Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill. The bill provides immunity for possession of cannabis oil for registered patients and caregiveres inside Georgia.
Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended
As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.
Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.
Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement
Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.
Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.
There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.
Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.
Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.
The Covington News Digital Edition for March 20, features a guide to area summer camps, along with our regular Friday content.
Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.
The Eastside Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-2 4-AAAA) lost an important 4-AAAA match to the Griffin Lady Bears (8-2-1, 4-1) in the final minute Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.
By Paul Newberry
A complainant called the Newton County Sheriff's Office after he discovered visitors to his open house had made a mess.
The media coverage of accused Michael Vick's dog fighting ring and of vicious dogs mangling small children has increased the number of calls the Newton County Sheriff's Office receives reporting canine behavior.
Former Covington council member Bobby Sigman has announced that he will run for Councilman Mike Whatley's seat in the November municipal elections.
Brandon Chaz Barnes, 25, was arrested Saturday evening and charged with 12 different crimes after leading police on a foot chase through the woods.
Covington homeowners are advised to contact their insurance agents now to inform them of the Covington Fire Department's newly improved rating from the Insurance Service Organization which will become effective Oct. 1.
Emotions ran high Tuesday as nine eyewitnesses were called to the stand in the motion status hearing of accused murderer Laney Barnes.
Grace Allen was born and passed away Aug. 16. Surviving are parents Britt and Sandra Allen of Athens; sister Lexie; brother Jake; grandparents Harold and Shirley Awtry of Bishop, Charlie and Cathy Allen of Covington; great-grandparents Betty Z. Edwards, Brice Allen, both of Covington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mrs. Lois Coady Maddox, 86, of Social Circle, died Aug. 20 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. The daughter of the late Vance and Mamie Parish Curtis, she was born in 1921 in Newton County. Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by husband Mr. Lindsey A. Maddox. She lived in Henry County for a number of years and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, Kitchen Kuties and the Henry County Hospital Board and a member and volunteer of Farm Bureau of Henry County and a member emeritus of the Order of Eastern Star.
It's been a long 14 years without a field house, but now athletes and coaches at Eastside High School have a brand new athletic facility with state-of-the-art weight lifting equipment, plenty of office space, locker rooms and large storage areas.
The Arts Association in Newton County has once again put together a varied and rich cultural program for the 2007-2008 Arts Series, featuring not only local but regional and international acts.
Administrators at Oxford College of Emory University want to construct a state-of-the-art science center on the campus to enhance existing programs and house new ones with expanded capabilities.
Usually Newton County residents see Alan Fowler, band director at Eastside High School, in his classroom, bleachers or on the football field - but Monday morning the greater Atlanta metro area can see him on the small screen.
This thing in Iraq, and the one in Afghanistan as well, has about gotten to the point where every last one of us is going to have to think it through again. Each of us needs to start from scratch and think these matters through completely. Next, then, we're going to have to do something, individually and corporately, that maybe all of us are a little uncomfortable considering: we're going to have to make a personal commitment to be involved with it, and stick with it until what we feel the correct course of action to be has ...
With the heat wave still in full effect, the Covington Police Department is already getting loose in anticipation for their 24th annual Fuzz Run.