Every business and organization in a commercial area in Covington will now be able to have one - and only one - temporary sign on its property at all times.
The annual Gala benefiting Newton Medical Center will be held on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.
The city of Covington is going to remove some parallel parking spots downtown and replace them with the diagonal parking spaces found elsewhere.
In the sun for work and fun. I caught up with people working and playing in the sun.
A two vehicle accident slowed traffic late Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 278.
An Alcovy High School student has been arrested and charged with child molestation after reportedly touching and exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl at the school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Wastewater infrastructure will soon be underway for Baxter International as the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded the Joint Development Authority a $5.9 million loan.
Families who visit the Newton County Library to check out books with their library card now have the opportunity to use their card for free puppet shows featuring characters such as Big Bird and the Fraggles at the Center for Puppetry Arts, as its "Passport to Puppetry" library loan program has launched statewide.
Dinner theatre is coming to Covington, at least for one night. The play "Red Velvet Cake Wars," a Southern-inspired comedy, will be performed the evening of March 23 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Bobby Williams Parkway location. The event is being sponsored by the Caldwell and Cowan Relay for Life team, which was looking for a way to get the community involved and support local actors and the arts, said team members Scott and Ronda ...
Update, 4:47 p.m.: Power has been restored to much of the city of Covington. Utility Director Bill Meecham said about three-fourths of the city had its power restored, but there are still some pockets without power.
The Newton County Board of Education has reached a settlement agreement with Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations, and LaQuanda Carpenter, principal of Alcovy High School, releasing each of them from their respective contracts effective at the end of the work day on Feb. 1 for Dennis Carpenter and effective at the end of the work day on Jan. 31, 2013 for LaQuanda Carpenter.
High winds due to serve weather are causing some damage around the area. Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Cortney Morrison said a power line has fallen at Elks Club Road and said one car ran over the power line. Morrison said it wasn't a major accident and that there were no injuries reported. As of 3:30 p.m., Leigh-Anne Burgess, a Snapping Shoals EMC Communications Specialist, said Snapping Shoals had about 1,500 outages throughout their service territory ...
Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia District 4) was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2013.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 19 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Two people were shot early Sunday morning when more than 30 rounds were fired at a home where an adult birthday was being held in The Silos off Brown Bridge Road.
The school bus driver found at fault for the accident that sent dozens of Newton County Elementary students to hospitals last week has been cited by the Georgia State Patrol for following too closely.
A frequently traveled bridge on one of the county's main corridors needs to be repaired in less than 90 days or else it would be downgraded by the state, a move that would reroute and disrupt school bus and truck traffic. However, county officials say the fix is a simple one that can be completed quickly.
A detention deputy at the Newton County Jail was injured Saturday evening after an inmate allegedly assaulted him.
The Southern Heartland's visual art center is holding its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts on Feb. 9.
The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Caroline Meadors, a native of Newton County, a Yarbrough-Grady intern for spring 2013.
Teen struck in the head with brick Detectives are still investigating a fight that ended with a 16-year-old boy in the hospital with a fractured skull. Officers were called to Newton Medical Center after the teen came in and was suffering from a seizure in the waiting room. According to reports, he had been struck in the head with a brick. When he was taken into a room for treatment, doctors realized he was suffering ...