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.
Thomas Kephart, right, president of United Bank, presented a $500 donation recently to Brad Bettis, left, president of the Covington Rotary, in support of the Rotary Club's Empty Stocking Fund for Christmas.
Cpl. Dexter Harris of the Rockdale Sheriff's Department joined the Army in 1987, just three weeks out of high school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Maraton, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.
Newton County Sheriff's Office & The Salvation Army Toy Run.
Though Lois Brown's years of playing violin in the Newton County Community Band may be coming to an end, her passion for music is as strong as ever.
Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.
Covington's electricity customers will pay a slightly higher price for power in 2014, with an average resident , one who uses 1,131 kWh per month, expected to see his/her yearly bill increase by just under $50.
A handful of employees at a packaging facility reported their cars were broken into and items were stolen.
Ralph Antonio Barnes, 36, Flowery Branch, Dec. 10. Court sentenced.
Brad Stoothoff joined the city of Covington staff because he wanted a new challenge and wanted to use his skills for residents.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, resigned her role Friday to take a job with the economic development arm of the city of Johns Creek.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
When Billy Skinner retired as Covington's transportation manager earlier this year, the city planned to hand the reins to his right-hand man of eight years, Terry Savage. However, when the city offered another early retirement option, Savage decided he'd had a full career, too.