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.
Katherine Briscoe, 62, Fulton County native and 27-year resident of Covington, died Jan. 25. The daughter of the late Forrest William and Edna Grace Tanner Roden, she was employed by A & G Sports Lettering in Clayton County for 15 years and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in McDonough. Mrs. Briscoe was a Civil War buff and was actively involved in Civil War reenactments. She was a loving wife, mother and Maw Maw.
Paul and Alicia Senn of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha Elyse Senn of Griffin to Christopher Myles Lunsford of Griffin, son of Pam Duffey of Smyrna and State Representative John and Tina Lunsford of McDonough.
Mr. Stanley Henderson, 65, of Mansfield, died Jan. 24. The son of the late Troy L. and Ludie Thomason Henderson, he was born in Jasper County in 1942. He was a lifelong resident of the Mansfield area, a member of the Newborn United Methodist Church, a member of the Tree Board in Newborn and served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. Mr. Henderson also served as County Commissioner in Jasper County and worked as a loader operator for many years. He built most of the lakes and ponds that are located on what is now the Charlie Elliot ...
Volunteers from a multitude of backgrounds descended upon the Graves Chapel Cemetery on Monday to give the historic landmark a much needed facelift.
William Pancratins Ray II, 71, died on Jan. 25 after a battle with cancer. He was born in New Haven, Ky. and moved to Conyers in 1944, when his father, James Leslie Ray, came here to supervise the construction of The Monastery of the Holy Ghost. Mr. Ray attended Conyers High School and graduated in 1954.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the double murder of a young couple as new information concerning the case continues to emerge.
While Porterdale's elections superintendent has confirmed city council candidate Wayne Maddox's eligibility to run for office, questions remain on whether Maddox would be able to take the city's Oath of Office if elected.
Seeking a third term as county chairman, Aaron Varner cited the success of the county's new impact fee ordinance and the county's relatively well-off water supply as reasons voters should re-elect him.
A couple of weeks ago, Alcovy High School senior Jeffrey Hexom went to his mailbox and found a letter from the United States Military Academy at West Point inside.
The Newton High boys waltzed to their fifth consecutive win with a convincing 58-39 victory over Union Grove on Friday night at home.
CONYERS - Based solely on effort, the Eastside High boys basketball team stood toe-to-toe Friday night with Heritage.
Oh, if only they had some size.
Psalm 34 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." There are plenty more passages like that one. But here's the thing. Has it ever felt like you aren't getting the desires of your heart?
The city of Covington has responded to complaints from members of the community that its existing alcohol ordinance is too cumbersome and confusing by beginning the process of re-writing the entire ordinance.