Twilights at Chimney Park has been canceled tonight due to weather.
Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.
Newborn must find a new leader to guide the town for the next four years after respected Mayor Roger Sheridan died last week at the age of 92
Consultant Sharlene Cannon said downtown Covington has a good infrastructure of buildings and businesses, but its sidewalks and storefronts need to be spruced up – a goal that could be accomplished with a beefed- up Main Street Covington program.
Bill Loeble is a family man, raising one of his own with his wife, Diane, and helping to guide another family's business to prosperity and global relevance.
County Commissioner John Douglas wants the county to buy a larger fire truck that can hold more water to help battle fires in areas without public water and fire hydrants, like the fire that destroyed Covington Police Officer Chris Smith's home off Mt. Mariah Road in eastern Newton County last week.
County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien wants to revamp the county's volunteer firefighter system to increase training and add more professional firefighters and fully-staffed fire stations as part of a multi-year strategic plan.
Locals who want to learn more about the new Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Newton College and Career Academy, 144 Ram Drive, Covington.
The Covington Police Department swore in its youngest member Monday night, one so young his oath of office included the unusual vow to "mind his mother and be the best student possible."
Home building is slowly picking up in Newton County, but the pace could ratchet up quickly as development is restarting in multiple vacant subdivisions around the county.
Chamber and government officials have a list of retail businesses they think they can attract now and a wish list of businesses they want to see come to Newton County in the future, and they've hired a former executive from a global industry to be their retail pitchman.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is being used regularly for afterschool programming, and now the center is going to have an outdoor pavilion.
Dave Bernd, recently named Director of Commercial Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has a wide variety of business experience, including co-owning a Christmas and outfitter shop with his wife and participating in community development - including commercial development - in the U.S. and overseas.
A group of Newton County residents realized the area around them would eventually change and their peaceful, country living would likely be interrupted.
Access to the Yellow River continues to expand, and another kayak and canoe put-in spot could be added near the newly rebuilt Mt. Tabor Road bridge.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners have joined the fight against the proposed drag strip in Social Circle. On Tuesday, the county chairman and all five commissioners signed a letter of opposition to the strip and sent it to the Social Circle Planning Commission.
Because of the unusually cold weather, the opening of the Covington Municipal Airport has once again been pushed back. The airport was scheduled to be open by today, but Horton said the airport won't be open until Jan. 22 at the earliest. He said the city, Dixie Jet, the DOT, the engineering firm PBS&J and Pittman Construction will discuss the possibility of partially opening the airport and runway. The airport has been closed since ...
State Rep. Doug Holt (R- Social Circle) has announced that he will run for reelection and plans to continue to represent Newton and Walton Counties through his policy of fiscal conservatism.
The Covington City Council moved forward with the creation of an airport authority, despite concerns from some residents that the city was moving too quickly.
When retired Councilman John Howard received his key to the city of Covington on Dec. 21, he asked a very pertinent question: "What door does this fit in?"
The Covington City Council approved Dixie Jet Services' proposal to change ground lease rates at the Covington Municipal Airport.
Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn was disappointed when the governor's office called to tell him he would not be the next Georgia Supreme Court Justice. However, as a man who values family and community service, Ozburn considers it an honor and a blessing to continue to be able to interpret the law locally.
Monetary concerns facing the nation and state were no less pressing for local governments.
To find the most important stories of 2009, one simply has to follow the money.
John Howard isn't one for pomp and circumstance, but his 16 years of service on the Covington city council called for at least a small show of ceremony.
The Covington City Council voted to have its annual retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris on March 18-20.
A new Social Security office will be built in Covington in 2010 to help the Social Security Administration reduce the number of residents who are waiting to receive disability insurance and other SS benefits.
City of Covington utility customers can now pay their utility bills online. As part of the city's effort to introduce technology into daily operations, a bill pay Web site went live Friday.
The Covington City Council got their first look Monday at how an airport authority would be organized.