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Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Law officers say they've taken six young people into custody -- including one who has been charged with murder -- after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Augusta.
One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.
A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.
Mansfield Mayor Estona Middlebrooks resigned from her position Thursday afternoon, citing a lack of time to devote to the position, though she had also faced questioning and criticism for months from council members and residents about spending of city funds.
A Covington man who resigned last week as principal at the Alpha Academy, Rockdale County Public Schools' program for students with disciplinary issues, is being considered for charges of sexual battery after allegations of inappropriate behavior arose from a student.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and a woman who damaged a family's vehicle in a fit of rage Saturday.
Two women who reportedly tried to steal lingerie from Kmart were arrested on drug charges.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Six more arrests were made in a recent Conyers Police Department undercover operation targeted at those purchasing prostitution services, known as "johns."
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.
Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce decided to fill its vacant industrial recruiter position in-house, tabbing retail recruiter Dave Bernd, a former 33-year Kimberly Clark executive, to lead its efforts.
The family of a Mansfield man killed Christmas Eve 2012 in Afghanistan accepted honors and recognitions on the man's behalf for his heroic services globally and in the Newton County community.
UPDATE: Just a reminder that the chamber is hosting a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. to go over the county's latest retail study, give the public a chance to weigh in and provide interested locals with resources to start their own business. If you can't make the meeting, The Covington News will be live streaming the meeting at CovNews.com.
An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.
McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed laws.
Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place.
Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.
The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.
This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.
(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.
School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.