Spring fever has hit, and we're only weeks away from the long days of summer.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was named chairman of the new Nelson Heights Community Center Board of Directors at its inaugural meeting Tuesday, while community activist Christine Young-Brown was named director.
Elementary school students may be learning the basics of math from a new textbook next school year as the Newton County Board of Education is considering purchasing new textbooks for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
The Stone Mountain Baptist Association will host a Disaster Relief Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, April 15 at the Highland Golf Club, 2271 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers.
An officer investigating a noise complaint Saturday night got more than he bargained for when the woman of the house reportedly became irate he had stopped by.
Claire Elana Gray, March 7, Paula D. Griner; Alfred L. Gray III, Covington, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, 18 inches.
The Arts Association in Newton County putting on a performance this afternoon of School House Rock Live Jr. featuring the Oxford Singing Children.
A student fired a BB gun on a Newton County School bus Thursday and local officials are investigating the incident.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
Snapping Shoals EMC's second Annual Car Show will take place Saturday at the co-op's headquarters at 14750 Brown Bridge Road in Covington.
A local Newton County high school student is trying to urge his fellow teens to political action by forming a Newton County Teenage Republicans group.
With a camera in her hand and a complete wardrobe in the other, Kamilia Hyman looks to style and capture the everyday woman's finest appearance with her photography styling company, Kay's Way to Wear It.
Oxford College sophomore Rachel Chang is known to wear multiple hats around campus. Every day, she balances being a student and a resident advisor along with her other leadership position at Oxford to the best of her ability. However, the balancing act is nothing too new to her because Chang has been balancing multiple cultural identities her whole life.
Anyone interested in checking out bikes and wheels around the downtown square will have the opportunity to do so at a Bike Fest Sunday.
Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.
The winners are: Local River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 17. Sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful and judged and funded by the Covington Service Guild, students were invited to create art and write poetry about water. First place winners received $100 savings bonds, second place winners received $75 savings bonds and third place winners received $50 savings bonds. Winners were entered ...
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed raising parking fees at state parks. State park visitors currently pay $3 per vehicle and can buy an annual park pass for $30. If approved by the DNR board, the daily parking fee will increase to $5 and the annual pass will increase to $50, effective May 20. New military and group discounts would be introduced as well.
The farewell ceremony for the troops from Honor Company B 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade will still happen Friday, rain or shine, but in the event of rain, the ceremony will be open to only the immediate family of the soldiers. The public is encouraged to bid farewell to the troop at the National Guard Armory at 2:45 p.m after the conclusion of the private ceremony. Check CovNews.com after 11 a.m. ...
Performances will be held at EHS Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The production involves 160 seventh and eighth grade chorus students from Indian Creek. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance tickets are available in the front office of Indian Creek Middle School, 11051 S. Covington Bypass Road.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Newton and surrounding counties through Saturday night. Numerous thunderstorms are expected from a cold front that will push its way through the Southeast Friday and Saturday. Here's a look at our local weekend forecast...
Two people were arrested trying to avoid deputies after catching their attention for lack of seatbelts early Saturday morning. Deputies from the NCSO were on patrol when they noticed a blue Ford Thunderbird at the stop sign at Dixie Road. The deputies noticed the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt and turned around to stop the vehicle but the driver was already gone.
The Montessori School of Covington honored local public service personnel by serving lunch at the eighth annual Community Appreciation Chili Luncheon Monday.
Tune in to CovNews.com at 4 p.m. today for the first airing of the Alcovy Report. Managing Editor Jennifer T. Long will deliver a brief rundown of the latest local headlines, highlight a reader blog and preview what's coming up in the next edition of The Covington News.
Newton County residents can now water their plants with two high-efficient watering devices, but the county will soon decide whether to ask the state to allow residents to wash their cars and water their lawns.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are asking the community for help in locating a man that injured a deputy Friday morning.
The Town of Newborn may soon start paying its mayor and council members. On April 6 the council will decide whether to amend the town charter to start paying the mayor $100 per month and each council member $75 per month for the 2010 fiscal year.
Oxford will begin paying Covington and Newton County $18,282 for the use of emergency 911 services. Covington, Oxford and Porterdale use the 911 Center's services, while Newborn and Mansfield's calls are handled through the county's sheriff's office and fire department. Oxford's bill was based on the city's percentage of the total number of 911 calls in fiscal year 2008. Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry explained that Oxford had been such a small user, the 911 ...
Blooming: Cherry blossoms and dogwood blossoms adorn Academy Springs Park in Covington.
What a peach: Taylor Ray was voted Eastside High School's homecoming queen in October 2008. She was recently selected to participate in Georgia's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection held March 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Georgia's statewide queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete against the winning queens of each state. ...
In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating ...