Graduation rates, released Thursday, show the Newton County School System is four percentage points higher than the rest of the state's average.
A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.
Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation
The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.
Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.
Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.
Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of teh Newotn County Judicial Center.
Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.
United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.
Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.
Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.
The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.
Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.
The second draft of the city of Covington's new alcohol ordinance includes language requiring only managerial employees and bartenders to obtain permits from the police department.
Public health officials and staff at the Newton County Detention Center are tracking and testing at least 140 people who may have been regularly exposed to a Newton County man diagnosed with contagious tuberculosis and have confirmed at least three cases of TB transmission.
Alcovy High School wraps up its second year in existence this week and its graduating seniors will take the stage during Saturday's commencement ceremony. Plenty of students had memorable careers and scholastic performances. But two students, valedictorian Joseph Guthrie and salutatorian Morgan Edwards stand above the rest.
Over the past 38 years, Newton County's population has more than doubled - the school system has added 13 new schools and the United States has fought in three major wars. Through it all, something special happened at Fairview Elementary School.
The Newton Knights, an 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, was recently reclassified from AA to AAA by the United States Specialty Sports Association.
There's never a dull moment in the wide world of sports. Of course, this gives me the opportunity to digress, and at times vent, about what's happening outside our beloved community.
The Eastside High football squad held its annual spring scrimmage game Friday evening on the Eastside practice field with a shivering throng of enthusiastic well-wishers in attendance hoping to catch an early glimpse of the 2008 Eagles.
It's hard to match a season like the one Newton High's Kinley Bryant just finished, on and off the field.
In recent years mom-and-pop businesses, long a staple of Newton County's retail sector, have gradually declined in numbers, giving way to big-box stores and national chains.
Representatives from Newton County and a domestic violence victim's assistance program met last week for the first time since the program threatened to file litigation against the county for a portion of funds collected for victim assistance.
When you see the word BRAG it might make you think of the military as in Fort Bragg, which is located in North Carolina.
As we move into this year's Newton County election, it is important for the voters of this county to begin thinking about the biggest issues that face our county and the candidates that are best equipped to take on those issues.
Not long ago I read, with some degree of astonishment, that an ex-convict had qualified to run for an elected office right here in our county. Having learned at least a little something in my 57 years as an American citizen, and as a Georgian, I was amazed for two reasons.
Newton County high school commencement ceremonies are less than a week away. For two extraordinary Eastside High School students, the journey is just beginning.