The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Food stamp recipients are seeing their benefits reduced this month due to an end in federal stimulus funding.
"I'll Be Homeless for Christmas," which was filmed in Covington as a vehicle to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and was funded through the website indiegogo.com, became available on iTunes recently.
Traffic may be slower on two state roads starting Tuesday Nov. 12, as mowing will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., continuing through Thursday, weather permitting.
A teen reported this week that a group of males attacked him and took his cellphone in front of his home.
Covington police are investigating two thefts at Holiday Inn Express, one of which left a hotel guest without his vehicle.
Covington's Blockbuster store is closing­ - along with all 300 or so corporately-owned stores across the country - after a long run that left it as one of the few remaining brick-and-mortar locations in the state.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
In commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, several local events are scheduled.
Seven students were arrested and face felony charges in connection with fighting at Newton High School Monday.
Covington police officers arrested a man, who reportedly was staying at the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter, for allegedly attempting to steal several metal items from the shelter and $150,000 worth of scrap metal from a recycling center Saturday.
More than a year after the accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
The Raceway gas station is being called a total loss after fire raced through the walls and roof of the building Wednesday morning.
Local agriculture experts say until Americans are willing to spend more money, they'll have to continue to make do with less healthy and less flavorful food and small to medium locally owned farms will continue to vanish.
Aiden and Brayden Coglianese, identical twins, were born at Rockdale Medical Center on Feb. 6. Their mother, 20-year-old, Kristina Coglianese previously had been ordered to bed rest because of an early labor scare.
Around 500 City of Covington electric customers and 120 Georgia Power customers in the Alcovy Road area lost power during an approximately hour window after 11 a.m. Area businesses, including restaurants and hotels were affected as well as some of the industries in Lochridge Industrial Park.
When Stephanie Davis moved to Orchard Park in 2006 she had been recently married and was a looking for that special place to live, to start a family, to start a new life. When she moved, the promise of a unique community was all around her; new homes were still being built along her street. The first phase of the anticipated traditional neighborhood development was firmly underway.
Law enforcement officers and members of the Covington/Newton County SWAT Team participated in the Active Shooter program last week, an annual event that brings authorities together to teach them how to respond in a crisis situation.
The Board of Commissioners held their final budget work session Monday night, and residents and county department heads used the opportunity to let the board know they opposed the proposed $5.25 million of cuts to this year's budget.
Treasure hunters: Pam Thomas, left, Treasure Hunters Roadshow expert, determines the value of a painting brought in by Wayne Hughes (right). The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be at the Hampton Inn at exit 93 on I-20 today through Friday.
Operation onion: A small part of Vidalia arrived in town this week as the Covington Rotary gathered to collect the famous Vidalia onions they will deliver to local folks who paid $18 for a 25 pound bag of the sweet delight. The money raised by the Rotarians is used for their annual Christmas Stocking fund. If you missed ordering your onions this year, contact a Rotarian or Covington News general manager T. Pat Cavanaugh at ...
This summer the staff of the Newton County Library has planned events every week for children, teens, adults or the whole family. Children
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Courtois was recently honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue for outstanding customer service efforts. Chuck received a Team Georgia Customer Service Award presented by the Governor's Office of Customer Service (OCS). OCS honors State employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service and who also exhibit strong leadership and serve as a role model to others.
Many people would feel lucky to have a few people who were supportive in their life, but for Oxford resident Ryan Cartledge, he has several families worth, and all those people will stand by his side today, as they walk to raise awareness and funds for autism.
The execution date for convicted murdered Melbert Ray Ford has been rescheduled for June 9 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna. The vote will end the county's 15-year relationship with Blue Cross and will move the county from a self insurance pool to a fully insured plan with Cigna. The Cigna plan will cost $6.54 million and the exact savings is $297,388.36. A fully insured plan from Blue Cross would have cost nearly $7.12 million.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna.