The salary for Newton County Schools' next superintendent is about $10,000 less than outgoing Superintendent Gary Mathews was paid.
A leader who has a desire to teach others, Geoff Nolan, 22, is one of 30 Americans who will travel to Colombia as a part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange.
For the first time since 1977, Covington City Council members and the mayor will get pay raises, as members say their workload has greatly increased and the economy is improving.
Three men have been arrested, and a warrant is outstanding for a fourth in a May shooting in the Silos subdivision.
When she was growing up in Social Circle, it was only natural that Jessie Lysiak gravitated to the kitchen. After all, that was where the action was.
Local government leaders are on a roll when it comes to regional awards.
Jenny McDonald lived the Atlanta life for years, but when her own children were born, she moved back home to Newton County to raise them like she was raised.
School's out and 4-H is kicking off a huge summer of fun for all ages. Call us at 770-784-2010 with any questions, or visit us on the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed on Memorial Day).
John Scott Austin, 52, Monticello, May 290. Probation violation.
John Scott Austin, 52, Monticello, May 290. Probation violation.
A man was stabbed in the hand with a beer bottle after reportedly getting into an argument with a woman.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Eighteen people were taken to the hospital Friday, at least two in serious condition, after they were hurt in a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport, officials said.
A Conyers man died on the way to the hospital following a boating crash on Lake Jackson Tuesday. Authorities are still determining the cause of death.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.52 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
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.
Tune in to CovNews.com at 4 p.m. today for the first airing of the Alcovy Report. Managing Editor Jennifer T. Long will deliver a brief rundown of the latest local headlines, highlight a reader blog and preview what's coming up in the next edition of The Covington News.
Newton County residents can now water their plants with two high-efficient watering devices, but the county will soon decide whether to ask the state to allow residents to wash their cars and water their lawns.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are asking the community for help in locating a man that injured a deputy Friday morning.
The Town of Newborn may soon start paying its mayor and council members. On April 6 the council will decide whether to amend the town charter to start paying the mayor $100 per month and each council member $75 per month for the 2010 fiscal year.
Oxford will begin paying Covington and Newton County $18,282 for the use of emergency 911 services. Covington, Oxford and Porterdale use the 911 Center's services, while Newborn and Mansfield's calls are handled through the county's sheriff's office and fire department. Oxford's bill was based on the city's percentage of the total number of 911 calls in fiscal year 2008. Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry explained that Oxford had been such a small user, the 911 ...
Blooming: Cherry blossoms and dogwood blossoms adorn Academy Springs Park in Covington.
What a peach: Taylor Ray was voted Eastside High School's homecoming queen in October 2008. She was recently selected to participate in Georgia's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection held March 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Georgia's statewide queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete against the winning queens of each state. ...
In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating ...
A vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road attracted the attention of a concerned citizen late Saturday evening and led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man for DUI. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Access Road after a driver contacted 911 and told dispatchers she had observed a truck weaving and travelling on the wrong side of the road, causing other traffic to run off the ...
The woman who was responsible for the car accident that killed 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in November has been formally charged with his death, as well as a myriad of other infractions, including DUI.
The completion of the first phase of District 2's Denny Dobbs Park overcame another hurdle Tuesday, but only after commissioners and residents discussed the park's future for an hour.
Many Newton County children are feeling the effects of the economic pinch since The Learning Center had to cut their popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library program due to a lack of funds.
A Newton County 911 employee has resigned after reportedly sending out an e-mail to friends and family members about a supposed gang initiation at Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard Wednesday evening. The e-mail created a panic throughout the community.
An 18-year-old Covington man is in jail after deputies alleged he was part of a group that robbed a man and threatened to kill him early Tuesday morning. According to reports, a man was returning home for the evening at roughly 12:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a young black male who reportedly took a swing at him. When he turned around to confront the youth he allegedly found that he was ...
A pile of men's clothing set on fire in front of a gas pump was the cause of a blaze early Monday morning at a Chevron off of Ga. Highway 81. Newton County Fire officials are hoping that someone noticed the person responsible. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one gas pump where the fire melted the plastic surrounding the pump and a garbage can before being extinguished.