UPDATE: Just a reminder that the chamber is hosting a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. to go over the county's latest retail study, give the public a chance to weigh in and provide interested locals with resources to start their own business. If you can't make the meeting, The Covington News will be live streaming the meeting at CovNews.com.
An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.
McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed laws.
Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place.
Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.
The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.
This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.
(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.
School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.
Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.
Covington officials took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday and also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
Three employees with the Covington Police Department were recognized by their colleagues for their hard work during 2013 and throughout the years.
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Newton County Library members will have free access to 34 digital versions of popular magazines in 2014 thanks to a new partnership between the library system, RB Digital and Zinio.
Thieves reportedly stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from Kay Jewelers Friday.
Under Georgia law, the Georgia General Assembly begins on the second Monday of January, which will fall on January 13th. This is significant because it is one of the latest dates that such sessions can begin. If a few words could best describe my outlook for the session they would be "Fast & Furious." The late starting date, an election year session and new qualifying dates will combine to put extreme pressure on legislators to get their business done so that they can get back home as soon as possible. There are 40 legislative days in a session; however, these do ...
Our family Christmas was the usual afternoon, filled with food and laughter. I didn't have a new tub and sink. The tub is still held up in customs. I told the supplier not to ship anything until after Jan. 1. Who wants to be minus a bathroom while hosting Christmas company?
Looking back at the people and places of 2013
At the start of every year, it seems everyone wants to slim down and hit the gym. The Covington Family Y is looking to help that endeavor by waiving its new membership fees and membership reactivation fees in January.
The stop of a suspicious vehicle by Conyers Police led to the arrests of three Covington residents bearing methamphetamine, syringes, a digital scale and a glass pipe.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
A man reported that two men robbed him at his home Tuesday.
Forty-three children got early gifts when they received new bicycles at the seventh annual giveaway sponsored by Commissioner J.C. Henderson.
The Chi Tau Omega chapter of AKA Sorority Inc. partnered with the Newton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Dec. 14, to ensure no children of incarcerated parents in Conyers and Covington were forgotten by their loved ones this Christmas. Families attended an Angel Tree party, where they picked up their gifts. In addition, Antioch AME Church of Conyers donated food boxes to the families. More than 300 gifts were donated to more than 75 families whose loved ones are residents of local, state, and federal facilities.
Newton County's unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November as a net total of 461 residents gained employment.
Last year on Christmas break, I bought a tall container and decorated it to hold little notes.