A concerned driver called authorities for help Sunday night after seeing a vehicle driving erratically.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has imposed an Open Burning Ban for 54 Georgia counties, including Newton County, that will begin May 1 and last through Sept. 30.
Put down the remote, power down the iPad, and get the whole family outdoors this weekend as the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center presents JAKES Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the center's Discovery Area.
Brown Bridge Road, at Fieldstone Lane, is blocked off from both directions because of an accident, and drivers should seek an alternate route, according to the Covington-Newton County 911 Center.
The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score – the state's new accountability system – for the middle school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
In observance of Mental Health Month, View Point Health's New Rock Day Services Program, at 101 Kirkland Road, Covington, plans the following outreach events:
Georgia River Network is continuing its Unveiling Paddling Series this year with four different opportunities for residents to rediscover some hidden gems among Georgia's waterways.
In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the first wish ever granted by Make-A-Wish, Make-A-Wish Georgia granted 44 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses throughout April.
The Newton County Humane Society donated a check to the Newton County Sheriff's Office to help with the purchase of a vest for one of the four K-9 officers at the NCSO.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett honored The Covington News for the newspaper's contributions as this year's Partner in Education. The Partners in Education program, developed in 1986, includes collaborations between schools and businesses, social-service and governmental agencies, colleges and universities, civic groups, churches and other interested community members, according to information from NCSS website.
All Chick-fil-A coupons are not created equal. Some Newton County residents hoping to use an Internet coupon that entitled them to a free sandwich in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week learned that lesson Tuesday.
Erica Madeline Adriance, 22, 30 Ashley Drive, Oxford, April 24. Contempt of court.
Brides and their wedding entourage are invited to walk down the aisle to find perfect vendors for their big day, win a number of blissful prizes and finalize the details of their wedding during a bridal fair in Conyers this weekend.
Editor's note: We're kicking off a new photo series today, courtesy of our photographer about town, Darrell Everidge. He'll be taking photos of local people wherever he finds them, at the park, in shops or strolling through their neighborhoods. His goal is to capture all the slices of life that make up Covington. So if you see him around, wave and chat him up for a minute.
The small, tight-knit community of Oxford College is nothing new for freshman Mario Costa. In his hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Costa enjoyed a very close community between his family and friends.
Investigators are looking for a man who reportedly spooked and threatened three small children Saturday afternoon.
McDonough native Joe Turner was born in 1927 during hard times, then lived through the Great Depression. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Turner served in World War II, came home to finish college, and became a successful insurance salesman. As a history and geography enthusiast, he dreamed of going to far-off places, of glimpsing history, and vacationing in countries he'd only read about or studied in school.
The man killed on Interstate 20 this morning in Rockdale County has been identified as 60-year-old Roy Arndt of Oxford.
Louise Adams was named the volunteer of the year tonight at the annual Newton Fund award ceremony. Adams was given the 2013 Pat Patrick Big Heart Award, a prestigious local award given to a community volunteer who goes above and beyond.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will discuss the controversial lawn maintenance contract at a special called meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse.
UPDATE: A large tree fell on on a pickup truck on Interstate 20 westbound near Sigman Road during Tuesday's rain during morning rush hour, killing a 60-year-old man and causing a seven-car chain reaction crash.
A former high school teacher and former Covington resident will enter a plea next week in Rockdale County Superior Court to charges which include aggravated child molestation.
Citizens gathered at the historic courthouse on Saturday afternoon to hear about the March on Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation and were moved by inspirational poems and interpretive dance as a part of a black history celebration.
For the fourth year in a row, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown honored employees of the sheriff's office with an awards ceremony, to showcase their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Newton County.
Newton County residents had another chance to give feedback and have their questions answered about the Salem Overlay District project at a final informational meeting on the project.
Several concerns are being raised about suggested revisions to the county's firearms discharge ordinance and the Newton County Board of Commissioners has responded to the community's anxieties about the proposed new ordinance.
Parents with eligible children will be able to register them for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-kindergarten program this week, Feb. 25 through March 1 at the elementary school they are zoned for.