Scott Sirotkin never intended to work in planning and zoning, yet he found himself in Newton County during the biggest home building spree in U.S. history and eventually was named director of the department.
Newton County will rally this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society as it hosts the 25th Annual Relay For Life event.
A Taste of Downtown Covington, a local event developed by Main Street Covington, will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Monticello Street.
As Newton High School students, teachers and faculty members prepare for a new school building, the school also hopes to brand itself with a handful of new logos that retain the traditional royal blue and white colors, but have a more uniform look.
April 19 was a very special day at Piedmont Academy as the school opened its doors for grandparents, relatives and other guests.
A Newton County Teenage Republican group has formed, with eight members signing up at the initial meeting in April.
"The Host" - seekers, wanderers, and a love triangle only Stephanie Meyer could write.
I have to admit I don't know too much about the Oxford Youth Singers, but having spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon watching their performance of my favorite production, "Les Miserables," I am now a fan.
A woman and child were found safe in Decatur after reportedly being kidnapped by the woman's abusive husband.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Shell, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
One of the three people accused of the murder of an Atlanta man was found guilty last week, after a trial that lasted just two days.
A shooting in the Country Walk subdivision off Salem Road Sunday evening that sent one man to the hospital and another man to jail appears to be in retaliation for another shooting involving the same two people six years ago in the same neighborhood.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.25 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
The definition of perfect barbecue depends on who you are and where you're from. Opinions are strong, and discussions about one cooking method over another and sauce vs. no sauce, whether it's barbecue, BBQ, or Bar-B-Que - not to mention the whole Brunswick stew debate -- can get ugly.
Residents and visitors of Social Circle will have a few more eating options as the city will open three more in the downtown area.
Performances will be held at EHS Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The production involves 160 seventh and eighth grade chorus students from Indian Creek. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance tickets are available in the front office of Indian Creek Middle School, 11051 S. Covington Bypass Road.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Newton and surrounding counties through Saturday night. Numerous thunderstorms are expected from a cold front that will push its way through the Southeast Friday and Saturday. Here's a look at our local weekend forecast...
Two people were arrested trying to avoid deputies after catching their attention for lack of seatbelts early Saturday morning. Deputies from the NCSO were on patrol when they noticed a blue Ford Thunderbird at the stop sign at Dixie Road. The deputies noticed the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt and turned around to stop the vehicle but the driver was already gone.
The Montessori School of Covington honored local public service personnel by serving lunch at the eighth annual Community Appreciation Chili Luncheon Monday.
Tune in to CovNews.com at 4 p.m. today for the first airing of the Alcovy Report. Managing Editor Jennifer T. Long will deliver a brief rundown of the latest local headlines, highlight a reader blog and preview what's coming up in the next edition of The Covington News.
Newton County residents can now water their plants with two high-efficient watering devices, but the county will soon decide whether to ask the state to allow residents to wash their cars and water their lawns.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are asking the community for help in locating a man that injured a deputy Friday morning.
The Town of Newborn may soon start paying its mayor and council members. On April 6 the council will decide whether to amend the town charter to start paying the mayor $100 per month and each council member $75 per month for the 2010 fiscal year.
Oxford will begin paying Covington and Newton County $18,282 for the use of emergency 911 services. Covington, Oxford and Porterdale use the 911 Center's services, while Newborn and Mansfield's calls are handled through the county's sheriff's office and fire department. Oxford's bill was based on the city's percentage of the total number of 911 calls in fiscal year 2008. Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry explained that Oxford had been such a small user, the 911 ...
Blooming: Cherry blossoms and dogwood blossoms adorn Academy Springs Park in Covington.
What a peach: Taylor Ray was voted Eastside High School's homecoming queen in October 2008. She was recently selected to participate in Georgia's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection held March 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Georgia's statewide queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete against the winning queens of each state. ...
In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating ...
A vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road attracted the attention of a concerned citizen late Saturday evening and led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man for DUI. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Access Road after a driver contacted 911 and told dispatchers she had observed a truck weaving and travelling on the wrong side of the road, causing other traffic to run off the ...
The woman who was responsible for the car accident that killed 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in November has been formally charged with his death, as well as a myriad of other infractions, including DUI.
The completion of the first phase of District 2's Denny Dobbs Park overcame another hurdle Tuesday, but only after commissioners and residents discussed the park's future for an hour.