The weather provided just enough precipitation to cool off the approximately 370 runners participating in the 4th Annual Firehouse 5K and 1-mile fun run, beginning at the Conyers Street Gym Saturday.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.48 at RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Mr. Stephen Michael Williams, 59, of Covington, died May 14.
Douglas and Elaine Kimble of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Terri Alison Kimble to Scott Alan Fullerton of Stockbridge, son of Kenneth Fullerton of Stockbridge and Ann Marie Fullerton of McDonough.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has a tough task in front of them as usual, deciding how to make expenses meet revenues, but we'll say what we've said for each of the past few years - this is still not the time to raise taxes.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.34 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
There are two accidents on Interstate 20; one near Ga. Highway 142, exit 93; the other near Ga. Highway 11, exit 98. The roadway is blocked, use caution.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington this week, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will be putting their mettle to the pedals while also giving a boost to the Newton County economy.
Five members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office command staff received advanced training through a Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant earlier this month.
The 75-voice Covington-Conyers Choral Guild will present its 28th Spring Concert in two performances this week.
Children ages 4-8 can get fit while having fun with Junior Jazzercise at Jazzercise Covington Fitness Center. A six-week program of Monday morning classes begins June 3.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College is offering a 4-week class, Workplace Spanish for Travelers and Tourists. Designed for both business and leisure travelers, the course teaches key terms and phrases to assist those traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Twice-a-week sessions will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 13 and 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, May 20-June 12. The $189 fee includes a course book and CD.
Last week, two young lives were snuffed out on Interstate 20. A 19-year-old and a 7-month-old baby will never know what it's like to grow old.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kayla Jones was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball team from Young Harris College.
Lloyd Milas "Bo" Lyda, 26, of Oxford, passed away March 22. He was a 2005 graduate of Newton County High School and attended Georgia Perimeter College after he graduated. He enjoyed fishing, singing and performing in plays. His favorite music was country. He loved animals, especially cats.
Mrs. Betty McKinley Bagwell, 83, of Social Circle, passed away March 21. She moved to Social Circle in 1965 from Decatur. She worked as a cashier for Food Giant Grocery Store and retired after 19 years of service.
To the editor: For months, I have been meaning to write and tell you how much I enjoy reading Pete Mecca's column - "A Veteran's Story." The people he writes about are our true American heroes, and I can't help tearing up when I read about them. His columns are interesting, well-written and heartwarming. I look forward to reading them each week. I'm also gaining a lot of knowledge reading Professor Walter Williams' column. I've ...
The Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.
We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.
This is just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's Cheerios Challenge to make sure everyone's ready for the big races. First of all, registration is ongoing and will be open through the morning of the race. Secondly, the events will be held at the Y on Newton Drive with the 10K race starting at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk following at 9 a.m. and the 5K anchoring the event at 9:30 a.m.
Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.
She's been in Covington recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.
Benjamin Thomas Freeman, 43, Social Circle, March 17. DUI, no seat belts, open container. Leslie Carol Freeman, 30, 4264 Herring Street, Covington, March 18. Theft by shoplifting. Preston Howard Gates, 48, 15 Shenandoah Drive, Covington, March 16. DUI. Misty Maria Gillit, 33, 8269 Lakeview Drive, Covington, March 14. Expiration and renewal licenses. Kyle Romaine Gooden, 19, 75 Homestad Way, Covington, March 16. Possession of marijuana. Tamika L. Gray, 23, 414 Gross Lake Parkway, Covington, March ...
Mr. Joe Hoyt Brewer, age 64, of Mansfield passed away March 22, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to James Hoyt and Mae Pitts Brewer on September 3, 1948. Mr. Brewer enjoyed working with his hands and could build anything. He loved spending time with his family and working in his garden.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.44 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Mark Richt, Nick Saban and other big coaching names will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Millennium Center in College Park for the Georgia Minority Coaches Association Super Friday 2013.
Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, this coming weekend.
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will host its first Spring Fling, Saturday, April 20. The Spring Fling will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m.
Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center held a Teacher's Appreciation event in February.