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.
While talk of the federal government shutdown raged across the Internet, most Newton County residents seemed unaffected by the machinations Tuesday.
"The Vampire Diaries" cast and crew are returning to the square today, and the fifth season is reaching new heights.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington held its annual interclub picnic at Turner Lake Park Saturday to bring together members from the adult, college, high school and middle school clubs in Newton County. One of the Kiwanis Club's newest efforts has been extending the Kiwanis mission - its motto is "Serving the Children of the World" - to local middle schools, including forming new Builders Clubs for the Newton County Theme Club at Fiquett and Covington Academy.
New, old and former neighbors gathered Friday to watch the demolition of the condemned house at 6110 Sorrells St., and they didn't hide their delight.
Tourism in Newton County continues to grow, setting off a positive cycle as more tourists contribute more in tax dollars, which are then used to try to attract even more tourists.
Breast cancer has affected numerous families in Newton County, but everywhere you look - especially downtown - there are signs of hope. And on Sunday there will also be sounds of hope.
Nearly 30 volunteers spent five hours Friday removing an estimated 5,000 pounds of trash from a massive pile that had formed on the Yellow River, just south of the Georgia international Horse Park in Conyers.
The Newton County GOP is hosting its second annual Second Amendment skeet and trap shoot competition and barbecue banquet dinner Oct. 5 at the South River Gun Club, 5205 Ga. Highway 212 Covington.
Three county employees have applied for the county's vacant recreation director position, but the Newton County Recreation Commission hasn't yet decided whether to open up the position to outside applicants as well.
Newton County still has its fair share of unpaved roads, but not many are left in western Newton County and not many have a large, paved-road subdivision branching off them.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested by the FBI in Atlanta Thursday on drug trafficking charges and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
Billy Skinner has been Covington's go-to man for a long time. During his 40 years with the City of Covington as an engineer and transportation director, Skinner was called upon to complete a lot of projects and answer a lot of questions posed by city officials and residents alike. "He always had time for everybody, no matter who you were," Skinner's wife of 48 years, Shirley, said. "No matter what you wanted to be done, ...
The Covington City Council vowed to clean up the entrances to the city to make them more attractive for visitors and residents alike, and it took the first step last week.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges in Atlanta by the FBI and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
OSHA is continuing its investigation at the Baxter International worksite after a worker's 30-40-foot fall last Thursday, but the injured worker was released from the hospital Monday with a broken wrist and is recovering, a company representative said Thursday.