Three high schools went on lockdown the morning of Thursday, Sept. 11 for a brief period of time due to an online bomb threat before it was determined the threat was a hoax.
As The Covington News changes to a Sunday-only publication in print, our coverage of Newton County will show no signs of decline.
UPDATE: Both lockdowns have been lifted, according to a tweet by the school system and the NCSO.
Some residents of Newton County's District 4 are deeply upset about last week's Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of most of his powers as an elected official.
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The Savannah District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers is accepting comments until Sept. 19 for the county's recently proposed changes to the site of the Bear Creek Reservoir dam in southern Newton County.
Covington First United Methodist Church recently hosted guest speaker Elizabeth Ungar Lefkovits - a Holocaust survivor. For two hours Lefkovits took her audience through an intimate portrayal of her personal experiences in the Holocaust.
A Covington woman reported a missing person after not seeing or hearing from her daughter for three and a half weeks.
A local church is hoping for a different kind of confession after it was burglarized and no arrests.
Here is the design for this year's Fuzz Run T-shirt (modeled by CPD's Kristi Greco). CPD's Health Expo is Friday from 8 p.m.-6 p.m.. Our Health Expo is Friday from 8-6 p.m. We have over 600 door prizes to give away at the Expo, and more than 25 vendors will be there Friday in the Conyers Street Gym.
Wyatt Weaver got his driver's license Tuesday. He should have been celebrating by taking a drive to see friends or showing up at school on his own accord.
The Covington Police Department assisted in a vehicle chase on I-20 shortly after noon on Tuesday.
One of the most valuable things I've learned working with youths is to always be open to change and to enjoy life as it comes.
"The paths of glory lead but to the grave" wrote the poet Thomas Gray. He was talking about the common folk residing forever in an 18th century English churchyard. A century later and an ocean away are the graves of local soldiers who fought in the Civil War. They are found behind the homes of long-time residents in Starrsville and Mansfield, for example, or in the Confederate Cemetery at Conyers and Davis Streets in Covington.
A local middle school student is working her way to the top of a national STEM competition by becoming one of only two semifinalists in Georgia.
You can be part of the Fourth of July celebration in Oxford and possibly win a prize for your efforts.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners received a glimmer of good news Monday night, when it learned the property tax digest may decline 8.25 percent next year instead of the projected 10 percent.
Councilwoman Sue Dale is stepping down from the Oxford City Council.
The proposed civic center project in downtown Covington is the classic example of a project in limbo, something counties may be able to avoid in the future.
A hike in water and sewer rates gets a third and final reading and a public hearing when the Porterdale City Council meets at 6:30 tonight.
The Covington City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 tonight that will lead into a council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Three reports of financial fraud have been filed with the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
MACON - Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was found unharmed after a car was stolen while the teen slept inside.
Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Sean DeFoe says the car was stolen from a gas station late Saturday night with the sleeping child in the back seat.
WOODBINE, Ga. - A section of old railroad tracks converted to hiking and biking trail just got a mile longer in coastal Georgia.
ATLANTA - Georgia is now among the top five U.S. states for film and TV production with more than 274 projects shot in the state since July 2010.
A judge ordered a man convicted in a 2004 vehicular homicide to continue to pay restitution to the family, even though it had been canceled at the end of his probation for the crime.
When Ernie Smith peaked at his cards, barely raising their left tips, he was greeted with pocket aces. Naturally, he was confident after receiving the best starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
Georgia's new regional approach to funding transportation, the transportation-only SPLOST, or T-SPLOST, took its next step recently as state officials made their changes to lists submitted by local leaders.
While Newton County officials debate whether to cut their budget and jobs for the third straight year, Covington is planning to increase its spending by $3.6 million next fiscal year, hiring some new employees, completing water line and street projects and buying new vehicles and other equipment.
Eastside graduate Catherine Lee and the Missouri Tigers are still alive thanks to a 4-1 win over Big 12 rival Oklahoma at Oklahoma City in the Women's College World Series.