Election Day is Tuesday in Covington and Mansfield, as each city has one city council race and each has interesting subplots.
The Newton County Health Careers Expo for middle school students has been canceled.
Ghouls, goblins, princesses and the occasional Avenger filled the Covington Square Thursday night for Scare on the Square, presented by Covington/Newton County's Public Safety team and Main Street Covington.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Valspar's Covington plant is getting a 30,000-square-foot expansion and expects to add 28-plus employees in the coming months as production grows.
Workforce development is being discussed everywhere in Newton County as the means to a better future, and the community's latest effort is a definitive step.
Covington Police arrested a Mansfield man, who reportedly tried to conceal his identity, after he was recognized by an officer who knew him from high school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.
Newton County commissioners continued laying out strategic planning goals Monday and talked about implementing zero-based budgeting for some departments, while Chairman Keith Ellis said he hopes to get 1,000 adults to go back to school by August.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.18 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
Little goblins, princesses and superheroes whose parents may not want them going door-to-door this Halloween have some trick-or-treating options.
Workforce development is being pushed, tourism is being focused on filming and local history, Main Street Covington is still being evaluated and the traditional Chamber of Commerce is trying to provide value to its members.
It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but more and more local law enforcement agencies, including the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, are turning to predictive crime software to help officers be in the location of a possible crime before it happens and either prevent crime or catch criminals quickly.
As I reviewed Covington native Jimmy Cronan's personal Vietnam War journal, I realized the best way to articulate his story was to let Jimmy tell his story of war and survival, as it happened, in his own words. The following is an edited, abbreviated narrative of his combat diary.
Thanks to a tip from a confidential source, a 49-year-old Covington woman was arrested late Thursday night after reportedly being caught with several drugs.
The Newton County Recreation Commission remains without a permanent director four months after the retirement of Tommy Hailey, who held the post for nearly a quarter century.
The Jekyll Island 4-H Center is home to so many of my 4-H memories. I came to camp here once, and attended Senior 4-H Conference each spring. The annual Master 4-H Club weekend at Jekyll reminds me of those Senior Conferences. It seems like as soon as we show up, it's time to head home! This year, though, we're taking extra photos and reminiscing about favorite memories, unsure of what the future holds. Master 4-H ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
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This November's city elections figure to be a quiet one, as there will be only two contested city council races – one apiece in Covington and Mansfield – in the entire county.
Angel Food Ministries founder Wesley Joseph (Joe) Wingo; his son, Andrew (Andy) Wingo; and his wife and AFM Co-Founder Linda Wingo were sentenced today in federal court for illegal financial activities involving AFM.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.49 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Mount Tabor Road bridge over the Yellow River is open again. Originally damaged in a 2009 flood, the bridge had been closed since Feb. 13 so it could be rebuilt from the riverbed up. It reopened to public traffic Thursday. Repairs were completed by Atlanta-based McCarthy Improvement Co.; the cost was $594,780, according to Ed McWhorter, project manager for McCarthy. Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis said repairs were funded using 2011 SPLOST money. Mount ...
Patients planning to have surgery might want to pick up the September issue of Consumer Reports magazine before choosing a hospital.
Bright lights, cheering fans and the sonic roar of bands will hit Homer Sharp Stadium tonight as the first game of the season kicks off football Fridays in Newton County.
Newton County is receiving its annual road-paving funding boost from the state, and residents will see work on seven roads this fall.
Registration is now open to anyone willing to help keep Newton's rivers clean. Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, the city of Covington, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority will host the annual RIVERS ALIVE! cleanup event Saturday, Oct. 5, and is looking for volunteers for the event. Individuals, families, businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations are invited to pre-register for the event. Volunteers will clean assigned areas of the Alcovy, South ...
Conservatives who want to become more involved in the national political arena can attend an activist training event being hosted by the Heritage Action for America group, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation.
The Newton County Miracle League field has been a true community-based effort. Supporters worked to get the project on the county's 2011 SPLOST list, and it's received plenty of additional help and donations during construction. It's also provided a financial boost to 23 local businesses that have earned a combined $420,328 for work on the project. Project Consultant Tamara Richardson gave a project update to the Newton County Board of Commissioners last week, in advance ...