The county's lawn maintenance contract mini-saga ended Tuesday night when the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a low bid from Conyers-based G & G Landscape Management Group.
Newton County School System's county offices (the Board of Education Building and Service Center) will begin summer hours next week.
The annual Memorial Day service will take place on the square at 10 a.m. Monday, with keynote speaker Max Vincent, senior pastor at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford.
Tasked with paring down an additional $5.47 million worth of budget requests in fiscal year 2014, County Manager John Middleton is leaning on department heads to tell him what they most need to move the county forward.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to 7.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in March. The rate was 8.5 percent in April a year ago.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.52 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
A fox bit two students at Rocky Plains Elementary School on Wednesday, and according to Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen, the animal hasn't been caught.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners didn't make any major budget decisions Monday night, but asked the county manager and finance director to propose cuts and prepare two budgets for commissioners to study in two weeks.
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The new Covington-Newton County Office of Economic Development had its grand opening Tuesday, unveiling a conference room with state-of-the-art technology that will play a role in the recruitment and retention of industries and efforts to improve the local workforce.
A vision that started more than two years ago came to fruition with the official grand opening Tuesday of the Newton County Sheriff's Office's western precinct.
Newton High School Assistant Principal Sandra Owens has been named the new principal of Alcovy High School.
Newton County has new laws on where people are allowed to fire guns recreationally.
Triple Horse officials continue to work on putting together their planned $38 million studio complex, and the Newton County Industrial Development Authority continues to discuss a potential land deal for the company.
The Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the 71st Annual GFB Convention held Dec. 6-8, on Jekyll Island. The county chapter was named a finalist for the prestigious McKemie Award - the highest honor that a county Farm Bureau in the state can receive - in recognition of the activities it sponsored during the past year to promote agriculture.
Newton County Home Builders Association former Executive Officer Andrea Hammond was arrested Friday and charged with stealing from the company.
Breakfast with Santa: The Pilot Club of Covington hosted it's annual pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children got the opportunity to enjoy a home cooked breakfast (right), and many also went to have a talk with the Santa, who came all the way from the North Pole (left). A secret Santa shop (bottom left) was also set up for children to ...
The Newton County Home Builders Association's former executive officer, Andrea Hammond, was arrested Friday and charged with stealing from the organization.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
One of Newton County's most congested intersections finally has stoplights, and they seem to be helping the traffic flow immensely.
The Newton County Recreation Department held the 9th annual Cheer-off Competition on Nov. 21 at Alcovy High School. Approximately 21 squads competed in the three age divisions.
Monday night members of Solid Rock Baptist Church held a fireworks display for 9-year-old Kristin Beaucher. Kristin passed away from complications with a brain tumor early this week. Solid Rock members hoped she could look down on the display.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office will offer an amnesty program from Dec. 11, 2009, through Jan. 15, 2010. The Newton County Sheriff's Office amnesty program will allow individuals listed with outstanding misdemeanor warrants to turn themselves in. Each person will be released on their own recognizance after bringing documentation which proves a valid address. Proof of valid address can be in the form of an electric bill, gas bill or water bill. If ...
Like a fairy tale cottage, the original Burge House sits surrounded by forest. Across the street from its original location, a bigger home has been erected and stands proudly on the land that has bore the Burge name since the 1830s. The original house, now a private residence, turned 200-years-old this November, celebrating a monumental anniversary in Newton County.
The Arts Association in Newton County presents the Covington Regional Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday and Sunday at Newton High School's Porter Hall. This year's performance features guest dancer Adam Schiffer of the Carolina Ballet.
Darrell Antonio Crowder pleaded guilty to malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony Monday in connection with the 2008 killing of his estranged wife, 43-year-old Catcilia.
The final two men that authorities believe responsible for robbing the Taco Bell on U.S. Highway 278 on Nov. 28 were arrested Friday.
Rachel Scott of Social Circle is the proud breeder and owner of Alexis Acres' The Scotsman, who was recently named training level World Champion at the 37th annual Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City.
Special delivery: On Nov. 5 Covington Post Master Shane Williams hosted an appreciation luncheon to present post office employees, past employees and surviving spouses of retired employees as well as veterans young and old. Covington Mayor Pro-Tem Hawnethia Williams shared her memories of past postal employees. Jackie B. Smith, clerk for Newton County Board of Commissioners, issued a proclamation from the BOC on behalf of all the retired postal workers and their ...