.