Even as states like North Carolina and Louisiana cut tax incentives for film and television production companies, Georgia continues to offer the most generous incentives ...
Tears welled up as Kristen Bagwell accepted the award as Newton County School Systems 2016 Teacher of the Year Award, saying, "I've always wanted ...
The Social Circle Rotary Club fair returns to Social Circle High School Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17.
Jessica Herrick, 39, of Covington won a quarter-million dollar prize from the Georgia Lottery earlier this month.
Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...
The first candidates forum for the special elections taking place on the November ballot will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners held a retreat at the Fire Services Administration Building Wednesday, discussing some of the most important topics facing the ...
Benches at the Newton County Historic Courthouse were filled with people Tuesday night, many there to protest a controversial resolution placing restrictions on public participation ...
Lawsuits, countersuits, motions and amended motions continue to fly between the lawyer representing William Durden and Samuel Hays, and Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy ...
No, there wasn't a big game being televised live nationally from Sharp Stadium Tuesday. But, yes that was the Goodyear Blimp flying over town.
Covington City Councilman Chris Smith read a letter during the council comment section of Monday night's meeting against the actions of Mayor Ronnie Johnston.
Shots were fired after a fight between a woman and her stepfather began near Weat and Mill streets Monday evening.
General Mills recalled Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Tuesday that were produced during certain dates of July of 2015.
Covington City Councilman Chris Smith used his portion of council comments Monday night to address a letter Mayor Ronnie Johnston submitted to The Covington News ...
A tornado watch has been extended to 8 p.m. for Newton County and much of north Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Rain stretched just north of Covington, from northeast Georgia and into Alabama, according to weather service radar.
Republican Austin Scott toured Newton County Monday with local state Rep. Doug Holt and Sen. John Douglas, as he makes his final push to best Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Marshall for the Eighth District seat on Nov. 2.
An evening of acoustic movement benefit concert featuring Eric L. Summers, Corey Crowder and others will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Caldwell & Cowan chapel, 1215 Access Road in Covington.
Halloween falls on a Sunday and will be officially celebrated that day in Covington and Newton County, according to officials, but residents and organizations are split on when they're holding their own celebrations of the secular holiday.
Restoration of the Historic Jail on Stalling Street is set to begin, five years after voters approved allocating $500,000 to the project in the 2005 SPLOST.
For years, a resident could call Newton County government with a question about a planning or building issue, speak to five different people in different departments and get five answers.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events in Covington and Newton County:
Cinderella stories: The annual Fashion Show Luncheon, sponsored by the Newton Medical Center Women's Diagnostic Center, Breast Cancer Support Group and Volunteer Services, was held in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday morning. The celebration of the lives of all breast cancer survivors began with a light lunch which was followed by a special appearance by Elvis, a fashion show that featured Cinderella Shop clothes modeled by breast cancer survivors, door prizes and more. The proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Hope Boutique at Newton Medical Center.
A line of thunderstorms is moving through Newton and Rockdale counties at this hour.
A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m., meaning there is a chance for some storms to produce tornadoes.
The county recently lost two internally-respected employees to other government entities, raising concerns about employee morale.
• Jackie Dodd, DUI, 12 months probation, serve 5 days, $1,000 fine; open container, $200 fine.
A family fight in front of the children landed a husband in jail early Saturday.
Doug Bolton has been appointed chairman of the Newton County Senior Services Board.
Newton County was chosen to participate in a free, state pilot program that will help it protect its agricultural land.
Staff from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission will help Newton County form a Local Agriculture Protection Guide during the next year.
Luck winner: Janet Goodman, left, was the lucky winner of the Smoker given away by Mayfield's Hardware at The Covington Fall Festival on Saturday, October 9. She was presented the grill by Kendra Mayfield, right.