The roads in front of two new schools will be improved this summer to accommodate the increased traffic.
A tornado touched down in Mansfield on Friday afternoon, leaving several homes and businesses damaged and one person injured.
One of the men accused of murdering 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and concealing the death of another Thursday, just days before his trial was scheduled to begin.
The votes are in and there will be no ZIP code change in eastern Newton County.
A tornado touched down in Mansfield Friday afternoon, leaving several homes and businesses damaged and one person injured.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at the Shell station, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
The proposed Bear Creek Reservoir in southern Newton County is still waiting on its federal construction permit, but the Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its support to build the reservoir as soon as possible.
It was a warm, sunny day as Carol and Don mixed the colors and arranged the various brushes they would use to transform this blank side of the building into a advertising work of art.
Today, I took a stroll around our local communities.
The American Legion fairgrounds could be turned into a destination spot for concerts and other events if Covington City Council members get their wish.
A $1 million go-kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the ...
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.
Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.
The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.
Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.
Florida media are reporting that Covington man Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run in Jacksonville, Fla. that left a local man seriously injured.
Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter have been released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the Board of Education.
A 41-year-old Covington mother was arrested Wednesday after her child's teacher noticed extensive marks on his body.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for several men who reportedly attempted to rob two others Wednesday afternoon.
Anyone who has recently purchased a new or used vehicle within the last year or is looking to do so should be aware of a new state law that will change how consumers pay taxes on their cars.
While North Georgia was hit hard by Wednesday's storms, Covington managed to escape relatively unscathed, though a large portion of Covington lost power for nearly an hour.
Join the parents' roundtable to discuss helping children with autism on Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newton College and Career Academy.
A 14-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student has been charged with simple battery after a fight with another student on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.
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.