Covington Regional Ballet is proud to announce that Peter Swan has been offered a teaching position in the Governor's Honors Program.
Brandon Lee Cooper failed to appear for jury duty and a hearing to explain why last week, and thus was sentenced to two days in jail.
Christopher Westmoreland was arrested in connection with several robberies in Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties.
Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday with a beautiful day of golf at Ashton Hills Golf Course.
The rainy and windy conditions from this past weekend are still causing problems for Newton County residents.
Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.
Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.
The Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County will receive an infusion of funds, with $9.5 million in additional grand funds in the fiscal year 2016 state budget to construct new buildings.
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A tornado watch is in effect for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties until 8 p.m. Monday.
Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.
UPDATE: The tornado watch for 13 Georgia counties, including Rockdale and Newton counties, ended at 3 p.m. A tornado watch is in effect for Aiken County in the Augusta area until 4:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Doppler radar picked up indications of a possible tornado near Jackson, 11 miles southeast of Augusta at 3:53 p.m.
The tornado watch for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties has been lifted, but a hazardous weather outlook still remains for Sunday and Sunday evening.
The wet weather didn't dampen spirits for an early morning run to benefit the Covington YMCA Saturday. Racers participated in a 10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run and Trix Tot Trot during the 14th Annual Cheerios Challenge. The event is held annually for people in the community to get out and come together, and be active during the spring time, and it also helps raise funds for YMCA's Why It Matters annual fundraising camping. The campaign is used to help families participate in Y programs that otherwise might not be able to afford it.
The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is hosting a free summer event before children go back to school.
The meeting space of the historically-black Masons in Covington was recently vandalized with spray painted religious statements and a racial slur, according to the lodge's leader.
Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a Kirkland Road home Tuesday afternoon.
Newton County Chairman Aaron Varner managed to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican primary by collecting nearly 54 percent of the vote.
Sheriff's candidate Ezell Brown won the Democratic nomination by a landslide, while Republican candidates Stacey Cotton and Bill Watterson face a runoff round in August for the Republican nomination.
With 84 percent of precincts reporting their results, incumbent John Douglas was the clear leader over Mike Crotts in the Republican primary for Georgia's District 17 senate seat.
Non-profit advocate, executive director of Newton County Community Partnership and former Rotary Club president Stuart Taber died Saturday in his home after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a
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Deputies are looking for an armed suspect who robbed a 57-year-old woman and her son at gunpoint in the driveway of their home July 5, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.
Meghann Timmins lived with her mother, grandmother, three dogs and two cats in a modest three bedroom home just outside of Covington. But now, Meghann, 16, faces the adult world, alone.
The 180th annual Salem Camp Meeting kicked off with a weekend filled with family meals, services, games and plenty of visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. DeBona of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle DeBona to Grant Quinn Deal, son of Craig G. Deal of Statesboro and Mrs. Karen M. Jackson of Woodstock.
Shanketa Hammonds and Russell Stone announce the birth of twin sons Zayden Omar Stone (Zach) and Jayden Bernard Stone (Cody) May 28. Zach weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces and was 17 inches long. Cody weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce and was 16 inches long.