Local company Triple Horse's plan to build a $38-million film studio complex in Newton County is moving forward as the company continues to work on a business plan, explore financing options and meet with state officials before continuing to pursue land for the complex.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, - before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County - according to the labor department.
Newborn's annual Horneyhead Festival takes place Saturday, and the unique event is a fitting choice for a place that labels itself "A Town with Characters."
Phase one of Newton County's push to turn into a filming mecca has been completed with the creation and recent unveiling of gocovington.com, the county's new tourism website.
The Covington News strives to provide the most in-depth and consistent local election coverage possible, and, to that end, we're asking the public to help us by giving us feedback on the questions prospective candidates need to be asked.
Scott Sirotkin never intended to work in planning and zoning, yet he found himself in Newton County during the biggest home building spree in U.S. history and eventually was named director of the department.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
The roads in front of two new schools will be improved this summer to accommodate the increased traffic.
The votes are in and there will be no ZIP code change in eastern Newton County.
The proposed Bear Creek Reservoir in southern Newton County is still waiting on its federal construction permit, but the Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its support to build the reservoir as soon as possible.
The American Legion fairgrounds could be turned into a destination spot for concerts and other events if Covington City Council members get their wish.
A $1 million go-kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
Every business and organization in a commercial area in Covington will now be able to have one - and only one - temporary sign on its property at all times.
The city of Covington is going to remove some parallel parking spots downtown and replace them with the diagonal parking spaces found elsewhere.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
Downtown Covington could become the next Christmas lights extravaganza destination if some local business owners can convince the city council to invest in the project.
Mega medical industry Baxter International wants a Covington address, but that requires 616 residences in eastern Newton County to also have their addresses and ZIP code changed, and the Newton County Board of Commissioners is asking the residents who live in the area to please get on board.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston rolled out a three-point plan at Monday night's Covington City Council meeting to attract new residents, put existing residents to work and attract more retail stores to the city.
A pilot for a new paranormal-themed ABC drama will be filming in Covington later this week, as the iconic downtown square has attracted yet another production.
Marlin Engelhardt was a man of strength in many ways, who thrived on overcoming adversity and used his perceived shortcoming to speak wisdom in the lives of others.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners' meetings will now be recorded on video and placed on The Covington News' website, CovNews.com, where they can be viewed in their entirety for free by the public.
It's time once again for Newton County to honor its Hometown Heroes, the residents who go above and beyond the call of duty to help out their fellow man, woman or child.
Some residents in eastern Newton County will have to decide whether they want to keep their Social Circle mailing address and ZIP code or switch over to a Covington address.
Instant Imprints, a company that offers screen printing, embroidery, signage and promotion productions under one roof, is planning to open six new franchise retail centers in the Rockdale, Newton and Walton county area.
Local charter school Challenge Charter Academy will be closing at the end of the school year after officials were unable to convince the Georgia Department of Education they were worthy of being a separate charter school.
Some slight flooding occurred in Newton County Wednesday as the recent plentiful rainfall has raised the Yellow River and other creeks up to their banks.
There are some changes brewing at the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, as a long-time economic development employee is leaving and, in an unrelated move, a real estate agent is coming on board.
There's another check cashing scam making its way around Covington, and local resident James Johnson wants people to avoid falling for the scam.
Business is good at Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, and the local gym and pool facility is expanding its programs, as it began offering T'ai chi and ballroom dancing courses this month.
The Covington News is still on its health kick for the new year and is inviting the public to come out to the second annual Health and Fitness Expo to get some free health screenings and tips for how to stay healthy in 2013.