Students and parents can expect to see a now-familiar face behind the scenes and on the front line of public education in the Newton County School System for at least the near future.
The Newton County Board of Education officially adopted a millage rate for maintenance and operations at 20 after the third public hearing and July combined meeting Tuesday night, giving even more than originally planned back to teachers and school employees.
Minutes after passing the city's budget Monday night, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 to add a new code-enforcement officer to the planning and zoning department to ensure dilapidated homes and lots where homes were demolished avoid being overgrown.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston cast the tie-breaking vote to deny a controversial cell phone tower on Monticello Road Thursday night.
Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.
Dave Belton will face Democrat B.P. "Patsy" Harrys in the general election for Georgia House District 112.
From the locations to the cast, almost everything in the new movie "Operator" might be recognizable by Newton County residents - and that is because the film's team utilized mostly local resources for the action-thriller.
This is the second in a series of columns in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College professors concerning the Civil War and its local ties to Newton County some 150 years after the war that divided America.
"I was dispatched to a duplex in reference to an elderly woman requesting a deputy go to the adjoining apartment and tell the occupant to stop sending voodoo through the wall into her apartment. The complainant stated nobody ever did anything when she called and she wanted a report and for it to stop," wrote Deputy Mark Lovell in an incident report taken Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.
Last summer's rains put the nail in an old coffin of a bridge separating a handful of Newton County residents from the remainder of the county.
A bus service may someday be available for elderly residents of Covington, but not now, not yet.
Low turnout marred Tuesday's local runoff elections, but the end result was Board of Commissioners Democratic incumbent J.C Henderson will continue to serve, and David Belton will be the Republican candidate for Georgia District 112.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to vote Monday to break a 3-3 tie to ultimately deny a request for a new cell phone tower at 6163 Monticello Road in Covington.
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Aaron Brooks and Dave Belton will settle things Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia House District 112, which includes the eastern half of both Covington and Newton County.
A Covington man was been charged with over 100 counts of child exploitation after a technician found graphic images on his computer.
ATLANTA - Federal authorities say a preliminary investigation shows that a plane that crashed into a north Georgia mountain had its right wing low when it collided with a tree about 50 feet above the ground and was destroyed by fire.
Part of Hwy 278 was blocked Monday morning due to an overturned tractor trailer. The accident occurred at the corner of Hwy 278 at Industrial Blvd.
DECATUR, Ga. - Police in DeKalb County say a man was fatally shot when he answered a knock at the door of his apartment.
WINDER - The NAACP is calling for an investigation of complaints about the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers in Barrow County.
From the time Matthew Ozburn was 2, thunderstorms fascinated him. This unusual interest has developed into an intense passion for meteorology and severe weather watching.
Did you know that Georgia has more state parks than any other state in the United States? No kidding!
After giving delinquent property taxpayers a reprieve in 2010, Newton County will once again be seizing and selling delinquent properties to the public this year.
Newton County has a myriad of issues, but the chamber has decided its main focus must be attracting high-quality jobs.
Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan will help determine policies for counties around the state after being reappointed vice chairman of the General County Government Policy Committee, which is part of Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
Covington and the literacy non-profit Newton Reads want to improve the county's educational deficiencies.
o Demario A. Morgan, violation of probation, revoke 2 years. Possession of cocaine, 10 years probation, 2 years confinement, $1,000. Criminal trespass, 12 months confinement concurrent. Driving without lights, 12 months confinement concurrent.
A suspicious package located at Home Depot was found to be nothing more than an empty suitcase, according to Covington Police Captain Ken Malcom.
The Covington News earned 13 awards Friday in the Georgia Press Association's 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.