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.
Guest performers: Two young Newton County musicians will perform with the Athens Youth Symphony and Philharmonia at its spring concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall of the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center.
General Mills and its foundation donated $600,000 in cash and food products to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following storms and tornadoes that swept through Georgia and the Southeast.
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon when a mother reported her house broken into and her flat screen television stolen.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday signed legislation that removes baiting restrictions on south Georgia deer and hog hunters.
A girl out playing in her yard discovered a handgun Tuesday morning.
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. says it will offer voluntary early retirements and buyouts to its employees because it must shrink to cope with high jet fuel prices.
A Conyers man arrested Thursday in the armed robbery of the SunTrust bank on Ga. Highway 138 had been convicted of a bank robbery in Covington in 2005.
MCDONOUGH - A DeKalb County man says not being allowed to wear a cap in a Henry County courtroom violates his Constitutional rights.
ATLANTA - Georgia officials are seeking volunteers willing to help clean up after a series of tornadoes struck the state, killing 15 people and damaging thousands of homes.
The Fairview Estates neighborhood is home to the county's latest public park, which had its grand opening Wednesday afternoon.
Spring concert: The concert by Mariachi Ranchero opened the annual Concerts on the Square series, which will be offered at noon on Thursdays through May. The series is sponsored by the Arts Association in Newton County.
An internal investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office into an inappropriate relationship between a jailer and convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper has resulted in the termination of the jailer's supervisor.
One man is being charged with rape and another is wanted for pimping after an incident Sunday.
Monte R. Roden, DUI, 12 months probation, 90 days confinement, $1,000. DUI, merged with count 1. Failure to maintain lane, 12 months probation consecutive, $1,000. 40 hours community service, banished from Newton County.
Golf carts will be allowed on local streets across Georgia beginning in January.