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.
The 26th annual Fuzz Run is nearly here and although the race is just days away, it isn't too late to sign up to compete. Runners can visit Baker Field from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and even early Saturday morning prior to the start of the race to register.
The latest television series to be filmed in Covington, the "Vampire Diaries, will premiere tonight at 8 p.m. on The CW network.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday Newton County Fire received a call for a house fire at 15858 Ga. Highway 36, across from Campbell Road. Firefighters who entered the home were able to find a man -- identified by NCFD Deputy Chief Tim Smith as 72-year-old Charles Rainwater Sr -- lying in the kitchen area of the home and drag him to safety. EMTs on the scene were able to open an airway and stabilize the ...
The Governor's Energy Challenge has partnered with Georgia Public Library Services to offer Georgia residents an opportunity to measure the energy consumption of appliances throughout their home and to take steps to reduce their electricity consumption and lower their utility bills. The Kill-a-Watt meter is compatible with any electrical outlet and is used to assess both the efficiency and the actual consumption of standard home appliances. The LCD display measures consumption by the Kilowatt-hour (just ...
At approximately 7:15 p.m. Newton County Fire received a call for a house fire on Ga. Highway 36 across from Campbell Road.
According to local law enforcement officials the Labor Day weekend - Friday through Monday - was a quiet one. The Newton County Sheriff's Department reported four DUI arrests, two underage drinking arrests and one arrest for public intoxication. Only one accident with injuries was reported and occurred at the intersection of Ga. Highway 142 and U.S. Highway 278.
Taking over: Newton Medical Center Auxiliary recently elected a new president and president-elect. The president-elect is Val Hampton, left, and this year's president is Frances Rogers.
Names have continued to come in for the fifth judge position for the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit, and as of late Tuesday, the nomination deadline, 11 candidates had been nominated. The Alcovy Circuit public defender and district attorney were both nominated, along with nine local attorneys throughout Newton and Walton counties:
Almon community resident Larry Capes was elected president of the Georgia Elks Association in June at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annual state convention at Jekyll Island.
This Labor Day Weekend gear up, get on your bike and join the Covington Community Bike Ride - a four mile route through Covington's historic neighborhoods. Whether you are an enthusiast or a casual rider, everyone is welcome.
Family fun: Approximately 1,250 General Mills employees and their families gathered at the cereal production plant Saturday to celebrate the plant's 20th year in operation. The employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of plant tours, inflatables, music, food, and a special appearance by the Cheerios racecar.
From Sept. 4 through Sept. 28, Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. and United Bank are hosting Artful Harvest, the annual fine art show and exhibit at the Southern Heartland Arts gallery. This year, over 140 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other art were received by the gallery.
Qualifying week for city councils in Newton County officially ended Friday afternoon and only a handful of seats are being contested, including one in Covington, Porterdale and Oxford and two seats in Newborn, including a three-way race for mayor.
John Oxendine, Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner, and Bud Ousborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board traveled to Newton County Fire Station No. 1 Thursday to present a reward check to the NCFD and Newton County Sheriff's Department, who accepted the $6,500 for an anonymous citizen whose tip led to the arrest and conviction of four arsonists.
The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m., and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Colonel Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.