The partially-built Wildwood subdivision off the Covington Bypass Road has been purchased by a developer who plans to move forward where other developers have stalled out.
The Swingin' Medallions began their nearly 50-year run with fraternity parties.
County commissioners agreed Monday night that extra steps need to be taken when the Nelson Heights Community Center is rented out to ensure there's no repeat of the May 30 "Bounce Dat Ass Part II" party that ended up with gun shots reportedly being fired in the air by a car passing by the center.
County commissioners appeared to be close Monday to reaching a consensus on next year's budget, agreeing to lower the millage rate (informally called the property tax rate) from its current 11.54 rate to somewhere around 11, a change that would save a $150,000 property owner around $30 a year in county taxes.
The Women's Diagnostic Center of Newton Medical Center is hosting the Breast Party Ever on Saturday, June 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. The community is invited to avoid the "Booby Trap" by attending a fun-filled afternoon of learning about breast cancer awareness and prevention from breast patient navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
Madeline Burgess is 81 years old and still enjoys taking a 5K-run and vows to remain active in her mind and body. This vow translated into making her city of Social Circle a better place to live in, and her fellow residents have not overlooked her efforts.
It's not quite Christmas in June, but July 4 celebrations are set to begin early in Social Circle this year.
IN BRIEF: Snapping Shoals EMC is reporting 58 outages affecting 6696 customers. Snapping Shoals EMC provides electricity to 95,000 homes and businesses primarily in Newton, Rockdale, Henry and southern DeKalb counties.
Livingston Elementary School is officially good for the heart.
Parents who wish for their children to attend a different school in the fall may now be able to do so.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), through its Foundation, will host its annual Family Fun and Food Fest, Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Family Fun and Food Fest will be held at the Newton Campus D Building and Conference Center. Now in its third year, the festival serves as a fundraiser for the GPTC Foundation. Admission to the event, including all activities, is free.
The News is proud to announce several staff members were given 2013 news coverage and design awards by the Georgia Press Association, including the pioneer winner for a new category, which were presented at the GPA Convention on June 6, 2014.
Newton County's volunteer firefighter base is shrinking. Will that leave behind a more reliable group or does it signal the beginning of the end?
In Georgia 4-H, most of us call Rock Eagle our home away from home.
When CJ Heard sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in ninth grade, many may have thought it would be easy to throw in the towel and give up on school, athletics and any hopes of college.
Three of the six All-Around Student Scholarships awarded by Snapping Shoals EMC, and 11 of the 100 applicants overall were awarded to Covington students recently.
A proposed deal to pay a man to place Budweiser advertising on his vehicle, turned out to a cruel trick.
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Springfield Baptist Church, with the help of Goodwill of North Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host its second annual career expo March 27.
Students at the Montessori School of Covington prepared and served their annual lunch to thank community leaders Monday.
A man who robbed the Fred's Super Dollar Store at 6179 Highway 278 led Covington Police on a chase to DeKalb County and The Mall at Stonecrest Sunday afternoon.
An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."
Covington's charm lies in its historic homes, iconic clock tower and Southern hospitality.
Newton County resident George Siders is involved in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. military, related to post-traumatic stress disorder, but the Vietnam veteran is equally troubled by the horrors he saw in the war and the way the military treated him afterward.
Seven Newton County women are making a splash in the rap/hip hop scene, and they don't plan to stop on their way to the top.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will issue a proclamation declaring March 29, 2014 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the North Wing of the State Capitol.
The Georgia Senate honored the late Dick Pettys, a former Associated Press reporter who covered state government for decades, with a portrait painted by Dick Yarbrough, a syndicated columnist whose columns appear weekly in The Covington News. Yarbrough was a close friend and colleague of Pettys. With Yarbrough (left) are Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, state Sen. Steve Thompson (D-Marietta), state Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) and Stephanie Pettys, wife of Dick Pettys. The portrait will hang in the Capitol press offices. The Senate press gallery is also to be named after Pettys.
Nineteen young people, ranging from second to the 12th grade won over $5,000 in cash prizes, buckles and trophies at the Newton County Livestock Show this month.
Dozens of Newton County's high school students interested in their futures attended the Aspiring Youth Professionals Dinner held at the Newton College and Career Academy Tuesday night.
The state will continue construction work on I-20 in Newton County next week with workers switching to work on the eastbound side.