The planned reorganization of the Main Street Covington program took another step forward Tuesday, bringing Covington city officials' plan to move the program under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce close to fruition.
Covington City Council members want a cleaner city, and putting more restrictions on the unruly growth of grass and weeds is up for discussion.
A man who went into cardiac arrest while driving near Walmart on Industrial Boulevard Monday is recuperating after a Covington police officer, an off-duty Newton County Sheriff's deputy, and a nurse from an Atlanta hospital helped to revive him after an accident.
Troy University in Covington and Georgia Career Institute in Conyers will hold public service events in the coming week.
Officers were called to the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 last Friday regarding an alleged incident of shoplifting. They met in the manager's office with store manager Schawn Worman and Adrian Woods.
In April 1917, America decided it was time to go "over there" into the trench warfare and killing grounds of The Great War, later remembered as World War I.
The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received national recognition for publications produced during the 2012-2013 school year.
The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Club is no small organization, boasting more than 600 chapters and more than 20,000 members in 25 countries around the world.
Joshua Harry Measroch, 21, the college student who was charged in Newton County with interference with child custody and obstruction of an officer in the case of missing 13-year-old Jordan Marie Aaron, has been additionally charged in Cobb County with four felonies, including child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.35 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.47 at Chevron, located at 4134 Ga. Highway 212 and Ga. Highway 81.
Due to a production error, page 3 of Sunday's Covington News is unreadable. We will re-print that page in Wednesday's edition. The full stories can be read online at CovNews.com.
Father's Day came early for Michael Cronan Jr., 26, who welcomed his first child into the world with his wife Tori, at the Newton Medical Center last week.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has a big vision for Covington. He wants his city's downtown to be more popular than nearby Madison's, its Christmas displays to shine as brightly as Callaway Gardens,' its businesses to thrive, and its residents to be employed and entertained.
Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis heard residents' request for officials to find a way to balance next year's budget without raising the property tax rate, and he scrambled early last week to find an alternative.
Update: The "Vampire Diaries" crew will be filming on the square from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. There will be cameras, equipment and vehicles on the sidewalks, curbside and streets around the square, and the crew will be holding traffic intermittently for filming. There will also be temporary road closures on both days of filming. If you have questions or concerns about settings for shoots, ...
Officers in the area of South Emory Street were alerted to a vehicle after the driver reportedly saw them and attempted to back his vehicle up in the middle of the roadway.
The dedication ceremony for the Lamar B. Hays Memorial Parkway took place Thursday, July 16 at 4:40 p.m. in the Mansfield Community Center. This great honor was passed through the Georgia Senate and House by Sen. John Douglas (R.-Social Circle) and House Representative Doug Holt after Hays untimely death in March of this year.
Restaurant Owners Alliance members are still not satisfied with the restaurant inspection process, but other Newton County restaurant owners and East Metro Health District officials continue to place the blame on a lack of effort and education among some restaurant owners, not a flawed inspection system.
Isaiah Spence has spent the past several weeks working with Sandy Fowler, Porterdale's downtown manager, to organize events like the city's Fourth of July Celebration; and the 18-year-old student enjoyed the experience so much he's thinking about going into event planning instead of studying business administration when he attends DeKalb Technical College this fall.
A juvenile who has been charged in the murder of landscaper Timothy Clements will be tried as an adult, according to District Attorney Ken Wynne.
Top Elk: Covington's own Larry Capes was recently elected and installed as State President of the Georgia Elks Association. Capes, who is a longtime member of local Elks Lodge No. 1806, was elected at the recent state convention held at Jekyll Island on June 4-7. Capes was the second Covington Elk to be chosen to lead the Georgia Elks Association. Capes is shown above with his wife, Adrian, after his installation as President.
Officers of the American Legion: American Legion Post 32 and Auxiliary Unit 32 held their installation of new officers on July 9 at the Legion Hall in Covington.
Covington's newest TV show, "Vampire Diaries" is having an open casting call for paid, non-speaking extras on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 9159 Access Road.
Former CNN News Producer Bob Furnad is returning to the world of broadcast news once again, joining the University of Georgia's faculty for a second stint.
The 48th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 7-11 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. The workshop has graduated approximately 11,519 participants over the years and this year hosted 109 Georgia high school students including 10 students from the U.S. Virgin Islands along with two chaperones.
The Mall at Stonecrest and 95.5 The BEAT will celebrate the return to back to school with their third annual "Meet the BEAT," a live concert event featuring the New Bad Boy of R&B, Pleasure P ("Boyfriend #2," "Under") J. Holiday ("It's Yours"), Atlanta hometown favorite F.L.Y.("Swag Surfin"), Dear Jayne ("Fall Back," "Rain") and a fun kid's activity area on Saturday, July 25, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Plaza. ...
Two men have been arrested and charged with the June shooting death of 34-year-old Calvin Kentrell Banks.
The unemployment rate for the state of Georgia has reached 10.1 percent, the highest the rate has been since the Great Depression.
Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect who they believed may be responsible for at least three recent armed robberies in Newton and Rockdale counties. According to Covington Police Detective Daniel Seals, just after 6 a.m. on July 4 the Holiday Inn Express was robbed by a black male with a blued pump shotgun with a short or pistol grip wood stock. The man came into the business ...