Covington Police arrested a Mansfield man, who reportedly tried to conceal his identity, after he was recognized by an officer who knew him from high school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.
Newton County commissioners continued laying out strategic planning goals Monday and talked about implementing zero-based budgeting for some departments, while Chairman Keith Ellis said he hopes to get 1,000 adults to go back to school by August.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.18 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
Little goblins, princesses and superheroes whose parents may not want them going door-to-door this Halloween have some trick-or-treating options.
Workforce development is being pushed, tourism is being focused on filming and local history, Main Street Covington is still being evaluated and the traditional Chamber of Commerce is trying to provide value to its members.
It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but more and more local law enforcement agencies, including the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, are turning to predictive crime software to help officers be in the location of a possible crime before it happens and either prevent crime or catch criminals quickly.
As I reviewed Covington native Jimmy Cronan's personal Vietnam War journal, I realized the best way to articulate his story was to let Jimmy tell his story of war and survival, as it happened, in his own words. The following is an edited, abbreviated narrative of his combat diary.
ATLANTA – Austin Aldridge of Covington will receive the YMCA of Metro Atlanta's 2013 Volunteer of the Year award for his service at the Covington Family YMCA.
During a recent Moms Event at the Montessori School of Covington, students joined their moms to make items to be placed in "comfort bags" that were to be donated to foster children through the Division of Family and Children's Services.
Arielle Coambes, a 2010 graduate of Alcovy High School, was a presenter at the recent 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention.
Community members put on their best attire and played casino-themed games for a cause at the Washington Street Community Center's eighth annual Casino Night.
When I went to the garden shop of a local big-box store several weeks ago to purchase some flats of pansies and a small bag of dirt to complete the filling of my pots, I happened to talk to a very nice lady who was picking out some bags of dirt for herself.
The fictional town of Mystic Falls, Va., hosts as many festivals and events as the real city of Covington, which has played the part of Mystic Falls for five years for the popular TV show "The Vampire Diaries."
Outstanding Rotarian: Mike Lassiter, member of the Rotary Club of Covington, received the Rotary Foundation District Service Award at the Rotary District 6910 Conference held at Jekyll Island in April. The award is presented annually to a Rotarian providing outstanding service in promoting the Rotary Foundation. The most significant project of the Foundation has been the eradication of Polio throughout the world. Mike has served as Foundation Chair of the Covington Club ...
The county could save as many as 20 jobs, by cancelling its service contract for the county's recycling centers and reallocating existing employees to take over that work.
Fore! The Charter Charity Classic, was held at the Oaks on Wednesday and raised between $18,000 and $20,000 for the Miracle League in Newton County. The first place team was National Bank Products, with team members Brandon Slade, Stan Gann, Gordon Slade and Shaw Blackmon. Charter took second place, team members were Terrance Lewis, Rusty Lehman, Philip Lehman and Patrick Harrell. Conyers Flower Shop placed third, team members were Scot Ward, Alan ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a burglary suspect and is asking residents to be on the lookout as well.
Melbert Ray Ford Jr. took his last breath on June 9 at 7:27 p.m., more than 24 years after the last breaths of those he murdered. He ate most of his last meal and declined a sedative as well as a prayer request from the prison chaplin at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. His last words were not ones of remorse for his crimes but thanks ...
Two Newton County Fire Department crews are working a small brush fire on Interstate-20, between exits 98 and 101, which has closed down eastbound traffic. Deputy Chief Tim Smith said the crew hoped to have the fire put out and everything cleaned up before rush hour.
Handshakes, hugs and a few tears greeted the dozens of Covington-based National Guard troops who triumphantly returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority is planning to purchase nine more lots in the Walker's Bend subdivision as it continues efforts to revitalize that area.
Project Adventure Kids, a non-profit organization focusing on the rehabilitation of at-risk children and teen-aged drug abusers and sex offenders, is closing down its 16 area group homes and treatment facility on Elks Club Road.
During the evening commute an accident with injuries 1 mile east of exit 90 on I-20 stalled traffic so that another accident occurred when a female driver slammed on her brakes and cut her wheel causing her to flip and strike another vehicle. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Anthony Washington, a passenger in the female driver's car was transported to Atlanta Medical Center by ground ambulance.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Hannah Street Saturday afternoon after a 911 came in where a woman could be heard screaming in the background. Dispatch operators reportedly heard a woman screaming, "I am not going with you," and, "I don't know where I am." The operator also allegedly told officers she heard a male voice yelling, "jump out of the car."
Newton County simply won't have enough revenue to operate its proposed FY2011 budget at the current 9.73 millage rate, even if it cuts 100 jobs and raises various fees.
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced Newton County graduates from the 2010 Region Five Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in Northeast Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on ...
Hydrangeas can be found in white, pink, purple and blue - and shades in between. But where do those colors come from?
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a request for the clemency of convicted murderer Melbert Ray Ford Friday.