The Nelson Heights Community Center is up and running again and serving an average of around 30 kids with daily after-school tutoring, after hiring a new part-time director.
Before his death Oct. 6, Oxford Councilman Frank Davis worked to make sure the city would be in the best shape possible, even after he was gone. So, he convinced his wife to take his place.
Georgia will become the only state to charge poor people $5 a month for federally subsidized phone service, a move some believe will deter fraud but others, including a local Covington phone provider, think will only penalize honest customers.
The city of Mansfield's dump truck was stolen a couple months ago, but neither the truck nor the thieves have been found.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday.
Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
No, not the upset citizens - at least not physically - but criminals, electrical lines and heavy equipment all carry varying degrees of risk.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Conyers native Adam Potts is trying to bring big-city entertainment to east Atlanta, and he's hoping more than 2,000 people will come out to his Party on the Farm tailgate and country music concert Saturday.
The Newton County Recreation Commission has decided to stick with the three internal, county candidates for the recreation director position and will not seek outside candidates for the time being.
Given their inability to read the city code, some dogs in Oxford have been causing consternation by wandering off into the property of other residents.
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.