Does U.S. Highway 278 have anything that makes it special? Many people don't think so, at least, not yet.
The Covington Fire Department hasn't had to fight many house fires lately, but two of the most recent fires occurred in supposedly vacant buildings.
The Social Circle City Council will honor, on Tuesday, the police officer who was first on the scene of the recent accident involving a CSX employee who was injured near the General Mills facility on Wednesday, May 28 and provided potentially life-saving first-aid efforts.
The Social Circle American Legion Post 332 conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the Mews Center Saturday morning to coincide with National Flag Day.
Pete Mecca, author of A Veteran's Story feature in The Covington News, will be sharing one of his tales with Georgia Magazine.
A group of women got a chance to avoid the "Booby Trap" in an afternoon of learning about Breast Cancer awareness and prevention provided by Newton Medical Center and Breast Patient Navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
Conservative web writer and radio host Erick Erickson endorsed Newton County resident Aaron Brooks for the Georgia House District 112 seat.
Roger Harrison has been appointed as board secretary of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation's Board of Trustees recently.
Covington got a double shot Friday night as the Swingin' Medallions performed its 1966 hit songs, and plenty of others in front of the Covington Historic Courthouse.
The City of Oxford will be represented at a new Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Advisory Council, which will help prioritize recommendations made to the GMA and to provide ongoing feedback to the staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently, according to a letter from the GMA to Bob Schwartz, Oxford city manager.
Covington residents could see traffic delays south of the square and in the Old Monticello Street area during the next year as work begins on replacing more than 26,000 linear feet of city water lines, some of which are more than 100 years old.
A proposal to put a new package store on the Covington Bypass Road has spurred an in-depth discussion about the future of the city's commercial corridors and what they will and should look like, with some officials' modern vision for the future clashing with others' views of what's realistic.
What: The Porterdale kayak launch on Yellow River will officially open with a ribbon cutting and BBQ
A massive tumor was surgically removed from a Newton County woman's stomach Tuesday after several trips to the emergency room led to a dead end and distant surgery date.
Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell, under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal, is providing a new emergency preparedness initiative for customers obtaining a driver's license or state identification card. Customers may request that their blood type be printed on the back of their permanent card. This addition is completely optional and may help medical personnel during an emergency.
After a shoving spat during a basketball game at the Turner Lake Recreational Complex, a man pulled a gun from his bag Thursday.
"The Vampire Diaries" filmed an episode for its fifth season, including a scene of two cast members walking through a farmer's market - real life Ramsey's Produce. Fans from all over watched the filming around the Covington square Wednesday through early Friday morning.
If you're not on Facebook, you probably haven't heard about the latest polar plunges and make-up-free selfies.
Newton County firefighters are continuing their efforts to take care of Brayden Eavenson, the son of Brad Eavenson, the firefighter who died in a vehicular accident in February.
Covington continues to make upgrades to the city's airport and is seeing increased traffic.
Debit and credit cards have added an ease to life that most people have grown accustomed to.
Former Newton County landscaper Billy Durden believes county officials and current county landscaper Gary Campbell conspired to cause him to lose his longtime contract with the county.
While credit card information is being stolen in multiple places, restaurants and other public places are the most visible businesses affected.
What started out as a former elementary school teacher's quest to explore her family tree ended in a pioneer authorship that reveals the history of an entire community.
Three Newton County criminals are on death row, and if they're ever put to death, the lethal injections will take place at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Bridge rehab work is continuing on I-20 eastbound next week and the far left lane will be closed for milling and asphalt work.
On Saturday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club will hold their monthly meeting with special guest Dr. Julius L. Benton, Jr.
Newton County's unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January, but the number of employed workers also fell as the overall number of people looking for work dropped.
A small flash fire caused minor injuries to two employees, damaged a piece of equipment and shut down part of local industry NyloBoard's manufacturing plant Thursday morning, but overall fire and company officials said the damage was minimal.
Former Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Darrell Mathis was sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, stemming from his Sept. 19 arrest by the FBI for selling drugs.