A large bear was spotted south of Newborn this week, and the Jasper County man who initially reported the bear says there is evidence it's hanging around, but an official with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said real concern doesn't set in until a bear starts damaging property or stops showing fear.
Early voting for the May 20 Primary begins Friday, and local group Smart Growth Newton County is giving residents a chance to hear from all the local and state candidates facing opposition this year.
A home-schooled kid with a father who dropped out of high school and a mother who dropped out of college doesn't quite fit the typical profile for a stellar college student.
THE WINNERS OF THE CHEERIOS CHALLENGE
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Many high-schoolers run out of the door as soon as the bell rings Friday afternoon, eager for the weekend and time away from school. Not Tawana Parker-Bellamy's cast of yellow, emerald and gold. In the auditorium, they dance, sing, laugh, play and make sure they know what type of food will be provided at an upcoming cast lunch.
Social Circle United Methodist Church kicks off its Easter celebration with its annual community egg hunt Saturday morning at Gunter Hall.
The next time you buy your groceries part of the proceeds could go to your favorite nonprofit.
Monday is the voter registration deadline for anyone who wants to vote in May 20 Primary Election.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
The hotly-debated gazebo proposed to be built on the Covington square was sent to a committee this week for more citizen and business owner feedback.
Recess was over, but a group of Middle Ridge Elementary School second-graders was still outside, accompanied by teachers and even the principal. And there was nothing but encouragement.
Ask the candidates some questions and enjoy some homemade strawberry ice cream May 1 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's candidate meet and greet.
Four teachers were presented with the Spring 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grant by the Newton County Board of Education at its April work session on Tuesday evening. The grants, funded by the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence, pay for a wide variety of innovative, instructional projects and materials.
There were two fatality automobile wrecks this week in Newton County on Ga. Highway 36, but neither involved a Newton County resident.
Snow is an unfamiliar enough sight for Metro Atlanta residents, but ice-skating Fords, Hondas and Chevrolets? That's just plain out-there.
Businesses and organizations needing web help and local web designers and developers looking for work have a chance to connect Saturday at a first-of-its-kind event in Newton County.
The City of Covington held its retirement reception Thursday evening honoring the 19 former employees who made 2013 their swan song.
A Covington man was arrested for reportedly "laying drags" in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Due to continued icy conditions on the roadways, all Newton County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow, Jan. 31, a release from the school system said.
The Covington News will continue to update residents throughout the day as Newton County recovers from Snow Storm 2014. Please visit throughout the day to find out more on closures, weather, traffic and any possible emergencies.
Newton County roads are clearing up, and the county offices will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Newton County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 30, due to inclement weather.
While schools and many businesses were closed Wednesday, many Newton County residents had a rare snow day. Check out the photos and share your own. Send any photos you take to us through our Facebook page or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newton Medical Center has cancelled its Code Silver drill, originally slated for Thursday.
Our former webmaster Tyler Smith tells his story of getting stranded in the Atlanta snow (the story had to be typed on a cell phone).
No major incidents were reported throughout Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning.
UPDATE: While Interstate 20 may be passable, many of the side roads are still treacherous and covered in ice. Our carriers will attempt to begin delivery after 12 p.m. today. Some deliveries may stretch into Thursday morning, depending on the condition of the roads. Please bear with us as we work to get The Covington News to you as soon as is safely possible. Check www.covnews.com for updates on road conditions, closures and more.
When I was growing up, my family always had a cat. I can't remember them all. And after I got married, my home followed that tradition. We always had a cat. But after nearly 50 years of marriage, I can't remember all of their names, either. Most, however, followed a literary tradition, from the first, "Milton," to the last to die, "Earnest" (from "The Importance of Being Ernest"). There were exceptions when my children or a grandchild named a cat. That would include my present cat Julianne, a stray who took up with us and who was named ...
The B-17 pilot was 21 years old, a farm boy from Weston, W. Va., on his first combat mission over the German heartland. His adversary, a former Bavarian airline pilot from Regensburg, Germany, was now a crack pilot for the Luftwaffe, with 22 kills to his credit. He was one victory away from winning the celebrated Knight's Cross. The date: Dec 20, 1943.