A man who reportedly asked a woman to have relations with him at a hotel was arrested for reportedly assaulting the woman when she refused to do so.
Three teen's whose family's reported them missing the last two weeks of February have been found safe.
Updated story, March 4, 12:42 p.m.: Destiny Davis, the last of the three teens reported missing last week, turned herself in to Newton County Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Fourteen people, including a Conyers man, were arrested for their intent to have sex with a child as part of a recent Georgia Bureau of Investigations undercover operation.
Abe and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins can barely move most of the time, their minds and bodies trapped by different disorders that frequently leave them listless and unable to react to the world around them.
Carman Dale Phillips, 29, 185 Oak Hill Drive, Covington, Feb. 25. Cruelty to children, Battery to infant child.
I love taking 4-H and Youth Leadership Institute youths on trips, because inevitably someone will comment that they're more mature and better dressed than the adult groups around them.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old male who was reportedly found taking weapons from a residence with another male Thursday.
Business in the Georgia House intensified last week. We considered 77 bills and resolutions on the House floor in a number of lengthy sessions, while at the same time producing several dozen bills per day from numerous committee meetings. We've now reached the final quarter of the session, and the pressure is on to get everything done. None of the measures we saw during the week was really high profile, but several were interesting.
Newton Trails is gearing up for two upcoming bike rides.
Political season is in full swing, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance will be hosting a forum Friday for state representative candidates for District 112.
Georgia's 2014 political season is moving at a furious pace, and qualifying for local, state and federal seats is next week, more than two months earlier than past election cycles.
Clements Middle School celebrated the last day of Black History Month with a lineup of musical performances and speakers at the school Friday.
Medical marijuana can be an emotional subject, from the parents seeking help for their children to the state representative on a mission to introduce clinical testing in Georgia.
Update: The town hall scheduled for Saturday at the Historic Courthouse has been canceled due to a death in the family of state Rep. Pam Dickerson.
Keyshonna Neshell Mitchell, 18, Union Point, Nov. 26. Theft by shoplifting.
The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check to the hospital board and CEO Jim Weadick for $406,000 during the annual Christmas Awards Luncheon Dec. 17 in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
When Newton County officials pursued the Almon Overlay, they envisioned a more modern, aesthetically-pleasing commercial corridor.
The third annual Christmas party at the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter was organized by Kiwanis Club of Covington's assistant secretary Donna Sneed.
The $14 million, 14-plus mile sewer line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus in Stanton Springs industrial park is on schedule for a Jan. 31 completion and is on budget.
Conyers Police arrested three teen suspects in connection with a cell phone robbery of a Walmart customer along with a cell phone theft at the nearby apartment buildings.
When governments can no longer manage their international responsibilities, soldiers are sent to wage the needed war to restore failed politics.
IN BRIEF: A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Yellow River near Milstead and the South River on the southern part of Rockdale going into Snapping Shoals in Newton County.
The Christmas edition of the Covington News will be distributed Tuesday morning, so that our employees and carriers can enjoy Christmas with their families. All of us here at the paper wish you a very Merry Christmas.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.
A Decatur woman reportedly went "crazy" at a gas station Monday.
Three suspects are now facing felony murder charges in the Dec. 11 shooting death of a woman in a Rockdale County subdivision.
Porterdale is getting a Main Street program, a move that will give city officials more tools in their efforts to turn downtown Porterdale into an entertainment district.
There is one last chance to drop off cookies, Little Debbies, candy or colas for the firefighters and medics working all over the county on Christmas Day.
Agriculture remains one of Newton County's most important industries, and the Newton County Farm Bureau has received the highest award it can get for its role in promoting that industry.