Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
The terrible fire that leveled the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta on Aug. 13 destroyed more than just a building - it destroyed irreplaceable documents dating back to the 1700s.
From noon Sunday until noon Friday, Aug. 22 one lane at a time on I-20 east and west from mile marker 92-95 will be closed.
A vacant home on Brownbridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday – ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
MONROE - On Aug. 1, 2014, Tracy H. English, a lifelong resident of Greene County was promoted to Sergeant First Class and appointed as Post Commander of Post 46 in Monroe. Post 46 Monroe is responsible for enforcement of traffic laws, accident investigation and assisting local law enforcement in the counties of Rockdale, Newton and Walton.
Teachers and students at Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) joined forces last week to rescue three abandoned dogs who were found wandering the area of the school entrance, and school personnel were fearful they were in danger of being hit by a vehicle.
The Friday night death of a pedestrian on Georgia Highway 81 near Alcovy Road should serve as a wake-up call to everyone - and that's everyone, at one time or another - who needs or wants to be out after dark.
There's a summer camp at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder that, at a glance, is just like any other.
Get used to that orange fencing and construction on the Covington Square. It'll be there a few weeks.
After an alleged armed robbery of a Marathon Gas Station on Hwy. 278 in Newton County, the Covington Police Department quickly responded to a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) and arrested the suspect Monday.
A second member of the proposed 2050 citizens' panel withdrew Tuesday, lowering the number of confirmed members to just two.
A dump truck with its bed a little too high struck the underside of the Old Oxford Road Bridge Sunday, closing it to traffic for at least a week, and perhaps much longer.
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy will welcome law enforcement, civic/community, state and local leaders Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at their Newton Campus, to acknowledge the stellar achievement of becoming the first training academy in the State of Georgia to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). CALEA, during its July Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, voted unanimously to award accreditation status to the Academy.
An elderly woman's purse was stolen from her car while she visited her sister's grave at Lawnwood Memorial Park cemetery in Covington Monday morning, she said.
The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.
A week after the Newton County Board of Commissioners seemed to be on the verge of reaching a budget consensus, concerns about public safety, particularly high turnover rates in both the sheriff's office and fire department, prompted the board to take another look at beefing up funding.
I'm leaving The Covington News, and I want to say thank you. (People accuse me of writing long; how's that for a short intro?)
With the goals of reducing taxes and government spending, the Newton County Liberty Alliance (NCLA) will meet Thursday to discuss the Newton County fiscal year 2015 budget by asking for input from citizens.
A state trooper came to the Covington Police Department and turned over a Springfield 45 cal. ACP Saturday.
Roger Harrison has been appointed as board secretary of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation's Board of Trustees recently.
Conservative web writer and radio host Erick Erickson endorsed Newton County resident Aaron Brooks for the Georgia House District 112 seat.
A group of women got a chance to avoid the "Booby Trap" in an afternoon of learning about Breast Cancer awareness and prevention provided by Newton Medical Center and Breast Patient Navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
Pete Mecca, author of A Veteran's Story feature in The Covington News, will be sharing one of his tales with Georgia Magazine.
The Social Circle American Legion Post 332 conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the Mews Center Saturday morning to coincide with National Flag Day.
The Social Circle City Council will honor, on Tuesday, the police officer who was first on the scene of the recent accident involving a CSX employee who was injured near the General Mills facility on Wednesday, May 28 and provided potentially life-saving first-aid efforts.
The Covington Fire Department hasn't had to fight many house fires lately, but two of the most recent fires occurred in supposedly vacant buildings.
Does U.S. Highway 278 have anything that makes it special? Many people don't think so, at least, not yet.
Two Porterdale residents were searching for something new to do for their anniversary that would not take the entire day because they had a nephew's birthday party to attend.
Covington got a double shot Friday night as the Swingin' Medallions performed its 1966 hit songs, and plenty of others in front of the Covington Historic Courthouse.
The City of Oxford will be represented at a new Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Advisory Council, which will help prioritize recommendations made to the GMA and to provide ongoing feedback to the staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently, according to a letter from the GMA to Bob Schwartz, Oxford city manager.