The Covington News has welcomed two new editors. Janet Phillips will step in as editor and Crystal Cole as news editor.
The Georgia Press Educational Foundation has selected Arielle Coambes of Covington to receive the Morris Newspaper Corporation Honor Scholarship of $2,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Anyone with a sweet tooth will be happy to know that a new cake shop has come to town, and the public is invited to taste a variety of made-from-scratch cakes and other desserts at a grand opening on Saturday.
Deputies answered a call regarding a domestic dispute April 21 and arrested Timothy Ryan Willard, 24, for false imprisonment.
There has been an accident at Ga. Highway 36 and Henderson Mill Road. Three cars are still in the roadway and the Georgia State Patrol is currently working the accident. Expect delays.
A third man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the 2009 murder of 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County School System officials are working to find a way to offer its pioneering epidemiology course, now offered at Newton High School, to more students in the school system. But there are still some kinks that need to be ironed out before that can happen.
James Stanley Moore Sr. was heading to work at SRG Global Wednesday morning, just like the quality control engineer had for almost 40 years, when another vehicle crossed into his lane, ending the 59-year-old's life.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, - before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County - according to the labor department.
The woman who is accused of striking and killing 12-year-old Lynneah Browning with her car in late 2012 has been charged with homicide by vehicle and improper lane usage.
Newborn's annual Horneyhead Festival takes place Saturday, and the unique event is a fitting choice for a place that labels itself "A Town with Characters."
The square will once again be filled with the sound of music during the month of May as the Newton County Arts Association hosts its Luncheon Concerts series on square park, starting Thursday.
Nell Nixon celebrated her 101 birthday with friends April 22 at her home in Covington. Attending were Lula V. Smith, Kathy Brown, Pamela Vaughn and caregiver Julie. Smith and Nixon have been friends for more than 50 years, sharing many memories of traveling and spending quality time together.
The Georgia Federated Woman's Club Georgia Service Guild of Covington has won the GFWC Silver Cup, the organization's highest honor, for the second year in a row.
The lowest gas price in Covington today $3.63 for regular at the Marathon Station at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
Two high school friends were arrested on Valentine's Day, charged with pimping and prostitution.
Oxford College sophomore Falak Mawani is a hardworking student who is very involved on campus and highly respected among students, faculty and staff. One has to wonder what made her who she is today.
The Covington City Council welcomed its new city manager Monday, approved new speed limits for two neighborhoods, donated a vehicle to the Newton County College and Career Academy and took another step toward having a compressed natural gas fueling facility.
One of the county's contractors, Durden's Lawn Maintenance, finally renewed its business license Monday after the issue came up at a recent Board of Commissioners meeting, but records show that the company has routinely failed to renew its business license on time over the years and appeared to even operate without a business license.
State Rep. Andy Welch, R-McDonough, has introduced H.B. 138, which would limit where some Electronic Benefit Transfer cards can be used and what they can be used to purchased.
The Eastside High School FFA chapter is hosting a Boston Butt sale from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the high school, but tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
Newton County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jerry Carter recently attended the 2013 annual winter training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Elks Club member T. A. Haney holds his Covington Elks Lodge's Elk of the Year Award as Exalted Ruler Larry Capes reminds Valentine's Dance attendees that this is Haney's second year receiving this distinct recognition, while Elk Lecturing Knight John Gower holds his certificate of appreciation.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, was excited by the passage a house bill she introduced, H.B. 101, which exempts some temporary food service establishments from certain regulations.
The NewRock Legal Society, a volunteer bar association that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, installed its 2013 officers last week.
There is an accident on Interstate 20 at the eastbound exit 92 off-ramp. The lane is blocked.
Around 200 people attended the second annual Covington News Health and Fitness Expo to learn more about local businesses, see demonstrations on workout routines and healthy cooking and receive free health tests, including body composition and blood pressure.
The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented more than $190,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties on Friday morning at its annual awards reception ceremony.
Human resource managers from around the area gathered in Madison Wednesday for a seminar on the health care reform, a topic that has human resource professionals struggling to prepare for the health insurance changes that will take place under Obamacare.