One of Newton County's most important state legislative seats is up for grabs this year, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance are hosting a forum tonight for the public.
Celeste Sigman Dupree devoted the latter part of her life to saving some of Social Circle's oldest, most historic homes. Now, it's her home, a Greek Revival house built in 1858, that needs saving again.
Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.
The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.
Abe and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins can barely move most of the time, their minds and bodies trapped by different disorders that frequently leave them listless and unable to react to the world around them.
Political season is in full swing, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance will be hosting a forum Friday for state representative candidates for District 112.
Georgia's 2014 political season is moving at a furious pace, and qualifying for local, state and federal seats is next week, more than two months earlier than past election cycles.
Medical marijuana can be an emotional subject, from the parents seeking help for their children to the state representative on a mission to introduce clinical testing in Georgia.
Update: The town hall scheduled for Saturday at the Historic Courthouse has been canceled due to a death in the family of state Rep. Pam Dickerson.
"In the Heat of the Night" has managed to keep its popular following two decades after its last episodes were filmed, and Covington officials are hoping to turn that popularity into more tourists.
The chamber's goal over the next five to 10 years is to turn Newton County into a regional retail hub, not only capable of meeting the needs of Newton County residents, but also drawing residents from surrounding counties.
Covington's tourists will soon be getting an all-access pass to downtown.
Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.
Georgians who purchased a new or used automobile in 2012 or in early 2013 have until Friday to decide if they want to continue to pay annual car taxes or pay a one-time tax up-front.
Mansfield officials' two-and-half-year fight to prevent a new power line from being built through their city has fallen short, as the city agreed this month to accept a $250,000 settlement.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.
Covington officials took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday and also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
Christa Rooks and Scott England have written and recorded Christian music independently for years, but the two have found more recently that they make a good vocal team.
U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.
Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by the Ashton Hills Golf Club in Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast will be allowed to host weddings and other special events moving forward after the Covington City Council approved an agreement Monday brokered between the bed and breakfast's owner and neighbors concerned about noise and parking.
Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.
The city looks a little cleaner these days, as some of its worst homes have been torn down in recent years.
Earthquakes are so rare in Georgia, many Newton County residents didn't realize they felt the effects of one Friday evening, instead attributing the brief shaking of their homes to strong winds, tornadoes, trains, a sonic boom and even a car crashing into a garage.
Janet Goodman notices a lot of young people don't realize society is the way it is today because of the sacrifices of past generations. She's planning to educate them.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.
Newton County's former landscape contractor Billy Durden officially filed a lawsuit against the county Feb. 7 claiming the county illegally terminated his contract, but the two sides are expected to discuss the case next week.
Tonight's public informational meeting about the county's latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.