For those residents who've always wanted to be local celebrities, host their own TV talk show or air episodes of the sitcom they wrote and filmed with friends, the city of Covington recently simplified its pricing structure for airing content on its public access channels.
Debbie Jones Johnson, 56, 11 Bay St., Porterdale, Oct. 15. Possession of Schedule I & II drug (methamphetamine), drug-related objects.
The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture will host hundreds of nursery operators, ornamental plant breeders, landscape designers and plant scientists Nov. 2–6 at the annual meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society – Southern Region of North America.
Fine artists working in paint, clay, glass, metal, fiber and other media will converge on Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton Nov. 23-24 for the fifth annual Art at the Rock. The juried art show and crafts market attract more than 75 artists each year.
High school sophomores and juniors may apply for the 2014 Newton Youth Leadership Institute through Nov. 5.
I've been fascinated by cemeteries my whole life. The headstones found in cemeteries tell us a lot about the people who have passed this way before us, what these folks thought was important and where they wanted to be in the next life.
Jim Dial never saw himself as different from his large circle of family and friends: He liked to have fun, tell a good story and talk to a pretty girl. But the love he inspired in those who knew him and the path he blazed for special-needs children in Newton County tell a unique story.
Filming will go beyond the square this fall.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Covington has begun the long-term process of building a fleet of compressed natural gas-powered vehicles.
Newton County has a lot of tourism assets, but not the kind of organization and connectivity that turns all those assets into full experiences that keep tourists in town over multiple days.
After deliberating for just over an hour Wednesday, a jury found 49-year-old Hannibal Wayne McMullen guilty of the 2012 murder of 26-year-old Ketitra Jones.
The fair is back in town this week, and this time part of the proceeds will support cancer research through Relay for Life.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
The fair is coming back to town this week, and this time part of the proceeds will go fund cancer research through Relay for Life.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Newton County's unemployment rate ticked up in July to 10.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. June's unemployment rate in the county was 10.3 percent. In July 2012, Newton County's unemployment rate was 10.8.
Apparently, 107-year-old bank buildings aren't easy to convert into modern-day restaurants.
Porterdale City Councilman Lowell Chambers is running for re-election to the Post 5 seat to continue work on revitalizing downtown, including increasing river recreation opportunities.
A Covington woman remains jailed after reportedly trying to alter a criminal background check form Tuesday.
When you get your Newton County property tax bill this week, check to make sure the math adds up.
The "God is Dead" drawings based on the play 'The Crucible,' which upset a parent and sparked a community dialogue, is no longer hanging in an Alcovy High School classroom.
The 16-year-old juvenile who was being held in the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson has been charged as an adult.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at BP, located at 2106 Pace Street and Williams Street NE.
Ride along with Newton County Sheriff's Office
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for an unknown man who reportedly robbed another man at gunpoint Friday afternoon.
No more homes will be built in the Wildwood subdivision in Covington unless a second, paved road is built to provide a second entrance for residents and emergency vehicles.
The Newton County Judicial Center is short on space for employees and the public, but the county is short on money needed to expand the building.
The Covington News has named two new editors this month. Bryan Fazio has moved from sports editor to become news editor, while Matthew Smith has been named sports editor.
This is the second of a two-part series on Jim Lawrence. He's jockeying an A-4 Skyhawk in combat at the age of 21. His mission is close air support for Marines engaged on the ground. Jim "Nomad" Lawrence recalls, "It was all new to me, just a good old Mississippi boy in love with flying suddenly thrown into a war with people trying to kill me. Which I guess is fair since we were trying ...