District 4 is getting more public parks.
Councilman Mike Whatley believes people are abusing the city's golf cart ordinance, and he's asking the Covington Police Department to crack down on the problems.
The square will still get spruced up this year, even if those plans no longer include a gazebo.
Hollywood is coming back to downtown Covington, this time in the form of feature drama "Selma" about Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama, which is regarded as the peak of the U.S. Civil Rights movement.
State transportation officials are warning residents avoid portions of Interstate 20 this weekend if possible, unless they want to face the possibility of very long delays.
Newton County formally denied allegations that it illegally breached its contract with former landscaper Billy Durden, who is suing the county and seeking at least $150,000 in damages plus legal costs.
An important piece of Porterdale's history is set to begin its revival.
Newton County's plan for the future was praised this week by a national group of expert planners, offering more outside validation for an effort that's been under way for a decade.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, is seeking re-election to a third term in the Georgia General Assembly because she wants to continue working to improve education.
Sharon Sawyer is taking a second shot at unseating Democratic incumbent state Rep. Pam Dickerson in the May 20 Primary, and Sawyer's campaign message is simple: vote for Sawyer, because she actually lives in Newton County.
Main Street Covington finally has a new director.
County commissioners agree the county needs both a full-time election chairman and a full-time county manager or administrator, but they still need to decide which official will have ultimate firing and hiring authority and to whom county employees are ultimately responsible.
Early voting kicks off Monday, and there are several contested local, state and federal seats for Newton County voters, including a couple that will be decided outright in the Primary election.
Covington attorney Billy Waters was sworn in as Covington Municipal Court judge last week, and the Covington City Council hopes the Newton County native will bring some stability to the position.
Commissioners got some good news Tuesday night at their budget work session, including learning the county's health insurance bill will be at least $339,660 lower next fiscal year and hearing that rising property values make it likely the board will be able to make good on its promise to lower the millage rate.