A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Drivers will no longer have to stop at many of those pesky railroad crossing stop signs in the county as the Newton County Public Works department is paving over five of the crossings over the next several days.
If you're a fan of swashbuckling señors and singing señoritas, the Alliance Theatre's musical performance of "ZORRO" is the perfect fit (it's so perfect, some of the señors sing and one of the señoritas even swashbuckles).
With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered May 11.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session tonight at 6:30 p.m., prior to their 7 p.m. meeting.
Oxford's second annual military panel will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 17, at Oxford College Chapel. The free event will feature a special panel with men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Young Harris College music education major Sam Wolaver, of Mansfield is one of five talented seniors in the YHC band program that will be featured during the YHC Concert Band's performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.
Food Depot's believes in providing its customers with cost effective and quality groceries. The store has a weekly coupon circular that can be picked up in The Covington News or printed online at myfooddepot.com.
o Shernika Monique Jenkins, 26, 4308 Carroll St., Covington, May 12. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer.
Before the county's final budget work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Newton County Republican Party will rally against a property tax increase at 6 p.m., tomorrow on the Square. Elizabeth Christian, 1st vice chair of the local republican party, said the party opposes both increasing property taxes and cutting any public safety jobs. Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Newton County GOP Chairman Ester Fleming will speak at the rally.
Newton County residents received automated phone calls Wednesday night opposing any millage rate increases and accusing Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan and commissioners J.C. Henderson, Nancy Schulz and Earnest Simmons of wasting money on selfish, special interest projects. The phone call goes on to support the stands of commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming and urges residents to call all of the commissioners to make their views known.
With Alcovy High School's graduation less than a week away, valedictorian Kimberly Rary and salutatorian Mary Wright are positively giddy at the thought of giving their speeches and accepting those hard-earned diplomas. The girls, who say they are good friends, have enjoyed their time in high school but are ready to move on and make their mark at their respective universities.
The topic of the Norfolk Southern railroad in Newton County is gaining momentum even as the line itself falls into disuse. In the past week, the topic of purchasing the railroad has been discussed at three different meetings: District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz's fireside chat on Thursday, the public comments segment of Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting and the Monday railroad
The Newton County Fire Department is required to test their municipal water sources (fire hydrants) on a twice yearly basis in order to receive maximum credit from the governing body of insurance ratings for property in the community, the Insurance Service Organization.
Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Michael W. Lassiter to achieve lifetime membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals.
For the last 44 years the Newton County Rotary Club has taken great pride in honoring the top students in the county with their annual Top10 awards and this year was no exception when the best and brightest Newton County has to offer were celebrated Friday night.
"From the beginning of time man has had war," said Robert "Butch" Woodruff, former American Legion Commander of Georgia.
Liberty Harris, the last of the group that were convicted of the death of 55-year-old Rufus Tony Richardson in 2007, was sentenced Thursday morning.
Covington/Newton County SWAT Team were called to a home in south Newton County Thursday afternoon after a teen wanted for robbery was reportedly holed up in a home with a shotgun. According to Newton County Sheriff's Department 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, deputies first located 18-year-old Ryan Peter-Horn Wednesday evening, but the young man fled before they were able to apprehend him on the outstanding robbery warrants.
Memorial Day weekend is considered the official kickoff for summer and celebrations are a common occurrence in Newton County, but law enforcement officials are warning residents to celebrate safely because they will be out in force to make sure citizens are safe. According to a press release from the Georgia State Patrol, troopers will be watching not only for unsafe drivers but also for those not wearing their safety belts. Estimates from the GSP say ...
A couple was arrested on marijuana charges Friday afternoon after a woman came to a local jewelry store to return a necklace she stole two days prior.
Newton County residents have been receiving automated phone calls opposing any millage rate increases and accusing Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan and commissioners J.C. Henderson, Nancy Schulz and Earnest Simmons of wasting money on selfish, special interest projects. The phone call goes on to support the stands of commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming and urges residents to call all of the commissioners to make their views known.