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.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
Newton County resident Richard "Rick" Furry, 49, was killed Sunday evening when his semi-truck got stuck on a railroad crossing in Morgan County and was hit by a train.
A Covington freelance writer and mother of three is sharing her experiences dealing with "colorism" on 'Oprah's Lifeclass' - a television program that seeks to help viewers live their best lives. It airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the OWN Network.
Troy University's Covington Campus will host a blood drive Tuesday, Jan 21, from noon-5 p.m. at 1160 Monticello St.
County Manager John Middleton announced Tuesday he will retire in late 2014 after a 14-year career with Newton County.
Two men who claimed to be power company employees were arrested Tuesday for reportedly stealing more than $8,000 worth of batteries from cellphone towers in Oxford and Social Circle.
A Norcross man, initially thought to be injured in an auto accident Sunday, reportedly had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The square was still in a festive spirit this week, but only because the bitter cold prevented crews from taking down Christmas lights around the square.
A woman reported that she was attacked by an old friend Sunday in the parking lot at Merryvale Assisted Living.
Tasmiyah Whitehead, one of the young twin sisters charged with the bloody 2010 killing of their mother in Conyers, pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and other charges.
Calls for broken water pipes slowed Thursday, though dozens of residents were still discovering leaks as the water in their pipes fully thawed after this week's hard freeze.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as millions of people begin using policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.11 at Marathon, located at 1032 Dixie Road and Ga. Highway 142.